Tag Archives: Mario Gomez

Looking Deeper at the Striker Drought for die Nationalmannschaft

by Silas Swarbrick

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 […]

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Best XI Players to Bid A Summer Farewell to the Bundesliga

by Eskender Tamrat

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 […]

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

by Cristian Nyari

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 […]

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

by Chase Ruttig

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 […]

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The Mario Gomez Dilemma

by Jonathan Harding

Uli Hoeness’ regret list is certainly growing. His well-documented tax “mishap” has stolen the headlines of late but one further back in the memory bank is his criticism of Mario Gomez after last year’s heart-wrenching, Champions League defeat in their home stadium. Gomez was hailed as “a good striker, but not a very good one,” […]

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Bayern Munich 4-0 Barcelona: Bavarian Perfection

by Gerry Wittmann

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 […]

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

by Gerry Wittmann

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 […]

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

by Cristian Nyari

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 […]

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A Life in Hiding – The everyday life of a gay footballer

by Niklas Wildhagen

The fight for the rights of lesbians and gays has taken big strides over the last few decades. But, one barrier hasn’t been crossed, yet: Not a single gay Bundesliga player has come out of the closet. The subject of gay footballers playing in the Bundesliga has been widely discussed in the recent past. Former […]

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

by Gerry Wittmann

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 […]

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