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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 a comfortable if slightly underwhelming 2-0 win over relegation-threatened SC Freiburg – more than enough to maintain their unblemished record at the Allianz Arena. There would be a few slight injury concerns in a match where Manuel Neuer wouldn’t have to make a […]

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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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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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Team of the Week: Match Day 14

by Randall Hauk

Match day 14 featured both a hat trick of goals and a hat trick of assists. A couple stars returned from injury, a couple old guys triumphed, and some new faces graced the headlines. In our picks for this week, one Bayern player reminds us of his club’s presence at the table top, while other […]

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Monday Morning (PST) Center Back: Match Day 14

by Randall Hauk

Saturday was not only the main day of match day 14, but also Sankt Nikolaus day. And what did Santa bring to many Bundesliga sides? A reminder that most of them are in the relegation fight. It should be too early to be cancelling any ideas of a title race, but you may have noticed I’ve been […]

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Ribéry notches up 100th goal as Bayern see off lively Leverkusen

by Rick Joshua

Having laboured to a single-goal win over Hertha BSC the week before FC Bayern München would be pitted in the late Saturday afternoon Spitzenspiel against third-placed Bayer Leverkusen, and would once again claim all three points with relative ease – though there would be more than the odd scare to keep Pep Guardiola’s side on […]

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Keep Calm, Hawk-Eye Is Here: Goal Line Technology Finally Arrives in the Bundesliga

by Travis Timmons

On Thursday, the DFL GmbH voted by a 15-3 margin – meeting the two-thirds majority requirement – to implement the Hawk-Eye video goal line technology. This approving vote by representatives from the top flight’s eighteen clubs follows on the heel’s of disproving vote in March by representatives from Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 clubs. The technology will only be […]

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Where Next for Marco Reus?

by David Morris

Is it possible Marco Reus has played his last game for Borussia Dortmund? In MatchDay 12’s 2-2 draw with Paderborn, the German international was on the receiving end of a nasty tackle that has put him out of action until January with torn ankle ligaments. Of course with the Bundesliga, like most of Europe having a […]

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