BAYERN MUNICH VS BORUSSIA MONCHENGLADBACH MATCH PREVIEW: PROBABLE LINEUPS

September 17th, 2022

Bayern Munich take on Borussia Monchengladbach at the Allianz Arena on Saturday, and the Bundesliga champions will look to extend their fine run of form with a home win. Julian Nagelsmann’s side have picked up three wins out of three in the league so far, and they will be full of confidence heading into this game. Bayern Munich managed to pick up a thumping 7-0 win over Bochum last time out, and they will be hoping to build on it and secure another comfortable victory in front of their fans.

The Bavarian giants have an exceptional squad at their disposal, and they will be hoping to put some daylight between themselves and second-placed Gladbach on Saturday evening at the Allianz Arena. Meanwhile, Borussia Monchengladbach have done quite well in the Bundesliga, having picked up two wins and a draw from their three outings. Read the rest of this entry »

                 FRANZ BECKENBAUER URGES BAYERN TO LET GO OF LEWANDOWSKI

July 25th, 2022

According to a report by Spanish outlet Fichajes, Barcelona will have to pay a higher sum than €50 million to secure the services of Robert Lewandowski in the summer transfer window. Bayern Munich will now tell the Blaugrana to cough up €70 million for the Polish international. The Robert Lewandowski transfer saga continues to get engulfed in uncertainties with every passing day. But one thing that is clear is that the 33-year-old is not leaving Bayern Munich without burning all his bridges with the Bavarian giants, although that is not all his doing.

The Bundesliga champions are arguably being unreasonable by imposing stumbling blocks one after another to deny Barcelona the chance to sign the Polish international. Lewandowski, who has a brilliant record of 344 goals and 72 assists in 374 appearances for Bayern Munich, is admittedly keen on departing from the Allianz Arena, with Barcelona his preferred destination. The Catalan giants view Lewandowski as their priority target for the summer transfer window as they continue to remodel their squad under Xavi Hernandez’s watchful eye. While Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was a solid addition to the Barcelona squad in the second half of the 2021/22 season, Xavi does not have another prolific scorer in his team. Read the rest of this entry »

IRISH STAR COLLINS PRODUCES BECKENBAUER MOMENT

July 1st, 2022

Burnley defender Nathan Collins emulated German football icon Franz Beckenbauer during the UEFA Nations League clash between his Republic of Ireland side and hosts Ukraine at MiejskiLSK in Lodz, Poland. The centre back produced a Franz Beckenbauer moment when he have the Republic of Ireland the lead almost immediately after the half hour mark. The Burnley star emulated Franz Beckenbauer by waltzing through the Ukrainian defence before finding the back of the net. He evaded three challengesbefore stabbing home with his right foot for the opener. The goal was worthy of winning any game, but it was not enough for victory after ArtemDovbyk scored an equaliserfor the Ukrainians in the second minute of second half.


After the game, Collins told RTE that it would be have been very good if the goal came in the last minute as it would have turned out to be the winning goal. He was disappointed that the Republic of Ireland didn’t win the game despite taking the lead. Collins said he would have taken a draw at the start of the game as the Irish players know where they are at the moment as a team. Read the rest of this entry »

                 GERMANY’S PLAYER OF THE YEAR: THE GAME’S GREAREST TALENTS

May 20th, 2022

From Robert Lewandowski to Franz Beckenbauer, Marco Reus to Lothar Matthäus and Gerd Müller: the collection of legends that fill the list of the Germany’s Player of the Year award is lined with many of the biggest talents ever to have graced the game.


As all Bundesliga fans will know, Cologne were the inaugural champions back in the 1963/64 season, but it was Hamburg’s Uwe Seeler who was named Germany’s Player of the Year at the end of a campaign in which he racked up an outstanding 30 goals for the Red Shorts. The sharp-shooting Seeler – 72 times a West Germany international – spent an astonishing 18 seasons with Die Rothosen, where he collected almost 500 career goals and sealed his place as an undisputed Bundesliga legend who would set a high standard for those who followed. Read the rest of this entry »

BECKENBAUER REVEALS HE ALMOST JOINED INTER

March 30th, 2022

Franz Beckenbauer could have played for Inter Milan in the 60s as revealed by him in an exclusive interview. During the said interview with popular German news outlet Bild, Franz Beckenbauer disclosed that he came close to signing for Inter Milan in 1966. The German football icon also stated Milan rivals AC Milan almost signed him.


1974 World Cup winner Franz Beckenbauer is widely regarded as one of the best defensive players to ever grace the professional football pitch. He was a key player in the Bayern Munich team that dominated European football in the 70s and also part of the West Germany team that won the 1974 World Cup tournament on home soil and also dominated world football for some years. Read the rest of this entry »

NEWCASTLE EYEING MOVE FOR FREIBURG STAR

February 9th, 2022

Newcastle United are reportedly keen on signing Freiburg defensive stalwart Nico Schlotterbeck who has drawn similarities with German football icon FranzBeckenbauer. Sky Sports reporter Dhamesh Shethconfirmed the interest ofthe Magpies in the player likened to Franz Beckenbauer. It was revealed that Newcastle United see Schlotterbeck as an alternative to Dutch defender Sven Botman who plays his club football in the French league with Lille.

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The new Franz Beckenbauer is also on the radar of German champions Bayern Munich and the Bavarian giants could compete with Newcastle United for the signature of the highly rated defensive player. German publication Bavarian Football Works confirmed the interest of immediate past European champions Bayern Munich in the Freiburg player.
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BROWN FULFILLING THE BECKENBAUER ROLE PERFECTLY

December 6th, 2021

Aberdeen star Scott Brown has been lauded in the media for the way he has performed in the Franz Beckenbauer role at the club this season. German football icon Franz Beckenbauer is renowned to be the player who started the libero centre back role many decades ago.

 

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Franz Beckenbauer is undoubtedly a football icon and he’s one of three men to lead their respective teams to the World Cup title as both captain and manager. As a matter of fact, he’s the second man to achieve the feat after Brazilian football icon Mario Zagallo. Apart from Franz Beckenbauer and Mario Zagallo, Frenchman Didier Deschamps is the other man to achieve the feat.
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BECKENBAUER REVEALS STRONG MILAN INTEREST

October 29th, 2021

Franz Beckenbauer, popularly known as Der Kaiser, has revealed that he almost joined the Milan duo of Inter Milan and AC Milan at various times in his career. Franz Beckenbauer revealed the strong interest from both Inter and Milan during his playing career during an exclusive interview with German newspaper Bild.


German football icon Beckenbauer stated that he almost joined Inter Milan in 1966 before adding that he came close to join Milan much later.
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IS LEWANDOWSKI THE FACE OF GERMAN FOOTBALL?

September 25th, 2021

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There have been quite a whole lot of players (some world-class and a lot of others above average) who have plied their trade in the German Bundesliga. Certain great players from all over the world have managed to find their way to Germany’s top-flight division and they have also been able to go on to make a name for themselves in the process. While it is popularly believed that the Bundesliga is a League that allows only players of German descent to blossom, there have been a couple of players who have proved that theory wrong and of course, the one name that quickly comes to mind is Poland’s international striker Robert Lewandowski.


Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund are the two biggest names in the Bundesliga but it still does not mean that they are the only two clubs that produce the best of players. Lewandowski did, however, join Bayern Munich from Dortmund some years ago. The striker was already making a name for himself as one of the best forwards in the world at Dortmund and joining Bayern made him even more lethal and he has continued to maintain that status to date. Read the rest of this entry »

FRANZ BECKENBAUER: BAYERN MUNICH CAREER EXAMINED

August 21st, 2021

German football icon Franz Beckenbauer, also known as Der Kaiser, made his debut for Bayern Munich against St. Pauli on June 6, 1964. His first game for the Bavarian giants was in a German Bundesliga promotion playoff and he started the game on the left wing.

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In his first season in the Regional League South during the 1964/65 season, Bayern Munich won the league and eventually sealed promotion to the German Bundesliga. The Regional League South was the second level in German club football during his playing days.
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