Matchday 10 in the Bundesliga saw last season’s top two clash at the Allianz Arena, while second-placed Gladbach took on fourth-placed Hoffenheim. Borussia Dortmund Push Bayern in “Der Klassiker” Borussia Dortmund are now in 17th place, 17 points behind Bayern Munich, with 18 fewer points than they had at this point last season (when they were only one point behind the champions). Last time they were this far down in the table at this point, they wound up relegated. But the team that lost to Bayern on Saturday put on such a classy performance, particularly in the first half, that those statistics are hard to believe. Klopp got his tactics exactly right, deploying Sebastian Kehl and Sven Bender together in midfield instead of the newly returned Ilkay Gündogan. These two, more defensively minded than the passmaster, had silenced Xabi Alonso in the Champions League ties against his former club Real Madrid, and they did so again here. Shinji Kagawa had […]
Liverpool have been on a fine run of form off late and will go into Saturday's game against Wigan Athletic looking for their 5th win in 5 games. TheHardTackle previews the game at Anfield.