MD30 – Bremen draw blank for first time this season as Bayern preserve one-point lead

It has been a while, but Dortmund finally looked impressive again as they beat Freiburg 4-0. Bayern don’t have it so easy, but still get all three points against Bremen, who fail to score for the first time in 30 Bundesliga games. In our In Depth section, we discuss Hertha Berlin’s decision to part ways with manager Pal Dardai, who will leave the club at the end of the season.

The Bundesliga Diaries Editorial – Match Day 30

Strong runs after the winter break are becoming something of a Julian Nagelsmann speciality. Last year, an impressive second half of the season put Hoffenheim in the Champions League spots come the end of the campaign, and they may again be making a late push for what would be a third top four finish in […]

MD29 – Bayern continue to ride title race pressure

Just five weeks to go before the end of the season, and the title race is still in the balance! Bayern beat Düsseldorf 4-1, whilst Dortmund edge past Mainz 2-1. Frankfurt lose to Augsburg, with Leipzig beating Wolfsburg 2-0. After the usual analysis, we discuss Reinhard Grindel’s departure from the DFB in our In Depth section.

The Bundesliga Diaries Editorial – Match Day 29

Borussia Dortmund continue to make things as difficult as possible for themselves in their quest for a first Bundesliga title in seven seasons. After 45 minutes against Mainz, it seemed they would finally have a comfortable game in which to build up some momentum going in to the last few weeks of the campaign. At that […]

MD28 – Bayern’s men tear Dortmund’s boys apart

Another Bundesliga matchday, another glut of goals! Unfortunately, in the most anticipated game of the season between Bayern and Dortmund, Munich score all five. Leipzig beat Leverkusen 4-2 in the game of the weekend, whilst Frankfurt squeeze past Schalke 2-1 with a last minute penalty to go four points clear in fourth. We discuss all of the action before moving on to our In Depth section. We talk about RB Leipzig, one of the most controversial teams in Germany, and the impact they have had on German football.

The Bundesliga Diaries Editorial – Match Day 28

Expectations for a enthralling game of football were high as Bayern Munich hosted Borussia Dortmund at the Allianz Arena. What we saw, however, was anything but. Other than a Mahmoud Dahoud chance that hit the post in the first 10 minutes, Dortmund were outplayed from start to finish by a Munich side that showed its […]

MD27 – Dramatic winner secures lead for Dortmund, “Der Klassiker” up next

The title race is back on! After Bayern’s recent form, it seemed that the title would inevitably be on its way back to Munich. However, the Bavarians draw against Freiburg whilst Dortmund beat Wolfsburg. BVB now lead by two points with Der Klassiker up next. At the 22nd time of asking, FC Nürnberg win, beating Augsburg 3-0. Frankfurt dispatch Stuttgart to go 4th, whilst Leipzig give Hertha Berlin a footballing lesson. After all of the usual analysis, we discuss the departure of Martin Kind from Hannover in our In Depth section.

The Bundesliga Diaries Editorial – Match Day 27

You know what they say: 22nd time is a charm. Well, in Nürnberg at least. After 21 games without a win, Der Club finally felt tasted victory again as they beat Augsburg 3-0 at a sold-out Max-Morlock Stadium. Mikael Ishak, Matheus Pereira and Eduard Löwen were the goalscorers  as their side crept to within 4 points of VfB Stuttgart […]

Fußball explained: 11mm Festival and the Germany internationals

No Bundesliga football, but with the 11mm Football film festival, the Bundesliga Diaries team was kept busy! We speak to a number of the different protagonists present at the event, before our sharing our own personal thoughts. We also discuss Germany and their two matches against Serbia and the Netherlands.

MD26 – Dortmund leave it late but cling on to rampaging Bayern

With just eight games left, Dortmund and Bayern are still neck and neck. BVB win 3-2 against Hertha Berlin, whilst Munich hammer Mainz 6-0. Schalke continue their losing streak against Leipzig, whilst Wout Weghorst leads Wolfsburg to a 5-2 victory over Fortuna Düsseldorf. In our In Depth section, we review the Champions League performances of the Bundesliga representatives.