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Preview: Monday’s Fortuna Düsseldorf-FC St. Pauli Clash

by Linus Vedmar

Fortuna Düsseldorf is looking to extend their unbeaten run to seven games when they host FC St. Pauli at the Esprit Arena on Monday. The hosts are currently fourth in the zweite Bundesliga, even though they experienced a slow start to the season. Oliver Reck’s side began the campaign by drawing against Eintracht Braunschweig and […]

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Forty Years Earlier: Der Wasserschlacht von Frankfurt

by Rick Joshua

Germany’s upcoming Euro 2016 qualifier against Poland is actually the seventh competitive encounter with their Eastern neighbours, with the most recent coming at Euro 2008 when Joachim Löw’s side would triumph courtesy of two goals from one of their Polish-born stars, Lukas Podolski. There would also be the dramatic 1-0 win for the Nationalmannschaft in […]

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Preview – Bayer Leverkusen looking to get back on track against Benfica

by Niklas Wildhagen

Die Werkself got off to a poor start in the competition after their 1-0 loss against Monaco, in a match which saw Roger Schmidt’s team squander a bucketload of good chances. Tonight’s match is played at the BayArena, and already now it is clear that the encounter against the 33 times Portuguese league winners is […]

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Revierderby Preview: FC Schalke 04 vs. Borussia Dortmund

by Eskender Tamrat

Even when two clubs are in contrasting form, it is always hard to call a fierce derby matches beforehand, and it’s much harder to do so when it’s what’s known as “the mother of all derbies.” Schalke started the season on the wrong foot, again and Borussia Dortmund had to rely on a late goal against cellar-dweller […]

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Borussia Dortmund vs. Arsenal Preview (Group D)

by Nicholas Peters

Projected Starting Lineups: Borussia Dortmund (4-2-3-1): 1. Weidenfeller; 26. Piszczek – 4. Subotic – 25. Sokratis – 37. Durm; 14. Jojic – 5. Kehl; 10. Mkhitaryan – 7. Kagawa – 19. Großkreutz; 20. Ramos. Arsenal (4-3-3): 1. Szczęsny; 39. Bellirín – 4. Mertesacker – 6. Koscielny – 3. Gibbs; 16. Ramsey – 20. Flamini – […]

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Season Preview 2014-2015: Borussia Dortmund

by Travis Timmons

Nickname: die Schwarzgelben (The Black-Yellows) Founded: 19 December 1909 Club colors: yellow and black Primary Rivals: FC Schalke 04 (traditional) and Bayern Munich (recently), Fan Friendship: 1.FC Köln Trophies: Domestic Champion (8): 1955-56, 1956-57, 1962-63, 1994-95, 1995-96, 2001-02, 2010-11, 2011-12. DFB Cup Winner (3): 1964-65, 1988-89, 2011-12. DFB/DFL Supercup (5): 1989, 1995, 1996, 2013, 2014. UEFA Champions […]

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Season Preview 2014-2015: FC Augsburg

by Rick Joshua

Nickname: Die Fuggerstädter, after the Fuggers – a prominent mercantile family from the city. Founded: 8th August 1907 Club Colours: Green-red-white Primary Rivals: TSV 1860 München Fan Friendship: SC Freiburg, Borussia Dortmund Trophies: None Stadium: SGL Arena, formerly the Impuls Arena (opened: July 26th 2009, capacity 30,660) 2013-14 Season Summary Bundesliga: 8th (52 pts.) DFB […]

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Argentina vs Germany – Statistical Preview

by Bundesliga Fanatic Staff

These two giants of football meet in the World Cup final for a third time with more on the line than ever before. Germany will look to to capture their first international trophy in almost two decades while Lionel Messi can cement his legacy with a World Cup medal. The final pits against one another […]

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Brazil vs Germany – Statistical Preview

by Bundesliga Fanatic Staff

Germany will take on Brazil in their fourth consecutive World Cup semifinal, a feat never amassed before. But for Germany this is arguably the best time to win the competition in decades and they’ll have to do it against the hosts who have not lost a competitive game on their home soil since 1975. Let’s […]

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World Cup Semi-Finals Preview: We’ve been here before

by Travis Timmons

We’ve been here before: Germany is in the semi-finals of an international championship. Again. Since 2006, Germany has at least advanced to the semi-finals (or “final four” in American parlance) of every major tournament, whether the World Cup or Euros. Impressive. Actually, impressive doesn’t do this achievement justice. More like slightly miraculous. Given this astounding […]

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