Five Talking Points from Bundesliga MatchDay Four

by Gerry Wittmann

On Bundesliga MatchDay Four, we learned that Paderborn’s Moritz Stoppelkamp can score from anywhere, that neither Bayern Munich or Borussia Dortmund look like locks to lift the salad plate in May ...

Team of the week – Match Day 4

by Niklas Wildhagen

Bayer concede 4 goals for the first time in three years, Bayern and Dortmund fail to score on the same match day for the first time in 5 and a ...

Köln, Gladbach Derby Ends in 0-0 Stalemate

by Court Wilson

Borussia Mönchengladbach’s aggressiveness moving forward was negated by 1.FC Köln for a full 90 minutes, leading to a 0-0 tie for the first time in the Rhineland Derby’s 80 plus ...

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83 meters – Moritz Stoppelkamp sets a new Bundesliga record

by Niklas Wildhagen

Match day 4 has provided us with plenty of entertainment so far. ...

The Lohmühle in Lübeck – Flashes of the past and promises for the future

by Niklas Wildhagen

There are certain things that you hang on to for the rest ...

Bundesliga Quiz – #1 edition

by Niklas Wildhagen

So your local pub doesn’t have a Bundesliga Quiz Night? Well, don’t ...

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Schalke Earn a Champions League Point in London Wednesday

by Tim Snoddon

In week one of the Champions League group stage, the Bundesliga comes out with a lot of positives.  Both Bayern Munich and Dortmund were unable to field their best teams, but earned three points each.  Bayern are still in World Cup recovery mode along with a stack of injuries (Martinez, Ribery, Robben, Thiago, Schweinsteiger), yet still […]

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Dortmund impressive in 2-0 banging of Arsenal

by Tim Snoddon

Dortmund played their style Tuesday in their Champions League Group opener and won easily. They won over an Arsenal side that hasn’t and shouldn’t intimidate them, even though this was Dortmund’s first victory over them at home. Injuries to players like Hummels, Reus, Sahin and Blaszczykowski did not prevent Juergen Klopp’s side from playing their […]

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Surprise at HSV: Under 23 coach Josef Zinnbauer appointed head coach of the Red Shorts

by Niklas Wildhagen

After Mirko Slomka was sacked from his position at the club the media in Germany named several viable candidates to take over from the former Hannover and Schalke coach. Among the names were Bruno Labbadia, Huub Stevens, Thomas Doll, but mostly it was Thomas Tuchel’s name who was regarded to be HSV’s prime target for […]

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Kickers Offenbach U15 side breaks attendance world record

by Niklas Wildhagen

As mentioned on the last episode of the Aufstieg Podcast, the officials of Kickers Offenbach have been planning to make last Sunday’s U15 match a special occasion for the club and the players. On Sunday, 7,876 spectators witnessed Kickers Offenbach U15 1-1 draw against the U15 side of SV Wehen Wiesbaden. Never before in the […]

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly from 2. Bundesliga

by Randall Hauk

Over the course of match day five, a full third of the league members scored multiple goals in their matches. New table leader FC Ingolstadt scored more goals in their 4:1 win against VfR Aalen Friday night than three sides — SV Sandhausen, Union Berlin, and (surprise!) Erzgebirge Aue — have tallied all season. Of course, as […]

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Borussia Dortmund vs. Arsenal Preview (Group D)

by Nicholas Peters

Projected Starting Lineups: Borussia Dortmund (4-2-3-1): 1. Weidenfeller; 26. Piszczek – 4. Subotic – 25. Sokratis – 37. Durm; 14. Jojic – 5. Kehl; 10. Mkhitaryan – 7. Kagawa – 19. Großkreutz; 20. Ramos. Arsenal (4-3-3): 1. Szczęsny; 39. Bellirín – 4. Mertesacker – 6. Koscielny – 3. Gibbs; 16. Ramsey – 20. Flamini – […]

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HSV coach Slomka gets sacked after three match days

by Niklas Wildhagen

Mirko Slomka’s start to the season hasn’t been easy by any means. After an acceptable draw away to 1. FC Köln his team have lost the last two matches on the bounce by a goal difference of 0-5. The longest it has taken HSV to score a goal was 225 minutes before the season started, […]

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Team of the week – Match day 3

by Niklas Wildhagen

The international break is finally over, and the Bundesliga didn’t disappoint when it swung back into action. Top dogs Bayern and Dortmund had no problems against their opponents from the lower half of the table, but Leverkusen stumbled over the rambunctious bunch from Bremen who fought for their lives on Friday. Both Schalke and HSV […]

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Hannover 96 2-0 Hamburger SV- Hannover’s Newcomers Deliver, HSV’s Don’t

by Ryan O'Grady

Defensive errors and wasted chances in the north-German derby Sunday once again cost Hamburg dearly as two goals from Hannover’s  Leon Andreasen and Artur Sobiech were enough to see off Mirko Slomka’s Hamburg side. Hamburg club directors looked far from happy as they watched their side once again self-destruct and there could be serious talks to come […]

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Bundesliga news – No contract extensions at HSV and the importance of Kagawa

by Linus Vedmar

Bayern München are trying to “weaken” or “unsettle” league rival Borussia Dortmund, according to BVB player Mats Hummels. The Germany international claims the Bundesliga champion did so recently when they revealed Marco Reus contractual situation. Also, West Ham could have signed Stuttgart striker Vedad Ibišević during the summer had the Bundesliga side not been eager to […]

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