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Five Talking Points from MatchDay Eight

by Eskender Tamrat

Another exciting Bundesliga weekend saw some surprise results and impressive away performances. On Friday, Ronny beautifully struck a direct free-kick in his first touch of the match, after coming on as a substitute, to salvage a deserved point for Hertha Berlin at Hannover. Niclos Holfer did the same for Freiburg, albeit a little while after […]

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Superheroes of FC Hollywood: Part One

by Muhammad Mustafa Tousif

Superheroes of FC Hollywood: Part One Bayern Munich, the most successful club in Germany and one of the elite forces in Europe is the hub of some of the greatest players football has ever seen. During the 1990’s the club was nicknamed as FC Hollywood due to some of the players off the pitch stories. […]

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Reactions – Austria 1 – 2 Germany

by Niklas Wildhagen

Germany hasn’t lost against Austria since 1986, but tonight’s 2-1 win was a hard-fought affair straight from the off. The reactions after the game reflected just that. Joachim Löw, coach(Germany):”It was a frantic game, especially towards the end. We had put ourselves into a comfortable position and we should have been able to run down […]

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Player Ratings – Bayern München vs. Chelsea

by Niklas Wildhagen

Bayern still have to wait for the their first international title since 2001. Read all about how the individual players did on the night in the Bundesliga fanatic’s player ratings. Bayern were certainly the dominant force on the pitch, creating 43 shots, having 56% of the possession. However, Bayern’s efforts weren’t awarded at the end […]

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DFB Pokal Final Preview: German Footballing Gods Collide

by Gerry Wittmann

Saturday’s clash between Borussia Dortmund and FC Bayern München at Berlin’s Olympiastadion is a match filled with promise as the two current gods of German football collide for a third time this season.  Although many of us enjoy an underdog such as last year’s MSV Duisburg squad making it to the final, this 70th Pokal final […]

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Bernd Leno – After Messi

by Jonathan Harding

Don’t let one match fool you, these were exceptional circumstances… As originally seen on In Bed With Maradona, a meditation on the abundance of young goalkeeping talent in German football. Lavish, extravagant and most importantly, abundant levels of praise have been heaped upon Lionel Messi and the magic of his ability. However, as is so […]

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The Joy of Being a Bundesliga Fan Part 1

by Gerry Wittmann

I try not to think of myself as a sports nut.  Really. There is so much else to life, so much else to enjoy — family, friends, music, books, gardening, bicycling, pets, studying history, fishing…. that being absorbed by overpaid athletes, devoting endless hours watching their efforts, reading and writing about them … somehow doesn’t […]

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Real Madrid vs. Bayern München – Player Ratings

by Cristian Nyari

Franck Ribery said that this match was the most important of his career.  Having missed out on the 2010 final due to suspension one cannot blame him for making such a statement.  Ribery has been Bayern’s outstanding player this season but the onus was on everyone else to step up their game to ensure they […]

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Borussia Mönchengladbach 3 – 1 Bayern München – Favre outsmarts Heynckes in Rückrunde opener

by Cristian Nyari

Gladbach kicked off the Rückrunde the way they did the start of the season, with a win against Bayern and thus maintained their impressive unbeaten record at home. The win moves Gladbach within one point of the league leaders and further justifies their place in the discussion of potential title contenders this year. Goals from […]

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FC Bayern’s Hinrunde: A complacent return to dominance.

by KitHolden

There is a myth in German football, that if ever FC Bayern fall from their proverbial horse, they promptly get back on and ride away into yet another glimmering sunset. The reality is, of course, that, although they eventually – inevitably – remount, there are usually a lot of tears before they do so. The […]

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