Like a Diamond, Borussia Dortmund Need Pressure

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There is a saying that may explain Borussia Dortmund these days: diamonds only can be created under pressure. Thomas Tuchel’s squad needs pressure to be good. That was and has been the motto for the first half of the 2015/16 season. Fans should be glad that the annoying group-stage of the Europa League is finally over. It seemed that Dortmund could not perform consistently […]

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What does England’s plundering of the Bundesliga mean for the future?

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Liverpool’s €41 million signing of Roberto Firmino has certainly grabbed the headlines this week as the Brazilian’s move set a new record for a transfer fee paid to a German club. The accountants at Hoffenheim will be pleased, but does the financial clout of the English Premier League pose serious consequences for the Bundesliga? The sale of Firmino to Liverpool […]

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Ten Bundesliga Doppelgängers

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They say there is a person out there somewhere that is your exact likeness- your doppelgänger. The Bundesliga too is rife with players, trainers and presidents who bear an uncanny resemblance to another famous person. Take a look at these pairs separated at birth for a bit of light-hearted merriment. First up we have Hannover 96 president Martin Kind. Aside […]

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Lewandowski claims the points as hard-working Bayern scalp Dortmund at Signal Iduna Park

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The Red Dragons gathered in force at the Bavarian Beerhouse for the much awaited “Klassiker” against Borussia Dortmund, and after a gritty encounter at the Signal Iduna Park that lacked the usual quality and gloss but contained plenty of drama and tension, a depleted and rejigged Bayern side did enough to score the crucial goal and hold firm to claim […]

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The “It’s Cool to Think Der Klassiker Doesn’t Matter” BVB-Bayern Match Preview

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Fancy yourself a cool kid now, huh? Think you’re too cool for gettin’ all excited about Saturday’s BVB-Bayern der Klassiker match in Dortmund, eh? Think again. You know you’ll be watching. You can’t help it. And it’s totally okay. Remember the good old days just a season or two ago when der Klassiker was the Bundesliga’s best show in town? […]

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BVB Bulletin: Dark Night of the Footie Soul

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It’s official. It’s dark night of the soul time in Dortmund for squad, staff, and supporters alike. The Englische Woche loss to surging FC Augsburg leaves shellshocked Borussia Dormtund buried even deeper in the Bundesliga cellar: last place on 16 points, two points below slumping Hertha Berlin (17th), entropic VfB Stuttgart (16th), and underperforming SC Frieburg (15th), who are all sitting on […]

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Poland v Germany: Match Analysis and Player Ratings

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This article was originally published on SchwarzUndWeiss.co.uk. History would be made in Warsaw as the recently-crowned world Champions took on Poland in Warsaw, but not in the way anyone had expected. Lukas Podolski wouldn’t return to the land of his birth would score a hat-trick and take his international tally to fifty goals, debutant Karim Bellarabi wouldn’t crown a solid […]

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