Upside: The challenges presented

Their Words

"Now, more than ever, BVB will not be distracted from the big dream of laying the foundation for a surprise in tomorrow´s Champions League semi-final to reach the final at London´s Wembley Stadium with an exceptional team that has developed over the years and has always risen to the challenges presented." Borussia Dortmund chairman Hans-Joachim Watzke.  

The Radar

  1. Bayern - Barca.
  2. Bayern moves for Gotze.
  3. Gotze's Borussia Dortmund in the other semifinal.
  4. CONCACAF Champions League final.
  5. CONCACAF Integrity Committee report.

Ten Stories

Gulati must walk FIFA tight rope - from Soccer America's Paul Kennedy: Differences exist between what is acceptable in the United States and in most other countries on corporate governance covering such issues as transparency, conflicts of interest and bribery.

Sunil Gulati says he'd be willing to disclose FIFA pay - from USA Today's Kelly Whiteside: "Mine would be the same as everyone else's and I would have no problem of disclosing if it's not a violation of any provision with FIFA."

Chris Klein: 'Everyone was surprised' by Tim Leiweke's departure - from Goal.com's Zac Lee Rigg: "I'm thankful to be leading the best club in the country and the vision of where we want to go and who we want to be."

Coach Martin Rennie's vision cast on 'business end' of MLS season - from The Vancouver Sun's Gary Kingston: The coach’s lineup moves clearly backfired.

Jurgen Klopp philosophical over Mario Götze’s move to Bayern Munich - from STV Sport: "Nobody needs to worry about our focus."

Bayern Munich Opens Wallet, Shakes Bundesliga Again - from The NY Times' Nicholas Kulish: making Götze the most expensive German player in history.

Dortmund want to play football people will remember, says Jürgen Klopp - from The Guardian's Marcus Christenson: Even now, with the club on a more secure footing, the selling has to continue.

Quantifying How Manchester United Won the EPL Title - from Forbes' Jack Slaton: Meanwhile, Manchester United had a nearly robotically perfect linear rise in their residual throughout the season.

Bring On The Champions… Again - from Two Hundred Percent: this team will win the title by a handsome margin, and they will have merited no less.

Italian football divided on medical progression since the death of Piermario Morosini - from The Independent's Dylan Fahy: Detecting any possible medical complications ahead of time have also been put back on the agenda.

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