Arsenal fans were treated to a double blast from the past this weekend as Per Mertesacker played a farewell match in his hometown of Hannover with Arsene Wenger in the dugout for one of the teams.
The former Gunners captain played a half each on Saturday for Merte's 96 Friends, a team of players with Hannover connections, and Per's World XI, which was "managed" by Wenger.
The game at the HDI-Arena was an absolute goalfest with stars such as Ivan Klasnic, Arne Friedrich, Thomas Hitzlsperger, Max...
Hannover coach Andre Breitenreiter said he always believed in Bobby Wood's qualities after the United States forward scored twice in a 3-1 win over Stuttgart on Saturday.
Wood, 25, headed home twice to score his first goals for the club and lift them off the bottom of the table.
Having joined Hannover on loan from relegated Hamburg in the summer, Wood has needed time to settle.
"It wasn't the easiest situation for Bobby at Hamburg, as for all who were there," Breitenreiter said. "In spite of that,...
United States international Bobby Wood could miss Hannover's game against RB Leipzig on Sept. 15 as he returns from national team duty.
Wood, 25, has won 39 caps and was selected last week by interim manager Dave Sarachan for friendlies against Brazil on Friday and Mexico on Sept. 11.
However, Hannover is not unhappy with the arrangement as it wants him to work on his match fitness.
"We'll see in which shape he'll return," Hannover coach Andre Breitenreiter told Bild. "I won't rule out that he makes...
BERLIN -- Borussia Dortmund twice hit the woodwork but could not score in their first-ever goalless Bundesliga draw against Hannover 96 on Friday.
The Champions League club, who scored four goals in their season opener against RB Leipzig last week, lacked spark and were bullied by the hosts for much of the first half.
Dortmund captain Marco Reus twice came close minutes before the break, including when he hit the bar with a shot from a tight angle.
Maximilian Philipp also hit the woodwork after...