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Bundesliga Fact Friday – Matchday 24

Here are a few Bundesliga facts to get your head around before play kicks off for Matchday 24.

  • Hertha Berlin v Werder Bremen pitches Otto Rehhagel against his old club. As manager he was in charge for a massive 668 games in total at Werder Bremen and won two Bundesliga titles. The current Bremen boss Thomas Schaaf was Rehhagel’s assistant, and this will be his 600th game in charge of Bremen.
  • Stuttgart coach Bruno Labbadila also takes on his old club, Hamburg this weekend. This will be his 50th game in charge in all competitions. He was only in charge of Hamburg for 51 games, but was more successful with an average points per game of 1.63, against just 1.45 with Stuttgart.
  • As a coach against Bayer Leverkusen, Jupp Heynckes has won his last two matches by a 3-0 scoreline, but has lost three of his last five encounters.
  • Kaiserslautern v Wolfsburg is a match up of the second worst home side in the division versus the worst away team. Kaiserslautern have only scored eight goals at home, while Wolfsburg have only scored nine away from the Volkswagen Arena.
  • Jos Luhukay’s Augsburg take on Hannover 96 this weekend. Luhukay’s first Bundesliga game as a manager was against Hannover, as interim boss of Cologne in 2003. He is still looking for his first win over Hannover as a coach.
  • If Dortmund beat Mainz this weekend, they will set a new club record of eight straight victories in the top flight of German football.
  • If Hoffenheim draw against Cologne, they will equal the record of consecutive home draws in the Bundesliga. One of the teams that holds that record are Cologne themselves.
  • Freiburg have conceded one more goal than Schalke have scored this season, and Schalke are the joint second top scorers in the division.

Enjoy the action from Matchday 24!

The Bundesliga Show Episode 54 – Bye Bye Poldi? & Otto’s Wretched Return

This week on The Bundesliga Show, Terry Duffelen and Jon Hartley are joined by Niklas Wildhagen from the Bundesliga Fantatic. In this weeks show there is the all the goings on in matchday 23 and what is happening with Lukas Podolski.

Plus there is a round up of the 2.Bundesliga from Terry.