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Bundesliga News: Pizarro Remains at Bayern, and other news

by Gerry Wittmann

Pizarro Re-Signs with Bayern Munich Veteran striker Claudio Pizarro has signed a one year contract with Bayern Munich.  The 34 year-old holds the record for both Bundesliga appearances (353) and goals scored (166) by a foreign player. Playing a backup role last season for the Bavarians, Pizarro scored six goals in 20 league matches, adding […]

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Bayern Munich Reach Champions League Semifinals and the Rise of German Football

by Cristian Nyari

Bayern Munich have reached the Champions League semifinals for the third time in four season after an emphatic 4-0 aggregate win against Italian champions Juventus.  Mario Mandzukic put Bayern ahead before Claudio Pizarro put the tie completely beyond Juventus.  It’s the 15th time Bayern have reached this stage of the competition and after their performance against […]

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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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Another Strong European Week for Bundesliga Clubs

by Gerry Wittmann

While this week’s performances of Bundesliga clubs didn’t quite match the mighty showing by Bundesliga clubs in European competitions two weeks ago, it wasn’t a bad encore at all.  While Tuesday saw Borussia Dortmund share points with Real Madrid on a late comeback from the Madristas and Schalke have to man up to draw level […]

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News: Pizarro Signs with Bayern, Zidan Leaving Mainz

by Gerry Wittmann

Veteran Bundesliga striker Claudio Pizarro has signed for a second stint with Bayern München, while Mohamed Zidan, whose loan to Mainz lifted the club during last season’s Ruckrunde, has failed to reach a deal with the Bresigau-Brazilians. Pizarro, 33, was a member of three Bundesliga title-winning teams with the Bavarians in addition to capturing three […]

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NEWS: Is Pizarro rejoining Bayern? Hertha lose playoff appeal and Barnetta leaves Leverkusen

by Niklas Wildhagen

The Peruvian striker returns to Bayern according to TZ. Werder Bremen’s Claudio Pizarro won’t extend his expiring contract and leave the green and whites,  and will join Bayern München next season according to Munich paper TZ. The speculations around Bremen’s top scorers future have in the recent past pointed towards a departure. Pizarro has been […]

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Top 25 Bundesliga Players 2011/12 (15-11)

by Niklas Wildhagen

Next up on our countdown of the season’s best performers is a group of some of the most familiar and recognizable faces in the Bundesliga over the years.  It includes a football icon in his own right, a record breaking striker, a player with one of the great comeback stories this season, a local hero and one […]

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Werder Bremen: A future without Pizarro?

by Niklas Wildhagen

What are Werder going to do without their most prolific striker? Munich paper Münchener Merkur wrote already on Thursday that Claudio Pizarro will be presented as a new Bayern signing on Monday. Pizarro himself didn’t care to comment, while Klaus Allofs tried his best to assure that the Pizarro transfer to the Bavarian capital isn’t […]

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20 Best Players of the 2011/12 Hinrunde – Part II (10 – 1)

by Cristian Nyari

To top off the Hinrunde, we at the Bundesliga Fanatic carefully surveyed all club and player performances this season and noted those who have particularly stood out.  In our first part, we saw some of the league’s best goalkeepers featured along with two brothers who seem to be getting better and better each year.  In […]

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The diamond is Schaaf’s best friend

by Niklas Wildhagen

Werder Bremen is once again a force to be reckoned with at the top of the Bundesliga it seems. After last season’s horror show, Werder Bremen’s fans were hoping for some better times this season. Thomas Schaaf’s men have so far delivered the goods, with a fifth place standing after 17 matches. The start of […]

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