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!
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.
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?
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.
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 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.
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!
With a break in the Bundesliga, all the attention in Deutschland turned to the DFB-Pokal semi-finals this week. German football fans only had two matches to watch this weekend as a result, but both matches were full of excitement, goals, and of course, stunning individual performances. Here is our Team of the Week for the DFB Pokal Semi-Finals!
In a tight and testy affair, Leipzig couldn’t break down Werder Bremen’s resilient defensive structure, resulting in a 0-0 draw after full-time. As the game went into extra time, the struggle continued but the match was only injected with more fuel and fire. The fatigue started to set in, but the pace of the game went from 100 to 150, as the players on the field looked as though they were willing to die to get their team the win. Three goals in extra time, one of which came in the very last minute of the game, gave the match a remarkable spin and ultimately resulted in Die Roten Bullen surging past Die Grün-Weißen on a 2-1 score-line. RB Leipzig now head into the DFB-Pokal final, as Werder Bremen head into the final weeks of their relegation battle with broken hearts. Here is an analysis of the match.
Jesse Marsch has been announced as the new boss of RB Leipzig, taking over from Julian Nagelsmann on a 2-year deal. The American coach last worked with Leipzig as an assistant coach under Ralf Ragnick, where he developed much of the principles and philosophies that he still holds near and dear to his heart today.