Tag Archives: Manuel Neuer

“Fussballgott” Schweinsteiger returns as Bayern hammer Hoffenheim

by Rick Joshua

After a frustrating week that had started with the injury to skipper Philipp Lahm, things would end on a bright note for FC Bayern against high-flying TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, with Bastian Schweinsteiger coming off the bench to warm the soul of every fan of Die Roten everywhere. It would be yet another comfortable victory, and […]

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It’s the Müller (and Neuer) show as Bayern put four past hapless Frankfurt

by Rick Joshua

Having secured their place in the knockout stages of the Champions’ League with a ruthlessly efficient 2-0 win over AS Roma in midweek, FC Bayern would return to domestic action with a journey up to Frankfurt to take on mid-table Eintracht. There would be little team-tweaking from coach Pep Guardiola with Thomas Müller returning for […]

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Classy Bayern book their place in knockout stage after easy win against Roma

by Rick Joshua

The meeting with AS Roma at the Allianz Arena was never going to be as spectacular as the record-breaking 7-1 triumph two weeks earlier at the Stadio Olimpico, but FC Bayern would book their place in the knockout stages two weeks early with a calm and measured performance that would only emphasise the gulf in […]

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Bayern blanked by discliplined Gladbach

by Rick Joshua

The top of the table clash between FC Bayern and Borussia Mönchengladbach would prove to be just that – with both sides slugging it out but unable to provide a knockout blow in ninety minutes of pulsating football. This was a game that proved that a 0-0 stalemate can be exciting, and in a well-balanced […]

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Bayern in seventh heaven as Roma are torn apart in their own arena

by Rick Joshua

FC Bayern would head to Rome for what would be billed as arguably the toughest match of the season so far, against an AS Roma side that had won its last five matches at the Stadio Olimpico. The visiting fans would be ecstatic when Arjen Robben netted the opener inside the first ten minutes, but […]

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Koeln vs. Bayern Recap Header

Bayern brush Billygoats aside with solid display at the RheinEnergie

by Rick Joshua

Week six of the Bundesliga campaign would see Bayern travel north-west to take on 1. FC Köln, last year’s champions of the second division. The team known as Die Geißböcke or “Billygoats” had been among Bayern’s rivals in the early 1980s, and while the intensity may have waned over the years with the decline of […]

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Team photo of Germany's 2014 World Cup squad

Germany’s World Cup Report Card

by Bundesliga Fanatic Staff

The dream was finally realized. Germany are World champions again after waiting 24 years. Let’s take a look back at how each player performed in this truly historic tournament. Goalkeepers Manuel Neuer – 1 The Germany number one played a flawless tournament. Neuer won the golden glove at the end of the tournament, declaring him […]

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An Englishman who fell in love with Die Mannschaft

by David Morris

On the eve of one of German football’s biggest nights in recent memory, I, an Englishman, must make a shocking admission. I love German football, and more shockingly, the German national team. While most other neutrals, including a large majority of the English football followers will be craving a romantic win for the Brazilian hosts, […]

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All is (man)Well! Neuer returns to full training; will start Monday against Portugal

by Randall Hauk

By the time you’ve rolled your eyes over the poor pun I played on Manuel Neuer’s name, Germany’s number one will have already rejoined his teammates as a full-participant in Wednesday’s training at Campo Bahia, the first time he’ll have done so since arriving to national-team service with a shoulder injury picked up in the […]

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We Teach Them, We Train Them, You Take Them – On Germany’s Dual Nationals

by Rick Joshua

The United States’ Fabian Johnson. Cameroon’s Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting. Bosnia-Herzegovina’s Sead Kolašinac. Can you make the connection? Yes, they all play in the Bundesliga: Johnson for TSG 1899 Hoffenheim (soon to be Borussia Mönchengladbach), Choupo-Moting for FSV Mainz 05 and Kolašinac for Schalke 04. Anything else? Yes, they were all born in different parts of Germany: […]

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