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Germany end World Cup qualifying campaign with 8-goal thriller

by Cristian Nyari

Joachim Löw’s Germany finished one of their best ever qualifying campaigns with a highly entertaining 5-3 win against Sweden in Stockholm.  Germany finish as group winners, unbeaten in their ten games and with the best offense in UEFA qualifying.  Andre Schürrle was the standout player on the day, scoring a 19-minute hatrick.  Also on the […]

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Remember the Bruchweg Boys? – Mainz are facing Bayern. Again

by Niklas Wildhagen

Thomas Tuchel tries once again to upset the Bavarians. One can’t help, but think about that marvellous match from three years ago between Bayern and Mainz whenever this particular fixture appears on the schedule. Most Mainz fans probably remember their team’s 2-1 away win against Bayern München in 2010 like it was yesterday: Sami Allagui’s […]

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Germany are heading to Brazil after 3-0 win against Ireland

by Cristian Nyari

Germany officially sealed their place at the World Cup finals in Brazil next year following a dominant 3-0 win against the Republic of Ireland.  Goals from Sami Khedira, Andre Schürrle and Mesut Özil sealed the three points necessary to top the group and continue their unbeaten qualifying campaign.  With the goal of qualification reached, coach […]

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Nicolai Müller: Don’t Call Him Schürrle

by Terry Duffelen

Nicolai Müller may not be the next Andre Schürrle, but as he enters his third season at Mainz, the newly capped German international looks like he could be a key man at the Coface Arena. There were more than a few critics of German national team coach Joachim Löw’s squad for the summer tour in […]

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Performance Analysis – What can Chelsea expect from Andre Schürrle

by Cristian Nyari

After what seems like eons of back and forth negotiations, Andre Schürrle finally made his move to Chelsea official this week.  The Bayer Leverkusen attacker joins the London club on a five-year contract in a deal reportedly worth 23 million Euros. Chelsea were linked with Schürrle as far back as the summer of 2012.  And […]

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Bayer Leverkusen 2 – 0 Schalke – Werkself remain Undefeated at Home

by Gerry Wittmann

With Bayern Munich dropping points earlier in the day in the Bavarian derby to Nurnberg in a 1-1 draw, Huub Steven’s Schalke club had a great opportunity to move up on the runaway Bundesliga leaders in Leverkusen Saturday.  Instead, it was the home side who took all three points, remaining unbeaten at home this season […]

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Bundesliga MatchDay 10: Opportunities Seized, Opportunities Lost

by Gerry Wittmann

MatchDay 10 Bundesliga action provided some enticing opportunities after Friday’s match and Saturday’s early games witnessed disappointing results for some of the league’s top teams.  Third-place Eintracht Frankfurt, the Hinrunde’s surprise package, could only manage a 1-1 draw with relegation zone dwellers SpVgg Greuther Furth, while in the early Saturday games second place Schalke lost […]

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Germany 1 – 3 Argentina – Early red card turns match in Argentina’s favor

by Cristian Nyari

49 days after their disappointing semi final exit to Italy at the EUROs, Germany kicked off their new season with a loss against Lionel Messi’s Argentina. An early red card to goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler turned the game in Argentina’s favor after a good opening from the hosts. A saved penalty from his replacement, Marc-Andre ter […]

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Löw’s depth key to Germany’s title ambitions

by Daniel Quinn

The depth in Jogi Löw’s depth squad is truly outstanding, which in any major tournament is imperative and could be the key to winning Germany’s first international trophy in nearly two decades. Croatia, Spain, England, Greece and France have all had injury problems in the lead up to Euro 2012, or in their opening game. […]

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Germany 2 – 0 Israel – Germany pass final test before EUROs

by Cristian Nyari

Germany capped off their EURO preparation with a much improved performance over last Saturday’s disappointing loss to Switzerland. Goals from Gomez and substitute Schürrle rounded off a routine win although against a visibly weaker opponent. It will give Germany a much needed confidence boost before their opener against Portugal on June 9th. Formations and Lineups […]

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