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Hamburger SV 1-1 TSG 1899 Hoffenheim: Gisdol’s side make it 8 unbeaten

by Ryan O'Grady

After the international hiatus both Hoffenheim and Hamburg were hoping to build on their respective victories claimed before the break, Hoffenheim beat Schalke 04 whilst Hamburg pulled up a major upset gaining their first win of the season away to Dortmund. Hoffenheim were the last of the 4 undefeated sides to play this weekend knowing that […]

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FC Nürnberg 1-0 RB Leipzig: Der Club firmly back on track

by Ryan O'Grady

Nürnberg look to be finally getting out of their terrible early season form after having taken seven of nine points from their last three games, thanks to Friday night’s 1-o victory over the visiting RB Leipzig. Alessandro Schöpf secured victory for der Club with a fine finish of some quick counter-attacking by his side. There was even […]

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Poland v Germany: Match Analysis and Player Ratings

by Rick Joshua

This article was originally published on SchwarzUndWeiss.co.uk. History would be made in Warsaw as the recently-crowned world Champions took on Poland in Warsaw, but not in the way anyone had expected. Lukas Podolski wouldn’t return to the land of his birth would score a hat-trick and take his international tally to fifty goals, debutant Karim […]

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Robben on song and Lewandowski finds his form as Bayern carve up H96

by Rick Joshua

Following a number of “almost, but not quite there” performances that have defined their season so far, FC Bayern would finally click into gear as the Bundesliga moved into week seven – with sixth-placed Hannover 96 being brushed aside with consummate ease. With Pep Guardiola’s side not quite in top gear Hannover coach Tayfun Korkut […]

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Eintracht Frankfurt 3-2 1.FC Köln: Five-goal thriller sees Frankfurt move into fifth in the table

by Ryan O'Grady

An enthralling encounter saw Frankfurt pick up their third win of the season and also saw Köln end their lengthy goal drought. An early goal from Marcel Risse was cancelled out by an Alex Meier header right on the stroke of halftime. Another goal from Meier and an own goal from Kevin Wimmer put an end […]

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Dortmund save their shine for the Champions League

by Tim Snoddon

For BvB Dortmund, managing only one point in their last three Bundesliga matches has emphasized some worries and created new concerns as well. Defence is one area, recovering from a terrible showing against Schalke in the Ruhr derby. The continual injury crisis is another, as they are still missing the likes of Marco Reus and […]

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The “Hunter” saves Schalke from Maribor shock

by Rick Joshua

After their hugely creditable draw against group favourites Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in their opening Champions’ League fixture, Schalke 04’s momentum would take a bit of a bump at the Veltins Arena against NK Maribor, the team seen by many as the group outsiders. The Slovenian champions had also come into the game with a […]

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Müller penalty sees three more points in the bag for FC Bayern in Moscow

by Rick Joshua

FC Bayern would undertake what was arguably their strangest game of the season so far with their visit to Moscow’s Khimki Arena to take on Russian champions CSKA – with the Champions’ League encounter taking place behind closed doors. Following the display of offensive banners in a previous match the Russian team would be duly […]

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Koeln vs. Bayern Recap Header

Bayern brush Billygoats aside with solid display at the RheinEnergie

by Rick Joshua

Week six of the Bundesliga campaign would see Bayern travel north-west to take on 1. FC Köln, last year’s champions of the second division. The team known as Die Geißböcke or “Billygoats” had been among Bayern’s rivals in the early 1980s, and while the intensity may have waned over the years with the decline of […]

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Mainz 05 0-0 1899 Hoffenheim: No goals in battle of undefeateds

by Ryan O'Grady

A game full of wasteful passing and poor decision-making saw Friday night’s battle at Coface Arena end in a disappointing goalless draw. The Bundesliga’s leading goal-scorer, Shinki Okazaki missed the match with a thigh injury, but the lack of precision in the offensive end makes it difficult to envision how much his presence would have altered the […]

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