MD6 – Favre’s goal factory climbs to top spot

Dortmund heavily benefit from a Bayern loss in Berlin and turn around a two goal deficit into a 4:2 win at Leverkusen to climb to first place. Schalke finally manage to win to leave the last spot. Nuremberg come back after the 7:0 defeat in Dortmund and win 3:0 against Fortuna Düsseldorf at home in a so-called 6-pointer. Augsburg and Frankfurt claim solid 4:1 wins at home on Sunday against Freiburg and Hannover respectively, who are the league’s “lanterne rouge”. Apart from discussing all this action in detail, we debate UEFA’s recent decision to let Germany host the 2024 Euros, as well as the on-going fan protests in Germany, with bid itself part of the criticisms.

The Bundesliga Diaries Editorial – Matchday 06

It has been a while since a side other than Bayern has topped the Bundesliga. But, alas, we now have a new leader: Borussia Dortmund. They didn’t get there the easy way, finding themselves 2-0 down at half-time in the Bay-Arena against Bayer Leverkusen. However, an inspired second 45 minutes, led by substitutes Jadon Sancho […]

MD5 – Seven not out for BVB in “Englische Woche”

WHAT. A. RESULT!!! On the same day 32 years, BVB won 7:0 at home… and they did so again on Wednesday to move to 2nd place in the table. In 1986, Blau-Weiß Berlin took the beating. This time around, 1. FC Nürnberg suffered the ignominy. They replace Hertha, who were beaten 3:1 by Bremen, with the latter lying behind Dortmund on goal difference. Now, both teams are only 2 points behind Bayern, who drew against Augsburg. All of the bottom three lost, with Schalke still on zero points.

The Bundesliga Diaries Editorial – Matchday 05

An unusual midweek matchday in the Bundesliga (otherwise known as the Englische Woche), and there was undoubtedly a certain tension in the air. Tired of the DFB’s commercialization of the league with initiatives such as this very round of fixtures, played out on Tuesday and Wednesday at times that do not help the average match-going […]

MD4 – Bayern on track, Schalke still wack?!

After four games the table starts to take shape. As expected, Bayern first but surprisingly, Schalke still last. Dortmund can’t beat Hoffenheim, so Hertha jump up to 2nd place. Werder beat Augsburg to reach 4th, while Freiburg and Leverkusen claim their first wins. Apart from all that we touch upon VAR, 50+1 and some fan stories.

MD3 – Goals Galore!

For the first time since the 12th matchday of the 2011/12, every single team managed to score at least one goal. We discuss this unusual occurrence and have a closer look at VfL Wolfsburg. They finished in 16th last year, but are still unbeaten this time around. Can the club’s history explain this sudden swing in form?

The Bundesliga Diaries Editorial – Match Day 03

After a seemingly never-ending international break, the Bundesliga returneded in all its splendour, with each team scoring at least once in matchday three. Not only that, but thirteen goals were scored in the last ten minutes, highlighting how tight and competitive domestic German football is. The Südwest-Derby showed once again how different this type of […]

WC 2018 – Germany, what happened?

During the international break, we talk about the German World Cup campaign, explained the case of Mesut Özil and the media and also examine the role of the Bundesliga. We also debate whether manager Joachim Löw is the best option for the future.