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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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Borussia Dortmund 2-2 VfB Stuttgart: Immobile saves Dortmund’s blushes

by Ryan O'Grady

An 85th minute equaliser from Ciro Immobile saved a point for Dortmund after Daniel Didavi scored twice for the visitors and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang pulled one back for the home side. Dortmund’s defensive frailties were badly exposed as both of Didavi’s goals came from defensive errors.  The draw lifted Stuttgart off the very bottom of the […]

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Köln, Gladbach Derby Ends in 0-0 Stalemate

by Court Wilson

Borussia Mönchengladbach’s aggressiveness moving forward was negated by 1.FC Köln for a full 90 minutes, leading to a 0-0 tie for the first time in the Rhineland Derby’s 80 plus match history. The loud atmosphere in RheinEnergieStadion was apparent from the beginning between the drums and choreographed crowd chants. For most of the game the […]

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Hannover 96 2-0 Hamburger SV- Hannover’s Newcomers Deliver, HSV’s Don’t

by Ryan O'Grady

Defensive errors and wasted chances in the north-German derby Sunday once again cost Hamburg dearly as two goals from Hannover’s  Leon Andreasen and Artur Sobiech were enough to see off Mirko Slomka’s Hamburg side. Hamburg club directors looked far from happy as they watched their side once again self-destruct and there could be serious talks to come […]

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Borussia Mönchengladbach 4-1 FC Schalke- Hahn, Kruse and Raffael the Heroes

by Ryan O'Grady

A supreme performance from Gladbach saw them record their first league victory of the new season after two successive draws. Two goals from André Hahn, complimented by goals from Raffael and Max Kruse were more than enough to see off a dismal showing from Schalke’s players whose performance resulted only in a consolation goal from a […]

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Greuther Fürth 3 St. Pauli 0. Poor performance all round from Die Freibeuter der Liga

by Ryan O'Grady

Two goals in two minutes from Kacper Przbyłko and Zsolt Korcsmár in the first half and a wonderful free kick from Florian Trinks earned Die Kleeblätter a comfortable 3-0 victory against a very poor St. Pauli side, piling the pressure on coach Roland Vrabec to get the team going this season. This was a meeting between […]

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Bochum Moves into Tie for First Following Sunday Win at Braunschweig

by Court Wilson

New forward Simon Terodde’s header in the 77th minute gave VfL Bochum the lead for good Sunday, as they were able to hold on to a 2-1 victory over Eintracht Braunschweig and now sit atop the 2. Bundesliga standings in first place based on goal differential. Terodde, acquired from FC Union Berlin during the summer, […]

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