Tag Archives: 2012/13

The Bundesliga’s Breakthrough Year in Europe

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With all seven German clubs progressing from their respective groups in the Champions League and Europa League, we may well be looking at a breakthrough year for the Bundesliga and German football. This marks the first time ever that the Bundesliga will have seven clubs participating in the knockout stages of Europe’s biggest club competitions in the same season.  The […]

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Bundesliga Fanatic Podcast Episode 87: Pukki Worship and DFB Pokal Preview

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Aleix Gwilliam and Niklas Wildhagen are back to discuss match day 29 and to preview the upcoming fixtures in the DFB Pokal. Segment 1: Were Leverkusen right to continue playing after Marica had gone to the ground? What to make of Hamburg’s surprise 2-1 away win against Mainz? Ever heard of pleasant side effects? Well, Hoffenheim coach Markus Gisdol, we’ll tell you […]

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Video – A History of the Bundesliga’s Youngest Ever Goalscorers

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Maximilian Arnold writes a tiny bit of Bundesliga history. A perfect pass from the left-wing found Maximilian Arnold and the Wolfsburg youngster didn’t hesitate at all. He simply put the ball up into the air with his first touch, and afterwards he smashed the ball into the net past Koen Casteels with his second touch. Certainly one of the most […]

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Team of the Week – Match Day 29

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Matchday 29 was one filled with goals, 33 in total, some crucial wins and more records set by Bayern Munich.  The recently crowned champions emphatically beat regional rivals Nurnberg while Borussia Dortmund too made a statement of intent with one of their biggest wins under Klopp against Greuther Furth.  Elsewhere Schalke came from two goals down to snatch a point […]

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Past Demons Spur on Bayern Munich in the Champions League

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Tomorrow my travels take me to Dortmund where Borussia Dortmund should secure safe passage as the first German club into the last four of the Champions League. You might already have heard elsewhere in dispatches that the record German champions Bayern Munich wrapped up a 22nd championship title at the weekend to absolutely nobody’s surprise. A narrow 1-0 win in […]

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Team of the Week – Match Day 28

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Bayern Munich wrapped up their 22nd Bundesliga title with their win over Eintracht Frankfurt, the quickest in league history and arguably the most dominant but matchday 28 was eventful all throughout Germany.  Borussia Dortmund look to have consolidated second place with their win against Augsburg while Leverkusen dropped points against Wolfsburg.  At the bottom of the table, Hoffenheim got their […]

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Bundesliga Fanatic Podcast Episode 86: Waxing lyrically about Bayern and Bundesliga poetry

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Cris Nyari is finally back from his prolonged hiatus in an Iranian cave, joining Aleix Gwilliam and Niklas Wildhagen to talk about Match Day 28, Bayern’s championship winning side and the upcoming Champions League ties. Segment 1: How have Bayern managed to wrap up the Bundesliga championship so quickly? What makes them a special team? How bad can poetry get? Are […]

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Improved second half display gives Schalke win over Werder Bremen

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Jens Keller lined his side up in a 4-2-3-1 with Ciprian Marica leading the line. Julian Draxler, Michel Bastos and Jefferson Farfán played behind Ciprian Marica, while Marco Höger and Roman Neustädter played in the midfield. Thomas Schaaf opted for a 4-3-3, which saw Nils Petersen, Elijero Elia and Marko Arnautovic upfront. Kevin De Bruyne, Aaron Hunt and Tom Trybull […]

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Malaga CF – What Can Borussia Dortmund Expect from their Spanish Opponents

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Everything has been new to Málaga this season in the Champions League, and the trend continues here as they face Borussia Dortmund; it’s the sides’ first ever meeting and the first time Málaga have even faced German opponents in Europe. So far so good in terms of handling these new experiences too, for a club that no one gave a […]

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