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DFB Pokal Tuesday: Great Day for Munich Clubs, Not so Good for Frankfurt

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Tuesday’s eight DFB Pokal second round matches brought a few surprises, but the big story resulting from the Pokal action is that three Munich area clubs will be among the teams making up the Pokal’s third round of 16, as Bayern Munich, 1860 Munich and SpVgg Unterhaching were among the eight clubs advancing Tuesday.  Also advancing were first-division sides SV Darmstadt […]

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Bundesliga MatchDay 9: Gute Woche/Schlechte Woche

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An international break can cause strange things to happen, and the Bundesliga certainly witnessed strange occurrences on its return this weekend. First of all there was Robert Lewandowski’s failure to score (can we label it a crisis yet?). There were wins on the same weekend for Hannover 96 and Stuttgart. And finally there was the horror of a goalless draw […]

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Bundesliga This and That: Random Thoughts on our Favorite League MatchDay 9


The resumption of Bundesliga play on MatchDay 9 following the international break saw a shortage of goals scored (only 19 over the weekend) but a good deal of controversy.  The seven clubs in European competition overall fared quite well during week 9 going into another round of group stage European play this coming week while the Bundesliga’s two bottom-feeders rose […]

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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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A Good Start for Bundesliga Clubs in Europe


Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday marked the beginning of group stage play in both the Champions League and Europa League, and the seven Bundesliga clubs overall responded well.  In the Champions League, only Borussia Mönchengladbach stumbled as Bayern Munich, Bayer Leverkusen and VfL Wolfsburg found victory.  In the Europa League, Borussia Dortmund and Schalke nailed opening day wins, while, after a very […]

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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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Bundesliga Match Preview: Bayern Munich v Bayer Leverkusen

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There’s a real heavyweight clash on Saturday as two of the Bundesliga’s Champions League participants go head-to-head at the Allianz Arena. Pep Guardiola’s FC Bayern Munich take on Roger Schmidt’s Bayer 04 Leverkusen in what should prove to be real clash of intellect and style. With both teams having taking full points so far this season something will have to […]

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Bayern’s cornered tigers tear Porto apart on the pitch, Pep tears his trousers on the touchline

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Backs against the wall. Under pressure. Slap bang in the middle of an epic injury crisis, the week after the shock departure of the long established medical team. Staring Champions’ League elimination squarely in the face less than a week after one of the most miserable displays in years. The buildup could not have been any worse for FC Bayern […]

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