Tag Archives: 2012/2013

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

by Gerry Wittmann

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 […]

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Bayern Munich 4-0 Barcelona: Bavarian Perfection

by Gerry Wittmann

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 […]

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Fürth-est from the Top: Relegation looms for Die Kleeblätter

by Adrian Sertl

Greuther Fürth’s inaugural season in Germany’s top flight has definitely been one to remember, albeit for all the wrong reasons. The Franconian side sits firmly rooted at the bottom of the Bundesliga table, a spot they’ve had all to themselves since the 15th match day and will likely continue to occupy for the remainder of […]

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

by Travis Timmons

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 […]

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2. Bundesliga Preview – Matchday 30 – The Finale Awaits

by Randall Hauk

We’re down to the lasts five match days of the season and none of the big questions we had coming into the season have been answered definitively, though we have a fairly good idea how many of them are going to bear out. Hertha Berlin had an opportunity to clinch their direct promotion with a […]

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

by Gerry Wittmann

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 […]

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Bayern Munich are Bundesliga Champions !!!

by Mark Lovell

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 […]

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

by Randall Hauk

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 […]

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Bayern make Mincemeat out of Hamburger SV

by Mark Lovell

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 […]

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Notable Upcoming Dates for Bundesliga Clubs

by Gerry Wittmann

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 […]

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