Bundesliga 2019-20: Defining moments of the season Bundesliga returns in May with 'Geisterspiele' May 16, 2020 — There were mixed feelings among fans as the Bundesliga came back, but the DFL was adamant that the financial future of several clubs depended on a return. Games behind closed doors, known as 'Geisterspiele' in Germany, was the only way forward and overall it has proved a successful experiment. What's the plan for the new season though? How long can football continue without fans? … [Read more...] about German Cup final: Bayern Munich’s quiet leader David Alaba never tires of trophies
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One only has to look at the fates of Kaiserslautern, who announced last week that they would be filing for insolvency in the third division, 1860 Munich and others to see what can happen to fallen German giants who find themselves trapped in a downward spiral of sporting failure, financial mismanagement and unrealistic expectations. Schalke could yet be next. … [Read more...] about Stuttgart and Hamburg: Bundesliga fallen giants’ rocky road towards revival
The most expensive Bundesliga transfers Julian Draxler Having joined Wolfsburg from Schalke a year earlier, in the summer of 2016, Julian Draxler decided he didn't want to play there either. He went through the motions for the first half of the season. In January 2017 he got his wish - a move to PSG worth a reported €40 million. It looks to have been a losing proposition for Wolfsburg, as they are thought to have paid €43 million for him. … [Read more...] about Bundesliga: Where does Timo Werner’s transfer to Chelsea leave RB Leipzig?
I was already convinced that our strong team would reach the final and have a really good chance of winning the cup in the usual format. Now, I don't want to make any predictions. Anything is possible in a knockout match, especially if you have a bad day. Besides, we don't even know which team we will be facing. The players who are switching clubs after the season won't be available to us for the final tournament in August. And UEFA has yet to decide whether we'll be able to use new players. … [Read more...] about Women’s Bundesliga winners Wolfsburg ‘have the right mentality’
Lawes is a senior figure in the England and Northampton teams, far removed from the quiet young man who made his name with his powerful tackling. Does he see himself as a captain? “I have always been a quick learner and my game is different now, more about reading a game and making good decisions,” he says. “I am experienced for my age and look to bring that to the team, but I am too laid back to be a captain. You have to be on it all the time, and while I am on the pitch, off it I am pretty chilled and do not like to stress too much. I am happy to lead by example.” … [Read more...] about Courtney Lawes: ‘You make your money while you can but I’m glad to be staying’