MD11 – What a Klassiker, what a season!

7 points and 3 teams now separate Dortmund and Bayern. Gladbach, Leipzig and Frankfurt claim impressive wins while Hertha and Bremen keep on struggling. The bottom three teams all manage to win. Alongside the standard matchday discussion, we talk about the 2. Bundesliga, which is as competitive as ever.

The Bundesliga Diaries Editorial – Match Day 11

A lot was expected of the season’s first Klassiker, and the game didn’t disappoint! Borussia Dortmund ended up grabbing a 3-2 victory which gives them a seven point lead over Bayern Munich after 11 games. However, despite the final score, Bayern had the chances to put the game beyond BVB in the first half. Munich put […]

MD10 – Dortmund win to go four clear before Der Klassiker!

The title race is still on! A big win for Dortmund in Wolfsburg and only a draw for Bayern at home to Freiburg means that four points now separate the two at the top, with Der Klassiker up next. Elsewhere, Gladbach, Frankfurt and Leipzig all dominate, the Leverkusen rollercoaster continues, this time against Hoffenheim, and Schalke big up a big three points. Things aren’t getting better for Stuttgart, as they remain dead last. Alongside the analysis of all the weekend’s games, we also discuss the DFB Pokal following the midweek second round fixtures.

The Bundesliga Diaries Editorial – Match Day 10

Borussia Dortmund will know that, win or lose against Bayern Munich, they will end next weekend as leaders. BVB’s 1-0 win at Wolfsburg and Bayern’s 1-1 draw at home against Freiburg guaranteed that. It was a poor game by Nico Kovac’s team, whose winless home Bundesliga run was extended to three games after conceding late on. […]

MD9 – Leverkusen sparkle, Dortmund stutter

Another entertaining weekend in the Bundesliga, but what’s new there?!? A strong showing from Leverkusen sees them put 6 past Werder Bremen, while Dortmund concede a last minute penalty against Hertha to drop two points. Bayern, Hoffenheim and Freiburg all earn wins as Schalke draw 0-0 with Leipzig.

The Bundesliga Diaries Editorial – Match Day 09

A few weeks ago, there was plenty of surprise as Bayern sat outside the Champions League spots. Now, the gap between them and league leaders Dortmund is down to just two points! The Bavarians went about their bussiness effectively at a sold out Coface Arena against Mainz 05 (1-2). Nico Kovac once again started Leon […]

MD8 – A win for Bayern, but a loss for the board?

It’s hard to keep your eyes off the Bundesliga right now. Frankfurt beat Düsseldorf 7:1 and both Borussias Dortmund and Mönchengladbach win 4:0 in dominant style. This week’s focus fell especially on Bayern, who finally win again. We debate whether their press conference, held on Friday, contributed to that victory, and we also discuss the background behind the event.

The Bundesliga Diaries Editorial – Match Day 08

The Bundesliga is back and that can only mean one thing: the football festival returns! Germany’s top division has the highest average number of goals per game (3.07) amongst the top 5 leagues in Europe. Once again, rippled nets were on the agenda. Borussia Dortmund contribute more than most, and this time they demolished VfB […]

Das Reboot – How Germany conquered the world… and whether they can again

We are talking about the changes after the early exit of the Euros 2000, which lead to Germany winning the 2014 World Cup. After explaining the changes Germany did, we especially focus on the coaches Klinsmann and Löw. What made them so successful and if the current struggle is also due to Löws coaching.

MD7 – Borussias fly high – Have Dortmund and Mönchengladbach opened up a title race?

The Bundesliga is looking unexpectedly interesting. Bayern lose for the 2nd time in a row and Dortmund manage to net a last-minute winner. Leipzig, Gladbach, Bremen and Hertha all bag points to surpass Bayern in the table. At the end of the standings, Schalke leave the relegation spots with their second successive win, while Hannover beat Stuttgart in a vital game to get their first 3 points of the season. Apart from discussing the matchday, we also talk about East German football. Germany recently celebrated the 28th anniversary of the country’s reunification and two former GDR-champions, Magdeburg and Dresden, clashed for the first time in the 2. Bundesliga.