Celtic could have the chance to sign a fast, young and talented centre-back once again this summer, after being believed to have been very interested last time around as well. Even though the signs do point to Cameron Carter-Vickers signing with the Hoops on a permanent basis, Ange Postecoglou is expected to be keen to boost the squad further and look to add another central defensive option to the ranks.
GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany -- About four miles from Schalke 04's Veltins-Arena sits the main train station, and it begins to get awfully loud and crowded about four hours before kickoff. The ride toward the stadium on the tram is packed. On the way, a number of fans get off at the stop next to Schalke's former home, the tiny Gluckauf-Kampfbahn, where there are a number of storied old bars and a giant biergarten (you can probably guess the translation there) and everything is full. So is the parking lot at the stadium.
Celtic have enjoyed a fantastic season, winning both the Scottish Premiership and the League Cup. Eyes will now be slowly shifting towards the upcoming summer transfer window though. There is no need for a rebuild like the last time around, but the Hoops definitely need to strengthen, especially since they are guaranteed a spot in the group stage of the Champions League.
Hamburger SV will face Hertha Berlin in the relegation play-off, as they look to join Schalke 04 and Werder Bremen in winning promotion to the Bundesliga next season. The 2. Bundesliga season came to an end on Sunday, and once again the final day of the season produced plenty of drama. Having already won promotion, Schalke 04 secured the second division title with a 2-1 win away to FC Nürnburg.
BERLIN (AP) — Werder Bremen secured promotion back to the Bundesliga along with Schalke thanks to a 2-0 win over Jahn Regensburg in Germany’s second division on Sunday. Hamburger SV came from behind to beat Hansa Rostock 3-2 away to clinch a two-leg playoff against Hertha Berlin on May 19 and 23 to see which club plays in the Bundesliga next season. Hertha.
It lacked the drama of Saturday night’s Bundesliga fixture, but it did not lack the emotions. Schalke 04 beat 1.FC Nürnberg 2-1 at the Max-Morlock-Stadion to secure the 2.Bundesliga title. A bonus to securing promotion to the Bundesliga one week earlier. The title, the final direct promotion spot,...