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Is The Bundesliga Still A One Horse Race?

Bayer Munich is currently 5th in the Bundesliga standings, having drawn three games back to back and suffering a loss at the hands of Augsburg. This loss is devastating to Bayern as Augsburg is the smaller Bavarian brothers! Surprisingly enough, the side from the capital, Union Berlin has passed the litmus test of beating Bayern Munich and remains the only unbeaten team in the league. They sit at the top of the standings and could be a sleeper in the title run. The side has a deadly duo in Theoson Becker and Sheraldo Becker - the pair are causing the league at the moment.

Bayern’s misery will be put on hold as the international break takes effect for the next 2 weeks and unfortunately Borrusia Dortmund’s captain Marco Rues has been ruled out with yet another injury.

On the latest episode of the Bundesliga Connection, Bayern Munich has wounds to lick as the reigning champions sit in 5th place, Union Berlin is looking dangerous and Dortmund overcome Schalke in the Dortmund/Schalke derby!

How Will Lewa Be Treated?

The UEFA Champions League continues on Tuesday night seeing the Bavarian giants take on the Catalonian giants, Barcelona. This fixture has seen some incredible results in the past, with both teams putting handfuls of goals past each other with results being a shock. This time around, in particular, stands out as former Bayern Munich talisman Robert Lewandowski is Barcelona’s new star striker. The Pole made his move during the most recent transfer window.

The question that is making the rounds is how will Lewa be received. Will he be booed upon his return to the Allianz arena or will there be a level of respect? Another corker of a matchup sees Manchester City take on Borussia Dortmund and this fixture sees Erling Haaland take on his former club.

The Bundesliga Makes History!

For the first time in the history of the UEFA Champions League, the Bundesliga will have 5 teams representing them. The top four from the 2021/22 Season, (Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Bayern Leverkusen, and RB Leipzig) gained automatic qualification. 11th on the table, but victors in the UEFA Europa League, the Eagles of Eintracht Frankfurt finish the list. Other leagues over the years have had 5 teams in the UCL, this is a great moment for the Bundesliga!

A rare Bayern Munich draw, Leipzig getting thrashed 4-0 to Frankfurt, and Freiburg overcoming Leverkusen… This past matchday was evident enough to prove that the league isn't as boring as it has been perceived to be. Results have been a plenty and according to DW Sports correspondent and German football expert Kres Harrington, this season is going to bring a lot of excitement!

Why Bayern Struggle Against Gladbach…

A matchup between Bayern Munich and Borussia Mönchengladbach will always bring excitement, action, and raw emotions. This past matchday saw the two sides face each other once again and once again, a shocking result was the outcome, a 0-0 draw. Bayern is coming off a 7-0 drubbing of VFL Bochum and were expected to take all 3 points, however, Julain Nagelsmann just cannot seem to break. Gladbach finished 10th last season, however, they were responsible for knocking Bayern out of the German Cup too, after the Bavarians went on to win their 10th straight title. You have to give credit where it is due, Gladbach goalkeeper Yann Sommer was named as the player of the matchday as the Swiss maestro claimed a new Bundesliga record after making a whopping 19 saves against Bayern. If it wasn't for a strike from Leroy Sane, Gladbach would have most likely taken all 3 points.

On the latest episode of the Bundesliga Connection, Bayern Munich cannot get past Gladbach again, Antonoty Modeste opens up about his celebrations and the UEFA Champions League has some exciting fixtures featuring Bundesliga teams!

Why Are Dortmund Blaming Bayern?

After 3 match days of the 2022/23 Bundesliga season, only the reigning champions Bayern Munich remain unbeaten. The Bavarian giants walked over Bochum winning that match 7-0 (the worst defeat in Bochum’s history) and of course former Liverpool forward Sadio Mane was on the scoresheet, this time he netted a brace! A result that came as a surprise was Werder Bremen overcoming Borussia Dortmund 3-2 to snatch the souls at Signal Iduna Park. Dortmund was leading the match 2-0 until the 89th minute which saw Bremen net the first of 3 goals in a matter of 5 minutes. The ending of the match proved to be a horrible ending for the home side, an embarrassing defeat at the hands of a newly promoted team…

On the latest episode of The Bundesliga Connection, Bayern Munich continues to prove their dominance Dortmund fall short again. Dortmund’s CEO had some interesting words to say about his team's 3-2 loss to Werder Bremen!

Can Dortmund Dethrone Bayern?

The rivalry between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich began in the 70s and the matchup is now known as Der Klassiker (German Classico). These two titans of German football have been title contenders and leading this race for decades, with the two teams winning 24 out of the last 28 Bundesliga titles. Dortmund, however, unfortunately always seems to play second fiddle to the Bavarian giants; Marco Rues and his team would be looking to dethrone Bayern this season. Dortmund have a talented squad of youngsters and combined with their experience, they might be able to snatch the trophy!

Timo Werner has rejoined RB Leipzig after a horrible spell at Chelsea FC and he was able to score on his first game back for the bulls. DW Sports Correspondent explains that he was in Leipzig during the weekend of Timo’s return and says that there were major celebrations!

On the latest episode of the Bundesliga Connection, Borussia Dortmund’s chances of dethroning Bayern Munich were discussed and Timo Werner made a sensational return to RB Leipzig. CAF men's Player of the year Sadio Mane unfortunately had a blunder!

How Long Will Mane’s Romance With Bayern Last?

Sadio Mane had a Bundesliga debut to remember after he netted in Bayerns' 6-1 drumming of Eintracht Frankfurt in the league opener last week Friday and Mane has his eyes set on some more silverware to add to his trophy cabinet. Mane Showed great camaraderie with the Bayern fans as well. Mane is quickly becoming a fan favourite amongst the Bavarians but the question remains, how long will the romance between Sadio Mane and Bayern Munich fans last?

Keeping with Eintracht Frankfurt, the eagles will be facing Real Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup on Wednesday 10 August and after a shaking league opener, Frankfurt needs to be hot on their toes to overcome a giant in Los Blancos.

On the latest episode of the Bundesliga Connection, DW Sports Correspondent Kres Harrington breaks down the latest transfer rumours and news circulating the Bundesliga and speaks about Eintracht Frankfurt facing Real Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup

Mane Is Looking Hungry!

Bayern Munich coasted to victory over RB Leipzig in the recent German Super Cup. A scintillating matchup that saw 8 goals scored in the 90 minutes played. Clever tricks and special tactics are implemented, but Bayern proved too strong for the Bulls! Sadio Mane was on the scoresheet but also had 2 goals ruled out for offside, and the Senegalese forward is looking hot for the start of the new Bundesliga season on Friday 5 Agist which Sees Bayern take on Frankfurt.

On the latest episode of the Bundesliga connection, the news of Sebastien Haller gets discussed and congratulations are in order for the Lioness of England as they beat Germany in the Women's European Championship!

Sadio Mane... What Can You Say!

Former Liverpool striker Sadio Mane has certainly had a memorable week. It all started with the Senegalese international making his debut for his new club Bayern Munich against D.C United in a pre-season friendly. Mane then slotted home a penalty to secure his first goal for the Bavarian giants. Mane was then awarded the CAF Men’s Player of the Year for the second time running (2022 and 2019 as 2020 and 2021 were canceled due to the CoronaVirus). New Bayern signing Matthijs de Ligt was also on the score sheet with Sadio Mane.

Shocking news has surfaced from the Borussia Dortmund Camp after it was announced that newly signed striker Sebastien Haller was diagnosed with a testicular tumor. Both Dortmund and Haller were happy with the medical but the player then made the club aware of some pain after a training season. The good news is that Haller took to social media to announce that the first stage was complete.

Also on the latest episode of the Bundesliga Connection, DW Sports correspondent Kres Harrington praises African Sport after Tobi Amusana made history, and Desiree Ellis and the ladies of Banyana Banyana get spoken about for their WAFCON triumph!

Are Bayern Going To Struggle Up Front?

The Lewandowski saga has finally come to an end after Bayern Munich were satisfied with Barcelona’s offer for the Polish striker. The Catalan giants offered €50 million which tickled Bayern’s fancy. This move means Lewa can finally be happy after recent months of spite shown by the Bayern community. Having received death threats from fans and being treated unfairly by the club, he has promised Barcelona that he will help bring them back to the top.

With Lewandowksi’s departure, this begs the question: Will Bayern struggle up front and in front of goal? Sadio Mane has recently joined the Bavarian giants and Serge Gnabry has resigned, but will this be enough?

On the latest episode of the Bundesliga connection, Lewandowski to Barcelona Has finally happened leaving a big hole in the offence of Bayern. Mattheus de Ligt to Bayern gets brought up as well.

How Disgruntled Will The Dressing Room Be?

Bayern Munich are no strangers to big-money moves to allow for a better squad and that is why it is no surprise that the Bavarian giants are rumoured to prepare a monster offer of close to €90 million (R1.5 Billion) for former Ajax and current Juventus youngster Matthijs de Ligt. Juventus have said that any offer less than €70 million (R1.2 Billion) will be disregarded, hence the bump up from Bayern. Bayern have recently added to their squad with Sadio Mane, joining from Liverpool, and Ryan Gravenberch who joined from Ajax. De Ligt is only 22 years old so this could be a very worthy investment as the Dutch centre-back has pretty much won everything possible. He is incredibly commanding in defence and a natural-born leader.

The only potential downside to De Ligt joining Bayern would be that the 32-time Bundesliga winners have a plethora of center-backs, with some having only been there for a season (Dayot Upamecano). The quality Bayern possess is no joke, but luckily, the defensive lineup is never set in stone. Julian Nagelsmann loves to switch things up, however, he has mentioned that he wants Ben Pavard to be a chief Captain (to Neuer) on the pitch.

Why Bayern Keep Playing Hardball…

After weeks of speculation around the sale of Robert Lewandowski, the latest to come out of the Bayern camp is that he isn’t going to be sold just yet. The Polish striker has made it clear that he wants to leave the Bavarian giants after saying ‘I felt like something died within me.’ Bayern have their reservations about selling their player, of course for over-market value.

Lewandowski’s agent promised Barcelona that for €40 million, Lewa would join the Catalan outfit, well 3 offers later and over said price, still nothing. Questions about Barcelona being able to increase the bid are being asked, but thanks to some bizarre business, Barcelona has around €200 million to play with. Could we see Robert Lewandowski don the Catalan fit?

Later in the show, DW Sports correspondent Kres Harrington explains why new signing Sadio Mane might miss some pre-season matches with Bayern. Kres also presents some exciting news that came across his radar this week!

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