Category Archives: Champions League

The Bundesliga Show Epsiode 103 – The Final of all Finals

It was the game that Bundesliga fans had been building up to for weeks – the all German Champions League final. Jon Hartley and Terry Duffelen get under the skin of the big game and reflect on the winners Bayern Munich and the gallant runners up Borussia Dortmund.

The pair also look back at the promotion/relegation play-off that confirmed Hoffenheim’s place in the top flight for another season, they also discuss the troubles at MSV Duisburg and preview the game that could see Bayern crowned at treble winners…the DFB Pokal Final.

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The Bundesliga Show Episode 101 – The End of an Era – Goodbye Thomas Schaaf

Join Jon Hartley, Matt Hermann and Archie Rhind-Tutt for this week’s Bundesliga Show. It may be the final weekend of the season, but is so much left to discuss: There has been big news this week with the departure of Thomas Schaaf from Werder Bremen. If that wasn’t enough, there are the battles to for a place in the Champions League and to stay in the Bundesliga.

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The Bundesliga Show Episode 99 – The All German Final

Borussia Dortmund versus Bayern Munich in the all Bundesliga Champions League Final. Jon Hartley and Matt Hermann talk about the semi-finals and the prospect of this historic clash. But what does this mean for the Bundesliga as a whole?

Outside of the excitement of this Dortmund and Bayern final, there is still the small matter of the league season. With three games left, Jon and Matt discuss the prospects for the battle for Europe and the fight to stay up.

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The Bundesliga Show Episode 98 – The Bundesliga Dominates in Semi-Finals

The Show is on cloud nine after two colossal wins by Bundesliga sides in the Champions League this week, and consequently you get a buoyant host Matt Hermann running the rule over those results and events in the domestic league. beIN SPORT play-by-play maven Phil Schoen (@PhilSchoen) joins the show on the line for a talk about the fallout from those two big midweek fixtures…and why it might not have been the most opportune year to stop calling Bundesliga matches! Then DW Bundesliga writer Jefferson Chase comes by to talk about Match days 30 and 31, the Mario Götze transfer, the coming curtains for Thomas Schaaf and more. Check it.

The Bundesliga Show Episode 96 – Almost for Bayern & Bye Bye Marco Kurz

This week on The Bundesliga Show, Terry Duffelen makes a return at the helm of the podcast alongside Jon Hartley. The pair take a look at Matchday 26, where Bayern couldn’t quite wrap up the title despite their 9-2 win over Hamburg.

All that, plus plenty more chat about the Marco Kurz’ departure from Hoffenheim, the Champions League and the 2.Bundesliga.

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The Bundesliga Show – Bayern Munich v Juventus Special

The Bundesliga Show’s Matt Hermann meets up with Italian football expert to get the lowdown on Bayern’s Champions League opponents Juventus.

The Bundesliga Show Episode 93 – Derby Joy & Champions League Disappointment

Matt Hermann and Jon Hartley are back to run the rule over matchday 25 from the Bundesliga. There was derby joy and Champions League disappointment for Schalke, while at the bottom of the table Hoffenheim made ground on Augsburg.

All that, plus Terry Duffelen‘s review of the 2.Bundesliga.

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The Bundesliga Show Episode 92 – Dortmund in Dreamland

This week on The Bundesliga Show, Jon Hartley and Matt Hermann are joined by journalist Mark Lovell.

The pod crew get to grips with Dortmund’s win over Shahktar, the Bundesliga matchday 24 action…and a nod to the promotion race in the 2.Bundesliga.

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The Guardian European Paper Review with Raphael Honigstein

Here at the Bundesliga Lounge, we regularly enjoy the puns and wit of James Richardson and his European Paper Review at The Guardian. However, with James partaking in a little break on the slopes, the task of humour and headlines this week fell to German football guru Raphael Honigstein.

As this is a Bundesliga-centric edition of the ‘Paper Review’, we thought it was only right to share it.

Take it away Rafa!

The Bundesliga Show Episode 90 – Bayern Bomb The Gunners

This week on The Bundesliga Show, Jon Hartley and Matt Hermann separate the wheat from the chaff from the Matchday 22 action.

It is also a Champions League week so Matt grabbed a word about the Bavarians from Bayern blogger at ESPN.com, Susie Schaaf.

All that, plus Terry Duffelen with his 2.Bundesliga wrap.

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