- 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
- March 02, 2017
2nd March 2017. By Danni Biggs
The well-known teams that are Werder Bremen, Wolfsburg and Hamburg are up against each other to avoid dropping to Bundesliga relegation zone this 2016/17 season. Currently, Werder and Wolfsburg are on level points while Hamburg is 2 points below and sitting in 16th place and are all in a fight to stay above the Bundesliga relegation zone. On Friday we saw Bremen grab a 2-1 win against fellow strugglers Wolfsburg, which saw them rise aboveÂ the dreaded bottom two.
Although not in the bottom two Hamburg are not out of the woods as the 16th place holder (which they currently are) has to play in a play-off game against third place 2. Bundesliga finisher. The winner of this game determines who will play in the Bundesliga next season. Hamburg finished mid-table last season showing that this season they are struggling as well as Wolfsburg and Werder
- October 24, 2016
24th October 2016. By Edward Stratmann.
Werder Bremen's magnificent 2-1 win over Bayer Leverkusen last weekend was a remarkably historic, monumental evening for one man in particular. That man, of course, was Ousman Manneh.
Having spent a decade training within the confines of the Rush Soccer Academy in his native Gambia, Manneh decided to flee the violence and unrest in his homeland at just 17 to start a new life for himself in Germany.
Upon arriving in his unfamiliar surroundings back in 2014, he immediately began playing football in a refugee centre in Lesum, before a successful trial at Blumenthaler SV saw him join the fifth division outfit's ranks.
His quality became emphatically obvious with the languid forward scoring 15 goals in his 11 matches for the club based to the south of Bremen's U19s.
Unsurprisingly, his scintillating form alerted the attention of many club scouts across the country, with the likes of St. Pauli, Hamburg, Wolfsburg and
- March 13, 2016
Last season, the DFB Pokal was easily the most surprising event in German football. In fact, it might have been one of the most surprising events in all of European soccer. Bayern Munich were in the midst of yet another dominant season in the Bundesliga and were widely expected to win yet another German Cup. Had the Bavarians won the DFB Pokal, it would have been their third trophy in a row in the event, and their 18th overall.
Borussia Dortmund, meanwhile, were in the midst of one of their worst seasons ever-a campaign that saw the venerated club drop from second place in the Bundesliga to seventh, and one that pushed the widely respected Jurgen Klopp to resign his post as BVB's manager. In 2013/14, Dortmund had lost to Bayern Munich in the DFB Pokal, falling behind 0-2 in extra time. When the two clubs were drawn against one another for a semi-final match, the writing seemed to be on the wall that Dortmund's last shot at redemption in the 2014/15 season was about to
- February 05, 2016
At this point, Bayern Munich have won the DFB Pokal so many times that it seems almost foolish not to bet on the German heavyweights to win the tournament in 2016. The Bavarians have won this event 17 times and finished second thrice. The next most successful football club in the history of the event is Werder Bremen, with six wins and 10 finals appearances. Borussia Dortmund, meanwhile, Bayern's toughest opponents in the Bundesliga, have only won the German Cup title three times.
Still, surprises do happen. Last year, Bayern Munich barely made it through the quarterfinals, having to beat Bayer Leverkusen in a penalty shootout after a scoreless 120-minute match. The German champions subsequently lost another penalty shootout to Dortmund in the semifinals, missing out on a chance to win a third consecutive title in the DFB Pokal. Wolfsburg went on to beat Dortmund in the finals and win the cup.
Bayern Munich's Semifinal
- January 03, 2016
In the 2014 2015 Bundesliga season, Werder Bremen won 11 games, drew 10, and lost 13. It wasn't a great record, by any means, but it was enough to put the River Islanders in the league's top 10 and to keep them well out of relegation range. So far, though, the 2015 2016 campaign has been nowhere near as kind to Werder Bremen. The football club picked up a 0-3 loss in their season opening match against Schalke 04, and things have hardly improved since. With a 1-2 defeat at Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday, December 19th, the River Islanders dropped to 16th place on the Bundesliga table-back in the danger zone, they've been trying to escape all season long.
A Sour Note
- August 19, 2015
In 2013 2014, the German Bundesliga season ended with Bayern Munich as the champions, Borussia Dortmund as the runners-up, and Schalke 04 in third place. Bayer Leverkusen and VfL Wolfsburg rounded out the top five. Now, in the wake of the opening week of 2015 - 2016 Bundesliga play, it's as if we've found a time warp back to the 2013 2014 season, for how similar today's standings look like the final rankings from that season.
Indeed, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, and Schalke 04 are the opening week's top three performing football clubs. Bayer Leverkusen, meanwhile, are in fifth, while VfL Wolfsburg are just outside the top five, at sixth place. Talk about dÃ©jÃ vu.
Two Returns to the Top
For Bayern Munich, returning to the top of the Bundesliga table is more or less a foregone conclusion at this point. The soccer club has won 25 German championship titles since inception, including six of the past 10 Bundesliga
- July 16, 2015
Will Bayern Munich set themselves up to win a fourth consecutive German football title? Will Thomas Tuchel acquit himself well as the new manager for Borussia Dortmund? Will Wolfsburg improve upon last year's solid run to return to the top of the table? All these questions and others are on the minds of German football fans as the start date for the 2015 2016 Bundesliga season approaches. At the end of June, the German league announced the various Bundesliga opening day fixtures 2015 - 2016, which is scheduled for August 14th. Unlike the Premier League, which pretty much scheduled all of its best teams against notably weaker entities, there are some very interesting, competitive draws in the bunch for Bundesliga opening day this year. Read on to see the various match-ups, as well as to get our commentary about what kind of outcomes might be anticipated.
The Big Games
While August 14th will see nine
- April 17, 2015
Werder Bremen fans have gone through quite the roller coaster of emotions this year. Following last season's 12th place finish, most supporters of the soccer squad were expecting something similar in 2014 2015. Those fans were in for a rude awakening during the first half of the campaign, as Werder Bremen lost match after match and fell to last place on the Bundesliga standings table. Luckily, things have since
turned around for the wearers of the Werder Bremen jersey, to the point where the River Islanders might actually have a better finish in the 2014 2015 Bundesliga than they did a year ago.
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- March 06, 2015
With the start of the New Year, it looked as if Werder Bremen was beginning a steady march toward the top 2014 2015 Bundesliga standings table. After ending 2014 with a triumphant home win against
Borussia Dortmund, the River Islanders returned in 2015 with four straight victories. But a draw at Schalke 04 and a big loss against Wolfsburg have brought the football squad's momentum to a grinding halt. Help the team restore that momentum today, with a new jersey from Soccer Box's Werder Bremen shop.
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