Tag Archives: Lukas Podolski

Inter’s German connection – Poldi’s predecessors

by Adrian Sertl

The name Internazionale is not an ironic one. Founded nearly 110 years ago, the club’s very existence is based on an idea of “footballers without borders”. This quote, which can be read as a quasi-mission statement, is attributed to an unnamed founder of the club: Questa note splendita darà I colori al nostro stemma: Il […]

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Social Media Agrees: Germany Deserves Win

by Elizabeth Eckhart

It seems to be the general consensus that yesterday’s match – while enthralling until the end – surprised no one. Though it is often difficult to pinpoint which team “deserves” a World Cup win more than another, there was no doubt across social media from both fans and competitors that the German win was a […]

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A celebration captured: Germany’s post-match celebrations

by Randall Hauk

Is there any disputing that one of the great developments in how we follow sports via the internet is our favorite athletes sharing information directly with their fans via their various social-media outlets? For me, the answer is a clear and crisp “NEIN!” But, just in case you don’t care to spend too much time […]

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Germany’s performance against Ghana leaves Jogi Löw with plenty of work to do

by Leon Weber

The clock had already ticked past the 90-minute mark in Germany’s 2-2 draw with Ghana, when Jogi Löw could no longer contain his frustration: visibly angry that his team gifted Ghana the chance to score the winning goal on the break just before the end of the match, the DFB coach kicked the Brazuca, which […]

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Five players who could replace Marco Reus

by Niklas Wildhagen

Marco Reus has been ruled out of the World Cup after catching an injury in the last friendly ahead of the World Cup. Now that Jogi Löw has to replace one of his key players, he has many options at hand who could fill in for Reus. But who should he pick and what considerations […]

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Bayern KO Arsenal’s Champions League Hopes

by Daniel Jefferson

Arsenal’s brave attempts to progress in the Champions League were in vain as a spirited performance was just not quite enough to beat reigning European Champions, Bayern Munich. Bayern asserted their dominance early as the first chance fell to the hosts. It was from midfield maestro, Bastian Schweinsteiger but his tame effort was easily saved […]

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Champions League Preview – Arsenal vs Bayern Munich

by Alex Chaffer

Bayern Munich v Arsenal (19th Feb-11th Mar) It’s been the same old story for Bayern this season, extending their unbeaten league run to 46 games and losing just once in the group stages. Bayern will be hoping to go past Arsenal just like they did last year, but it certainly won’t get any easier for […]

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Interview – Lukas Podolski on Germany’s US Trip and the team’s newcomers

by Cristian Nyari

Playing against Ecuador in Boca Raton’s FAU Stadium on Wednesday and scoring twice in that match, Lukas Podolski has brought his tally of caps up to 109, with a total of 46 goals to his name. Talking to DFB.de-writer Steffen Lüdeke, the Arsenal FC forward takes stock of the national team’s U.S. trip so far and offers […]

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Germany kicks off US Tour with 4-2 win over Ecuador

by Cristian Nyari

Germany’s “C-team” passed the first test of their US tour after a 4-2 win against Ecuador in Florida.  Two goals from Lukas Podolski and Lars Bender in an impressive first half left Ecuador with too much to do despite outplaying Germany in the second. Jochim Löw missed a majority of his first choice players due […]

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A Rejuvenation in North London? Rating Lukas Podolski’s First Season Abroad with the Gunners

by Chase Ruttig

2011/12 was a trying campaign for Lukas Podolski: his much-loved FC Köln side were relegated to the 2. Bundesliga amidst some awful scenes in the club’s finale. Despite scoring 18 goals for the club, Podolski – once again – was forced to make a move from his first club, this time abroad to the EPL […]

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