With Bundesliga action for the second half of the season about to kick off on Friday with Bayern facing off against Hamburg, here are the five things we are looking out for: Four In A Row  For Bayern? After winning three Bundesliga titles in a row without much competition from closest rivals, Borussia Dortmund’s tenacious form this season poses a genuine title challenge for Bayern. Though Dortmund rode on their blistering attack’s heroics to become table toppers, it has only opening week happiness for the Yellow and Blacks. Bayern with their ruthless consistency have grabbed the top spot gaining on their bitter rivals’ occasional slipups. But it has not been easy going for the Bavarian giants as they had to dig deep to gain points this season and even tasted their first defeat for the first time in three years in the Hinrunde against a revitalized Monchengladbach. When it comes to their chances of winning the fourth consecutive title, they […]

Borussia Dortmund beat Bayern Munich after a dramatic German Cup semi-final penalty shootout. Borussia Dortmund ended Bayern Munich‘s dreams of a treble by beating Pep Guardiola’s men in the semifinal of the DFB-Pokal in a dramatic penalty shootout. Robert Lewandowski put Bayern in front and they appeared to be cruising until Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang levelled in the 75th minute. Arjen Robben came and went with an injury ending his brief involvement in the game, while Dortmund ended the game with 10 men after Kevin Kampl was sent off in extra-time. The real drama was to unfold in the penalty shootout, though, with Philipp Lahm and Xabi Alonso both slipping and Mario Gotze‘s penalty saved before Manuel Neuer sent his spot-kick against the crossbar. Dortmund netted two of their three penalties to go through. Bayern, who won the Bundesliga title on Sunday, missed all four of their penalties after a 1-1 draw following extra time as Dortmund, beaten finalists last season, took […]

Borussia Dortmund vs FC Schalke 04 Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund Saturday, 28 February 2015, 15:30 CET (8:00pm IST) ***** The biggest game of the German football calendar has arrived! The Revierderby or the Ruhrderby has been fiercely fought on and off the field by both sides across the years, and with a lot at stake this time as well, it looks to be a cracking encounter once more. Schalke boss Roberto Di Matteo summed it up perfectly before before the 146th encounter between the two sides, “It is a game that will be dominated by the emotions – it will be a game full of passion and tactics”. Team news, tactics and lineup Dortmund On a three game winning streak for the first time this season, the home side will be energized in prospect of avenging the 2-1 loss to Schalke on Matchday 6 earlier this season. Despite being 12th in the table and a loss to Juventus on Tuesday, […]