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Author : Marc Bowen

Dortmund finally clinch the Pokal & Wolfsburg survive in the playoff battle – Pokal & Playoff roundup

Playoff 1st leg  Thursday saw the first leg of the relegation/promotion playoff, with Wolfsburg of the Bundesliga taking on local rivals Braunschweig of the 2. Bundesliga.  The wolves settled quickly and had control in the opening stages and looked most likely to score, but the scores stayed level thanks to Braunschweig keeper Jasmin Fejzic who was on […]

Michael Ballack

Michael Ballack, the stereotypical German midfielder, strong, efficient, technically good and doesn’t give up. A man who took on a role as captain and acted as a role model for younger players, like Sami Khedira and Bastian Schweinsteiger. A player who had a physical presence that would impose fear upon his opponents and teammates love […]

Bundesliga Roundup: Bremen’s run comes to an end, Darmstadt’s fate confirmed and Leipzig secure a Champions League spot

The opening game of the weekend saw FC Koln take on the in-form Werder Bremen, both looking to finish the season strongly and gain a European spot. It was a ding-dong affair with FC Koln taking the points and finally ending Bremen’s run. Anthony Modeste and Leonardo Bittencourt put Koln two up but Fin Bartels […]

Bundesliga Roundup: Bayern win another title as Hoffenheim claim a Champions League spot

The opening game of the weekend saw Leverkusen take on Schalke, who both have fallen way below expectations. Leverkusen are sliding nearer and nearer toward the relegation places and found themselves 0-3 down in the opening 18 minutes. Goals from Guido Burgstaller, Benedikt Höwedes and Alessandro Schöpf put Schalke in a commanding lead so early. […]

Bundesliga Roundup: Hoffenheim in Europe, Darmstadt win again & Bremen’s brilliant run continues

The opening game of the weekend saw FC Koln take on the high flying Hoffenheim, with Julian Nagelsman’s men only needing a point to guarantee European football next season. With the 29-year-old on the lips of all pundits and journalists at the minute due to the transformation under his reign, he deserves all the plaudits […]

Bundesliga Roundup: Darmstadt dare to dream, Leipzig close the gap & Mainz finally win

Following the dreadful events in Dortmund midweek, this weekend’s game took Frankfurt by surprise. Dortmund played with no fear and put the events behind them as they smashed Frankfurt 3-1. Goals came from long absentee Marco Reus, Sokratis and Aubameyang, Frankfurt were level at one stage with a goal from Marco Fabian, but it wasn’t […]

Bayern batter Augsburg, Leipzig pretty much seal Darmstadt’s fate and inform Bremen do it again

Friday’s match saw Hertha taking on Hoffenheim; two high flyers looking for a place in next season’s Champions League. Both sides didn’t start that well and possession was lost more often than not. Hertha struck first thanks to Peter Pekarik, an unlikely source. The lead didn’t last long though as Hertha gave away a penalty […]

Podolski bows out with a thunderbolt, Werner wins his first cap and Bundesliga players represent all over the world

If a perfect story could be written then Wednesday night surely gave Germany fans a fairy tale. With the whole night dedicated to Lukas Podolski retiring from international service, it was only fitting that he would get the winning goal for his country. Could it have been hit any sweeter? Probably not, it was a […]

Dortmund lacklustre and Leipzig all over the place as Muller scores the winner in his 250th game

Friday’s match day opener saw Dortmund host Ingolstadt at the Signal Iduna Park. Dortmund are struggling at the minute and this was another lacklustre performance from BVB. To be fair it was a real disappointing game with neither side showing too much class. The only shining light was in fact the only goal of the […]

Bayern move ten points clear, Dembele and Weisler go for a roll around and no improvement for Leverkusen

The Friday night fixture saw Leverkusen in their first game following the sacking of Roger Schmidt, taking on Werder Bremen, who are on a charge to avoid the drop. Things started pretty quietly until Julian Brandt fired a delicious strike from just outside the box, crashing down of the bar. The ball didn’t cross the […]

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