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24
NOV

No One Saw That Coming...

A strong Bayern Munich were left stunned by FC Augsburg this past weekend as the reigning Bundesliga Champions failed to claim points, losing 2-1. Pads Pederson opened the scoring for the home side in the 23rd minute, with his teammate Andre Hahn doubling the score in the 35th. Bayern’s Lewandowski brought one back for Munich in the 38th minute, however, that is how the score stayed for the rest of the match. Bayern Munich clearly dominated the stats with 80% ball possession and they managed to string together well over 700 passes, however they could find the final ball to provide Augsburg with a setback. Speaking on the SL Podcast, DW Sports Correspondent and German Football expert Kres Harringtons questions the fee the Bayern Coach Julian Naggelsman requested to join the champions of Germany, saying “They’ve been booted out of the German Cup and now this…” Kres also goes to speak about how Marcel Sabitzer hasn’t found his feet yet, which comes as a worry as he and Nagelsmann spent years at RB Leipzig together.

On the latest episode of the Bundesliga Connection, DW Sports Correspondent and German Football expert Kres Harringtons breaks down Bayern Munich’s embarrassing defeat to bottom-half table side FC Augsburg. Speaking on the SL Podcast, Kres questions the fee the Bayern Coach Julian Nagelsmann requested to join the champions of Germany, saying “They’ve been booted out of the German Cup and now this…”
17
NOV

Everyone Wants Haaland!

With the transfer window around the corner, the question that is on everyone’s mind is where will Erling Haaland go if he chooses to leave. The Norwegian has been spearheading Borussia Dortmund’s attack for the last 2 seasons having scored over 50 goals since joining Dortmund. Every club that is looking for an out-and-out striker, has Haaland on their radar. Recent reports show that Liverpool have expressed interest in signing “The Terminator;” yet another English side that could be willing to pay top dollar for a top player. Could we see the son of Alf-Inge Håland in England? Let’s not forget last year, Chelsea FC showed interest in Haaland, as well as both clubs from Manchester. However, Haaland has a clause in his contract that would allow him to activate his release clause for 75-100 million euros. Reports also suggest that Dortmund are on the verge of offering Haaland a new contact which could see him earn over 18 million Euros per year, making him the highest-paid player in his team.

On the latest episode of The Bundesliga Connection, German football expert and DW Sports correspondent Kres Harrington breaks down some transfer rumors circulating around Erling Haaland. Kres also talks about Germany’s chances in next year's FIFA World Cup, saying “Germany could be a problem for other teams, they were humbled in Russia in 2018 and they have it all to prove.”
10
NOV

Nagelsmann: It was A Difficult Game

Bayern Munich’s hot run of form seems to be a recurring trend after they beat Benfica in the UEFA Champions League 5-2, with star striker Robert Lewandowski netting a hattrick and almost a fourth. The reigning Bundesliga champions came up against Freiburg SC in a League match this past weekend with no one knowing what the outcome would be, as Freiburg were the only unbeaten team in the league before this Bayern match-up. However, Robert Lewandowski's formidable form continued as he netted a goal in the 75th minute to give Bayern maximum points. Freiburg managed a consolation goal in the 93rd minute and Leon Goretzka scored his goal in the 30th. Bayern emerged victorious, as Freiburg suffered their first defeat of the League, 2-1.

On the latest episode of The Bundesliga Connection, DW Sports correspondent and German football expert Kres Harrington breaks down the matchup between Bayern Munich and Freiburg SC. Kres goes on to explain that right now, Lewandowski is the best striker in the world. Later in the show, Kres talks about Borrusio Dortmund and how their season could be a little shaky for the time being without Norwegian striker Erling Haaland and where Critopher Nkunku could end up after Leipzig.
02
NOV

Is There Blood In The Water?

Bayern recently suffered an embarrassing, yet historic 5-0 defeat to Borussia Monchengladbach in the DFB-Pokal cup. A newspaper publication released an article stating that a few players from Munich managed to receive the worst ratings in history. However, the reigning Bundesliga champions showed their winning mentality and turned the heat on against Union Berlin, winning that game 5-2, to show that they still mean business. Their next fixture isn’t going to be a walk in the park as they welcome the only unbeaten team in the league in SC Freiburg. Breisgau-Brasilianer are currently sitting in 3rd on the log, having scored a cool 17 goals with only 7 conceded.
Speaking on the SL Podcast, DW Sports correspondent and German football expert Kres Harrington goes on to say that “Bayern have blood in the water” after their defeat to Gladbach. Harrington explains that this could be a ‘mouth-watering’ fixture as log leaders take on third place.

On the latest episode of The Bundesliga Connection, DW Sports correspondent and German football expert Kres Harrington analyses Bayern Munich’s recent loss to Gladbach and how they managed to turn things around against Union Berlin. Harrington also goes on to review Borussia Dortmund’s matches, without Erling Haaland, saying “There is potential talent untouched.”
27
OCT

Will His Absence Hurt Dortmund?

As The 2021/2022 Bundesliga season continues, Bayern Munich are proving their dominance once again, have scored 9 goals in two league matches, and 13 goals in their last 3 including their match in the UEFA Champions League against Benfica. However, Borussia Dortmund are also showing that they mean business having won 4 out of their last 5 league games, and sitting second on the table only one point behind Bayern Munich. But things may turn nasty for Dortmund as their star striker, Erling Haaland is going to be sidelined for a few weeks after the Norwegian picked up a hip flexor injury. Haaland has scored 9 out of Dortmund’s 25 league goals, and not having him play for the next few weeks may see Dortmund struggle a little bit.

On the latest episode of the Bundesliga Connection, Bayern Munich’s continued dominance is discussed. DW Sports correspondent and German football expert Kres Harrington breaks down Borussia Dortmund’s injury problems and praises a certain Nigerian striker currently plying his trade in Germany!
20
OCT

‘It was An Offensive Avalanche’

This past matchday in the 2021/2022 Bundesliga season, saw Norwegian Wonderkid Erling Haaland score a brace, putting Dortmund at the top of the standings, however that top spot was quickly reclaimed by reigning champions Bayern Munich after they cruised past Bayern Leverkusen 5-1 thanks to braces by Robert Lewandowski and Serge Gnabry and a single goal by Thomas Muller. Bayern showed to the other Bundesliga teams just what it means to be champions and how much it means to retain the Bundesliga Crown. Speaking on the Bundesliga Connection, DW Sports Correspondent and German football Expert Kres Harrington describes Bayerns’ performance as an offensive avalanche, having scored a handful of goals in a matter of minutes, the champions embarrassed Leverkusen in front of their home fans. Defensively Bayern were strong and new signing Dayot Upamecano showed that he can provide more than just defending as the Frenchman assisted Robert Lewandowski.

On the latest episode of the Bundesliga Connection, DW Sports correspondent and German Football Expert Kres Harrington breaks down Bayerns’ performance this past week and explains why Bayern are Bayern. Kres also explains the legal situation involving Bayer Munich and French player Lucas Hernandez after he was told he has to appear at Madrid court.
12
OCT

Is It Finally Time?

With France Football having recently announced their official 30-man shortlist of nominees for the 2021 Ballon D’or award, it has come as no surprise that Bayern Munich and Poland superstar Robert Lewandowski has been included in said shortlist. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the 2020 Ballon D’or awards ceremony was canceled and many around the world believed that Lewandowski was hard done by the most as he was clearly the deserved winner. However, one cannot forget everything that the Bavarian number 9 has accomplished; to name a few, voted the 2020 FIFA Men’s player of the year, broke Gerd Mullers’ Bundesliga goal scoring record of 40 goals (Lewandowski managed to grab 41 goals to his name during 2019/2020 Bundesliga season.)
Robert Lewandowski is one of two players currently plying their trade in German, with Erling Haaland being the other player. Although Erling Haaland may not come across as a favorite, we cannot forget what the young Norwegian has accomplished in such a short space of time and to be shortlisted in the top 30, is a fantastic achievement.

On the latest episode of the SL Podcasts’ Fan Reaction Show, DW Sports correspondent and German football expert, Kres Harrington, breaks down the upcoming Bundesliga fixtures with Leverkusen hosting the reigning champions Bayern Munich. Kres also goes into the 2021 Ballon D’or shortlist and provides an in-depth analysis on Bayern striker Lewandowski's chances of grabbing the accolade.
05
OCT

'Leipzig Were Meant To Be A Contender...'

With 3 out of 4 German sides representing the Bundesliga in the 2021/2022 UEFA Champions League picking up points on matchday 2, only the Bulls of RB Leipzig failed to show anything for their efforts after losing 2-1 to Percy Tau’s former club, Club Brugge. Although the Bulls controlled a healthy amount of the ball possession and strung together more than double the amount of passes than the traveling Belgian outfit, it wasn’t meant to be. When looking for stand-out performances, one has to look at Christopher Nkunku. The French youngster has been the only performer for Leipzig this season according to DW Sports correspondent and German football expert Kres Harrington. Leipzig currently sits in eighth place on the Bundesliga log and fourth in their UCL table, is this the same Leipzig as last season?

On the latest episode of the SL Podcast’s ‘The Bundesliga Connection,’ DW Sports Correspondent Kres Harrington explains the downfall of RB Leipzig throughout the 2021/2022 season thus far. Kres goes on to explain that this season, The Bulls are nowhere near the same as last season.
28
SEP

Was It Over Once They Went Down?

Borussia Dortmund were on the losing end this past weekend against Borussia Mönchengladbach, after a 37th minute strike from Denis Zakaria. Things went from bad to worse for the traveling outfit, after Mahmoud Dahoud received a straight red in the 40th minute. Dortmund coach Marco Rose said after the match “Once we went down, I knew it was over.” Uncharacteristically, Dortmund left Norwegian superstar Erling Haaland off of the team sheet for the match day, and one cant help but think he would have made some sort of impact upfront for Dortmund with their 8 target-missing shots at goal.

On the latest episode of The Bundesliga Connection, German football expert and DW Sports correspondent Kres Harrington discusses the recent loss Borussia Dortmund suffered away to Gladbach. Kres also brings up the fact that Robert Lewandowski was unable to score in Bayern’s 3-1 victory over Furth. Later in the show, Kres speaks about the 4 German sides featuring in this week’s UEFA Champions League match days, with all 4 German sides having the home advantage.
21
SEP

‘They Win The Lottery All The Time’

As we see the continuation of the 2021/2022 Bundesliga season, as expected Bayern Munich are sitting at the top of the table after a 7-0 thrashing of newly promoted Bochum. Borussia Dortmund are currently in 3rd in the league standings, and things continue to go their way. Narrow wins and broken records seem to be a trend for Marco Rose’ team as Dortmund beat Bisiktis during their latest UEFA Champions League fixture. A Special mention has to be made about 18 year old, England Born Jude Bellingham as he continues to make history.

On the latest episode of the Bundesliga Connection, DW Sports correspondent and German football expert Kres Harrington joins the SL Podcast to discuss the rampage of victories Bayern Munich seem to be on. Kres also praised Jude Bellingham and provides an in-depth analysis of Borussia Dortmund’s season so far.
14
SEP

‘He Is A Very Special Striker’

As we have seen the return of the 2021/2022 Bundesliga season after a fortnight of international fixtures, all attention was drawn to the 7-goal thriller between Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Dortmund. Surprisingly, only one brace was scored, but unsurprisingly, that brace belongs to Erling Haaland. Speaking on the SL Podcast, DW Sports Correspondent Kres Harrington goes on to explain that” Dortmund can continue to score, they have a stellar offence.” He continues by saying “Dortmund haven't done it for a while, but they can now start striking fear into the league.”

In the latest episode of The Bundesliga Connection, Kres breaks down the latest Bundesliga fixtures, giving praise to the wonderkid of The Bundesliga in Erling Haaland. Kres also previews the upcoming UEFA Champions League fixtures which sees a few German sides taking part.
07
SEP

Has Germany Started A New Chapter?

The Hansi Flick era of German football has started off on the highest note after getting two wins from 2, albeit against weaker opponents. This can suggest that German football has turned over a new leaf and is starting a new chapter indefinitely. Hansi Flick has concocted a mixture of youth and experience in a heightened gamble, which seems to be paying off thanks to the likes of Jamal Musiala and Karim Adeyemi. German face off against Iceland in their next fixture, which should be a walk in the park according to Kres Harrington, after the board of Icelandic football stepped down due to legal circumstances.

In the latest episode of the Bundesliga Connection, DW Sports Correspondent and German Football expert Kres Harrington breaks down the current German football squad and how the Hansi Flick Era has taken off!

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