Tag Archives: Bundesliga

Bundesliga attempts to cover all bases in an ever-changing crisis landscape | Football

Fans hold up pictures of Dietmar Hopp, Fritz Keller and Karl-Heinz Rummenigge with red clown’s noses, venting their anger with the German soccer federation.

Firstly, many eyes across European football were rolled as the Italian football authorities struggled to make coherent decisions in a post-coronavirus world. Now, everybody is getting into the same boat. The Bundesliga, so in tune with the value of factoring in fans and of outside engagement to the product, is …

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Kai Havertz lights up Leverkusen amid hopes that trophy wait is nearing end | Andy Brassell | Football

Paulinho (right) scored twice, including the final goal in the 4-0 victory.

All things come to those who wait, and they certainly did for Bayer Leverkusen this weekend. They made it back into the top four. They did it by sweeping aside Eintracht Frankfurt who – after beating them 6-1 in the corresponding fixture last spring on their way to pipping Adi …

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Chaos caused by Hopp banners raises questions about Bundesliga priorities | Football

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and Dietmar Hopp (centre) come together with players to applaud the Hoffenheim fans after the Bayern match.

Dietmar Hopp stood in the rain, hands clasped together, brandishing them in thanks to the Bayern Munich players who stood around him, to the home supporters in the PreZero Arena and to Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and Hasan Salihamidzic, who had already warmly embraced him on the pitch. It was an unusual, …

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Bayern Munich threaten to fluff lines with minds occupied by Chelsea tie | Andy Brassell | Football

Bayern Munich threaten to fluff lines with minds occupied by Chelsea tie | Andy Brassell | Football

It’ll be alright on the night, they hope. With such a tight race at the top of the Bundesliga, there shouldn’t really have been time for a Bayern Munich dress rehearsal as they get set to restart their Champions League campaign. Yet what they served up on Friday night’s game …

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Erling Braut Haaland brings freshness to a game in thrall to pixels and profit | Jonathan Wilson | Football

Erling Braut Haaland still shows a love of football itself.

It can be difficult sometimes to remember why we ever started liking football. What was it that first stirred us back in our childhood to make sure we were always by a radio or television at twenty to five? That led us to pore over the details in the Sunday …

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As Klinsmann dives for cover, Hertha and Nouri are left to find feet | Andy Brassell | Football

Jürgen Klinsmann takes in the atmosphere on his managerial debut for Hertha back in November.

After a reshuffle, it can be tough to find your bearings. As Alexander Nouri, now the interim head coach of Hertha BSC, felt his way into his new role, with the club’s sporting director Michael Preetz a few seats further down the bench, he didn’t want to tear his eyes …

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European football roundup: Juventus ease past 10-man Brescia | Football

Robert Lewandowski was target again.

Goals from Paulo Dybala and Juan Cuadrado earned Juventus a 2-0 win over 10-man Brescia on Sunday. Brescia striker Florian Aye picked up two yellow cards in three minutes near the end of the first half and Juventus immediately capitalised as Dybala whipped in the opener from a free kick. …

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European roundup: PSG and Amiens battle to remarkable 4-4 draw | Football

Paris St Germain were held to a pulsating 4-4 Ligue 1 draw at struggling Amiens after erasing a three-goal deficit only to concede a stoppage-time equaliser on Saturday. The result leaves leaders PSG 13 points clear of second-placed Marseille after manager Thomas Tuchel rested several regular starters ahead of Tuesday’s …

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‘Better late than never’: European reaction to Manchester City’s ban | Football

Marca and AS give their verdicts

Spain “Better late than never,” declared Javier Tebas, the president of La Liga. “At last Uefa is taking decisive measures. Imposing financial fair play rules and punishing financial doping is essential for the future of football.” For Tebas, this was vindication and also just the start: he has long denounced …

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The three-way battle for the Bundesliga title | Football

Not everyone on the Yellow Wall approves of Lucien Favre.

People up and down Germany braced themselves for Storm Sabine to hit last Sunday but, before the gales began to swirl around Munich, there was time for RB Leipzig to visit the city, deny Bayern victory and leave with a point. The goalless draw was a good result for Leipzig …

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