Will Lucien Favre and co be their collapse against Hoffenheim come the end of the season? That may very well be possible. At 3-0 with 15 minutes left, things looked rosy. But Nagelsmann’s men stage an unlikely comeback to come away with a point. Bayern take advantage with a 3-1 over Schalke, whilst Hannover prevail against Nürnberg in a relegation six-pointer. In our In Depth section, we speak to Josh Sexton of the Anfield Wrap about the upcoming Champions League ties between the English and German outfits.
With just 14 games left, Dortmund steal an extra march on Bayern. BVB draw 1-1 at Frankfurt as Bayern succumb 3-1 to Bayer Leverkusen. The gap now stands at seven points. Thomas Doll’s reign as Hannover manager begins with a 3-0 loss at Leipzig, while Augsburg win for the first time in 11 outings.
Plenty of goals, but no upsets as most of the games go to form this weekend. BVB and Bayern Munich continue to tussle for the title, with Borussia Mönchengladbach and RB Leipzig also victorious. Nürnberg, Hannover, Stuttgart and Augsburg all lose as the situation at the bottom remains the same. We discuss all of the action, as ever, before moving on to our In Depth section. With an increase of United States players plying their trade in the Bundesliga, and the record transfer of Christian Pulisic this January, we decided to look at what brings so many footballers from across the pond to Germany.
We waited 26 days for it, but the Bundesliga has finally returned! In this first matchday of the Ruckrunde, Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich both win as they continue to battle for the title. There are also victories for Borussia Mönchengladbach and Eintrach Frankfurt, with Fortuna Düsseldorf recording their fourth straight win. At the bottom, Augsburg, Stuttgart, Hannover and Nürnberg all lose as the race for survial remains wide open.
In this second part of our two episode review, we look at the sides at the top of the division. We discuss the star performers (look out for Richard’s Jadon Sancho monologue) and see how the top nine have done so far. We also cast an eye on to the last 17 games of the year. Where will each team finish? Who will come out on top? We answer all of those burning questions, and much more.
It’s not long before the second half of the season kicks off, so it’s the perfect time to look back at the campaign so far! We kick off our two-part review show by looking at the bottom nine sides in the table and how they have performed so far, whilst also casting an eye on what awaits them in the Ruckrunde.
The Winterpause is one of German football’s oddities, so we decided to delve deeper into the topic. We look at the reasoning behind it and the impact it has on all involved in the Bundesliga. We also compare the break with other leagues, and see if it offers any advantage.
Leverkusen win 3-1 against Hertha Berlin, but it is not enough to see Heiko Herrlich keep his job. He becomes the second managerial casualty of the season. Borussia Dortmund end the year on a high, winning again Borussia Monchengladbach, whilst Bayern and RB Leipzig also triumph.
This week saw the season’s second Englische Woche, and it didn’t disappoint! Fortuna upset Dortmund, whilst Bayern win against Leipzig and Monchengladbach beat Nuremberg. Wolfsburg continue to impress, this time beating Stuttgart.
Markus Weinzierl has had a tough time of it since taking over at Stuttgart. So he will be thankful for his team’s win against Hertha Berlin this weekend. Dortmund beat Bremen, whilst Bayern put Hannover to the sword. There are also impressive wins for Düsseldorf, as well as Leipzig, who recover from last week’s 3-0 loss against Freiburg.