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What’s in a name? Bundesliga stadiums making big money

by Conor Garratt

With Commerzbank’s current sponsorship deal with Eintracht Frankfurt over naming rights for their home ground since 1963 – formerly known as the Waldstadion – expiring at the end of the season, the practise of clubs selling parts of their identity – such as the name of their home ground – has become an important discussion […]

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Bayern blanked by discliplined Gladbach

by Rick Joshua

The top of the table clash between FC Bayern and Borussia Mönchengladbach would prove to be just that – with both sides slugging it out but unable to provide a knockout blow in ninety minutes of pulsating football. This was a game that proved that a 0-0 stalemate can be exciting, and in a well-balanced […]

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Team of the week – Match Day 9

by Niklas Wildhagen

Borussia Dortmund have lost four matches on the bounce for the first time in 14 years, slowly descending into crisis. Werder already deep in crisis, have fired their coach after ten games without a win. Wolfsburg have won four straight after ending Mainz’s historic unbeaten season start. In the match between Borussia Mönchengladbach and Bayern […]

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Augsburg 2:0 Freiburg: Esswein impresses as Breisgauer lose again

by Conor Garratt

After a dominant display against an at times hapless Freiburg side, FC Augsburg’s excellent home record continued on Saturday afternoon with a straightforward 2:0 victory between the two Southern teams. It’s safe to say that Freiburg have not begun the season well – they remain one of two sides to have not won a game […]

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Werder Bremen’s season in the abyss

by Niklas Wildhagen

After the final whistle blew at the Weserstadion, most of Werder’s players sat themselves on the grass of the pitch, all likely aware that the loss meant the end for their coach Robin Dutt. After 43 matches in charge of the Green and Whites, the former Freiburg and Leverkusen coach doesn’t have an awful lot […]

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Bundesliga Rewind: The 1970s: A Tale of Two Heavyweights

by Adrian Sertl

On Sunday afternoon table topping FC Bayern München will travel to the north-west of Germany for a visit to Borussia Park to take on 2nd placed Borussia Mönchengladbach. The match marks the 93rd time the two will have met in a Bundesliga fixture, and the 100th competitive match played between the two. FC Bayern lead […]

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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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