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Defensive worries linger as Germany edge past Chile

by Oli Platt

As victories go, this was not Germany’s most convincing. Chile’s visit to Stuttgart ended in a 1-0 defeat but Jorge Sampaoli can justifiably feel that, not for the first time, his side have demonstrated their ability to progress through a group containing Spain and the Netherlands at this summer’s World Cup. For Joachim Löw, there […]

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3 Things We Learned from Germany’s Italian Job

by Cristian Nyari

Joachim Löw’s 100th match in charge of the German national team ended in a 1-1 draw in a tightly-contested, and at times feisty, match in Milan.  Mats Hummels gave Germany the lead before Ignazio Abate equalized shortly after.  The result continues Germany’s near 20 year winless run against the Italians but gave Löw plenty of […]

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Top 25 Bundesliga Players 2012/13: 15 – 11

by Bundesliga Fanatic Staff

Part III of our list features one of the bargain transfers of the season, one of Europe’s best center-backs, the leagues’ best newcomer, the best 40 million Euros ever spent by a Bundesliga club and arguably football’s best fullback. See the rest of the list here. 15. Mario Mandzukic He may not be the league’s […]

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Real Madrid 2-0 Borussia Dortmund: BvB Book their Place at Wembley

by Gerry Wittmann

An exciting finish by Real Madrid in the second leg of their Champions League semifinal second leg match with Borussia Dortmund went all for naught, as the 4-1 result in the first leg achieved by the Germans was enough to book a place in the Champions League final at Wembley Stadium.  The Madrid side had […]

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Scramble Tactics – How Borussia Dortmund came back against Malaga

by Cristian Nyari

You see this scenario all too often in football.  A team trails or needs goals in the dying minutes of a game.  Coaches throw on the additional striker or instruct their center-backs to play in the opponent’s box and wait for long balls or crosses to come in, hoping for the right bounce or opportunity […]

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Analysis – Borussia Dortmund Earn Deserved Draw Against Shakhtar Donetsk

by Cristian Nyari

Borussia Dortmund came back twice in Donetsk to salvage a draw in their first leg against Shakhtar. Robert Lewandowski canceled out Dario Srna’s brilliant free kick before substitute Douglas Costa restored Shakhtar’s lead again in the second half.  Three minutes from time though, Mats Hummels made up for his earlier error and secured what will […]

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Hinrunde Review: Klopp’s Men Come of Age in Europe But Fall Behind Bayern

by Jonathan Lines

Even at the time, before Jürgen Klopp or anyone on the payroll at Borussia Dortmund had but an inkling of the great story that was to follow, it had felt like a defining goal. Three minutes from full-time, Gündogan, not for the first time this season, had found a pocket of space in the final […]

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Bayern München 1 – 1 Borussia Dortmund – Bayern and Dortmund neutralize each other

by Cristian Nyari

 Borussia Dortmund came from behind to salvage a point in München in the most anticipated match of the season. Toni Kroos gave Bayern the lead with a brilliantly taken goal before Mario Götze scored again at the Allianz Arena to level the game. Even though Bayern let their lead slip this is a point won […]

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Highlighting Borussia Dortmund’s Amazing Unbeaten Streak

by Randall Hauk

On their path to a second consecutive championship season, Borussia Dortmund put 367 days between Bundesliga losses. After losing to Hannover 96 way back on September 18 of 2011, the BVB managed to earn at least 1 point in every league match they played, running their club-record streak to 31-games without a loss. The Bundesliga […]

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Borussia Dortmund 1 – 0 Ajax Amsterdam – Did Klopp learn from last year and adjust his tactics?

by Cristian Nyari

Despite a missed penalty from Mats Hummels, a late goal from Robert Lewandowski gave Borussia Dortmund a much needed win in their Champions League opener against Ajax Amsterdam.  After a nervous first half Dortmund steadily improved and got the three points they wanted in what was already deemed a must win game in the Group […]

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