Category Archives: Profile

German Talent Watch – Felix Passlack of Borussia Dortmund


Dubbed “the new Mario Götze”, 17 year-old right midfielder Felix Passlack has been with Bundesliga giants, Borussia Dortmund, since 2012. Born in Bottrop, he started his career at SV Fortuna Bottrop, in 2002, spending eight years there; he later moved to Rot-WeiB Oberhausen in 2010 and spent two years in the North Rhine-Westphalia region before leaving for Dortmund on a […]

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Borussia Mönchengladbach’s Latest Gem: Mahmoud Dahoud


Given the current political situation in Germany it was a perhaps a touch ironic that one of the stars of week 9 in the Bundesliga was a 19-year-old Syrian born German U-19 international. Last weekend André Schubert’s dream start as the head coach of Borussia Mönchengladbach continued with a 1-5 thrashing of Eintracht Frankfurt to move die Fohlen up to 10th […]

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The coincidences which brought Robert Lewandowski to the Bundesliga


Robert Lewandowski’s five goals were the talk of Europe on Wednesday morning. As it turns the Pole managed to establish a new European record, as the quickest five pack had been scored by the Hungarian Spaniard Laszlo Kubala, who scored five goals within 19 minutes in a league match in Spain back in 1959. Furthermore, the 27-year-old scored more goals within […]

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A Look at CSKA Moscow, Wolfsburg’s Tuesday Champions League Opponent


Introduction CSKA Moscow squeezed into the second Champions League qualification place in the Russian Premier League with only two minutes of the season to spare. This, and the hair-raising entrance to the competition with a 4-3 aggregate playoff victory against Sporting, was no less dramatic. The 2005 UEFA Cup winners still have six players in their current squad from 2009-10 when they […]

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Bayern’s Impressive Douglas Costa


Bayern Munich exceeded last season’s results en route to the first international break of the season with three consecutive league triumphs, as the aura surrounding the Bavarian camp hints at a team destined to meet extraordinary expectations set at the Allianz Arena. Two home victories against Hamburg and Bayer Leverkusen have been fairly straightforward, and Pep Guardiola’s men still created […]

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