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Dortmund exit Europe on high after emphatic win against Madrid

by Mark Lovell

Not quite the wondrous miracle that few actually expected but high-drama all the same. Real’s players joyfully celebrated the 2-0 defeat at the final whistle as they might when winning ‘El Clasico’ in the Nou Camp, Barcelona. Games can change on fine margins and Real clearly struggled to come to terms with Angel di Maria’s […]

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Bayern’s dominance goes unrewarded as Manchester United hold defending champions

by Daniel Jefferson

Reigning European champions Bayern Munich must have left Old Trafford rather frustrated as they were unable to capitalise on dominance over Manchester United. The current European powerhouse was left rather shell-shocked in the first few minutes, as the home side had a goal disallowed. Striker Danny Welbeck played a fancy flick over Spaniard Javi Martinez. […]

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Defensive worries linger as Germany edge past Chile

by Oli Platt

As victories go, this was not Germany’s most convincing. Chile’s visit to Stuttgart ended in a 1-0 defeat but Jorge Sampaoli can justifiably feel that, not for the first time, his side have demonstrated their ability to progress through a group containing Spain and the Netherlands at this summer’s World Cup. For Joachim Löw, there […]

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Champions League Roundup: the Bundesliga in the Round of 16, Leg 1

by Travis Timmons

Our favorite football league came out at .500 during the first leg of the Champion League’s round of 16. Two wins, thanks to Bayern and Dortmund. And two (UGLY!) losses, curses be upon Leverkusen and Schalke. However, it wasn’t like we were expecting Leverkusen (losing 0-4 against Paris Saint-Germain) and Schalke (losing 1-6 against Real […]

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1. FC Nürnberg 4 TSG Hoffenheim 0: Der Club finally break through for win

by Chase Ruttig

1. FC Nürnberg’s struggles during the opening juncture of the 2013/14 Bundesliga campaign are well documented. Der Club managed to become the first side to fail at earning a victory during the Hinrunde and even with eleven draws it was no surprise that the club was saddled at the foot of the Bundesliga table in 17th place […]

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Bayern start 2014 like they finished 2013, dominant

by Cristian Nyari

Defending champions Bayern Munich went 10 points clear atop the Bundesliga standings with their 2-0 win at Borussia Mönchengladbach.  Goals from Mario Götze and Thomas Müller gave Gladbach their first home loss of the season and only Bayern’s second league win at Borussia Park in eight years. With Franck Ribery and Bastian Schweinsteiger still nursing […]

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Bayern Munich On Top of the World

by Cristian Nyari

Bayern Munich completed a historic quintuple with their win in the Club World Cup final.  Pep Guardiola’s team beat Raja Casablanca in the final in Marrakech to complete what has been an incredible calendar year for the Bavarian club.  Following the treble last season, Bayern added the UEFA Super Cup and now the FIFA Club […]

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Bayern breeze into World Club Cup Final

by Cristian Nyari

Bayern Munich reached the final of the FIFA World Club Cup with a comfortable and dominant win over Asian Champions League winner Guangzhou Evergrande.  Goals from Franck Ribery, Mario Mandzukic and Mario Goetze sealed what was an expected and uncompromising performance from Germany’s record champions.  They now wait to see who they will play in […]

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Wolfsburg 3-1 Stuttgart: Streaking Wolves Continue Forward Push

by Gerry Wittmann

Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good, and other times it’s nice to have a combination of both.  Facing VfB Stuttgart at their home Volkswagen Arena Saturday, VfL Wolfsburg combined luck, some big saves from Diego Benaglio and enough good play to cash in a 3-1 victory over the visitors, extending their unbeaten streak to […]

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The Kleeblätter-Kurier: a satisfactory half-term report, and time for some celebratory Trinks

by Rick Joshua

There may be two more games before things close down in the 2. Bundesliga for the Winterpause, but with the conclusion of this week’s matches the halfway point of the second division’s season has arrived. SpVgg Greuther Fürth have overcome a few sticky patches to make their way up to a current second place berth […]

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