Ahead of Euro 2020 set to kick off this Friday, we take a look at some of the most glaring omissions from this summer’s squads, from Bundesliga outfits only.
In a move that appeared to be inevitable for months, Borussia Dortmund have now officially secured the signature of VFB Stuttgart goalkeeper Gregor Kobel. The 23-year-old signs a five-year-contract with the Black & Yellows, for a fee reported to be around €15 million.
In a deal that seemed inevitable the moment Adi Hütter left, Oliver Glasner has officially been announced as the new Eintracht Frankfurt boss. The Austrian manager deployed an energetic, counter-attacking, high-pressing, vertical style of football in Wolfsburg, all of which should suit Frankfurt magnificently well. However, when it comes to formation, Glasner and Hütter are drastically different. We may see something completely and totally new next season at Die Adler as a result with Oliver Glasner in charge. Here are 3 ways the German giants could line up next season under the influence of the Austrian.
The move that was on the cards for months has finally happened for David Alaba, as he moves on a free transfer to Spanish giants Real Madrid. The Bayern Munich legend made a total of 431 appearances for die Roten across a 12 season spell, after moving to their academy in 2009 from Austria Wien II.
Bayern Munich have added to their defensive ranks in time for next season under Julian Nagelsmann, with 23-year-old defender Omar Richards joining the squad on a free transfer.
For many Dortmund fans, Piszczek was the unsung hero of not just the team’s glory days, but the past eleven seasons. The Polish right-back will forever go down as a legend in Dortmund, after his fantastic decade with the club. We look back at Lukasz Piszczek’s illustrious career.
Matchday 34, the final day of the season, was full of excitement and intrigue as always, seeing Robert Lewandowski break the all-time single-season goal-scoring record, FC Köln escape relegation at the death, and Werder Bremen flounder into the 2. Bundesliga. Here is Rhys Desmond’s Team of the Week for Matchday 34!
It seemed inevitable for months, but Robert Lewandowski has now officially broken Gerd Müller’s record for most goals in a single Bundesliga season, surpassing the German legend on the final day of the 2020-21 season with his 41st goal of the season. The Bavarians smashed Augsburg to pieces on Saturday in a 5-2 win, in which Lewandowski was far and away man of the match.
On a dramatic final day, Werder Bremen limped around against Borussia Monchengladbach, eventually succumbing to relegation at the hands of Friedhelm Funkel’s FC Köln. After sacking Florian Kohfeldt with one game to go earlier this week, Werder Bremen never stood a chance against Marco Rose’s men. They looked fearful, afraid to make mistakes, and afraid to thrust their muscles and go on the attack. It was a desperate, disastrous final day for Die Werderaner, losing by a score-line of 4-2.
FC Köln have saved themselves from relegation desperation on the final day of the Bundesliga season, snatching a late goal against FC Schalke to win 1-0. The Billy Goats now go into the relegation/promotion playoff against the third place 2. Bundesliga side, to be decided tomorrow.