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“Fussballgott” Schweinsteiger returns as Bayern hammer Hoffenheim

by Rick Joshua

After a frustrating week that had started with the injury to skipper Philipp Lahm, things would end on a bright note for FC Bayern against high-flying TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, with Bastian Schweinsteiger coming off the bench to warm the soul of every fan of Die Roten everywhere. It would be yet another comfortable victory, and […]

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Germany v Gibraltar: Match Analysis and Player Ratings

by Rick Joshua

This article was originally published on schwarzundweiss.co.uk. When your team wins 4-0, there is usually no reason to complain. Yet the reaction in Germany after their fourth game in the qualifying campaign for Euro 2016 would see plenty of consternation and more hand-wringing. The Nationalmannschaft would register their first victory in three matches and take […]

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It’s the Müller (and Neuer) show as Bayern put four past hapless Frankfurt

by Rick Joshua

Having secured their place in the knockout stages of the Champions’ League with a ruthlessly efficient 2-0 win over AS Roma in midweek, FC Bayern would return to domestic action with a journey up to Frankfurt to take on mid-table Eintracht. There would be little team-tweaking from coach Pep Guardiola with Thomas Müller returning for […]

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Leverkusen Unable to Score in Dominant Display Against Mainz

by Linus Vedmar

Bayer Leverkusen showed no signs of fatigue when they took on FSV Mainz 05 at the BayArena Saturday. The encounter was the first one at the venue during November, and followed Leverkusen’s 2-1 victory against Zenit St. Petersburg in the Champions League. The home side created most of the opportunities throughout the match, but Heung-Min […]

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Hertha Berlin 0-2 Hannover 96: Kiyotake & Co. lift Hannover to 4th

by Ryan O'Grady

Supporters of both Hannover and Hertha Berlin were hoping that Friday’s game would see their club get back on track after some recent patchy form. Both sides lost last week in the DFB Pokal to lower league opposition and at the weekend Hertha lost 3-1 away to Paderborn while Hannover beat Eintracht Frankfurt 1-0. Despite their topsy-turvy form, […]

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Werder Bremen 2-0 VfB Stuttgart: Bremen moves off of the bottom with win

by Ryan O'Grady

A goal apiece from defender Sebastian Prödl and midfielder Fin Bartels saw Bremen collect only their second win this season and their first of the season Saturday at the Weser Stadion as they continue their mini revival under new coach Viktor Skripnik. They weren’t met with much resistance as they faced a very poor Stuttgart […]

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Classy Bayern book their place in knockout stage after easy win against Roma

by Rick Joshua

The meeting with AS Roma at the Allianz Arena was never going to be as spectacular as the record-breaking 7-1 triumph two weeks earlier at the Stadio Olimpico, but FC Bayern would book their place in the knockout stages two weeks early with a calm and measured performance that would only emphasise the gulf in […]

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Brilliant Bayern recover to deliver knock-out blow to brave Dortmund

by Rick Joshua

Week ten of the Bundesliga season would see FC Bayern entertain Borussia Dortmund in the latest instalment of Der Klassiker – but one that would have a slightly different pre-match flavour from what we had become used to in recent seasons. Usually a top of the table clash, this season’s encounter at the Allianz Arena […]

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Gladbach 3-1 Hoffenheim: Foals Win in Clash of Unbeatens

by Conor Garratt

Borussia Mönchengladbach extended their run of unbeaten games to 17 (seventeen) with a magnificent win and counter-attacking performance against TSG Hoffenheimm who also came into Sunday’s match without a defeat. Birthday boy Lucien Favre’s three changes from his victorious team from midweek – Raffael, Andre Hahn and Patrick Herrmann – all made vital contributions to […]

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Bayern book third round date with Braunschweig as they brush aside sorry HSV

by Rick Joshua

Having been held to a goalless draw by Hamburger SV at the Imtech Arena a month earlier in the Bundesliga, FC Bayern would not allow history to repeat itself in the second round of the DFB-Pokal – with a comfortable victory over Josef Zinnbauer’s struggling side securing a third round meeting with second division Eintracht […]

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