Tag Archives: 2012/2013

Borussia Dortmund 4 – 1 Real Madrid: Lewandowski Leads Dortmund towards the Promised Land


Borussia Dortmund forward Robert Lewandowski produced the game of a lifetime, scoring four goals for the home side as they handed Jose Mourinho’s Real Madrid a harsh 4-1 loss Wednesday evening.  A day after Bayern Munich had spanked mighty Barcelona in the other Champions League semifinal, Jurgen Klopp’s Dortmund side have proven, after previously unsuccessful forays into European competition the […]

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Bayern Munich 4-0 Barcelona: Bavarian Perfection


The Tuesday meeting of titans FC Bayern Munich and FC Barcelona created an atmosphere of anticipation worldwide, pitting two clubs that had only lost a combined three matches in domestic play this year, both loaded with talent and intention.  But Bayern Munich proved themselves, at least on this day, the much superior side, as they perfectly executed in attack and […]

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What the Hell Were They Doing? 1.FC Nürnberg Gets the Bayern Treatment


Narratives are dangerous, especially when applied to real, living things, like football clubs  wrapping up a campaign. Sure, the campaign resembles what we call a narrative with something like conflict and characters mapped out through rising action, a climax, and a denouement. However, this resemblance isn’t settled until the campaign is finished and the players are taking summer breaks. But […]

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VfB Stuttgart 2 – 1 SC Freiburg: Stuttgart Salvage their Season with Pokal Win


A crowd of 59,000 at Stuttgart’s Mercedes-Benz were rewarded by the home club Wednesday, as VfB Stuttgart defeated fellow Baden-Wurtemburg club SC Freiburg 2-1, advancing to the DFB Pokal Final on June 1 against Bayern Munich.  The Swabians have now beaten the Black Forest club in all three of their Pokal meetings, and return to the Cup final for the […]

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Bayern Munich are Bundesliga Champions !!!


Bayern Munich were crowned Bundesliga champions for the first time since 2009/10 after a hard-fought 1-0 victory over 5th placed Eintracht Frankfurt in the Commerzbank Arena. The Bavarians romp to the title has been well documented from their opening day away success at relegation-bound Furth to last week’s 9-2 demolition of Hamburg (HSV). The Reds won their first eight games […]

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Showdowns in Kaiserslautern and Berlin: MatchDay 28 in 2. Bundesliga


MatchDay 28 may prove to be the most interesting weekend of the 2. Bundesliga season.   Friday’s matches feature the showdown of the two clubs, the Red Devils of Kaiserslautern and the Billy Goats of Köln, battling for third in the league standings, the promotion berth which is the most likely chance for one of the two to gain promotion back to the […]

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Bayern make Mincemeat out of Hamburger SV

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In Spain’s La Liga we know all about the famous “El Clásico” between Real Madrid and Barcelona. The Bundesliga’s traditional equivalent is “Der Klassiker” between Bundesliga stalwarts Bayern Munich and Hamburger SV (HSV). In the late 70s and 80s, when Hamburg lured the likes of England’s Kevin Keegan to Northern Germany, these clashes were often significant duels that ultimately decided […]

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Notable Upcoming Dates for Bundesliga Clubs


The recently concluded international break saw Germany twice subdue Kazakhstan in the UEFA Group C World Cup Qualificiation race, while national teams across the globe vied for position to earn a spot at Brazil 2014.  With international football at rest for a few months, concentration will focus back on club football.  In the Bundesliga’s 50th season, only eight MatchDays remain. […]

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Bayern München 0 – 2 Arsenal: Bavarians Lose the Battle, but Win the War


In a season that has largely consisted of dominant performances, host Bayern Munich were sunk in battle at their Allianz Arena home by  underdogs Arsenal Wednesday, with the London side upsetting the German giants 2-0.  Fortunately for Bayern supporters, their club won the war, still advancing to the Champions League quarterfinals due to their away goal margin in the 3-3 […]

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Hamburg Rising to European Berth, Stuttgart Fading, following Sunday Matchup

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With the last spiel for MatchDay 25 HSV created a weeks worth of talking points with a 1-0 away win over Stuttgart. A cagey affair after Stuttgart’s 2-0 loss over Lazio, the heroics of Rene Adler in the keeper slot and a timely goal from Artjoms Rudnevs was all Hamburg needed to get the three points on Sunday and vault themselves […]

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