Bastian Schweinsteiger will be looking to pick up his 16th win against the Wolves

Bayern Munich Vs Vfl Wolfsburg: Team News,Tactics and Line-Ups

After a five-week long winter break, Bundesliga is set to kick start its Rückrunde this Friday with a top-table clash between defending champions and league leaders Bayern Munich and second-placed Vfl Wolfsburg at the Volkswagen Arena. The Bavarian giants could extend their lead to 14 points over their opponents if they win this fixture, but Dieter Hecking’s men would be equally determined to stop the holders to take away any points from Lower Saxony this week. According to the reports from Volkswagen Arena, the fans and the players will take part in one-minute applause rather than a minute silence in the memory of young Belgian midfielder Junior Malanda, who recently passed away in a tragic accident. Bayern Munich After clearly dominating the first half of the season, Pep Guardiola’s charges are full of confidence to start their second half campaign with sights no less than a third consecutive league title. The 11-point lead over Wolfsburg is already a comfortable one […] Read more »

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Bayer Leverkusen v Borussia Dortmund: Line-Ups, Facts and Prediction

2010 and 2011 champions, Dortmund begin 2015 with an away trip to Leverkusen in hopes of beginning the slow ascent back up the table. Their opponents, Leverkusen will look to improve their chances of Champions League qualification with a win in Saturday’s top game at the Bay Arena. Leverkusen stand in 3rd place, 6 points of second placed Wolfsburg and their opponents Dortmund are languishing in 17th, after a dreadful first half of the season which saw them pick up just four victories. Although thirteen points separate the two sides, coach Roger Schmidt remains wary about the strength of the Dortmund attack. Jurgen Klopp on the other hand firmly has stressed the fact that this is not a game where Dortmund are not the favourites, and the possibility of relegation is still present. Dortmund new boy Kevin Kampl and Leverkusen boss Roger Schmidt are reunited after their days together at RB Salzburg. The Slovenian is also a youth product of […] Read more »

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Chelsea Winger Set For €30m Exit After Lack Of Game Time

Chelsea winger Andre Schurrle could be on his way out from the club after failing to get regular game time according to the independent. Schurrle has appeared 22 times for Chelsea this season but hasn’t completed a full game even once in the Premier League. The German has been a regular only in the Capital One Cup after featuring in three games before being deemed unfit to face Liverpool last week due to an illness. Manager Jose Mourinho has preferred the likes of Eden Hazard, Oscar and Willian ahead of Schurrle and the trio have often produced the goods which has made it difficult for Schurrle. With four more days to go before the transfer window closes, the 24-year old might be angling for a move if he feels he won’t be able to challenge the first team regulars in the remainder of the season. Reports have emerged that Bundesliga side Wolfsburg are looking to sign the attacker for a fee of […] Read more »

Biggest Winners From Bayern Munich’s Winter Training Camp

After a terrific Hinrunde of Bundesliga football, Bayern Munich began their Winter break with great morale, and after three friendly games in Doha, Riyadh and Bochum, the Bavarians look to start 2015 from where they left off. The month long training camp has benefited the whole team in general, but here are the biggest winners from the preparatory month of January: 1. Mitchell Weiser The perpetual will-he-won’t-he enigma of German football. Signed from Koln in 2012 as a bright prospect, Weiser’s development had stagnated completely and made just 4 league appearances since, making people wonder what all the fuss was 3 years ago.  Now, the 20 year old is starting to prove doubters wrong with commendable performances against Qatar XI and Al-Hilal. The winger-cum-fullback was involved in 4 out of the 8 goals scored, and after a barren 2 years at Munich, his confidence will be soaring. With heavy competition from other youngsters as well, Weiser’s contribution in the Ruckrunde […] Read more »

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Martin Odegaard Joins Real Madrid – Official

Martin Odegaard finally agrees to Real Madrid move. Real Madrid have reached an agreement to sign 16-year-old Norwegian forward Martin Odegaard from Stromsgodset. Odegaard will be presented to the media at a news conference on Thursday, the club said. Real did not disclose the details of the financial terms but Spanish media reported that they had paid around 3m euros. Odegaard made his debut for Norway as a 15-year-old in August and had been linked with many of Europe’s top clubs. A club statement read: “Real Madrid CF and Stromsgodet Football have reached an agreement for the transfer of Martin Odegaard”. The player will arrive in Spain tomorrow to undergo a medical and sign the contract.Manchester United,Liverpool, Arsenal,Manchester City and Bayern Munich were also said to be interested in Odegaard, who will apparently move straight into the Real first team. Odegaard is widely known to be a Liverpool supporter but despite reported interest from the club, he has chosen to […] Read more »

Ranking The Best Winter Transfers Of The Bundesliga So Far.

With the Hinrunde done and dusted, and slightly more than a week before the Bundesliga season re-commences, each of the 18 top tier clubs have been hard at work looking to boost their squads in the winter break. Although the winter transfer window is somewhat of an underutilized asset by the Bundesliga clubs, they have managed to not only bring in talented players, but have done good business in the process. Here are the top 4 players on the move, ranked on the basis of value and importance of the move to the player and the club: 4. Levin Öztunali – Loan move from Bayer Leverkusen to Werder Bremen Germany has always boasted of a large number of talented youngsters and Levin Öztunali is perhaps the most talented of the bunch. Mere 18 years of age, and the grandson of West German legend, Uwe Seeler, Öztunali joined Leverkusen from Hamburg in 2013 where his development continued at a rapid rate, […] Read more »