Happy Holidays From BundesligaTalk
Happy Holidays From BundesligaTalk

It’s that time of year again! With the football going on break, and exams coming to an end, I’ve decided to wade out into warmer climates for a few weeks, just to catch my breath again. Unfortunately, the laptop isn’t coming with, so I’ll have to catch up with you […]

Mike Hanke Completes Gladbach Move
Mike Hanke Completes Gladbach Move

Hannover’s super-sub, Mike Hanke, has completed a transfer to relegation-threatened Gladbach, and will join the club as they resume training throughout the winter break. Hanke has been in encouraging form this season, with three goals in seven short substitute appearances. Despite his goals, Hanke was not getting the kind of […]

McClaren’s Days Are Numbered After Cottbus Loss
McClaren’s Days Are Numbered After Cottbus Loss

Wolfsburg have to be the disappointment of the Bundesliga season so far, and nothing sums that up better than today’s 1-3 loss to Cottbus in the DFB Pokal. While injuries and low confidence will take their toll on any side throughout what is an arduous league season, the kind of […]

Sunday’s Bundesliga Review: Bayern Hammer Stuttgart
Sunday’s Bundesliga Review: Bayern Hammer Stuttgart

It’s the last day of round sixteen, and it’s the end of 2010 for the Bundesliga. Bayern Munich travelled to a Bruno Labbadia-led Stuttgart looking for three points, while Freiburg, without Papiss Cisse, travelled to Leverkusen. VfB Stuttgart 3 – 5 Bayern Munich Reigning Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich made a […]

Saturday’s Bundesliga Review: Dortmund Defeated
Saturday’s Bundesliga Review: Dortmund Defeated

With the Bundesliga set to go on holiday for the next few weeks, we were always going to be in for a fantastic weekend of football to properly send our favorites sides off. This weekend has already been full of shocks and surprises, and the biggest of them has to […]

Friday’s Bundesliga Review: Hamburg Steal The Win At Hopeless Gladbach
Friday’s Bundesliga Review: Hamburg Steal The Win At Hopeless Gladbach

Gladbach’s terrible run of losses stretches to five after another defeat this afternoon, this time against a struggling Hamburg side. Dutch winger Eljero Elia, who has been the subject of some intense transfer rumors, put the away side in front just a minute after the break. Gladbach didn’t shy away […]

Europa League Draw: Stuttgart v Benfica, Leverkusen v Metalist
Europa League Draw: Stuttgart v Benfica, Leverkusen v Metalist

With Dortmund eliminated, the Bundesliga has just two representatives remaining in the Europa League. Both of those sides, impressively, topped their groups and would have been hoping for a good draw this afternoon to aid their chances of progressing in the tournament. Stuttgart rather unfortunately drew Benfica, while Leverkusen got […]

Champions League Draw: Bayern v Inter, Schalke v Valencia
Champions League Draw: Bayern v Inter, Schalke v Valencia

Bayern Munich v Inter Last season’s finalists, Bayern Munich and Inter, will meet once more in this season’s edition of the Champions League, but this time in the round of sixteen. Inter have looked a much weaker side since Jose Mourinho’s departure in the summer, and Bayern Munich should be […]

Friday’s Bundesliga Preview: Gladbach Host Hamburg
Friday’s Bundesliga Preview: Gladbach Host Hamburg

Michael Frontzeck’s Gladbach side are sinking faster than they can swim. They’ve lost their last four Bundesliga matches in a row, and they’ve only managed to pick up ten points after sixteen matches. That’s got relegation written all over it for me. It’s crazy that they’re playing so poorly with […]

Europa League Review: Leverkusen And Stuttgart Finish Top
Europa League Review: Leverkusen And Stuttgart Finish Top

Bayer Leverkusen and VfB Stuttgart capped off their Europa League group stage fixtures with fine results that lifted them to first-placed finishes in their respective groups. Leverkusen managed to knock holders Atletico Madrid out of the tournament with a well-fought 1-1 draw, while Stuttgart, under new management, thumped Odense by […]

Dortmund’s European Run Ends In Sevilla, But It Could Be For The Best
Dortmund’s European Run Ends In Sevilla, But It Could Be For The Best

Borussia Dortmund’s Europa League form this season left much to be desired, especially since the club’s domestic performances have been nothing short of incredible. BVB only managed to win two of their six group matches and picked up a mediocre nine points, which in the end was a few too […]

Stuttgart Sack Jens Keller And Appoint Bruno Labbadia As Head Coach
Stuttgart Sack Jens Keller And Appoint Bruno Labbadia As Head Coach

After two disappointing months in charge of first-team affairs at Stuttgart, Jens Keller has been sacked and replaced by Bruno Labbadia, who had been out of a job since being sacked by Hamburg at the end of last season. Labbadia has been inherited a world of problems, and I don’t […]

Video: Mesut Ozil Scores For Madrid Against Zaragoza
Video: Mesut Ozil Scores For Madrid Against Zaragoza

Germany’s Mesut Ozil, who has fit in so well at Real Madrid since arriving at the Spanish club with fellow German international Sami Khedira in the summer, opened the scoring this weekend for his side in a 3-1 win over Zaragoza. Here’s the goal!

Sunday’s Bundesliga Review: Schalke Maintain Winning Form
Sunday’s Bundesliga Review: Schalke Maintain Winning Form

With all of the Bundesliga’s title challengers picking up positive results on Saturday, the pressure was on Schalke and Mainz to at least keep pace. Elsewhere, Freiburg hosted Gladbach. Let’s get to the results! Mainz 0 – 1 Schalke 04 Thomas Tuchel’s side continue to slip, but this time at […]

Saturday’s Bundesliga Review: Dortmund Win Seventh Consecutive Match
Saturday’s Bundesliga Review: Dortmund Win Seventh Consecutive Match

It’s been another action packed start to the Bundesliga weekend. Bayern Munich, Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Dortmund all picked up the wins they were looking for, so no drastic changes in terms of the Bundesliga title race this week. Let’s get to the results. Bayern Munich 3 – 0 St. […]

Sunday’s Bundesliga Preview: Schalke Can Make A Statement Against Mainz
Sunday’s Bundesliga Preview: Schalke Can Make A Statement Against Mainz

Saturday’s matches saw Bundesliga title hopefuls Bayer Leverkusen, Bayern Munich and league leaders Borussia Dortmund continue their impressive form, which means a side like Schalke, who would have been hoping for a European place before the season started, will need take full points from their match to keep up with […]

Schweinsteiger Extends Bayern Stay With New Four-Year Contract
Schweinsteiger Extends Bayern Stay With New Four-Year Contract

Bastian Schweinsteiger has silenced the rumor mill today after announcing to the Bayern faithful that he will be signing a new four-year deal with the club, that will see him remain with the Bavarian giants until 2016. Right after Die Roten’s 3-0 win over St. Pauli, Schweinsteiger took the microphone […]

Friday’s Bundesliga Review: Stuttgart Slump Continues
Friday’s Bundesliga Review: Stuttgart Slump Continues

Hannover’s head coach Mirko Slomka has no real reason to be pleased with his side’s performance on the night, but he’ll be delighted with another three points. Didier Ya Konan, who has burst into life this season with an already impressive 7 goals and 4 assists, added another two to […]