Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Stuttgart looks to wrap up German title; Real Madrid seeks help from Atletico in Spain
May 18th, 2007 7AM

TAGS:  germany, spain


VfB Stuttgart looks set to clinch its fifth German league title when it takes a two-point lead over Schalke 04 and a seven-game winning streak into its final game against Energie Cottbus on Saturday (TV: GolTV, live, 9:30 am ET).

Schalke must beat Arminia Bielefeld (TV: GolTV, delay, 11:30 am ET) and hope Energie Cottbus can win at Stuttgart to get its first Bundesliga championship. A Stuttgart tie would not be enough for Schalke unless it won by four or more goals against Bielefeld.

"If Stuttgart win an eighth successive game on Saturday, they will have earned the damned thing," conceded Schalke coach Mirko Slomka.

While Stuttgart got hot late in the season, Schalke stumbled with just 15 points in its last 10 matches. Stuttgart's last loss was on March 17 -- against Schalke, 1-0.

SPAIN. Real Madrid will look to continue its hot form when it travels to Recreativo Huelva on Sunday (TV: GolTV, live, 1 pm ET).

Madrid, which moved into a share of La Liga lead with defending champion Barcelona last weekend and has clinched the all-important tiebreaker, will be looking for its eighth win in its last nine games against Recre, which had stunned the Merengues, 3-0, in Madrid just before the Christmas break.

Madrid has the best away record in La Liga -- in sharp contrast to Barcelona, which goes into its game at Atletico Madrid on Sunday (TV: GolTV, live, 3 pm ET) with only two wins in its last 11 away games.

Real will cheering on Atletico, hoping its Madrid neighbor can continue its success against Barca. Atletico has three wins and two ties in its last five games against Barcelona.

No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now



Recent Soccer America Daily
USA-Costa Rica: Klinsmann sends Johnson packing    
The biggest loss in the tenure of head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has not triggered any immediate ...
MLS Executive of the Year Manning joins TFC    
Bill Manning, the two-time Major League Soccer Executive of the Year, has been named president of ...
What They're Saying: Bill Manning    
"From an outsider's perspective -- and I remember telling this to the [MLSE] board -- for ...
Atlanta United joins Development Academy     
The youth program of Atlanta United, which begins MLS play in 2017, will join the U.S. ...
Video Pick: SKC's Nemeth scores twice in Euro qualifier    
After scoring MLS's Goal of The Week with a terrific solo striker against Portland, Sporting Kansas ...
U.S. Olympic hopefuls in must-win clash with Canada     
Having squandered a chance to clinch a berth at the 2016 Olympics when it fell, 2-0, ...
Crowd Count: Top 20 U.S. soccer crowds (2015)    
The crowd of 93,723 fans for the USA-Mexico game at the Rose Bowl was the largest ...
NASL: Minnesota joins Cosmos and Ottawa in playoffs    
Minnesota United FC clinched a playoff berth for the second straight year with a 2-1 win ...
TV Report: USA-Mexico averages 5.1 million on Univision    
The USA -Mexico match on Univision averaged 5.1 million viewers, the most on any network for ...
What They're Saying: Jurgen Klinsmann    
"I had a very severe word with Fabian Johnson and I sent him home today. The ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives