A Friday-Morning English Week Edition of Monday Morning Center Back: Match Day 16

by Randall Hauk

Winter is coming . . . Such reminders are not nearly as ominous in the world of Bundesliga Fanatics as it is for those living in Westeros, but match day ...

1899 Hoffenheim 0 – 1 Bayer Leverkusen: Kießling’s goal is real this time

by Linus Vedmar

TSG Hoffenheim’s supporters got to see their team create many good chances during the first 45 minutes of the encounter at home against Bayer Leverkusen. It took less than seven ...

All Four Bundesliga Sides Qualify, So What?

by Travis Timmons

All four Bundesliga sides advanced to the Champions League knockout stages. Again! Yay! Right? It seems this news was greeted with the mildest pride and joy from Bundesliga lovers like ourselves. ...

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Die Löwen should take a leaf from Union’s management book

by Janek Speight

On September 24, Union Berlin fell to 1. FC Kaiserslautern in a ...

2. Bundesliga Team of the Week: Match Day 18

by Ben McKenna

Ingolstadt moved seven points clear at the top after a win over ...

Bayern 2 – 0 SC Freiburg: Bayern ends 2014 comfortably at Allianz

by Rick Joshua

FC Bayern’s final home game before the winter break would end with ...

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Englische Woche Preview: Hoffenheim vs. Leverkusen

by Linus Vedmar

TSG Hoffenheim will be looking to earn three new points today when the club welcome Bayer Leverkusen to the Rhein-Neckar Arena in Sinsheim. TSG begun their Bundesliga campaign in an impressive fashion, not losing a single game until match day 10 when Borussia Mönchengladbach proved to be too strong for the blue and whites. The […]

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2. Bundesliga Team of the Week: Match Day 17

by Ben McKenna

Ingolstadt continued their march to promotion as they beat fellow promotion rivals, Kaiserslautern, in an ill-tempered affair. Karlsruher and Darmstadt moved into the final 2 promotion places with wins over the struggling 1860 Munich and St Pauli, respectively. Fortuna Dusseldorf ended their winless run at FSV Frankfurt and Leipzig remain just 2 points off of […]

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Monday Morning (PST) Center Back: Match Day 15

by Randall Hauk

The nine-day whirlwind of matches that started Friday and will end at the winter break is a great time to reflect on how tight the Bundesliga competition (outside of the very top) can be, how quickly things can change, and how appearances can be woefully deceiving. The title of “Fall Champion” — at least as far as […]

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Team of the Week: Match Day 15

by Travis Timmons

Match day 15 featured magic. How else do you explain Lukas Kruse’s force field guarding Paderborn’s goal? Or Robben’s brace? Or some unsung boys making the TotW? This week, Bayern leads the way  with two players in the eleven, followed by single players from a plethora of other Bundesliga clubs. It was an equitable Matchday […]

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Herbstmeister Bayern outgun hard-working but one-dimensional Augsburg

by Rick Joshua

With the season approaching the winter break FC Bayern travelled a short distance up the road to take on local rivals FC Augsburg, and in a match that would be tight and well-contested for the best part of an hour would finally break the shackles to collect three more points – and secure the unofficial […]

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Does the Bundesliga Need to Limit Foreign Transfers?

by Silas Swarbrick

In the 8th matchday of Bundesliga this season, Schalke 04 played Hertha Berlin at home. There was something special in Hertha Berlin’s starting lineup: other than goalkeeper Thomas Kraft, there was only one German outfield player, the 21 year old left back Nico Schulz. His teammate, former German youth national team player Ben-Hatira, had decided to play for Tunisia […]

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Clinical Bayern dispatch toothless CSKA at the Allianz

by Rick Joshua

With their position atop the group and the according place in the knockout stages already assured, FC Bayern saw out the final match of their group campaign with a clinically professional, if not necessarily spectacular, display against a robust but ultimately toothless CSKA Moscow. Coach Pep Guardiola made five changes to the side that downed […]

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Christoph Kramer is unquestionably returning to Leverkusen . . . unless he isn’t.

by Randall Hauk

“Leverkusen? Nothing has been decided.” That is the quote Kicker.de attributed to Borussia Mönchengladbach midfielder Christoph Kramer in a story published Wednesday. “I am under contract to play in Leverkusen as of summer 2015,” quotes Bild.de, “As it currently stands, I’m headed there to play, as of this summer. And not just because I must, but because the […]

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2014-15 Bundesliga Power Rankings: Match Day 14

by Bundesliga Fanatic Staff

We are back with the 2014-15 Bundesliga Power Rankings – the post-Match Day 14 edition. Since our last edition, Bayern mocks the others, FC Augsburg reaches historic heights, Eintracht decides it might really want to challenge for Europe, darkness shrouds the middle table, while old faces revisit the relegation zone. Hold onto your butts, kids. The Power Rankings […]

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Marco Rojas starting to find his feet in Germany

by Janek Speight

This piece first appeared on The Roar, Australia’s leading sports opinion website where you can read vibrant takes on football, Aussie Rules football, cricket, rugby, and other sports.  Nestled in the heart of Bavaria, within the fork of the Rednitz and Pegnitz rivers, the tiny German town of Fürth stands proud and defiant in an age where […]

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