The Bundesliga ‘Where are they Now’ Post V-1


The Fanatic will do a periodic checkup on former Bundesliga players now earning a living playing outside of Germany.  It’s kinda nice to recall the names of players that once provided fans with some thrills while in Germany. Mario Mandžukić (Juventus, Serie A) The Croatian striker spent four years in the Bundesliga, two with VfL Woflsburg, and the next two with Bayern Munich. […]

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Hinrunde Review: Borussia Mönchengladbach and Favre’s Redux


You cannot have any Gladbach-related conversation without mentioning Marco Reus, Dante, or Roman Neustädter. The beginning of last season was a euphoric experience for Gladbach. The team that survived certain doom the year before continued its great form under Favre and finished in a Champions League spot. It was special. When Marco Reus returned from the winter break last season, […]

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Schalke 1 – 1 Borussia Mönchengladbach – Ineffective Schalke gift the Foals a point


Borussia Mönchengladbach haven’t won an away match in Gelsenkirchen since Udo Lattek coached Schalke in 1992. Today’s wasteful performance by the Royal Blues almost changed that. Schalke were going into this match only having won one of their last five matches in the Bundesliga. Out of the last ten matches between the two sides 9 of them ended in a home […]

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The Bundesliga Week of Brilliance


Rarely does a domestic league exhibit such startling brilliance as this past week involving Bundesliga clubs.  While Fanatic readers are most likely well aware of the annual Bundesliga lead among the top five European leagues in attendance and goal-scoring, for the uninitiated and those still holding onto musty thoughts that Serie A, La Liga and the EPL are Europe’s only […]

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Bundesliga Players on International Duty this Weekend


Once again Bundesliga players represented their home nations across the globe during the first round of games of the international break.  Stuttgart’s  Vedad Ibišević scored a hat trick, while Jefferson Farfan of Schalke had a brace and Bayern München’s Manuel Neuer as well as Wolfsburg keeper Diego Benaglio registered clean sheets over the weekend in international play. UEFA World Cup Qualifying Germany […]

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Dynamo Kyiv 1 – 2 Borussia Mönchengladbach – Favre faces Ukrainian Cul De Sac


Borussia Mönchengladbach nearly pulled off the impossible and nearly came from behind in Kyiv to advance to the group stage of the Champions League. Alas, their 2-1 win in the Ukraine was not enough after losing 3-1 in the first leg and will have to find consolation in the Europa League.  Despite an admirable comeback the tie showed that Gladbach […]

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Season Preview – Borussia Mönchengladbach – Can Favre deliver more success after spending spree?


In the space of fifteen short months, Borussia Mönchengladbach went from being almost guaranteed relegation from the Bundesliga to the Champions League qualifying rounds. In that time, coach Lucien Favre created possibly the best defence in the league out of the worst one, nurtured one of German football’s brightest prospects, Marco Reus, and built an excellent team. Despite the loss […]

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Borussia Mönchengladbach vs. 1. FC Köln 3–0: The Foals spoil Schaefer’s return.


Two minutes of magic in the second half and a brilliant Arango free kick secure the win in the Rhine derby for Gladbach. Frank Schaefer is the man who is supposed to rescure Köln from relegation in the last four matches of the season. Today’s task away against Borussia Mönchengladbach was a difficult opponent on paper for the team from […]

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