And Lo, the Prodigal Götze Returns


Mario Götze became the original sin iIn the decade plus of immense success following Borussia Dortmund’s near bankrupcy disaster in 2004. For BVB, Götze’s transfer ushered in the current angst about seller-club status to the likes of Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, and the Manchester clubs. How did this happen? Let’s go back a few years and recreate the thrill of those heady days. […]

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Golden Götze – Why swapping Munich for Merseyside would be the best option


The British press is crackking with rumors of an impending re-union between Liverpool Coach Jürgen Klopp and Bayern Munich’s disaffected midfielder Mario Götze this summer, as the German boss looks to bolster his squad in the summer ahead of the new campaign. Klopp nurtured the development of the young Götze, helping become a star contributor to Dortmund’s success before the 23 year-old signed with […]

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“Who will love me?” – Mario Götze’s silent suffering!


Mario Götze can take a deep breath. Thank god, international matches are coming. Right now the German press tortures us with repeating headlines. Almost every week we read news about Pep Guardiola and his final Bayern days, Borussia Dortmund and all those players who will not be part of the squad next year and finally the failed “Wunderkind” Mario Götze. It […]

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Bayern Munich Roll Past Borussia Dortmund Sunday


Bayern Munich turned the much-hyped Der Klassiker match with unbeaten Borussia Dortmund Sunday into simply a Bayern Klassiker, as the Bavarians defeated visiting BvB by a 5-1 margin at the Allianz Arena, and in doing so built their lead in the Bundesliga table to seven points over the runnerup BvB and eight points over their Ruhr Valley counterparts, Schalke, going into the […]

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Match Preview: Scotland v Germany


Having come through their test against Poland on Friday, Germany now top Group D and have the chance to further cement their place at the summit with another three points up for grabs against Scotland on Monday. The result and performance against the Poles in Frankfurt was very pleasing with Mario Götze in particular reminding people of the immense quality […]

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Germany 3-1 Poland- Player Ratings


Germany gained revenge over Poland with a 3-1 win in Frankfurt to take over at the top of European Championship qualifying Group D. The hosts raced into a two-goal lead with some incisive, attacking football, only for Robert Lewandowski to cut the arrears before the interval. Joachim Löw’s side though managed to refind their feet in the second 45 minutes […]

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Big Season Ahead For Mario Götze


Here’s the picture: a scorer of a World Cup final winning goal, a €37 million record signing, consecutive Bundesliga titles, the poster boy of German football. It all sounds just perfect for Mario Götze. But things have not gone totally according to plan for the attacker, and this upcoming season of his at Bayern Munich is a very important one […]

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Germany’s 2009 U-17 European Champions- Where are They Now?


Despite the recent U-21 catastrophe, Germany has an impressive record competing internationally at the youth level and are famed for their ability to nurture young talent and bring it through to fruition with the full international side. Back in 2009 the U-17 side triumphed at the European Championship finals on home soil beating the Netherlands 2-1 in the final at […]

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Where Art Thou, Mario Götze?


Beside the final outcomes, it’s almost impossible to draw any similarities between Bayern München’s successive exit from the semi-finals stage of the UEFA Champions League. A year ago, Pep Guardiola’s Bayern was under a lot of pressure for possessing too much of the ball without penetrating the eventual champions Real Madrid, and conceding too much space at the back for Cristiano […]

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Ten-man Shakhtar knocked for seven by clinical Bayern


It had started out as a potentially tricky encounter against an unpredictable banana skin, and ended with a gentle breeze. Up against ten men following the fastest dismissal in the history of the Champions’ League, FC Bayern showed their professional poise in seeing off Ukrainian champions Shakhtar Donetsk to claim a place in the quarter-finals. Coach Pep Guardiola made three […]

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Workmanlike, with a touch of style: Bayern see off Braunschweig’s big black bus


FC Bayern continued their steady progress towards a third successive DFB-Pokal with a straightforward two-goal Pflichtsieg over second division Eintracht Braunschweig at the Allianz Arena. While the overall display against a highly defensive opponent provided plenty of missed opportunities and occasionally ventured into tedium, the two goals were right out of the top drawer. Coach Pep Guardiola made a couple […]

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