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Big Champions League Draw Awaits Pep and Bayern

by Mark Lovell

Following Bayern Munich’s stirring comeback victory over England’s Manchester United in the Champions League in midweek, attention immediately turns to Friday’s draw. Let’s take a look at Pep’s preferred semi final opponents and the three remaining challengers to the all-conquering Bavarians crown. Arguably, Bayern will want to avoid this year’s surprise package Atletico Madrid, coached by […]

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Tactics Corner – Bayern Munich vs Manchester United

by Cristian Nyari

Manchester United surprised Pep Guardiola and Bayern in the first leg to earn a draw to take back to Munich. After their 65-match unbeaten run was abruptly ended by Augsburg over the weekend, Bayern will look to rectify their small slump and reach the semifinals for the fourth time in five seasons while United will […]

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Bayern v Manchester United – Brief Encounter

by Mark Lovell

Manchester United versus Bayern Munich naturally evokes memories of ‘that night’ in Barcelona 1999 – Sir Alex Ferguson’s “football, bloody hell” moment, if you will. Perhaps Bayern supporters of a nervous disposition might prefer Arjen Robben’s sumptuous strike to decide the quarter final at Old Trafford in 2010 against those ‘typical Germans’, as Sir Alex so quaintly […]

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Freiburg-Nürnberg – The most crucial relegation battle so far

by Aleix Gwilliam

There are many reasons as to why the victor in this fixture will most likely be playing in Germany’s top flight next season. We take a look at a few of them: 1 – Considerable points advantage With seven matches to go in the season, one should stop looking at points advantage as points and […]

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2.Bundesliga Matchday 26 Preview: There WILL be goals (probably). . .

by Randall Hauk

A total of 24 goals were scored on match day nine, when the mirror of this weekend’s matches took place in the Hinrunde, despite there having been a scoreless draw among them. You can never be too sure what will happen, even based on prior meetings, but with the remaining slate of matches dwindling and English […]

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2. Bundesliga Matchday 25 Preview: This One Features a German Classic

by Randall Hauk

Between league and cup matches, the 1. FC Köln and 1. FC Kaiserslautern have met 91 times. Meeting number 92 comes Monday as the cherry place atop a weekend-long ice cream sundae of quality 2. Bundesliga matches to fill your football-watching belly. Friday SC Paderborn : Dynamo Dresden (Hinrunde result – 2:2) After having their […]

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2. Bundesliga Matchday 24 Preview

by Randall Hauk

Friday With just one point earned and three total goals scored between the two clubs the last three match days, SV Sandhausen‘s trip to 1. FC Kaiserslautern presents an opportunity for hope for a change in recent fortunes for both clubs. Sandhausen has struggled to score on the road, with just seven goals in eleven matches […]

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Bundesliga Matchday 23 Preview

by Liam Carson

FRIDAY Hertha Berlin vs. SC Freiburg Hertha come into this game looking to build on a good away win at Stuttgart last weekend, where they scored their 1500th goal in the Bundesliga, a game in which Levan Kobiashvili became their oldest ever scorer in the Bundesliga at 36, thanks to his fifth minute opener. Die […]

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Eintracht looking to join Euro elite

by Mark Lovell

@LovellLowdown looks at five factors favouring Frankfurt in a mouth-watering clash with Portuguese giants FC Porto for a place in the last 16 of the UEFA Europa League. Kick-off is at (kick-off 18:00 GMT/ 19:00 CET). The Eagles will be roared on by one of the most passionate and loudest sets of fans in Germany. […]

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Champions League Preview – Schalke 04 vs. Real Madrid

by Alex Chaffer

Schalke v Real Madrid (26th Feb-18th Mar) Both teams are in their best run of form this season going into this tie.  Madrid under Ancelotti are on the second-longest unbeaten run in club history while Schalke are undergoing their best spell since Jens Keller took over as coach. Schalke started this season in inconsistent form […]

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