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2. Bundesliga in Review: Match Day 3

by Randall Hauk

Nürnberg, 1860 München, Fortuna Düsseldorf, St. Pauli . . . The above could be a list of clubs expecting to play for promotion this season in the 2. Bundesliga. Rather, it is a list of clubs that might have had such high expectations entering the season, but are instead now locked into a battle against […]

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Penalty kick in final minute spoils Paderborn’s historic debut

by Court Wilson

Paderborn was one minute away from a dream start to their Bundesliga season, but a last-minute penalty kick awarded to Mainz in stoppage time forced the newly promoted team to settle for a 2-2 draw in front of a lively sold out home crowd. At the beginning of the match it looked to be a […]

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1. FC Köln splits points with Hamburger SV in goalless return to the Bundesliga

by Randall Hauk

The home side was fresh-arrived to the Bundesliga after a two-year tour in the second league. The visiting side had narrowly avoided its first-ever relegation from the Bundesliga and posted a new record for lowest point total for a side to retain the class in the German top flight. Considering the relative proximity of the […]

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Müller and Robben help Bayern launch Bundesliga season with victory

by Randall Hauk

FC Bayern München and its roster full of World Cup stars returned to domestic action Friday night, downing VfL Wolfsburg before 71,000 at Allianz Arena, collecting goals from two of the best in Brazil this summer, Thomas Müller and Arjen Robben, en route to a 2:1 Bundesliga-opening victory. Despite the return of several world champions […]

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Tough away task made easy by RB Leipzig

by Stephen Killen

RasenBallsport Leipzig earned their first three points of the season after a resounding 3-0 victory against 1860 München at the Allianz Arena. The win sees the newly promoted side move up to third in the table thanks to three unanswered goals that leaves the Bavarians at the foot of the table without a single point. […]

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Heidenheim Successful in 2. Bundesliga Debut

by Stephen Killen

Newly-promoted 1 FC Heidenheim didn’t have quite the successful pre season that they’d hoped, losing 4-3 to Borussia Dortmund and losing 2-4 to Stuttgart but got key experience playing the top quality players.  Meanwhile, Benno’s  FSV Frankfurt, beginning their seventh season in Germany’s second division, had an extremely successful run of test matches, highlighted by a […]

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FSV Mainz 05 1 – 0 Asteras Tripolis: Hjulmand wins his coaching debut at M05

by Travis Timmons

Yes, it’s still July, but it’s not too early for competitive football. Europa League 3rd round qualification play opened up this week with scores of sides all over the UEFA region slugging it out. For Bundesliga lovers, all attention was on Mainz 05, who opened their 2014-15 competitive season today with a 1-0 win at […]

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Brazil 1 – 7 Germany: Löw’s Boys Humiliate Brazil in Historic Fashion

by Travis Timmons

Germany made history in the World Cup semi-final in Belo Horizonte by utterly destroying the host county Brazil 7-1 in what will surely be judged as the most humiliating defeat of a traditional power in World Cup history. Germany will move on to play the winner of Wednesday’s semi-final match between the Netherlands and Argentina […]

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Germany reach World Cup semifinals and restore confidence with win against France

by Bundesliga Fanatic Staff

Germany made history in Rio de Janeiro by making the semifinals of the World Cup for the fourth consecutive time following their 1-o win over France in the quarterfinals. Mats Hummels’ first half header helped Germany overcome a surprisingly restrained French side. Joachim Löw’s team now meet hosts Brazil in the semifinal on Tuesday in […]

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Löw: “I’m not satisfied with our finishing, with our efficiency”

by Bundesliga Fanatic Staff

Germany again made the quarterfinals of the World Cup, but it didn’t come easy. Their performance against Algeria came with a lot of criticism, and Germany now face a strong French side on July 4th at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro. Coach Jogi Löw gave his take on the team’s struggles, Philipp Lahm’s potential […]

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