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Borussia Dortmund

espnfc.com — There's a widely held perception that the Bundesliga's appeal has been severely diminished by Bayern Munich's dominance over the past three years. One newspaper, who fundamentally misunderstood the minimal impact of financial Fair Play rules on a division that neither wants nor allows club takeovers by rich owners, even went as far as blaming UEFA president Michel Platini on the "ruination" of the league.

From Germany to Brazil (via England): which country has the best talent coming through?

theguardian.com — A rich seam of attacking players but not so hot at the back. Sound familiar? The most successful nation in Fifa's World Youth Championship having won the competition a record six times, Argentina usually lead the way in development and the future looks pretty rosy with Mauro Icardi and Paulo Dybala waiting to step into the shoes of Lionel Messi and co.

No fairytale ending for Dortmund's Jurgen Klopp

espnfc.com — It was, Jurgen Klopp had said, "one of the best football stories I know." But the story in question, his seven-year stint at Borussia Dortmund, came with a rather down-beat end. The manager's epochal reign petered out in hapless, futile efforts to turn a 3-1 deficit around after the break and resulted in BVB's second DFB Cup final defeat in as many years.

Jürgen Klopp plans super-cool German Cup final for Borussia Dortmund farewell

theguardian.com — On Saturday night in Berlin, Jürgen Klopp's reign as Borussia Dortmund manager will come to a close where it effectively began, a little over seven years ago. Klopp was working as a TV pundit for the state broadcaster ZDF at the 2008 DFB Pokal final between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund in the German capital.

Bundesliga Best XI of the 2014-15 season

espnfc.com — At the end of a season which saw Bayern Munich win a third successive title, Wolfsburg and Borussia Monchengladbach claim Champions League places and Borussia Dortmund rally after a dreadful start, we asked Raf Honigstein to come up with his 2014-15 Best XI.

Augsburg’s qualification for the Europa League - a very German fairytale

theguardian.com — It can't have been easy counting, especially after 2,900 litres of free beer had been dispensed to the crowd. Estimates in the end ranged from 4,000 to 7,000 attendees, but it was impossible to put a number on the delirious joy with which the FC Augsburg supporters and the team celebrated the unlikeliest Bundesliga success story in many years at the city's central square.

Bundesliga basement battle Raphael Honigstein

espnfc.com — How do you say angst in German? Never before have so many Bundesliga clubs -- six in total -- gone into the last weekend of the season not knowing whether they'll return to compete at the same level next August. Matchday 34 promises almost unbearable drama and tension for those at the wrong end of the table.

Raphael Honigstein's Bundesliga Betting: A Farewell Win For Klopp

bet.unibet.co.uk — For the final time this season . . . Bayern Munich v Mainz 05 Bayern will lift the Meisterschale on Saturday after their game against Mainz. The focus first will be ending their three game losing run in the Bundesliga which has seen them fail to pick up a point since they actually secured the title.

Raheem Sterling: how many clubs actually want to sign him?

theguardian.com — Liverpool have Sterling under contract until 2017 and showed they will not be coerced into a sale during the stand-off with Luis Suárez in 2013, although there is a marked contrast in the players' importance to the team and future transfer value. Brendan Rodgers is adamant Sterling is staying put.

Das Reboot: How German Soccer Reinvented Itself and Conquered the World

barnesandnoble.com — Available in: Paperback. July 13th 2014, World Cup Final, the last ten minutes of extra time: Germany forward Mario Götze, receiving a floated pass from his international teammate André Schürrle, jumps slig
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Jun 30, 2015

RT @RobHarris: Cardiff's Millennium Stadium confirmed as host of 2017 Champions League final

Jun 29, 2015

@harber83 there are no Monday night games at all. only for Bundesliga 2

Jun 26, 2015

RT @iainmacintosh: thesetpieces.com/interviews/vox… I met up with @amylawrence71 for a chat about football and media. She was every bit as awesome as you might expect.

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