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On Saturday night Bayern Munich achieved the landmark of being the first German club to ever record a treble after defeating Stuttgart in the DFB Pokal final match in Berlin.
After disappointments in the last two seasons where the Bavarians had been undermined by Borussia Dortmund in the league and after the heart-break they suffered in the Champions League last season, Bayern responded strongly this season by a cold blooded demolition of anything which came in it’s path of success.
Apart from their supremacy in the league, where they left Borussia Dortmund trailing by 25 points in second place, the Bavarians humbled a Barcelona side which has been without a shadow of doubt the best side of the last five years or so.
The Bavarian giants will search for an elusive treble on a day in which the Bundesliga’s Phoenix will look to rise from the ashes.
Bruno Labbadia and his Stuttgart side have special memories associated with Bayern in this competition. Labbadia scored a hat-trick for the Champions of Europe when he donned the red of Bayern in this competition. Stuttgart meanwhile almost always runs into Bayern in the Pokal. This time, however, they have not run into Bayern. They have negotiated a pathway to the final to meet the most likely of all final opponents.
Last season, Labbadia’s side played Bayern in the quarterfinals and lost 2-0. In the 2010-11 season, Stuttgart and Bayern played out a nine goal thriller in the Cup. Hence, for the third consecutive season, Bayern and Stuttgart will battle it out in the DFB Pokal. They also met in the Cup in the 2008-09 season for good measure. However, this battle will take place on a much grander stage than the rest; this match will be played in Berlin under the floodlights. The winner will receive the golden colored trophy with the green jewels.
Bayern München could become the first German side to win the treble if they beat Bruno Labbadia’s Stuttgart on Saturday.
The scene was set; 2002 was the year. Bayer Leverkusen was two match-days away from the Bundesliga title. They booked their place in the Cup final against Hertha Berlin. They also booked themselves a spot in the Champions League final. It all came tumbling down in a matter of weeks. At the end, Leverkusen despite being amongst the final two survivors in three competitions, could only cry in frustration.
That frustration was etched on the face of Arjen Robben last season as Neven Subotic yelled at him following a penalty miss that handed Dortmund the title. That pain was seen in Bastian Schweinsteiger’s face as he shook the hands of the DFB Pokal winners, Dortmund a few weeks later. That pain was etched in 23 faces and Jupp Heynckes’ face as the Champions League final was lost three times over in 2012.
LiveSoccerTV.com presents live scores, live stream and TV channel listings, plus live text commentary of the 2013 Champions League final, Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich, on May 25
Miami Beach, Florida (May 22, 2013) – Live Soccer TV offers you a wide range of listings to know where to watch Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich live on Saturday, May 25, 2013. Why miss the big crowning of Chelsea’s new successors in Europe’s biggest club competition – the UEFA Champions League?
At long last, the 2013 UEFA Champions League final is only moments away from kick-off at Wembley. London’s huge stadium will not be able to accommodate the hundreds of thousands of fans who applied for tickets. However, millions of viewers around the world will be able to watch the 2013 Champions League final live thanks to coverage provided by various sports networks.
Recent matches between the two German giants have been tight ones; the result in the final will hence perhaps not be one-sided. We take a look at a few possible scores.
Borussia Dortmund 1-1 Bayern München
The two teams have met four times this season; both league encounters ended in a 1-1 draw. The sides cancelled each other out with their wonderful tactical play, with Bayern being the slightly better team in both encounters. Also, before Dortmund went on a sequence of beating…
The conquerors of Barcelona will come into this match, hoping to mend shattered hopes and dreams, against a young side which has yet to suffer heartbreak of any kind in any competition.
Mario Götze will not feature in what should have been his last game in a yellow and black shirt. His injury against Real Madrid caused him enough damage to rule him out of the final. Götze’s apology will do little to soften the hearts of those fans who believe that the truth behind the long recovery time might…
Amidst the high profile transfer of German wonderkid Mario Gotze from Borussia Dortmund to Bayern Munich, let’s take a look at the other top players Die Borussen have lost to other clubs in the last ten years.
The attacking midfielder is Dortmund’s youth product having joined the club at a tender age of eight. Despite his young age the dynamic midfielder has already made 116 appearances for his side. The 20 year old is currently enjoying his best campaign having scored 12 and assisted 14 goals this season.
However on the 23rd of April, Dortmund fans were greeted with heartbreaking news as rivals Bayern Munich decided to trigger the midfielder’s 37 million euros buyout clause, making the midfield prodigy the most expensive German player of all time.
A bushfire causes considerable damage; it rages on for as long as it wants. The world of football has found its bushfire this season. He is called Bayern München.
The Germans have a habit of upsetting the odds. Bayern did this quite remarkably when they went down to Chelsea last season. Following that match, the odds of Bayern recovering from a season which saw them finish illness-inducing second three times were obviously low. They lost the Champions League final three times over. Bavaria was shaken.
Changes came about in the summer but nobody knew quite what to expect. Currently, every expert, every fan and every opposition player including the likes of Bert Van Marwijk, Lionel Messi and Giorgio Chiellini have been awestruck. Jupp Heynckes himself is almost out of words now. Only Matthias Sammer is seemingly capable of keeping a lid on the situation.
It took sweat, blood and tears to reach the Champions League final. Toni Kroos and Mario Götze were lost along the way. However, all the hard work ensured that their will be one true winner in this season's Champions League: the Bundesliga.
The Premier League's wage bill and foreign TV rights both exceed the Bundesliga by far. Aston Villa and Arsenal combined pay more wages to their players than the two Champions League finalists combined. Individually the fourth placed side of the Premier League pays its players more than the Bundesliga champions and the finalist of three of the past four editions of the Champions League.
A relegation threatened Premier League side earns more than the team which finished second in the Bundesliga after winning it twice and is in the final of the Champions League. As far as foreign revenue is concerned, the Bundesliga barely earns even one tenth of what the Premier League earns. The clubs want to extend their fan base to beyond Germany but not at the cost of their souls.
With the Champions League final on the horizon, Borussia Dortmund certainly have a task on hand to convince their star players that the club is the right place to be after losing star-man Mario Gotze to rivals Bayern Munich.
Regardless of the outcome on Saturday night, no one can deny the fact that Borussia Dortmund have made their mark on the 2012/2013 season. Back in 2008, soon after coming out of a financial catastrophe that almost obliterated their very existence from the face of German football, Die Borussen have worked their way towards a growth model that has perfectly been complimented by performance on the pitch.
No more do BVB punch above their weight in the transfer market.
Winning back to back Bundesliga crowns is proof of the fact that a club can guarantee success even if it treads carefully. However, treading carefully carries itself one huge risk which is losing star players.
After failing to win their last two Champions League finals, it is very important for Bayern Munich to make amends or forever be tagged as chokers ahead of the final at Wembley.
It is quite astonishing to see a squad as blessed with talent as Bayern Munich’s not being able to get its hands on the Holy Grail that is the long-eared trophy given to the victors of the Champions League.
Touted to lift the trophy last season at the expense of Chelsea, Bayern Munich were not able to do that at the Allianz Arena and lost to the Londoners on penalties. It was indeed a heart-breaking moment for a side that not so long ago, had lost the final to Inter Milan back in 2010.
Last season’s events led many people to suggest that despite the wealth of talent at their disposal, Bayern Munich may well be the newest Champions League chokers. Indeed, it is quite shocking to see a team containing players like Philip Lahm, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Toni Kroos, Thomas Muller, Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery never being able to guide the team to the highest plateau of European football.
The UEFA Champions League Final will see many star players out on the pitch. Let us take a look at the best of them.
The common mistake which journalists outside of Germany make is a rather simple one; they almost always tend to mention Bastian Schweinsteiger as the captain of Bayern. While he is not the captain, one can understand why they make this mistake. Without Schweinsteiger, Bayern is not even half…
On a day in which the focus will be on Schalke and Freiburg's battle as well as the contenders for relegation, Bremen will step out onto the pitch for the first time in 14 years without Thomas Schaaf.
The Big Games
The Bavarian derby to be played this week will be the most important one of the season. Bayern will not be involved in it. FC Augsburg will take on Greuther Fürth knowing that a win will see them qualify at least for…
The battle for fourth spot could be settled on the day in which the Bundesliga shield will be presented to the 50th champions.
Fates to be decided in Bavaria
Bayern and FC Nürnberg could both be holding the fates of two relegation battlers in their hands. Augsburg has done extremely well since the winter break but has recently wobbled. They lost 2-0 to SC Freiburg last week, thus remaining in sixteenth spot. This week, the task lying ahead of them is a mammoth one to…
Football fans warm up for the UEFA Champions League final at Wembley; Watch live telecast of Dortmund vs Bayern in the German Bundesliga this Saturday
Miami Beach, Florida (May 4, 2013) – Live Soccer TV has gathered exclusive live stream and TV schedules information for football fans who want to watch Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich live. The hosts had a great week celebrating Champions League semi-final success on Real Madrid’s ground, the Santiago Bernabeu. The visitors, meanwhile, are fresh from recording the biggest ever margin of victory at this stage of the competition: a 7-0 dismantling of the mighty Barcelona on aggregate.
It is happening this Saturday, at 12:30pm EST/ 16:30 GMT / 18:30 CET. Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich is the big match on everyone’s mind in Germany. It is a glimpse of the UEFA Champions League final set to take place on Saturday, May 25, 2013.
Barcelona will not be crowned Champions of Europe in Wembley yet again. This season, Wembley will entertain a forgotten giant and a giant which has suffered repeated heartbreak in the final.
Last season the calls for an all Spanish final at Wembley from the fans were huge. This was almost shameful, considering that there is no greater view than watching the home fans celebrate the homecoming of their team. Football was coming home; Bayern München was coming home; the Champions League was coming home. But somehow, somewhere, between Arjen Robben’s penalty miss and Didier Drogba’s fatal kiss, the trophy slipped under Bayern’s nose and traveled on a plane to London.
This time, the trophy is sitting in London. But it is set to travel in the opposite direction. The only remaining question is whether it will head to the heartland of German football, the Ruhr region, or the heartland of heartbreak, Bavaria. Bavaria has not witnessed too much heartbreak this season aside from the crushing relegation of Greuther Fürth. It has collected enough memories to last a lifetime from this season.
The former German champions will welcome the current German champions in a preview of the Champions League finale on Saturday.
Bayern and Dortmund have already met each other three times this season. This meeting is set to be the friendliest of them all. However, there will be plenty of bad blood between the two even if it does not show through on the pitch. Hans Joachim Watzke clearly conveyed to the press that he will not be having lunch with Uli Hoeness and Co. any time soon. There will only be a ‘handshake’.
Of course the relationship has worsened to a certain extent due to the transfer of Mario Götze to Bayern München. While Bayern did not leak the news, losing Götze is painful for Dortmund. They groomed him to make him what he is today even though he is not the complete product. Also, rumors of Robert Lewandowski joining Bayern are getting louder by the minute. It is seemingly almost assured that he will be in Bavaria next season.
Last week signaled the return of Klaas Jan Huntelaar to the Bundesliga and the Bundesliga to the top tier of Europe. This week, the European, relegation and pride battles will resume.
Matters of Pride
Bayern München will take on fellow Champions League finalists Borussia Dortmund this week in a ‘preview’ of the showdown at Wembley. Neither side will field their strongest lineups after midweek exertions but everyone…
A 4-0 defeat at the hands of Bayern Munich in the first match now forces Barcelona to be nearly perfect to pull off an improbable comeback. Not only would it be improbable, but it would also be historic.
Pep Guardiola may not have taken the hot seat at the Allianz Arena just yet, but judging by Bayern's performance against Barcelona last week, the Spanish manager could be on his way to more success with his new club.
Munich's showing in the first match of this two leg affair was not only impressive, but it was beyond outstanding. How could it be that a team like Barcelona had been dominated and pushed around the pitch for 90 minutes?
The German side did their homework and knew that if they were going to have a chance of making it to another Champions League Final, they would need to be physical and force Barcelona to make mistakes.
Barcelona praying for the spirit of the 4-0 Milan comeback to haunt Bayern Munich on Wednesday; World’s best player Lionel Messi in danger of suffering another semi-final heartache
Miami Beach, Florida (April 29, 2013) – This Wednesday, make Sportsnet (in Canada), Sky Sports (in UK) and Fox networks (in USA) your home if you want to watch Barcelona vs Bayern Munich live. LiveSoccerTV.com (@LiveSoccerTV) has a packed list of live stream and TV schedules information ahead of this engaging UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg fixture at the Camp Nou.
Barcelona want to believe that their Champions League dream is not over. They suffered the shock of the year at the Allianz Arena as Bayern Munich mercilessly hit them with four unanswered goals. Inevitably, Tito Vilanova’s coaching credentials have gone under scrutiny. Was Pep Guardiola’s successor right to play Lionel Messi for the full 90 minutes?