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A Journey off the Beaten Track to Unterhaching

by Rick Joshua

Having booked my trip to Munich to see FC Bayern take on Borussia Mönchengladbach at the Allianz Arena, I started to consider my schedule for the weekend. With Bayern playing on the Sunday evening and my arriving on the Saturday morning, my immediate thought was to look for a game taking place in the city […]

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Insipid Bayern ridden roughshod by well-drilled Foals

by Rick Joshua

This week’s report was always going to be a little different, with my being in the south stand of the Allianz Arena in Munich to watch FC Bayern live in what was arguably a modern revival of the age-old Klassiker of the 1970s against Borussia Mönchengladbach. Sadly, for Bayern fans the game wouldn’t quite match […]

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Borussia Mönchengladbach brilliant in beating Bayern

by Conor Garratt

Another vintage performance by Borussia Mönchengladbach, spurred on by a compact defence and two goals from their Brazilian forward Raffael, secured an absolutely invaluable trio of points on a memorable evening at the Allianz Arena. Despite travelling to a team who had only lost once all season, and had only ever lost once at home […]

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Week 26: Schalke’s CL aspirations take a setback

by Tim Snoddon

Bayer 04 Leverkusen 1-0 FC Schalke 04 The dark cloud is looming for Schalke fans. The mountains are forming that now seem too large to climb for there to be any Ruhr Valley representation in the Champions League next year. Schalke’s home defeat against Leverkusen puts Schalke well back of the top four (six points […]

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Gladbach stamp out Bayern: Raffael’s double shocks Bayern

by Jack Grimse

Allianz Arena, Munich Bayern Munich lost at home for the first time this season. Raffael finished off two excellent counter attacks, and Yann Sommer made some important saves for Borussia Mönchengladbach, as the Foals shocked Bayern in Munich. However, during the first half, Arjen Robben was forced off after a heavy tackle from Tony Jantschke, […]

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Stuttgart defeat Eintracht 3-1 to get first home win since September

by Jack Grimse

Mercedes-Benz Arena, Stuttgart, Germany Two goals in three minutes from Daniel Ginczek powered VfB Stuttgart to a massive home win over Eintracht Frankfurt. After not conceding despite being outplayed in the first half, they came back from a 1-0 deficit to take the points. Having last won at home on September 27th, VfB Stuttgart came […]

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Werder held after late Köln penalty

by Mathew Burt

Werder Bremen came within two minutes of taking all three points at the Rhein-Energie Stadion against 1FC Köln Saturday, only for a Matthias Lehmann penalty to hand the Geisböcke a deserved share of the spoils.  After a heavy home loss to Bayern last week the Grün-Weißen were keen on getting back to winning ways against […]

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Late Langkamp goal gives Hertha a much-needed win against 10-man Hamburg

by Jack Grimse

Imtech Arena, Hamburg Hamburger SV allowed themselves to be dragged down further into the mire of the Bundesliga’s relegation race Friday night. After failing to exploit numerous early opportunities, a late red card gave visitors Hertha Berlin the chance to take advantage – and that’s exactly what the club from the capital did. Pál Dárdai’s […]

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Wolfsburg Advances to Europa League Quarterfinals

by Gerry Wittmann

Thank you, Dieter Hecking. The knockout stages of this year’s European competitions have not been kind to Bundesliga clubs, and these last few weeks have been kind of a drag for boosters of Germany’s domestic league.  Only Bayern Munich will represent German football in the quarterfinals of Champions League play, as Schalke, Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia […]

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BVB Bulletin: Juve Rend Dortmund Limb-by-Limb

by Travis Timmons

It happened like this. About eight black and white striped defenders shifted around. Attackers in mostly yellow darted at the defender’s shape, sliding off it, like water off a rock. The attackers tapped the top. Then the sides. Finally, in frustration, the attackers sent a light pass to a fellow attacker inside the defenders. Quickly, the black-white […]

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