Tag Archives: Mario Gomez

The Bundesliga ‘Where are they Now’ Post V-4


With the British press all afire concerning the possibility of former Mainz and Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp replacing the just-fired Brendan Rodgers at Liverpool, it’s time once again to look abroad to see how a sampling of former Bundesliga players are faring. Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City, EPL) Sergio Aguero had the game of a lifetime for Manchester City Saturday, scoring […]

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Looking Deeper at the Striker Drought for die Nationalmannschaft


As early as 2010, German national team coach Jogi Löw already stated that “attack and left-side of defense were the two positions where we have problems in Germany.” The problem with the German attack is once again in the spotlight, thanks to recent injuries to both Miroslav Klose and Mario Gomez, leaving Löw with limited options. Playing a “false 9” up top […]

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Best XI Players to Bid A Summer Farewell to the Bundesliga


The summer transfer window officially closed on Monday with a host of talented players joining the Bundesliga, including foreign talents such as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Thiago Alcântra and Kevin-Prince Boateng. But, there was some loss as well for the German sides as big name players either made a move outside the league or retired from football. Here is my […]

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Goals, Goals, Goals…A Retrospective on Mario Gomez’s Time at Bayern Munich


It was a bittersweet end to Mario Gomez’s time at Bayern Munich.  After weeks of speculations and rumors, the 27-year-old finally found a new place to call home.  The striker will finalize his move to Serie A side Fiorentina this week, sending a combined 20m Euros (16m transfer fee and four in add-ons) over to Munich.  It was Gomez’s wish […]

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Pokal Reflections: Mario Gomez and Martin Harnik Steal the Show as Bayern Gets Their Treble Glory in Historic Final

Pokal Cup

On Saturday night in Berlin, FC Bayern entrenched their club in history one last time in what has been a historic 2012/13, completing the treble in a 3-2 classic over Stuttgart. The win gave Bayern the first treble in German football history and makes the club the seventh team to take the honors of winning their league title, league cup […]

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Bayern Munich 4-0 Barcelona: Bavarian Perfection


The Tuesday meeting of titans FC Bayern Munich and FC Barcelona created an atmosphere of anticipation worldwide, pitting two clubs that had only lost a combined three matches in domestic play this year, both loaded with talent and intention.  But Bayern Munich proved themselves, at least on this day, the much superior side, as they perfectly executed in attack and […]

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Bayern Munich 6 – 1 VfL Wolfsburg: Bayern Book their Spot in DFB Pokal Final


A Bayern Munich advance to the DFB Pokal final against a very mediocre Wolfsburg squad promised to be as inevitable as tomorrow’s sunrise.  Bayern Munich’s quest for the treble and a 16th DFB Pokal title successfully continued Tuesday evening, ending in a convincing 6-1  Pokal semifinal win at the Allianz Arena.  The Bavarians will play for the DFB Cup against […]

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Is the False 9 and the Strikerless Formation the Future of the German National Team?


World Cup qualifying resumes for Germany this week with back to back fixtures against Kazakhstan.  Alongside resuming their journey to Brazil, the next couple of games may also signal a significant tactical shift in the team’s development.  For the first time in over a 100 years, Germany could line up without a recognized striker in a competitive game. For well […]

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News: Gomez and Helmes Injured, Hoffenheim Signs Real Madrid Striker

Mrio Gomez

The injury bug has arrived as Bundesliga teams prepare for the upcoming season, with strikers Mario Gomez and Patrick Helmes sidelined.  In transfer news, Hoffenheim signed young Real Madrid striker Joselu to a four- year contract.  Eintracht Frankfurt have made moves and may be adding another defender, while VfL Bochum have picked up a Leverkusen midfielder on loan. Gomez Out […]

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