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  • Tactical Analysis: Borussia Mönchengladbach 4-2 Borussia Dortmund

    The final Bundesliga matchday of 2022 kicked off on November 11 as Borussia Dortmund paid a visit to Borussia Mönchengladbach. Jonas Hoffman opened the scoring for the hosts within four minutes only for Julian Brandt to equalize in the 19th minute, with Ramy Bensebaini restoring Die Fohlen’s lead within 26 minutes and Marcus Thuram doubling…

  • How Christian Streich Rebuilt SC Freiburg

    Despite a 3-1 loss on Wednesday night against RB Leipzig at the Red Bull Arena, Christian Streich’s Sport-Club Freiburg side have enjoyed a sensational start to the campaign which sees them sitting joint-second in the Bundesliga at the time of writing, only behind Union Berlin on goal difference.   The “Breisgau Brazilians” finished 6th last…

  • Which Bundesliga Players Are Set to Become Free Agents in 2023?

    There are just 3 matchdays to go until the Bundesliga breaks for the World Cup. FC Bayern will be desperate to have their name on top-spot before 60 days without a top-flight fixture, while the likes of Hertha BSC, VfB Stuttgart, Bayer Leverkusen, VfL Bochum, and Schalke 04 will do everything in their power not…

  • One Unique Stat for Every Bundesliga Team

    With the Champions League group stage approaching its close and the anticipation for the World Cup entering its climax, it’s hard to not feel a little overwhelmed with the amount of high-quality football on the calendar.  Even the Bundesliga – oft-maligned for its predictable nature, and one-horse title race – has been enlivened this season…

  • Analyzing The First Quarter of the 2022/23 Bundesliga Season

    Though we still have almost three-quarters of the season to play, it’s fair to say that the 2022-23 Bundesliga campaign has so far provided a level of intrigue and excitement that we rarely see from a topflight so often ridiculed for its predictable nature at the top.    Neither Bayern nor Dortmund lead a division…

  • Coming to Grips with Borussia Dortmund’s Misfiring Attack

    Sitting second in the Bundesliga table with 2 defeats after 7 gameweeks – 2 points behind league leaders Union Berlin – you’d be hard-pressed to find a Borussia Dortmund fan satisfied with the club’s start to the season. For the first time since 2009, Dortmund failed to score more than 8 goals after their first…

  • Breaking Down the Summer 2022 Transfer Window in Germany

    Another transfer window has come and gone in the Bundesliga. 268 players departed, and 277 have arrived, €485m left the pockets of German Bundesliga clubs, while €529m flowed back in. The roughly €45m surplus is the greatest positive outcome the Bundesliga has managed since 2015, but to call this yet another summer of mass player exodus…

  • You Just Can’t Write Off Union Berlin

    After thrashing Schalke 6-1 and drawing 1-1 to Bayern Munich, FC Union Berlin are now 12 matches unbeaten in the Bundesliga, level with Bayern in fourth place, and one point behind Borussia Dortmund and league leaders Freiburg.  No Bundesliga club has collected as many points as Union Berlin since April of last year, while only…

  • What’s Gone Wrong at Bayer Leverkusen?

    Four weeks into the new season, Bayer 04 Leverkusen are the undisputed disappointment in the German topflight. The Bundesliga side formed in 1904 by workers of the pharmaceutical company Bayer AG was kicked out of the Pokal by 3rd-tier SV Elversberg and has picked up just three points in its first four league matches.  …

  • The Bundesliga New Manager Check-in

    In total, 7 of the 18 sides in the Bundesliga have a new manager on the touchline. It’s the most off-season change in any of the major European leagues, and just 4 of the remaining topflight sides now have a head coach who has been with the club for over 2 years.   With so…