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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 victories in six European matches this week by Bundesliga clubs.  In Tuesday’s Champions League matches, Bayern Munich destroyed AS Roma in Italy by a 7-1 score […]

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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 into lawn chess, but – before you start thinking about chess pieces standing in a park being moved around by old geezers – the actually meaning of the phrase […]

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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, despite many rumors circulated about a couple of his Mönchengladbach players being on the radars of other European clubs. No transfers were made. I bet […]

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Hakan Çalhanoglu speaks up in a memorable interview

by Niklas Wildhagen

The German TV-Show Das Aktuelle Sportstudio has been on the air since 1963. In the beginning, the minds behind the concept tried whatever they saw fit, producing some of the most memorable moments in the history of German sports journalism. Over the years, however, the program has drifted into a feel good show more concerned […]

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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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Gareth Bale and 10 other superstars who nearly signed for a Bundesliga club

by Niklas Wildhagen

“What could have been?” is a question many Hamburg fans are asking themselves. Their club has never managed to get back to their successful ways of the 1980’s and has been going from crisis to crisis over the last few years. On Saturday. it was revealed that Die Rothosen missed out on the chance to sign […]

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FIFA 15 – How does the Bundesliga compare to other leagues?

by Muhammad Mustafa Tousif

There are two kinds of football lovers: those who follow the real game and those who actually love football’s virtual format, like football video games. As the years have passed, the virtual format has redefined its image and become more realistic and up to date than ever. The most popular of all the football video […]

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The Roger Schmidt way

by Lee Scott

This article was originally published on theoriginalcoach.com. Part of Europe’s new breed of young, exciting coaches, Roger Schmidt is creating waves in Germany with his exciting brand of attacking football at Bayer Leverkusen. Lee Scott break down his tactics. Bayer 04 Leverkusen are a difficult club to categorise. As a club founded by employees of […]

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Catching Up with the Americans in Germany

by Elizabeth Eckhart

Though the US still has a long way to go before being considered an elite competitor within international soccer, there are a few notable players taking a very unique route to better the country’s collective game. Following the advice of famous US manager Jürgen Klinsmann, who has encouraged, and much prefers, players who have been […]

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Frankfurt Derby Double, Part 1. Eintracht Frankfurt v 1. FSV Mainz 05, 23/9/2014.

by Nick Brown

This article was originally published on the Adventures in Bundesliga blog. German efficiency. Rewind to the recent World Cup and take a look at any match report or article on Germany’s triumph and I will wager that nine times out of ten, the word efficiency is in there somewhere. German efficiency. The two words are synonymous […]

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