Bundesliga 2021-22 Matchday 3 – Tactical Review

The Bundesliga continues to entertain as ever, with intriguing tactics as the managerial merry go round of last year settles down to a simmer. Matchday 3 saw Wolfsburg come out on top in a crucial match against Leipzig, Bayern smash Hertha Berlin and a fast-paced five goal thriller between Freiburg and Stuttgart. Here is our tactical review of some of the key matches.

Andre Silva set to carry on where Timo Werner left off at RB Leipzig – Player Analysis

After a roller coaster ride of a career, Andre Silva has made a move to what is probably his biggest club yet in relative Bundesliga newcomers RB Leipzig. The Portuguese striker scored a remarkable 28 goals in 32 appearances last season, breaking Frankfurt’s club record for most goals in a single season. Leipzig fans will be hoping Silva carries over that kind of form to his new club, and finishes where Timo Werner left off two seasons ago. But now under the influence of Jesse Marsch, how will Andre Silva fit in?

Andre Silva – From rejection in Milan to global stardom in Germany

Bolstered by early successes in his younger years at FC Porto, the meteoric rise of the now RB Leipzig forward Andre Silva has not been the sweetest of stories. Silva always had the talent, but struggled to cope with the pressure after his move away from Portugal to AC Milan. Things could have gone very wrong for the Portuguese forward, had he not made a move to Eintracht Frankfurt years later, resurging his career.

Bundesliga Weekly – Robert Lewandowski equals Müller’s record, Terzic signs new contract, and Matheus Pereira to Leipzig?

Brandon and Dan take you through all the latest news and events in German football. This week’s episode includes a discussion about Robert Lewandowski’s equaling of Gerd Muller’s 40 goal Bundesliga record, Edin Terzic’s new contract with Borussia Dortmund and the DFB Pokal Final. The panel then head off into the rumour mills to discuss the likelihood of Robert Lewandowski moving away from Bayern, Leipzig’s interest in Matheus Pereira and more. Follow the show via the links below!

Dayot Upamecano – from rejecting the Red Devils to signing for Bayern Munich

Now a major name in world football, the rise of french born Bissau-Guinean Dayot Upamecano has recently seen him sign for one of the biggest clubs in world football – Bayern Munich. But before he signed for Bayern, Upamecano almost signed for Manchester United, at the age of 17. Samson Osaze Ero explores the rise of Dayot Upamecano.

Why German teams struggle to dominate in Europe

Although Bayern Munich won the UEFA Champions League in 2019-20, the days of Bayern and Dortmund squaring up in a European final as they did in 2013 appear to be over. This past year Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund were both knocked out of the UEFA Champions League in the quarter-finals, with Leipzig failing to make it past the Round of 16. So if Germany wants to get themselves onto the level of England and Spain, what needs to change?

Dortmund dominate the DFB Pokal – BVB 4-1 Leipzig

The DFB-Pokal was expected to be a tightly contested affair. However, Borussia Dortmund completely swept RB Leipzig away, and Die Roten Bullen never stood a chance. In the end, Dortmund fought their way to a 4-1 win, with goals from Haaland and Sancho, and a masterclass from their captain – Marco Reus. Check out our full recap and analysis.

Why Matheus Pereira would be the perfect fit for Leipzig

Reports in the German media today are indicating that Leipzig are also interested in signing the services of the Brazilian. With his flair and astute awareness of space in attack, Pereira would be an excellent addition for the Red Bulls.

Borussia Dortmund seal important 3-2 win over Leipzig

Borussia Dortmund have spent the vast majority of the second-half of the season outside the top four, but their recent four game-win streak has set Edin Terzic’s team within touching distance of the top four. This past weekend they extended that win streak to five games, securing an important 2-1 win over RB Leipzig.

3 ways Bayern could line up under Nagelsmann

Last week, Bayern Munich secured the signature of Julian Nagelsmann, making him the most expensive manager in football history. Thanks in large part to his incredible tactical knowledge, football fans around the globe are now wondering how the German manager might set his team up for success. We add to the discussion, with our picks for 3 ways that Julian Nagelsmann might line up next season!