The Bundesliga: A Perfect Week in Europe

by Gerry Wittmann

On Thursday VfL Wolfsburg defeated FC Krasnodar 4-2 while Borussia Mönchengladbach steamrollered Cypriot side Apollon Limissol 5-0 at Borussia Park in Europa League competition to complete a clean sweep of six ...

Pep’s admiration for world chess champions Magnus Carlsen

by Niklas Wildhagen

Franz Beckenbauer famously said that “Football isn’t chess”; however, these days the word Rasenschach is to be found in many German dictionaries. Translated word-by-word, the expression could be broken down ...

Gladbach to be reckoned with header

Mönchengladbach: Foals to be reckoned with

by Adam Nilsson

I imagine that Lucien Favre was quite relieved to wake up on the morning after the transfer deadline day. No player from his team had been sold at the last minute, ...


Hakan Çalhanoglu speaks up in a memorable interview

by Niklas Wildhagen

The German TV-Show Das Aktuelle Sportstudio has been on the air since ...

2. Bundesliga Match Day 10 Wrap: The second quarter of the season begins

by Randall Hauk

<insert my usual gripes about how much I do not like international ...

Bundesliga 2 team of the week: Matchday 10

by Ben McKenna

Ingolstadt continue to their march at top of the table but a ...


Hapless Bremen hit for six in stunning Bayern display

by Rick Joshua

After a busy international break it would be back to domestic Bundesliga action, and in front of a packed Allianz Arena FC Bayern would turn out a sparkling performance against old foes Werder Bremen. Ahead of the upcoming journey to Rome and what will arguably be the toughest game of the season so far, table-proppers […]

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Five Thoughts on Roberto Di Matteo’s Schalke Debut

by Tim Snoddon

Champions League winning manager Roberto DI Matteo had a successful week 8 debut with Schalke 04, as they defeated Hertha BSC 2-0 at Veltins Arena. Schalke had two impressive goals from a Klaus-Jans Huntelaar header in the 19th minute and an impressive Julian Draxler strike in the 65th minute, in a victory that pushed Schalke […]

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Team of the week – Match Day 8

by Niklas Wildhagen

Bayern are just cruising at the moment. In their latest match the Bavarians barely moved out of second gear, but nevertheless they managed to destroy Werder Bremen 6-0. Gladbach continue their good run of form and next week’s match between the Foals and Pep Guardiola’s team is a mouth-watering prospect. On the other hand side there […]

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Hamburger SV 1-1 TSG 1899 Hoffenheim: Gisdol’s side make it 8 unbeaten

by Ryan O'Grady

After the international hiatus both Hoffenheim and Hamburg were hoping to build on their respective victories claimed before the break, Hoffenheim beat Schalke 04 whilst Hamburg pulled up a major upset gaining their first win of the season away to Dortmund. Hoffenheim were the last of the 4 undefeated sides to play this weekend knowing that […]

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Preview: Monday’s Fortuna Düsseldorf-FC St. Pauli Clash

by Linus Vedmar

Fortuna Düsseldorf is looking to extend their unbeaten run to seven games when they host FC St. Pauli at the Esprit Arena on Monday. The hosts are currently fourth in the zweite Bundesliga, even though they experienced a slow start to the season. Oliver Reck’s side began the campaign by drawing against Eintracht Braunschweig and […]

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More Exciting News for American Bundesliga Fans !!!

by Gerry Wittmann

How about this for the perfect weekend for a Bayern Munich fan and their guest…. subscribers to the free Bayern newsletter have a chance of winning a weekend trip (November 21-23) to the Allianz Arena not only for the Bavarians’ match with Hoffenheim, but also the opportunity to meet the FCB players, tour the club’s […]

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FC Nürnberg 1-0 RB Leipzig: Der Club firmly back on track

by Ryan O'Grady

Nürnberg look to be finally getting out of their terrible early season form after having taken seven of nine points from their last three games, thanks to Friday night’s 1-o victory over the visiting RB Leipzig. Alessandro Schöpf secured victory for der Club with a fine finish of some quick counter-attacking by his side. There was even […]

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Time for Klopp and Dortmund to prove their worth

by David Morris

If you take a look at the betting markets every time a top club sacks their manager, there is one name you can guarantee will be among the favourites to take over. Jurgen Klopp has been building his reputation over the past five or so years, combining his excellent managerial abilities with his enigmatic and […]

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The Auteur of Säbener Straße: A Book Review of Perarnau’s Pep Confidential

by Travis Timmons

“At 3.30am he bids the party goers goodnight and walks off with Valentina asleep, curled up in his arms like a baby.” Thus ends Pep’s first year as coach of Bayern Munich: during the wee morning hours with his young daughter asleep in his arms. Intimate scenes such as this one fill Pep Confidential: The Inside Story of Pep […]

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Contest – Win a copy of Martí Perarnau’s book Pep Confidential

by Bundesliga Fanatic Staff

The Bundesliga Fanatic, in collaboration with Back Press Publishing, is giving away three copies of the new book Pep Confidential by Martí Perarnau. To become eligible to win one of those copies all you need to do is to answer our question and send the answer to All correct answers that have been sent to us […]

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