Jun 062016
 

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Borussia Dortmund have completed the signing of Sebastian Rode from rivals Bayern Munich for an undisclosed fee.

Rode, 25, arrived in Dortmund on Monday to complete a medical and put the finishing touches to a four-year deal at Signal Iduna Park. Speaking after BVB confirmed the deal, the former Eintracht Frankfurt man said: “I am a childhood BVB fan and therefore am really looking forward to playing for my favourite club.

“Thomas Tuchel is a top-class coach. I am looking forward to the new challenge and my first home game in black and yellow in the Signal Iduna Park.” Rode had been heavily linked with a move away from Bayern this summer after falling out of favour at the Allianz Arena, starting just 11 league games over two seasons.

The Bundesliga champions’ chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge explained: “Sebastian Rode asked us free him from his contract because he sees the opportunity to play regularly for Dortmund.”

Rode is the latest transfer involving Dortmund and Bayern to take place, with Mats Hummels having swapped the former to join Carlo Ancelotti’s side last month.

Oct 222015
 

The European Champions League was back in action with a lot of expectations from fans around the world. With lots of Europe’s elite teams going head to head it was sure to be an eye catching encounter in the match day 3 of the competition.

Barcelona were away against BATE club and it required the magic of croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic to break the deadlock for the team. He was in terrific form scoring two goals as they ran out winners in the game that ended 2-0. Bayern Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno was to blame as the team drew 4-4. Arsenal hosted Bayern Munich at the Emirates stadium and although they did go into the match as the underdogs they came on top with goals from Oliver Giroud and Mesut Ozil. Elsewhere in group F Olympiakos got a goal over Dinamo Zagreb which meant Arsene Wenger’s team remain bottom of the table.

After a 2-0 win over West Ham this weekend, Chelsea couldn’t muster much against Dynamo Kiev in Sweden and they shared the spoils in a goalless draw. Hulk continued his scintillating form for Zenit as they trashed Olympique Lyon 3-1, this means the Russian team has now won all three of their Champions League matches. PSG stars were below par against a weak Madrid team with the later having the better chances of the game though they couldn’t covert it to goals. Anthony Martial scored his first Champions League goal sparing the blushes for team captain Wayne Rooney who had missed a couple of chances to put the team ahead. The young french striker made up for his errors that gave CSKA Moscow the lead after conceding a penalty with a hand ball. Athletico Madrid were the highest winners beating Astana 4-0 while Manchester City got a 2-1 victory over Sevilla. This match day made a change to the fact that the big teams smash their way past through the group stages, now they have to work to earn it.

Oct 212015
 

images(1)Arsenal succeeded in showing the world that Bayern Munich can be defeated after they can crashing to a two goals defeat at the hands of the Premier League team. Both Goals which came late on in the second half of the game just showed how good the team tactics had worked. The first half of the game saw Arsenal miss some chances with Manuel Neuer pulling a wonderful save to deny Theo Walcott. The Arsenal striker look goal bound after running into a rebound but having saved the first attempt, Neuer was again on hand to save this one. That save kept Bayern in the game as the Gunners seemed to be lying in wait for their opponents to make any slight mistake. The first half ended in a stalemate as both teams were unable to break the deadlock in the first 45 minutes.

Enter the second half and Oliver Giroud heads home the first from a quite intelligent pass from Santi Carzola. Having earlier kept Bayern in the game through his heroics, the German shot stopper totally undid all that with his wrong read of the pass. In a bid for an equaliser, Bayern threw their all forward in the dying minutes of the game only to be hit again by Arsenal on the quick break. Manuel Neuer thought he had denied fellow German Mesut Ozil only to be told other wise by the goal official. Despite the victory Arsenal remain at the bottom of their group with just three points but this win just gives the team a reason to smile for better days ahead.

Oct 192015
 

imagesArsenal coach, Arsene Wenger is hoping that his team would continue their good form as they welcome FC Bayern to the Emirates stadium tomorrow. A win against Bayern is also vital if they are to move forward from the group stage. They have so far lost their last two matches meaning they are in the knife edge and anything less than a win tomorrow might be the end of their Champions League campaign this season. Arsenal have been in good form in the Premier League this season. Their last three scores have been 5-3 against Leicester City, 3-0 against Manchester United and 3-0 against Watford last weekend. Arsenal fans would be hoping their star player Alexis Sanchez would lead the pack to a victory.

On the other hand, Bayern Munich have kept a 100% win record this season. Last weekend they set a new Bundesliga after winning 9 out 9 matches since the start of the season. Lewandowski has been on great scoring form for both club and country. Bayern in the process have knocked aside the likes of Borrusia Dortmund and Wolfsburg who their only Bundesliga contenteders.

Both Wenger and guardiola would have to go back to the drawing table as this game looks like one that would be won by the books.

Oct 082015
 

Pep Guardiola is noted as one hell of a coach. He was the coach that swept the boards during his days at Barcelona. On moving to Bayern Munich, he has been performing wonders ever since, with his team scoring a lot of goals, especially in this champions league. Bayern is even touted to be one of the favourites for the champions league trophy.

There have been insinuations that this phenomenal coach might be coming over to the Etihad stadium. Guardiola’s deal with Bayern is to come to an end by the end of this season. Till date, no agreement has been reached on whether or not he would be staying at Bayern.

This has made a lot of people to guess that he would be leaving Bayern Munich at the end of the season. There are reports that Guardiola is into an oral agreement to take over at Manchester City, replacing present coach Manuel Pellegrini as the head coach.

Due to the speculation of Guardiola leaving, Jurgen Klopp has been asked to be patient in order to get the Bayern Job. This was said by a former Brazilian International, Giovani Elber. Klopp, who is set on taking over at Liverpool as Brendan Rodgers has been sacked, is seen by Elber as the best choice for Bayern Munich.

The arrival of Guardiola to City would be welcome. However, this would be dependent on a lot of factors. For example, City might not let go of Pellegrini if he can take the team to great heights this season. This could be in the form of winning the premier league and going far in the champions league. Guardiola’s leaving of Bayern might not be so easy as the club would fight tooth and nail to keep him.

In all, we should and watch to see how all this would eventually pan out.

Oct 062015
 

Klopp during his time at Dortmund After sacking Brendan Rogers this weekend, Liverpool has set their sights on hiring German personality Jurgen Klopp as a possible replacement. Klopp has been on a self imposed sabbatical leave since leaving Borrusia Dortmund at the end of last season. Jurgen Klopp spent 7 years in all at Dortmund which saw him win plenty silverwares and even carried the team to the Champions league finals. He achieved a lot at Dortmund and was loved by his players and the fans at large.

Liverpool on the other hand parted ways with Brendan Rogers after their 1-1 draw with Everton. It’s been a long time coming for Rodgers as he had been hanging on the ropes since the beginning of the season. After spending so much to bring in players during the last transfer market, there seemed to be no progress with the team. During his three years spell at Liverpool, Rodgers brought in a total of 31 Players and all he has to show for it is one silver ware, not a major one at that.

Jurgen Klopp has been rumored as the possible replacement for Pep Guardiola after his contract with Bayern Munich runs this January but the possibilities of a U-turn by the Spaniard has made Kloop consider the offer from Liverpool. Liverpool also has former AC Milan and Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelloti as an option but Kloop remains their first choice. They would want to seal the deal for Klopp on time as Chelsea’s coach Jose Mourinho seems to be running out of time to get the club back to winning ways. And if so happens that Mourinho is sacked, Chelsea would turn their sights to Klopp or Ancelloti which would make the whole process more difficult for them.

Oct 052015
 

It was a match poised to be Bayern Munich toughest league match this season as they have already won seven league matches consecutively even in the absence some of their most lethal players. But they got off easily while replicating their score line of 5-1 against Wolfsburg two weeks back. German striker Thomas Muller opened the scoring for the Bundesliga champions when he received a long pass from team mate Jerome Boateng which he controlled well to beat on rushing Burki before lashing a left footed shot into the open net. Muller doubled his tally from the penalty spot just nine minutes later as Thiago Alcantara went down in the box after being tackled by Henrikh Mkhitaryan. With ten minutes before the end of the first half Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang tapped in from close range to give Dortmund a glimmer of hope but that was to be their only goal in the contest.

All hopes of a comeback for Dortmund was killed off just twenty three seconds into the second half as Roberto Lewandowski got his name on the score sheet with a shot from close range with a pass from Jerome Boateng, that was to be the strikers first for the night and the defenders second assist of the game. Lewandowski again, met a low cross for Mario Gotze on the right which he converted to make it 4-1. The game was far from over as there was one more goal to come from Mario Gotze and this time it was assisted by Thiago Alcantara. The win means that Bayern get to maintain their 100% league start and extend their lead to seven points at the top of the table.

Sep 292015
 

Bayern Munich striker, Roberto Lewandowski cannot just stop banging in the goals. The polish international went scored a hat-trick at the Allianz arena during their champions league match to take his tally to 10 goals in 3 games. Lewandowski who moved from Borrusia Dortmund to Bayern in the summer of 2013 started his recent scoring rage last week, when he came off the bench in the second half to score five goals in their match against Wolfsburg. Wolfsburg had earlier taken the lead in the first half of the match after a combination of passes game them access to Bayern 18 yard box. The home team could not respond in that half, but Lewandowski came on in the second half to score five goals in 9 minutes. He became the first ever Bundesliga player to score that amount of goal in such a short period of time. Even his coach Pep Guardiola was left in awe as camera caught him with hands on his head and mouth wide open after Lewandowski scored his fifth goal of the match.

He continued his scoring in the weekend as his brace and a goal from Mario Gotze was all Bayern need to put aside Mainz in front of the home fans. And during their Champions League match on tonight, he scored a hat trick as Bayern Munich cruised to a 5-0 victory over Dynamo Zagreb to go top of their group in the Champions League. Brazilian attacker, Costa opened the scoring for the host before Lewandowski capitalized on a defensive error to open his account for the night. Mario Gotze scored the next, and then Lewandowski added another to make it 4-0 just after 29 minutes. But he was made to wait until the second half to complete his hat-trick as Zagreb’s defense was destroyed and he had no issues chipping an easy one over Eduardo.

Sep 232015
 

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Robert Lewandowski succeded in attracting all the fans after the historical achievement he made against Wolfsburg,during round 5 of Bundesliga, where he could socre 5 goals in just 10 minutes. What’s the secret of Lewa ?

Robert Lewandowski could never forget those crazy 9 minutes in his entire life, when he succeded in making an ideal football show in the history of Bundesliga, HE SCORED 5 GOALS IN LESS THAN 10 MINUTES in the guests’ goal and helped his team win the match. That happened when the Bavarians hosted Wolfsburg ( last season DFB-Pokal’s Champion) last night September 22th, in Bundesliga Round 5.

This spherical presentation by Lewandowski didn’t only amaze the audience, but even Lewandowski himself was surprised, which is clearly evident in his statement when he said: “I personally do not know how I made these five goals.”

An amazing talent in the level of Messi and C.Ronaldo

Nobody can deny the great talent in the legs of Lewa, he got the title of best striker in the world, when he was playing for Borussia Dortmund, and he even led Dortmund to get the title of the Bundesliga in 2011 and 2012… and now Lewandowski is one of the best worldwide strikers. Many footbal observers believe that his performance reached the level of the Legendary Messi and Cristiano.

Many football observers see that the criteria of evaluating football strikers has changed a lot, comparing Lewandowski to the legend Gerd Muller is logical but that’s not always true. The football has developed and become more complex, which means that the striker has become required to make much greater effort than it was the situation in the past, and what did Lewandowski with his team against Wolfsburg is the best evidence to prove that the Polish striker has unique talent.

Reasons behind his legendary success

Of Course, his 5 goals against Wolfsburg weren’t the only indicator of his amazing talent in football, but football experts say that his attitude is the main reason behing his success, Lewa is ambitious and calm too which is evident in his relationship with the Spanish coach Pep Guardiola, despite his recent exclusion from the starting lineup in Tuesday’s game, Lewandowski kept his cool and he has even achieved miracles after replacing Alcantara.


 

There is no doubt that the decision of the Bavarian Administration of adding Lewandowski was the right one, and then, it was the cheapest of its players, as he moved from Dortmund to Bayern without any financial compensation because of the expiration of his contract with Dortmund.

It is logical that Lewandowski’s brilliance would attract the attention of BIG clubs, especially English clubs who have high financial capabilities… Would money entice Bayern Munich Management and let go the Polish special talent ? Or it will take decisive action to preserve the unique Lewandowski ? Note that Lewandowski contract with the Bavarian team runs up to 2019.

Sep 202015
 

Arturo Vidal and Kingsley Coman both scored their first Bundesliga goals for Bayern Munich as they cruised to a comfortable 3-0 over newly promoted side Darmstadt. The home team took the lead through Chilean midfielder Arturo Vidal as he fired from long range 20 minutes into the game. Young Coman was handed his first start as Pep Guardiola shuffled his team in a bid to rest his key players for their Tuesday match against Wolfsburg. The 19 years old thanked his coach for the opportunity with a goal just seventeen minutes into the second half of the game. Sebastian Rode who was involved in Coman’s goal also got one for himself later in the game to complete the goal scoring on Saturday afternoon. The win took Bayern to 15 points from five games and saw them maintain their 100 percent start to the season.

Vidal had the first attempt of the game after he was played in by Coman but he saw his effort wide off the post. Douglas Costa then hit the side netting with a free kick before handing Vidal the ball to open the scoring for the hosts in the 20th minute of the game. Darmstadt tried to get back into the game but were denied by Manuel Neuer before Marcel Heller missed a good chance to draw level for his team. Pep Guardiola’s team continued to dominate possession in the second half of the game and they were rewarded when Sebastian Rode set up Coman to finish from close range. Bayern got their third almost immediately as Rode went solo and converted from close range too after seeing his initial effort come off the post. This ended the pursuit for Darmstadt but their performance in the game showed better days would come soon for the newly promoted side.