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24
MAY

“Look At The Pool Of Players Nkunku Beat”

After a season of being called “a plastic club,” the Bulls of RB Leipzig silenced the haters by grabbing the DFB-Pokal trophy after beating SC Freiburg on Penalties this past weekend. The bulls had to fight until the very end, finishing the 120 minutes with only 9 men on the field after both Marcel Halstenberg and Kevin Kampl saw straight reds! The star of the show yet again was 24-year-old French striker Christopher Nkunku. The maestro scored Leipzig’s goal and slotted his penalty. This was the only reason Nkunku was in the tabloids this past week; The striker also won the Bundesliga Player Of The Season, beating the likes of Robert Lewandowski, Erling Haaland, and Florian Wirts. Nkunku set the record for the most Player Of The Month awards this season, after winning 4, with 2 being back to back.

On the latest episode of the Bundesliga Connection, DW Sports correspondent and German football expert Kres Harrington discusses Nkunku’s record-breaking season, Eintracht Frankfurts’ UEFA Europa League Final win over Rangers, and how RB Leipzig silenced the haters.
16
MAY

Is This Farewell Lewa?

After Scoring on the final matchday of the Bundesliga season, Robert Lewandowski has hinted that Bayern’s draw against Wolfsburg could be his last game for the Bavarian Giants. “Lewa” has been in the talking space for quite some time now amidst conversations regarding his contact and how he has officially confirmed that he will not extend with Bayern. The 33-year-old striker’s contract ends in 2023, but it looks like the Pole doesn’t want to stay with Bayern. Barcelona seem to be leading the race for Lewa's signature with no regard to his age as he has started every game for Bayern in the league this season, showing his durability.

During the final matchday, Stuttgart managed to survive relegation after the winning goal was scored by Wataru Endo in extra time (90 + 2). Hertha Berlin succumbed to a fiery fight back by Borussia Dortmund, which now sees them in the relegation play-off spot; this match was also Erling Haaland’s last match for BVB and he managed to get onto the score sheet yet again.

On the latest episode of the Bundesliga Connection, DW Sports correspondent and German football expert Kres Harrington breaks down the Robert Lewandowski transfer rumour and discusses the upcoming UEL Final which sees Eintracht Frankfurt feature against Rangers. This could be the chance for the German outfit to get their hands on some silverware after some 30 years.
09
MAY

Has Pep Lured The Youngster?

Last week Manchester City were beaten intensely by Real Madrid to fall short of the UEFA Champions League yet again, but this week it seems as if they’ve stolen the headlines for a different reason. Reports coming out of Manchester is that the citizens have ‘agreed’ personal terms with one of the brightest young talents in the Bundesliga; Erling Haaland. The 21-year-old’s release clause looks like it will kick in during the upcoming transfer window, with Manchester City ready to take action. Should this deal be complete, Haaland would play for the same team as his father did between 2000 and 2003. It looks as though Pep Guardiola has beaten the likes of Real Madrid, Paris-Saint Germain, and Bayern Munich to acquire the efforts of Europe's wunderkind.

In other news, Schalke 04 are set to return to the top flight of German football after beating St Pauli 3-2 in a must-win fixture. Schalke shockingly were relegated last season after a serious string of bad results. Turning to European competitions, the Rangers were too strong for the Bulls of Leipzig; The Scottish outfit beat RB Leipzig 3-2 on aggregate to proceed to the Europa League final. The other semi-final was between West Ham and Eintracht Frankfurt.
The Germans were too strong for Declan Rice’s men, seeing out that match 1-0 (3-1 agg); setting up a final with the Rangers.
04
MAY

Will It Be An All German Final?

With only 3 matches left in this year’s UEFA Europa League, (2 semi-finals and the final) the two German sides that are left seem to both have a foot in the final. In the first leg, Frankfurt managed to beat West Ham 2-1 and the bulls of RB Leipzig overcame Rangers 1-0. Both the Hammers and Rangers will be doing everything they can to overturn these deficits, however, this could be an historic day for the Bundesliga as two German sides have never met in the UEL final before. Of course with Bayern Munich having been knocked out of the UEFA Champions League, all hope was almost lost for the German faithful.

Breaking news this week is that Super Agent Mino Raiola sadly passed away from illness. Raiola was one of the most powerful sports agents, having players such as Haaland, Zlatan, and Pogba.

On the latest episode of the Bundesliga Connection, DW Sports Correspondent and German football expert Kres Harrington breaks down the upcoming UEL semi-finals which could see an all-German final with Frankfurt and Leipzig. Kres also pays respect to Mino Raiola and elaborates on another Haaland record.
26
APR

Are Bayern Ruining The League?

After yet another dominant display in the Der Klassiker, Bayern Munich were crowned champions of the Bundesliga for a record tenth time in a row. This means that Bayern now hold the record (out of the European Leagues) for the most consecutive title wins. This match result came with many side stories, starting with the issue of Lewandowski leaving the club. It is rather strange and disorientating that Bayern haven’t gotten the Polish talismans' signature when Muller, Neuer, and Gnabry are all having talks with the board about contract extensions. With Barcelona leading the race for Lewa’s signature, it could be too little too late for the Bavarian, considering Barce can afford his asking price.

Another story to come from this weekend is that there is an outcry for the league to be restructured, seeing that Bayern have now won 10 leagues in a row. Bayern’s dominance is something of beauty, but with their ever-growing bank account allowing them to purchase any player they wish, should the league step in and restructure itself? Or should there be tighter financial rules, a sliding scale if you will, relating to how much money teams have in the bank?

On the latest episode of the Bundesliga Connection, Kres Harrington breaks down Bayer’s impressive win over Dortmund, setting yet another record. Kres also examines Lewandowski’s contract and speaks about Erling Haaland joining Manchester City. Kres also discusses who will get the remaining champions league spots and so much more!
12
APR

“Bayern Are Up Against A Monster”

After a shock defeat in the UEFA Champions League against Spanish outfit Villareal, Bayern Munich have some work to do when they face Unai Emery’s men in the second leg. The Bavarian Giants controlled the first leg having the lion's share of possession, however, Villareal’s single shot on target was enough to down Bayern. The Yellow submarine will be looking to finish things off on Tuesday 12 April, however, Bayern head coach Julian Nagellsmann disagrees. In a recent press conference, Nagelsmann was asked about the recent loss to which his response was: ‘They made one mistake, leaving us alive.’ Bayern are coming off a victory in the league against Ausgberg and any 3 points will provide momentum.

On the latest episode of the Bundesliga Connection, DW Sports correspondent and German football expert Kres Harrington explains that the upcoming UCL fixture is do or die for Bayern. Kres Also breaks down Dortmund's injury-struck victory and breaks down a very lopsided Berlin derby!
05
APR

Leipzig Complete The Sweep!

After nearly two years, football stadiums in Germany saw sold-out matches as the restrictions around how many fans can attend live matches were scrapped. This meant that Dortmund's famous ‘yellow wall’ was back in full swing to see the hosts take on a traveling RB Leipzig. Leipzig have managed to turn things around since the appointment of Domenico Tedesco and things would be no different during this fixture. The bulls seemed to be too strong for the home side and inform midfielder Christopher Nkunu was the man running the show yet again, as the young Frenchman had a foot in most of the goals. Haaland was in the matchday squad for this fixture, however, the Norwegian couldn't find his footing. This victory for Leipzig means that they have beaten Dortmund in both fixtures this season.

On the latest episode of the Bundesliga Connection, German football expert and DW Sports correspondent Kres Harrington breaks down Liepizig' drumming of Borussia Dortmund. Kres also offers a preview of Bayern’s UCL fixture away in Spain against a tough opponent in Villareal.
28
MAR

“If He Leaves, My Money Won’t Be On Bayern”

Having scored over 30 goals in the Bundesliga so far this season, Robert Lewandowski doesn’t look like he will be slowing down any time soon, however his time at Bayern Munich could be coming to an end! The 33-year-old Polish striker will most likely not renew his contract with Bayern Munich and on the flip side, the Bavarian giants have not offered a new contract either. Lewandowksi could be setting out to Spain with rumours of Barcelona already offering him some sort of deal, allegedly. If Lewandowksit leaves the Bundesliga, the following question is posed: Will the dynamic of the league change? The answer seems like an obvious yes because where would Bayern be without ‘Lewa’ and his goal-scoring antics? Rumours have it that Bayern are even wanting to introduce a playoff game to make the league more competitive. However only time will tell…

On the latest episode of the Bundesliga Connection, DW Sports correspondent and German football expert Kres Harrington breaks down the consequences to the league should Lewandowski leave Bayern. Kres also touches on the Erling Haaland transfer saga and how Dortmund could catch up to Bayern. Kres also speaks about the German side and Hansi Flick.
22
MAR

The Trash Talking Has Begun!

With the final ten African nations set to battle things out to claim one of 5 spots available at Qatar in November, the two most notable fixtures set to be played see a rematch of the recent AFCON final in Senegal and Egypt. The Lions of Teranga would be looking to continue their fine form over the Pharaohs of Egypt. Bayern Munich defender Bouna Sarr looks to be set and ready for the fixture. Another mouth-watering clash coming up sees Nigeria take on The Black stars in what promises to be a monster battle. Former Bundesliga star Leon Balogun has been recalled to the national team, joining current Union Berlin stalwart Taiwo Awoniyi. The mind games have already started with Ghana only recently announcing their 23-man squad.

On the latest episode of the Bundesliga Connection DW Sports Correspondent and German football expert, Kres Harrington joins the SL Podcast to discuss the upcoming African FIFA World Cup Qualifiers which sees a few Bundesliga stars featuring in the 2 matchups of the round. Kres also breaks down Bayern's hammering of Union Berlin as well as Bayern’s UEFA Champions League quarter-final matchup against Spanish giants Villareal!
15
MAR

‘Bayern Need To Pick Themselves Up’

After a crucial victory in the UEFA Champions League against RB Salzburg (7-1) which saw Robert Lewandowski scoring the fasting hatrick in UCL history, The Bavarian giants returned to Germany to play against Hoffenheim. Bayern went down 1-0 in the 32nd minute but of course, Lewandowski found the back of the net, towards the end of the first half leveling things out at 1-1. That is how the match finished, thus leaving a smaller gap for second-placed Dortmund to catch up to. Dortmund, with an extra game in hand, will be looking to close the gap even further when they come up against Mainz.

On the latest episode of the Bundesliga Connection, DW Sports Correspondent and German Football expert Kres Harrington reeks down the disappointment that Bayern felt after their draw to Hoffenheim. Kres also praises Christopher Nkunku and provides an update on Erling Haaland.
08
MAR

Could Lewe Make A ‘Devilish’ Move?

With only one year left on his current deal, Robert Lewandowski's future with Bayern Munich looks to be up in the air. The Polish striker has admitted that he hasn’t made a decision regarding his future with the Bavarian giants. Amidst all the speculation as to where the 33-year-old may feature, the English Premier League seems to be leading the races with the likes of Arsenal, Newcastle United, and both Manchester clubs. Manchester United manager Ralf Rangnick is a huge fan of the 2021 Ballon d”Or runner up and has been since his time in the Bundesliga. Since United signed the 5-time Ballon d”or winner, Ronaldo hasn’t made a big enough impact which is affecting him personally and it looks like he will leave at the end of the season and provided things go according to plan, Lewandowski could be the ideal replacement

With Bayern Munich keeping a keen eye on Norwegian 'Wunderkind' Erling Haaland, Lewa may be feeling disrespected as it is evident Bayern’s number 9 is in the form of his life having scored 39 goals this season already. If The Haaland deal is successful, we could see Lewa make his move across the Atlantic Ocean to England.

On the latest episode of the Bundesliga Connecting, German Football expert and DW Sports correspondent Kres Harrington clears the air regarding the future of Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski. Kres also elaborates on how football has been affected by the Russia-Ukraine war and how some top teams recently shared the spoils!
01
MAR

Where Is Haaland?

Since his big move to the Bundesliga 2 years ago, Norwegian 'wunderkind' Erling Haaland has been in the tabloids ever since and is no stranger to publicity. The 21-year old has been in the news for all sorts of reasons, with the most common being his goal-scoring heroics for Borussia Dortmund. However, the secondary reason is the fact that Haaland is potentially the most sought out player in football right now. The son of Alf-Inge Håland has been linked to the biggest clubs in Europe such as Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester United, and now Manchester City. The Citizens have opened interest in signing the current Dortmund star as they failed to acquire an out-and-out striker in Harry Kane last season.

On the latest episode of the Bundesliga Connection, German football expert and DW Sports correspondent Kres Harrington breaks down some transfer rumours circulating around Erling Haaland, saying that Haaland’s days at Dortmund are numbered. Kres even goes as far as saying; “I wouldn’t be surprised if Haaland is holding out and won’t be seen in a Dortmund kit again.” Let's also not forget that a few weeks ago, Haaland said to the media that he feels as if Dortmund are pressuring him into making a decision.

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