- February 05, 2021
The Champions League is the biggest and best club football tournament in the world.
After the winter break, it is scheduled to kick back off again, with Real Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Munich all once again looking to lift the trophy. Manchester City are aiming to get their hands on it for the first time, with Chelsea and Liverpool hoping it might kickstart their flagging Premier League season.
Watching the UEFA Champions League used to be very easy, with bars packed on the night of a big game, and the final drawing people together to cheer on their favourite team. When Spurs lost to Liverpool it drew 11.2m viewers across the UK, but sadly if one of our domestic team were to progress this season, you might have to find new and inventive ways to come
- February 07, 2020
Currently ranked first and second place in the Bundesliga for 2019/20, within this post we are going to look into the upcoming match between Bayern Munich and RB Leipzig. Through the analysis of each sides current and historic performance, we are trying to gauge how the match will pan out this weekend. So, keep reading if you want to find out more about the top two Bundesliga teams at the moment.
Bayern Munich Performance so Far
To start off with we are going to analyze the performance of the home team as they could be seen to have an advantage this weekend. Within this section of the article we are going to take a look into how the team has been faring in the 2019/20 Bundesliga so far as well as taking notice of their past rankings and achievements in the league. This therefore will allow us to get a better picture on how the club will perform during their next match.
Currently in top spot in the Bundesliga, below we have broken down the results of the last five
- July 31, 2018
Established in 1963, the Bundesliga league is the top-flight soccer tournament which takes place in Germany. The founding members of this were Werder Bremen, Schalke 04, FC Koln, Hertha BSC, Hamburger SV, Eintracht Frankfurt and VfB Stuttgart. Also, they have most recently welcomed RB Leipzig back in 2016. With such a fantastic mix of teams, this league is most definitely one to look out for this season.
With the beginning of the 2018/19 fixtures just around the corner, we wanted to put together this article to explore the scheduling of the games. From who has the best stakes at getting to the final, to how the overall tournament could turn out, this post covers it.
Fixtures and Notable Dates
The beginning of this year’s tournament kicks off on the 24th August 2018 and is expected to end on the 18th May 2019. Starting off the fixtures, current Champions Bayern Munich play in their home grounds at Allianz Stadium against Hoffenheim. And the
- October 09, 2017
9th October 2017. By Edward Stratmann.
There's certainly no shortage of talent in RB Leipzig's ranks.
Wherever you look in the squad, whether it's the Liverpool bound Naby Keita, Diego Demme and the creative Emil Forsberg driving the side forward from midfield, Willi Orban, Dayot Upamecano, Ibrahima Konate and Marcel Halstenberg keeping things sure at the back, or Timo Werner and Yussuf Poulsen leading the attacking line.
While that's just naming a few of their stars, their dynamic attacker, Marcel Sabitzer, is definitely another one to add to the list.
Born in Graz, the Austrian comes from good pedigree, for his father was an Austrian international during his days as a professional footballer. It didn't take long for the youngster to make a name for himself, though, as he rose through the ranks rapidly in his home country.
In 2010, at the age of just 16, Sabitzer's tremendous talent ensured he made his senior debut for Admira Wacker. Thereafter, he
- May 01, 2017
1st May 2017. By Edward Stratmann.
There's no doubting what an overwhelmingly positive debut season in the Bundesliga RB Leipzig's immensely talented defender, Bernardo, has enjoyed.
The Brazilian, who came through the Red Bull pathway, firstly with Red Bull Brasil and then Red Bull Salzburg, has adapted admirably to the rigours of the Bundesliga, as he's been an integral member of Ralph HasenhÃ¼ttl's side's remarkable campaign.
Now, currently sitting second in the league and guaranteed a spot in the Champions League next term, Bernardo puts their tremendous success down to their committed approach and steadfast mindset.
"We work very hard as a team. When you see our training, you know we give it all. We are very young, so we can usually wind up more kilometers than the opponent. I think our attitude is very good, we make pressure at all
- February 28, 2017
28th February 2017. By Danni Biggs.
The UEFA rules prohibits two football clubs in which a company owns from being admitted into the same UEFA club competition.Â In article 5 of the UEFA European Competitions Regulations reads 'no club participating in a UEFA club competition may, either directly or indirectly hold or deal in the securities or shares of any other club participating in a UEFA club competition.' Meaning itÂ could lead toÂ the UEFA to remove one of Red Bull clubs from UCL.
RB Leipzig has a sister team in the form of Austrian giants RB Salzburg, the Champions League regulars. With Leipzig taking their first Bundesliga campaign by storm both teams are looking like likely candidates to compete in the UCL competition. However, UEFA can only allow one of the teams to enter as they are both owned by the same company.
UEFA insists that Champions League ban for either RB Salzburg or RB Leipzig is hypothetical until after qualifying places are
- February 01, 2017
1st February 2017. By Ryan Baldi.
After a flying start to their first ever top-flight campaign, the last game before the winter break presented the biggest test in the short history of RB Leipzig.
The Red Bull-owned team travelled to the Allianz Arena to take on Bayern Munich, a win, or even a draw, would have left their fans, and the neutrals swept up in their rise to become apparent Bundesliga contenders, absolutely ecstatic.
But they lost 3-0 in a thoroughly one-sided affair. The Bavarian's exuded an air of superiority throughout, almost swatting away the plucky upstarts with disdain -- how dare they come to our patch and think they can tussle with the big boys.
Leipzig's star playmaker Emil Forsberg, arguably their most impressive player of the season to date although Guinean midfielder Naby Keita would make a serious clam for that distinction was sent off, betraying his nervousness and seemingly over-hyped and underprepared for the occasion.
- November 25, 2016
25th November 2016. By Edward Stratmann.
RB Leipzig's ascension to the top of the Bundesliga has been nothing short of remarkable. Although they've unquestionably constructed an impressive young squad that's bursting with talent, even they wouldn't have dreamt that they'd reach the summit of the league just 11 matches in.
With Bayern Munich losing to Borussia Dortmund on the weekend, Leipzig's scintillating 3-2 victory over Bayer Leverkusen was enough to propel them to outright leaders and three points clear of Bayern. Indeed, quite the stuff of dreams by the Red Bull backed newcomers.
Their success has certainly been no fluke, however, for their superbly well coached and drilled by their fantastic manager, Ralf HasenhÃ¼ttl, who's intelligently implemented 4-2-2-2 hexagonal shape in the defensive phase of the game, which is nicely complimented by some well coordinated pressing, has made them hugely challenging to overcome.
Meanwhile, on the attacking end,