Tag Archives: Claudio Pizarro

Werder Watch: Goals, cards, awards, contracts, oh…and Bayern

by Mathew Burt

After successive defeats including an embarrassing exit from the Cup at the hands of Dritte Liga side Arminia Bielefeld, it was back to winning ways for Werder last weekend as they downed SC Freiburg at the Schwarzwald Stadion. ‘Werder Watch’ takes a look at the latest happenings on the banks of the Weser. Di Santo- […]

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Marko Marin – The journey of a forgotten talent

by Niklas Wildhagen

The 2009/10 season was truly a smashing year for Werder Bremen, and Marko Marin in particular. With a last gasp sprint to the finish line, the Green and Whites managed to get past Bayer Leverkusen in the standings, securing the Bundesliga’s final Champions League place ahead of the 2010/11 season. The tiny technician, Marin, arrived at […]

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Robben leaves it late as Bayern snatch the points against plucky Mainz

by Rick Joshua

The winter break could not have come any sooner for injury-ravaged FC Bayern, but despite having ten players out through injury or illness and four youngsters on the bench they would complete an excellent Hinrunde with a hard-fought 2-1 win against an energetic FSV Mainz 05. With the game all set to finish one apiece, […]

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Bundesliga News: Transfers, Signings and Rumors

by Gerry Wittmann

Bayern Munich:  Pizarro Stays, van Buyten Leaves  Bayern Munich announced that Claudio Pizarro, the all-time leader in Bundesliga scoring among foreign players, will be back with the double-champions for the upcoming season, while fellow Bayern veteran, central defender Daniel van Buyten, has announced that he will not continue with the club following the expiration of […]

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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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