Category Archives: Bundesliga

Bayern Falls to Freiburg as Slump Continues


With no more interest in the cup competitions and the Bundesliga title already sewn up, FC Bayern took on relegation-threatened SC Freiburg in their penultimate game of the season. Despite the bright start and the lion’s share of possession Pep Guardiola’s side were handed a stinging blow right at the death, with their desperate opponents grabbing a last-minute winner through […]

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2014-15 Bundesliga Power Rankings: Matchday 31


We are back with the 2014-15 Bundesliga Power Rankings – the post-Match Day 31 edition. Since our last edition, the Foals remain #1 as Bayern try to weather ungodly injuries, winning the title, and clinging on for dear life in the Champions League. Leverkusen surge on and past die Roten, while Paderborn make – perhaps – one last climb this season. Finally, […]

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Makeshift Bayern unable to counter energetic Werkself


This was the game nobody really wanted to play. With the Bundesliga all wrapped up with four games to spare and the Champions’ League semi-final against Barcelona just around the corner, injury-hit FC Bayern presented an unfamiliar lineup with a number of new faces and tried their best, only to fall short against an enterprising Leverkusen outfit chasing a coveted […]

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Gute Woche / Schlechte Woche: Matchday 30


It’s time to check those sweepstakes. Anyone who predicted Bayern Munich would win the Bundesliga with four games to spare – you are the winners. The Bavarian’s win against Hertha Berlin, coupled with Wolfsburg’s loss to Borussia Monchengladbach means that Bayern now have an unassailable lead at the top of the table. Truthfully, it has been a long time coming, […]

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Bayern clinch title with win over stubborn Berlin (and a little help elsewhere)


One expected a comedown after the midweek Champions’ League quarter-final heroics against FC Porto, and this was clear as FC Bayern took on strugglers Hertha BSC at a packed Allianz Arena. The tight 1-0 win was enough to send Bayern fifteen points clear of second-placed VfL Wolfsburg with four matches remaining, and the Wolves’ defeat by the same score in […]

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Rode shines as hard-working Bayern get back on track against Hoffenheim


This past week has seen things crashing down all over the place at FC Bayern – from the error-riddled defeat at FC Porto through to the internal fallout resulting in and following the sudden resignation of long-time doctor Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt. Skipper Philipp Lahm being ruled out with a bout of gastroenteritis certainly didn’t help matters, and with morale lower than […]

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2014-15 Bundesliga Power Rankings: Match Day 28


We are back with the 2014-15 Bundesliga Power Rankings – the post-Match Day 28 edition. Since our last edition, Mönchengladbach and Leverkusen are on winning rampages, Bayern is “meh,” Eintracht spins on the merry-go-round of its own making, Dortmund flounders and Klopp steps down, Hertha rallies, Paderborn tries a last gasp resuscitation attempt, and HSV stinks up the whole joint, then fires/hires […]

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Last roll of the dice – Can Bruno Labbadia save HSV from relegation?


Once again, it’s been a tumultuous season for HSV – from start to finish. During the summer, the club had seemingly found its confidence again. The introduction of the “HSV Plus” concept was meant to change the club from being a sleeping giant with structural issues to becoming once again a team that could finish higher up the table. Additionally, Dietmar […]

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Injury crisis? What injury crisis? Lewa’s double help makeshift Bayern cruise past Frankfurt

Robert Lewandowski against Eintracht Frankfurt header image

After the gruelling DFB-Pokal quarter-final against Bayer Leverkusen earlier in the week, a depleted FC Bayern resumed their Bundesliga campaign with a professional and highly competent 3-0 win over mid-table Eintracht Frankfurt. The injury problems may be bad and Bayern may have had only four fit substitutes on the bench, but it was more than enough to overcome a opponent […]

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Lewandowski claims the points as hard-working Bayern scalp Dortmund at Signal Iduna Park


The Red Dragons gathered in force at the Bavarian Beerhouse for the much awaited “Klassiker” against Borussia Dortmund, and after a gritty encounter at the Signal Iduna Park that lacked the usual quality and gloss but contained plenty of drama and tension, a depleted and rejigged Bayern side did enough to score the crucial goal and hold firm to claim […]

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