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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!
31
AUG

Are Bayern Finally Clicking?

With the 2021/2022 Bundesliga season well underway, it is Wolfsburg who are leading the league table on 9 points with Bayer Leverkusen and Bayern Munich sitting in 2nd and third respectively. But after a few dominant performances by the current Bundesliga champions, are we finally seeing Bayern Munich shape into place? Robert Lewandowski continues to prove his excellence after a phenomenal hat trick against Hertha Berlin.

In the latest episode of the SL Podcast’s “The Bundesliga Connection,” DW Sports correspondent and German football expert Kres Harringtons breaks down the recent run of form shown by Bayern Munich. Kres also explains that Erling Haaland is definitely still one to watch.
24
AUG

‘Dortmund Have To Convince Him’

With the 2021/2022 German football season well underway, It was Bayern Munich who tasted silverware first after defeating Borussia Dortmund 3-1 in the German Supercup final. Robert Lewandowski was on the scoresheet yet again after netting a brace, alongside a single goal by Thomas Müller. After this defeat, Dortmund traveled to Freiburg for their matchday 2 encounter. Dortmund fell yet again, this time being defeated 2-1. You’d think the score sheet, being 2-1, looks like a tight matchup, but Freiburg scored an own goal in that match.

In the latest episode of the SL Podcast’ ‘The Bundesliga Connection,’ DW Sports Correspondent and German football expert Kres Harrington dives deep in analyzing the current situation with Borussia Dortmund, evening saying that ‘Dortmund need to convince star player Erling Haaland to stay.’ Let’s not forget that for over a year, big clubs from all leagues have been salivating over the Norweigan, but Dortmund set a price tag that was deemed as astronomical. When the winter transfer window opens in January, Haaland will have a €60-odd million release clause, which will be more appealing if he is set to leave.
17
AUG

The German Cup Is Perfectly Set

With the German Super Cup Final set to take place on Tuesday 17 August, Borussia Dortmund are going into the final with a home advantage against German Champions, Bayern Munich. The club from the th Bavarian Region haven't had the greatest run of form regarding their pre-season, having played four, losing two and drawing the other two. Whereas Borussia Dortmund finished their pre-season winning two from three, and of course wonderkind Erling Haaland was the star of the show, along with club captain Marco Reus.

In the latest episode of the SL Podcast’ ‘The Bundesliga Connection,’ DW Sports correspondent and German football expert joins the show to discuss the upcoming German Super Cup final, as well as the recent game day.
10
AUG

'Typically The Bundesliga Is Wash And Repeat'

With the 2021/2022 Bundesliga season commencing on Friday 13 August, the question that is on everyone’s minds, is will things be the same? Will the same clubs finish in the Champions League spots, or will this year bring some differentiation? Speaking on the SL Podcast’ The Bundesliga Connection, Kres Harrington explains that ‘typically the Bundesliga is wash and repeat with the same clubs coming to mind.’

In the latest episode of the SL Podcast, DW Sports correspondent and German football expert Kres Harrington breaks down the upcoming Bundesliga season. Kres also provides an in depth analysis on the past matchday results coming from the German Cup, as well as offering condolences to the passing of German football legend Michael Ballack’s son.
03
AUG

"Pressure Can Make A Diamond"

With the start of the 2021/2022 Bundesliga season around the corner, teams are gearing up to produce high quality football, but with ongoing pressure. Certain individuals are facing this pressure for many different reasons, some are facing it to win games and some are waiting for new contracts. DW Sports Correspondent and German football expert Kres Harrington breaks down these pressure blocks and provides an in-depth analysis on the situation.

In the latest episode of the SL Podcasts’ “Bundesliga Connection,” DW Sports Correspondent Kres Harrington breaks down Bayerns’ poor form in their pre-season friendlies, he explains the pressure that is building in and around the league and more!

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