There are only four matches to go in the Bundesliga, and much is still to be decided. Who will avoid the drop? Will it be league dinosaur, Hamburg, or shaky VfB Stuttgart? Will Schalke overtake Dortmund for second? Matchday 31 will tell. Stuttgart Face Uphill Battle Against Schalke Itai??i??s not over until itai??i??s over. For VfB Stuttgart, this clichAi?? is all too unfortunately true. Hanging precariously over the drop in 15th placeai??i??only one point above Hamburg and two points above NA?rnbergai??i??Stuttgartai??i??s season has come to be defined by an uncanny ability to concede goals in the dying minutes of a match. In their last 10 games, they have won only twice, but also only failed to score twice (both resulting in defeats). In the other six matches (three losses and three draws), the Swabians were either leading or tied until the last 10 minutes before conceding a last-gasp goal (or two) to drop three points rather gain one (against Dortmund, […]
As the 2013/14 Bundesliga season enters its homestretch, Bayer Leverkusen, VfL Wolfsburg, Borussia Monchengladbach and Mainz fight it out for the fourth spot. The winners of this mini battle will have a chance to qualify for the next edition of the Champions League and grab their share in the ever increasing revenue generated by this blue riband competition. With Bayern Munich already confirmed as champions for this yearai??i??s Bundesliga, and Borussia Dortmund and Schalke 04 having all but sown up the automatic spots for next seasonai??i??s Champions League there is still a lot to play for as far as the battle at the top is concerned. The four clubs below them namely ai??i?? Bayer Leverkusen, VfL Wolfsburg, Borussia Monchengladbach and Mainz have four games in which they can claim the fourth spot and hence enter the 3rd qualifying round of next seasonai??i??s Champions League. Here, TheHardTackle analyzes which team amongst these four has the best chance to get that elusive […]
The first weekend of the new footballing year in Germany serves up some good action as Gladbach try to snap Bayernai??i??s winning streak and Dortmund look to return to winning ways.
Arsenal transfer target Matthias Ginter wants to stay with Freiburg, while Mainz completes the signing of South Korean international Park Joo-Ho from Basel.
Mainz's Julian Baumgartlinger and manager Christian Heidel speak exclusively to THT about the club's youth, aspirations and also more jovial matters
The story of FSV Mainz's success. TheHardTackle takes a sneak peek into the technical aspect of Thomas Tuchel's team.