Borussia Moenchengladbach

Borussia Monchengladbach thriving under Andre Schubert as defeat of Bayern Munich proves

 December 6, 2015   John Welsh

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Among the highlights of the weekend fixtures in the Bundesliga, there were two games involving the top four teams in the league table. At Wolfsburg, Borussia Dortmund claimed a dramatic victory via an added time winner scored by Shinji Kagawa after the home team had equalised from the penalty spot just two minutes earlier. The […]

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Bayern Munich overwhelm Arsenal

Arsene Wenger remains defiant after Bayern Munich overwhelm Arsenal

 November 6, 2015   John Welsh

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Ahead of their Champions League tie at the Allianz Arena against Bayern Munich, Arsenal could be forgiven for thinking that they could upset the odds by beating the Bundesliga champions. The Gunners had secured a memorable 2-0 victory against Pep Guardiola’s team just two weeks previously by adopting an effective counter-attacking game plan and they […]

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Aubameyang emerges from the shadow of Lewandowski as Borussia Dortmund continue on the goal trail

 October 28, 2015   John Welsh

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Bayern Munich may be dominating the current Bundesliga campaign having won their first ten games to lead the league table, while Robert Lewandowski has been commanding his share of the headlines with his goal exploits, but Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has also claimed a quite a few goals for Borussia Dortmund this season and two successive hat-tricks […]

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Arsene Wenger as Bayern Munich

Delight for Arsene Wenger as Bayern Munich lose at the Emirates

 October 21, 2015   John Welsh

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As Arsenal prepared for their Champions League clash against triple Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich, there were suggestions that the clash could be a one-sided affair such was the current dominating form of the German team. A new Bundesliga record had been set at the weekend with the Bavarian team winning their first nine games of […]

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Bayern Munich vs Hamburg

Hamburg cannot prevent another Bayern Munich goals feast as another difficult Bundesliga campaign is envisaged

 August 15, 2015   John Welsh

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When Hamburg head coach Bruno Labbadia glanced at the opening day fixtures for the 2015-16 Bundesliga campaign, he must have feared the worst after his team was paired with reigning champions Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena in a match which was then switched to Friday evening for a live television audience. The Bavarian team […]

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Bundesliga 2015

Relegation issues provide an intriguing finale to Bundesliga campaign

 May 19, 2015   John Welsh

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Although Bayern Munich secured their third successive Bundesliga title several weeks previously, it is a totally different story at the foot of the table as the league campaign concludes this week. As many as six teams are still involved in attempting to avoid demotion to the second tier and none of the relegation places have […]

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second-leg UEFA semifinal

Brave heart Bayern Beat Barcelona but Bus to Berlin is Missed on Aggregates

 May 13, 2015   R K Gupta

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The second-leg UEFA semifinal between Bayern Munich and FC Barcelona was fiercely fought. The visitors from Barcelona suffered an early set-back, when Bayern made a storming start and took the lead in the seventh minute by converting a corner. But within 8 minutes from that goal and just as celebrations still continued in some corners […]

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Barcelona Luis Suarez

Barcelona survive early scare by Bayern Munich as Luis Suarez displays his true football qualities

 May 13, 2015   John Welsh

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Barcelona duly completed a 5-3 aggregate victory over Bayern Munich in their Champions League Semi-Final, but not before surviving an early scare when Bayern defender Medhi Benati claimed an early seventh minute headed goal to offer the German team some hope of overhauling the 3-0 deficit from the first leg in Spain. Nobody could fault […]

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Messi Magic

UEFA Champions League 1st-Leg Semifinals: Juventus Edge Out Real, Messi Magic Makes the Difference for Barca against Bayern

 May 8, 2015   R K Gupta

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In the first semifinal on May 5, 2015 at Turin, the 58th minute penalty from Carlos Tevez sealed the fate of Real Madrid as Juventus gained the edge in the first leg of UEFA Champions League semi-final. Except their victory in the final of 1998 UEFA Champions League over the Italian Club, Real Madrid have […]

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Bayern Munich

Late defensive lapses ruin Guardiola’s return to Barcelona

 May 7, 2015   John Welsh

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It was not the best of nights for Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola when he returned to his former club Barcelona for a Champions League Semi-Final first leg tie on Wednesday. For 75 minutes his team succeeded in stifling the attacking threats of the opposition forwards without causing any real problems for the home defence. […]

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