With the UEFA EURO 2016 kicking off on Friday, here’s a look at the teams from Group C featuring World Champions Germany, in-form Northern Ireland, big game performers Ukraine and tournament dark horses Poland. Highlights  – World champions Germany are the favourites to top the group followed by Poland who have been very impressive in the qualifying campaign. Having said that, Ukraine and Northern Ireland are more than capable of springing a surprise. Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil, Liverpool midfielder Emre Can and Bayern Munich duo Robert Lewandowski and Manuel Neuer are some of the prominent faces that will feature in this group. Germany It has now become a tradition for Germany to breeze through the qualification stages, lose a couple of friendlies before a tournament and reach the semi-finals. This time around, Die Mannschaft endured a turbulent qualifying campaign and lost more than a couple of friendlies suggesting that the road won’t be too easy for them. Nevertheless, they are being considered as one of […]

Borussia Dortmund vs. Eintracht Frankfurt Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund 13th December 2015 *** Matchday 16 of the Bundesliga sees second placed Borussia Dortmund host a struggling Eintracht Frankfurt at the Signal Iduna Park on Sunday in what promises to be a high scoring game. Borussia Dortmund: Borussia Dortmund stormed back into the title race following an exciting 2-1 win at Wolfsburg last week to cut the gap between them and Bayern Munich to just 5 points. Marco Reus’ first half goal was cancelled out by Ricardo Rodriguez in injury time only for Shinji Kagawa to snatch the victory with the last kick of the game. Marco Reus and Sven Bender were particularly impressive over 90 minutes.  However, BVB lost 0-1 at home to PAOK in the Europa League midweek, but it can be argued that the result can be overlooked as manager Thomas Tuchel fielded a string of fringe players and that they had nothing to play for. Tuchel’s side have been […]

BAYERN MUNICH vs                   OLYMPIACOS Allianz Arena, Munich Tuesday 24nd November, 1:15 IST *** Bayern Munich host Olympiakos in the Champions League on Tuesday in a game that could decide the fates of the teams in Group-F. The winner of the tie will progress to the knockout stages as group winners and the other team will need to wait until the last matchday to secure qualification. However, both teams will progress with a draw, eliminating Arsenal and Dinamo Zagreb in the process. Team News and Tactics Bayern Munich Although far from their best, Bayern managed a 3-1 away victory over Schalke on Saturday with David Alaba, Javi Martinez and Thomas Müller all scoring. The game was a drab one by Bayern standards and will quickly be forgotten. Ahead of the crucial tie Champions League, Bayern are in imperious home form and have scored at least 4 goals in their last 6 home games, […]