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Hamburg, expected to battle for the European spots this season, is instead fighting for survival; the team they are about to face is not about to do them any favors.
Preview: Can Mirko Slomka help HSV survive?
Hamburger SV has a clock in their stadium; the clock has been ticking continuously since 1963. The club from the North of Germany was one of the founding members of the Bundesliga and has never been relegated. Even Bayern has spent less time in the Bundesliga as they were not a founding member. This season has seen everything at the club fall apart.
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If there was ever a time for Hamburger SV to not want to take on Bayern München in the DFB Pokal, Wednesday would really be it.
Preview: Will Hamburg’s problems come to the forefront once again?
The fans and the players are currently not on the best of terms at Hamburg. Rafael Van der Vaart is no longer the fan favorite he used to be. Defeat after defeat in the Bundesliga has left the club in the relegation zone. The Bundesliga’s dinosaur, the only team in the league to have featured in every Bundesliga season... Read the rest of the article »
FC Bayern München takes on the dinosaur of the Bundesliga, Hamburger SV, at the Allianz Arena, looking to repent for a poor showing in midweek in the UEFA Champions League.
Preview: Is another ‘Autumn Championship’ in the reckoning for Bayern?
In their last match of the Bundesliga prior to the Winter Break, the Bavarians will be involved in a "South vs North" showdown. With a win, Bayern will guarantee themselves top spot going into the second half of the season ahead of Leverkusen. Due to the Club World Cup, they will be unable to participate... Read the rest of the article »
Watch live as the Westefalenstadion plays host to what is surely going to be a mouth-watering encounter between two of the most historic sides in the German Bundesliga on September 14, 2013.
Preview: Jurgen Klopp aiming for consistency to maintain top spot
Borussia Dortmund manager, Jurgen Klopp would be hoping to see his side perform at the same level at which they did before the international break.
As things stand, last season’s second best team in Germany is on top of the league, boasting a perfect record and a very good goal difference. However, a good early start... Read the rest of the article »
The 2013-14 season kicked of with a bang in the Bundesliga. Matchday 1 gave an example of its penetrating style and growth.
The Bundesliga kicked-off the European football calendar in style. With seven fixtures on Saturday, fans were treated to a true goal feast, seeing the ball hit the back of the net on twenty-six occasions.
Reigning champions and last year's UEFA Champions League victors Bayern Munich began their title defence with a comfortable 3-1 win over Borussia Monchengladbach with goals from Arjen Robben... Read the rest of the article »
FC Bayern München will try to win their first trophy of the season as they head to the Telekom Cup for the fifth time. This is a trophy which the Bavarians have never conquered.
Preview: Will Hamburg be able to escape a thrashing?
Hamburger SV will be the opponent waiting for Bayern in the first round of the Telekom Cup. Bayern played them in the third place play-off last season when the competition was called LIGA Total! Cup and lost 1-0. Pep Guardiola has taken almost a full squad with him leaving only injured duo Mario Götze and Holger Badstuber along... Read the rest of the article »
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 relegation playoff. They could have qualified last week but failed to do so against the champions. Augsburg, as the story goes often, gave a wonderful account... Read the rest of the article »
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 say the least.
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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 on the pitch will want to protect the bragging rights of his team. It is important to earn a small step forward psychologically. Bayern will show... Read the rest of the article »
Separated by a mere two points, two giants of the German game will take on each other in a direct battle for fourth place.
Oka Nikolov stood firm in goal instead of yet another victim of injury, Kevin Trapp. Michel Bastos struck the penalty. The veteran saved. Frankfurt held on to a 1-0 victory. Last week, Schalke was presented with a golden chance to push ahead of their competitors in fourth as well as eliminate a direct rival in the competition. Instead, Schalke allowed Frankfurt into the race and opened up a five way... Read the rest of the article »
Greuther Fürth, the fairytale story of the 2.Bundesliga last season, could be set to go back down after just one season in the top flight this week.
The Big Games
German champions Bayern München welcomes Freiburg at home in a hugely important clash for the team from the Black Forest. Christian Streich’s team is slowly getting ripped apart as the excellence of his players has been revealed. Max Kruse for example has already decided to leave the club for Mönchengladbach. For Freiburg, qualification for the Europa League might... Read the rest of the article »
In a rather intriguing week for German football, Schalke will travel to Frankfurt while the second DFB Pokal semifinal will be repeated.
The Big Ones
Separated by four points from their Blue rivals, Eintracht Frankfurt will welcome Schalke. Eintracht’s rather weary squad went down to Ji Dong-Won and relegation battling Augsburg last week. This time, a Schalke side which earned a 2-2 draw against Bayer Leverkusen will be their opponent. Schalke, on current form, seems to be the winner as Eintracht is seemingly stuck in an... Read the rest of the article »
Despite Bayern being crowned champions last week, there are still a few important matters to sort out in the league.
The Battle for the European Spots
Freiburg and Hannover are separated by four points. Freiburg is primed to qualify for the Europa League as they sit in fifth spot in the league. Christian Streich’s side recorded a victory in Hamburg last week. Hannover away from home is incredibly poor. Somehow, Mirko Slomka has failed to find a cure for Hannover’s poor away form. Freiburg should... Read the rest of the article »
FC Bayern will be crowned this weekend regardless of other results if they manage to beat Eintracht Frankfurt.
The Big Ones
There are many big battles on this week, including one between Thomas Schaaf’s Bremen and lackadaisical Schalke. Schalke was anything but careless last week though as they beat Hoffenheim 3-0. The goals came late but the goal saw them remain in fourth place. They play a Bremen side which picked up a draw against a good Mainz side.
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Two giants collide on Saturday in a game which could be of historic proportions.
FC Bayern München will look to become the first ever Bundesliga champions to be crowned in March when they take on Hamburger SV. However, as was so often the case last season, their fate lies in the hands of Borussia Dortmund at least until next week. Provided that Stuttgart manages to hold Dortmund or beat Dortmund, Bayern can win the title if they beat the dinosaurs of the Bundesliga.
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The Bundesliga’s Match-day 27 could see the crowning of an old, yet new, champion. During this weekend, the race for fourth place might just have to take a back seat.
The Big Ones
Borussia Dortmund has a great record against most rivals. In recent seasons, they have been able to bat away every domestic opponent rather easily. The only team to not have suffered a loss to Dortmund last season was VfB Stuttgart. Incidentally, during this huge week for German football, BVB travels to Stuttgart.
A 4-4 draw between these two teams was one of the highlights... Read the rest of the article »
After a jaw dropping and disappointing European week, Bundesliga clubs return to action. Is the title really a lost cause?
The Big Ones
Bayern München takes on Bayer 04 Leverkusen in a clash which will not bring back the fondest memories for Bayern. Firstly, Leverkusen handed Bayern their first and only Bundesliga loss to date this season. In a match filled with rather funny and unintended blunders, Leverkusen won 1-2 in Munich. Currently third and with no other competition to focus on, Neverkusen will look... Read the rest of the article »
Who will take that fourth spot in the Bundesliga?
FC Nürnberg is set to take on FC Augsburg in yet another Bavarian derby this season. Bavaria is the second best represented region in the Bundesliga this season with four teams. Augsburg’s form has picked up remarkably after the winter break. They defeated Werder Bremen to pick up yet another valuable win last week. Nürnberg picked up yet another draw in a season... Read the rest of the article »
The race for the ugly salad bowl can said to be almost over. It is now time to decide the other positions in the table.
The Champions Elect and the Surprise Package Elect
Two years of hurt are being put down the drain this season. Bayern is angrier than ever this season. Each performance is more magnificent than the previous one. The Bavarians official retook the title of the best club in Germany, at least for the time being, by defeating Dortmund 1-0 in the Pokal.
This week, a Hoffenheim side coming off... Read the rest of the article »
The Bundesliga resumes after a week of European action with Frankfurt set to take on Freiburg.
The Big Matches
Separated by just three points, fourth placed Eintracht Frankfurt plays fifth placed SC Freiburg. Freiburg is actually ahead of Frankfurt as far as goal difference is concerned. They beat Bremen 2-3 in yet another bizarre night of football at the Weserstadion. Frankfurt, on the other hand, lost in embarrassing fashion.
Julian Schieber, in for the suspended Robert Lewandowski... Read the rest of the article »