With the Bundesliga season now finished, the Bundesliga Diaries hands out its End of Season awards. They compile their first XI of the season, whilst also looking back at some of the most memorable moments the past campaign has thrown up.
What a great week of football! With the Bundesliga coming to a close, we had the DFB Pokal and the Bundesliga promotion/relegation play-off to look forward to. Bayern beat Leipzig to complete the double, whilst Union defeat Stuttgart to become just the fifth side from former East Germany to reach the promised land.
The Bundesliga is over, and what a season it has been! On matchday 34, Bayern beat Frankfurt 5-1 to lift the title for the seventh year in a row, whilst Leverkusen beat Hertha by the same scoreline to secure Champions League football for the next campaign.
The Bundesliga is going to the wire! Dortmund beat Fortuna Düsseldorf 3-2 whilst Bayern draw 0-0 with Leipzig which means that the title will be decided in matchday 34. Hannover and Nürnberg are relegated, whilst the fight for the Champions League places goes on.
The title race is all but over! Dortmund are now four points behind with two games to play as they draw 2-2 with Bremen. Bayern beat Hannover 3-1 to leave themselves needing just one more win to lift the title. Frankfurt are hammered 6-1 by Leverkusen, while Leipzig draw 3-3 at Mainz.
The Bundesliga offers up excitement on a weekly basis, and matchday 31 is no different! Dortmund fall to Schalke at home, with Reus and Wolf sent off, whilst Nürnberg almost beat Bayern. Leipzig secure their Champions League qualification, whilst the race for Europe remains as tight as ever.
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.
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.
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 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.