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Bundesliga: Bayern Munich dish out a 'football lesson'

Dortmund coach Lucien Favre admitted his side had been taught a ‘football lesson’ after their hammering in Munich. DW’s Mark Lovell saw a typically Bayern display and a BVB side who may have blown their biggest chance.Squandering a golden chance to move five points clear at the top, overawed Borussia Dortmund were comprehensively knocked off …

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Bundesliga Bulletin: Snow denies Hannover as big two battle heats up

The snow saved Bayer Leverkusen and denied luckless Hannover as the Bundesliga moved towards the final straight. At the top, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund won in contrasting styles but the champions have the lead.Good week for: Werder Bremen, the title race, Robert Lewandowski, Kevin Volland, Andrej Kramaric Bad week for: Hertha Berlin, Lukas KĂĽbler, …

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Bundesliga: Niko Kovac's big week at Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich’s coach Niko Kovac is facing a tough week in the Bundesliga and the Champions League. How well his team performs against Wolfsburg and Liverpool could go a long way to deciding his future.Niko Kovac was a frustrated figure on the touchline at the Allianz Arena towards the end of November. His team had …

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Bundesliga: Unlikely hero Bruno Labbadia quietly rebuilding Wolfsburg

Wolfsburg face Werder Bremen on Sunday in an unfamiliar position of fifth. Bruno Labbadia has transformed the club from relegation fodder into European hopefuls, but could still depart Wolfsburg come June.Last March, as Wolfsburg were trailing 2-1 at home to Bayer Leverkusen, the club's fans were in a despondent, if humorously self-deprecating, mood. "We're going …

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Opinion: The Bundesliga has forgotten about Gladbach

With all the attention on Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich, the league has neglected the side currently in second. Borussia Mönchengladbach are enjoying a sensational season — but no one is talking about them.There's a saying: 'When two people quarrel, a third rejoices.' While Bayern Munich enter their umpteenth crisis and Borussia Dortmund try to …

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Bundesliga: Low scoreline belies high-octane showdown in Frankfurt

Saturday’s match between Frankfurt and Dortmund was one fans of both teams had been looking forward to for weeks. Despite the 1-1 scoreline, the contest between two of the Bundesliga’s top offenses didn’t disappoint.Expectations were high for the clash of two of this season’s most pleasant surprises. Would these two offensive-minded teams really go for …

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Bundesliga 2018-19: A half-time review

Surprise leaders, crises, fallen giants and supersubs; the first half of the Bundesliga season hasn’t been low on incident. DW takes a look back at how it’s all unfolded and what’s in store when the league returns.The leaders Borussia Dortmund no longer appear invincible but they are still top of the tree at Christmas, thanks …

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Bundesliga: Former Dortmund coach Bosz replaces Herrlich at Leverkusen

Peter Bosz is back in the Bundesliga, replacing the fired Heiko Herrlich as head coach at Bayer Leverkusen. The former Borussia Dortmund coach has signed until 2020 and will take charge of his first game on January 19.Former Borussia Dortmund coach Peter Bosz is the new man in charge of Bayer Leverkusen after Heiko Herrlich …

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Bundesliga: Borussia Dortmund take on Gladbach in top-of-the-table clash

It’s first against second in the Bundesliga on Matchday 17 as Borussia Mönchengladbach look to cut Dortmund’s lead at the top to just three points. Lucien Favre is back to face the club he spent four years coaching."Gladbach are a very good team, they are compact and they get forward quickly. They’re dangerous," said Dortmund …

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Bundesliga: Bayern Munich crush Hannover to extend unbeaten run

Bayern Munich pulled off an emphatic 4-0 win in Hannover to keep Borussia Dortmund on their toes. The result extends Niko Kovac’s side’s unbeaten run to four league games and six in all competitions.Hannover 0-4 Bayern Munich, HDI Arena (Kimmich 2, Alaba 29', Gnabry 53', Lewandowski 62') Bayern Munich made light work of Hannover to …

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Bundesliga Bulletin: Teens Sancho and Sargent flying, Petersen gets the set

While Bayern and Robert Lewandowski continue their revival, Dortmund are finding goals from all over. Nils Petersen was also on the scoresheet to complete a remarkable record while a new American made a fast start.Good week for: Nils Petersen (pictured), Jadon Sancho, Borussia Dortmund, Robert Lewandowski, Josh Sargent, Hertha Berlin, Gladbach Bad week for: RB …

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Opinion: The game the Bundesliga needed

Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich delivered one of the all-time great games on matchday 11. For DW’s Jonathan Harding it was not just a timely match for the clubs, but also the Bundesliga.Games between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund have been marketed as the Bundesliga's showcase fixture, but in recent years they have served simply …

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Bundesliga match marred by clashes between fans and police

Pyrotechnics, flagpoles, batons and pepper spray: Saturday’s Bundesliga fixture between Borussia Dortmund and Hertha Berlin was overshadowed by violent clashes between visiting supporters and police.Borussia Dortmund and Hertha Berlin drew 2-2 at the Westfalenstadion on Saturday afternoon but events on the field were overshadowed by violent clashes involving visiting Hertha supporters and local police. After …

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Bundesliga: Hertha snatch late draw in Dortmund

In one of the most entertaining games of the season so far, the result will have felt like a victory for visiting Hertha Berlin. Two players scored a brace on the day.Dortmund 2-2 Hertha Berlin (Sancho 27', 61' – Kalou 41', 90+2' pen.) Borussia Dortmund are still undefeated after nine games, but their draw must …

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Bundesliga: Markus Weinzierl named new Stuttgart boss

Just two days after the dismissal of Tayfun Korkut, the Bundesliga’s bottom club have a new coach. Stuttgart have announced that former Schalke and Augsburg boss Markus Weinzierl is the new man in charge.Weinzierl, 43, has been out of work since being sacked by Schalke after his sole season in charge of the Royal Blues …

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Bundesliga Bulletin: Borussia Dortmund flying, Bayern Munich tumbling

What a weekend! League leaders Dortmund produced the game of the season so far as champions Bayern slipped deeper into crisis. Frankfurt’s good form continued and the league also has its first coaching casualty.Good week for: Borussia Dortmund, RB Leipzig, Hannover, the Bundesliga Bad week for: Niko Kovac, Bayern Munich, Tayfun Korkut, Nuremberg The lowdown: …

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Bundesliga: Borussia Dortmund's young guns raise hopes, reveal flaws

Borussia Dortmund are unbeaten, top of the table and have just pulled off a sensational comeback against Bayer Leverkusen. DW’s Matt Pearson found that there’s plenty to admire about both teams, but also worrying flaws."There’s nothing more shit than second place," reads a quote from Bayer Leverkusen’s former Dutch striker Erik Meijer on the walls …

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Bundesliga: Out-of-sorts outfits set to lock horns in Leipzig

Already 12 games into their 2018/19 campaign, Leipzig are struggling to find their feet in arguably their toughest season to date. The midweek visit of Stuttgart offers the Saxony side a chance to get back on track.Since the club’s inception in 2009, RB Leipzig have made no bones about their desire not just to reach …

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Opinion: Boring Bundesliga needs a new format

The new season is only four games old but there was already a weary sense of familiarity to Bayern Munich’s win over Schalke, last season’s runners-up. DW’s Matt Ford argues that a new format is needed.There were still ten minutes plus stoppage time to play in the Veltins Arena on Saturday evening but the Schalke …

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Bundesliga: Bayern Munich too good for winless Schalke

Bayern Munich ran out comfortable winners over Schalke in Gelsenkirchen. A header from James Rodriguez and a Robert Lewandowski penalty were enough for the champions against last season’s runners-up.Schalke 0-2 Bayern Munich (James 8′, Lewandowski pen. 64′) After three straight league defeats and an underwhelming draw against FC Porto in the Champions League, Domenico Tedesco …

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Bundesliga live: Borussia Dortmund vs. Eintracht Frankfurt

Lucien Favre’s Dortmund will hope to bounce back after dropping points away to Hannover last weekend. Jacob Bruun Larsen gets a chance from the start, while Axel Witsel is rested after international duty with Belgium.24′ 18′ Gacinovic clips Schmelzer’s heels and gets a talking-to from the ref, but no card. 6′ Filip Kostic with the …

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Bundesliga: Surprise packages meet after taking different roads

That Bayern Munich are one of three teams with maximum points is no surprise, but the identity of the other two is. Wolfsburg and Hertha Berlin have taken very different paths but both have impressed early in the season.Though only an hour’s train journey separates their two cities, Hertha Berlin and Wolfsburg are two very …

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Bundesliga rules out playing game abroad

After Spain’s La Liga announced its intention to play one league game per year in the United States, Germany’s Bundesliga has ruled out following suit. DFL chief Christian Seifert said he “thinks nothing of the idea.”Bayern Munich vs. Borussia Dortmund in Shanghai? Schalke vs. Bayer Leverkusen in New York? Not any time soon, according to …

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Bundesliga: Shaky Schalke still pointless following Hertha defeat

A callow defeat against a plucky Hertha Berlin side ensured Domenico Tedesco’s side maintained their winless start to the Bundesliga campaign. Defeat leaves Schalke pointless and lying in 15th place after Matchday 2.Schalke 0-2 Hertha Berlin (Duda 15′, 90’+6) A penny for the thoughts of Domenico Tedesco. With the champagne having barely dried from last …

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Bundesliga Bulletin: Wolfsburg and Hertha flying, Schalke and Leverkusen rock bottom

Wolfsburg and Hertha Berlin have enjoyed perfect starts and find themselves joint top of the league with Bayern Munich. The bottom of the table is equally surprising, with Bayer Leverkusen and Schalke still pointless.Good week for: Wolfsburg, Werder Bremen, Leon Goretzka, Fortuna DĂĽsseldorf, Hertha Berlin Bad week for: Bayer Leverkusen, VfB Stuttgart, Eintracht Frankfurt, RB …

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