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Grafite’s stunning goal hailed throughout Germany

April 5, 2009

German media have already decided that Grafite’s brilliant 77th-minute solo goal in Wolfsburg’s 5-1 win over Bayern Munich on Saturday is the goal of the year.

Champions League draw — your views

March 20, 2009

So, here we go again. For the fifth successive season, Liverpool will face Chelsea in the Champions League.

Bundesliga could lose top players for next term

March 19, 2009

What a Bundesliga season! Exciting, fast-paced and at least five teams in the running for the title and believe it or not, Bayern are not top of the table.

Even Bundesliga billionaires consider salary cap

March 11, 2009

The credit crunch is biting into German soccer, with teams starting to consider the idea of salary caps to further reduce annual running costs.

Life at Bayern getting more uncomfortable for Klinsmann

March 6, 2009

Juergen Klinsmann won almost everything there was to win as a player, enjoying success in Germany, Italy, France and England, but as a coach it’s been a different story.

Klinsmann silences doubters … for now

February 28, 2009

Juergen Klinsmann, who has turned German soccer upside down the last four years with a dynamic and modern approach to the game, has once again managed to silence the domestic naysayers, at least for the time being.

A tale of two Hoeness*

February 17, 2009

We’ve already blogged on Hertha Berlin’s surprise win over Bayern Munich at the weekend but I thought I’d mention one more aspect to the game and the result — this was one of those rare occasions when Dieter Hoeness got one over on his more famous brother Uli.

Can Hertha really stay top of the Bundesliga?

February 16, 2009

Hertha Berlin have found their way to the top of the Bundesliga table for the first time since October 2006 and given their long-suffering fans a faint whiff of championship hopes.

Sentiment on all sides in Podolski’s Cologne move

January 19, 2009

Lukas Podolski has broken an unwritten rule in Germany: Thou shalt not leave Bayern Munich in the prime of one’s career for a small, struggling Bundesliga club.

Why St Etienne are green with envy

November 6, 2008

If you don’t mind the sight of St Etienne glued near the bottom of the Ligue 1 table, you did not grow up in France in the 1970s.