Silas Katompa Mvumpa, more commonly known as Silas Wamangituka, was one of the stars of the 2020-21 Bundesliga season, gaining traction for VFB Stuttgart and his native Congolese national team in the process. Yesterday, almost two years after making his debut for Stuttgart, the young attacker made headlines by revealing the truth about his identity.
ermany are the champions of Europe… at the under-21 level. Germany defeated Portugal 1-0 in the final on Sunday evening to claim their third ever under-21 European Championship, bringing even more hope that this could be Deutschland’s year at Euro 2020 proper.
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.
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.
At the height of his career, Sami Khedira was one of the very best central midfielders in the world, even winning the World Cup in 2014 with Germany. Now firmly fading out of the spotlight at the age of 34, Sami Khedira has announced his retirement from the game after a fantastic, trophy-laden career.
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.