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What Sommer Can Bring To Bayern…

With Manuel Neuer sidelined for a lengthy period, Bayern Munch needed to figure out a quick-fix plan for their goalkeeping department. A massive priority indeed. Fortunately for the Bavarian giants, they managed to acquire the signature of Swiss International Yann Sommer. Sommer is no stranger to the Bundesliga having spent close to a decade with Borussia Mönchengladbach where he made over 270 appearances, which included impressive performances against Bayern. Head coach Julien Nagelsmann stated that a new goalkeeper would only need a short period of time to fit in, and Sommer showed that he was ready to step up to the plate, securing his new club a 1-1 draw against Nagelsmann’s former team, RB Leipzig.

Sebastien Haller finally made his return to the Bundesliga after a hefty stint on the sidelines, receiving treatment for testicular cancer. Dortmund faces Augsburg, who gave them a real run for their money. A match of constant back and forth, which was closed off by USA National Gio Reyna’s wonder strike. A fitting return for the Ivorian international.

On the latest episode of the Bundesliga Connection, Sebastien Haller made his long-awaited return to the league with a win, Bayern Munich draw 1-1 with their new keeper in Yann Sommer and this past match day was an impressive run for the home team!

Mane’s Return Date Revealed?

Sadio Mane has been out injured for quite some time, which included him missing the 2022 FIFA World Cup, held in Qatar late last year. The Senegalese super-star has already been told that he is set to return when the Bavarian Giants take on Paris-Saint Germain in a mouth-watering UEFA Champions League Clash.

Borussia Dortmund striker Sebastien Haller has rejoined the first team after spending the last few months going through cancer treatment. The Ivorian netted a hat trick during a friendly against Basel FC. Dortmund is also getting close with Youssoufa Moukoko and his new deal with the club

On the latest episode of the Bundesliga Connection, DW Sports Correspondent Kres Harrington discussed Bayern's need for a goalkeeper and Sadio Mane's return date. Kres also talks about Borrusia Dortmund's strikeforce.

Dortmund and Bayern's Concerns Revealed…

After a lengthy spell on the sidelines due to cancer treatment, Ivorian striker and Dortmund forward Sebastien Haller has rejoined his club in a 'mini camp' ahead of the season restart. The 28-year-old was diagnosed with testicular cancer in June 2022 and is setting his sights on a return, in January 2023. With Haller's return, another Dortmund striker, in Youssoufa Moukoko, has yet to renew his contract which should bring some concerns to BVB as he is a talent most wanted.

Bayern Munich has done some interesting business with their latest signing. After concerns around Neuer's, Sane's, and L.Hernandez's absence, the Bavarian Giants urgently need to sign a player, and ageing Daley Blind was top on their list. The former Manchester United and Ajax Amsterdam defender signs for Bayern until the summer of 2023 with an option for one additional season. Is this the right move for Bayern?

On the latest episode of the Bundesliga Connection, concerns are emerging for Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich alike. Sebastien Haller rejoins Dortmund and Bayern are YET to find a goalkeeper...

Who Should Bayern Prioritise?

The New Year has ticked over, opening the Winter transfer window with some big business and money moves being predicted. Bayern is currently without club captain and first-team goalkeeper Manual Neuer, Senegalese superstar Sadio Mane' and French left-back Lucas Hernandez. This leaves head coach Julian Nagelsmann stuck between a rock and a hard place during this transfer window - what should the priority be for Bayern?

British youngster Jude Bellingham had a sensational World cup and is in fine form. Bellingham currently plies his trade for Borussia Dortmund and since joining the club, his market value has skyrocketed to over €100 million! The 19-year-old is on the radars of some of Europe's biggest clubs, and if he is to leave Dortmund, who would be a suitable replacement?

On the latest episode of the Bundesliga Connection, DW Sports correspondent and German football expert Kres Harrington discusses Bayern's troubles and the way forward, and elaborates on why Jude Bellingham is the man to watch in the Bundesliga!

Are Germany The Flops Of Qatar?

The 2022 FIFA World Cup has flown by with Argentina lifting the trophy after a scintillating final against France. Although Bayern Munich produced the most players in the world cup from a single club, yet it was not to be! Bayern center-back Dayot Upamecano could only do so much for France. Argentine showed grit and determination, ultimately being crowned Champions of the world.

The German Football Association has created a task force, in hopes of healing the scars from Qatar, and to stand a chance at the 2024 EUROs. Coach Hansi Flick will be itching to get a national trophy under his belt.

On the latest episode of the Bundesliga Connection, the footballing world has labeled Germany as the flop of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, a task force has been created for the 2024 EUROs, and more!

Germany Keep Flick!

Bayern Munich is showing its national dominance, still having 6 players in the 2022 FIFA World Cup - with a few for France, one for Croatia, and even one star in Morocco in Mazraoui. The chances are good for Bayern Munich to have a World Cup winner in the locker room.

Manuel Neuer, after Germany got knocked out of the World Cup, went on a skiing trip that ended in disaster for the Bayern Goalkeeper. The 36-year-old shot-stopper posted on his social media that he had an accident that ended in a broken leg. This now means he will be out for the rest of the season and now the big question is, how does Bayern feel about this? The Bavarian giants are said to have rules which stipulate dangerous sports/action sports are not allowed to be played but this I also on a case-by-case basis. So who will now be between the sticks for Bayern?

On the latest episode of the Bundesliga Connection, the German Football Association has decided to keep Hansi Flick as head coach, Manuel Neuer is out with a broken leg and 6 Bayer stars are still present in Qatar!

What Should Germany Do to Bounce Back…

The 2022 FIFA World Cup is already heading to the business, with the round of 16 fixtures taking place. This is the second World Cup running where 2014 winners, Germany, have failed to progress out of the group stages and it looks as though a few players are now set to retire, with the likes of İlkay Gündoğan and Thomas Müller having already given hints. Stalwart Joshua Kimmich has also spoken out, however for a different reason, - The Bayern Munich star has said being ejected from this tournament was the worst day of his life and he feels as though he is heading into limbo. Head coach Hansi Flick and his post look to be secure, but how long will that last, only time will tell!

On the latest episode of the Bundesliga connection, DW Sports correspondent Kres Harrington speaks on Germany’s poor 2022 FIFA World Cup, after the 2014 Winners were knocked out of the group stages. The Bundesliga is still being represented in Qatar, with the likes of Dayot Upamecano for France, Jude Bellingham for England, and Matthijs de Ligt for the Dutch!

What Germany Needs To Do To Progress…

The 2022 FIFA World Cup is well underway and the German Side faced defeat in their opening fixture against Japan. İlkay Gündoğan slotted home a first-half penalty before 2 late goals in the second half by Bundesliga players Asano and Doan buried the Germans 2-1. Hansi FLick's men then took on Spain in a mouthwatering clash, which ended in a 1-1 draw, and now for the Germans to progress, they need to overcome a tricky opponent in Costa Rica and hope that Spain beat Japan as Germany sit at the bottom of the table.

Other Bundesliga players, who are not playing for Germany, have been impressive so far, with the likes of Bayern Alphonso Davies scoring Canada's first-ever World Cup goal when they got manhandled by Croatia, who had Andrej Kramaric, current Hoffenheim star, netted a brace in that match too!

On the latest episode of the Bundesliga Connection, Germany are needing an important victory over Costa Rica, non-German Bundesliga players are starring, and the German Football Association as mentioned what would happen if Germany fails to progress!

How Germany Could Gel Correctly!

The 2022 FIFA World Cup is officially underway and so far the tournament has put on a spectacle! The opener saw Ecadur bury the hosts Qatar thanks to a brace by Captain Enner Valencia!

The German National team will face Japan on Wednesday and captain Manuel Neuer has spoken about the importance of sticking to a game plan and touched on how he believes that if his team can successfully play out from the back, the Japanese could be in trouble. Neuer, however, did acknowledge Eintracht Frankfurt's Kamada and how big of a threat he could be! Long story short, Japan is no slouch and Germany will have to be careful to not become complacent. Hansi Flick has hinted that 7 Bayern Munich Players could start this match and considering there has been a loud voice of unhappiness from the team about the timing, one would think that this German side could gel quite nicely, considering the short gap between the domestic season and the World Cup!

Neuer and his fellow European Captains have had to halt the breaks on a certain move, regarding the '1Love' captain's armbands. The captains agreed that they would support LGBTQ rights by wearing these armbands, but FIFA has restricted this by threatening point docking, yellow cards, and sanctions! Ovbulsy some regions in the world are more closed-minded than others, but FIFA has always said that no political advances are allowed to be made on the itch!

On the latest episode of the Bundesliga Connection, the 2022 FIFA World Cup has begun and injuries have already hit some teams! Hansi Flick and his German side have commented on the timing of the tournament and FIFA has threatened punishments!

How Youssoufa Moukoko Could Make History!

Qatar 2022 is only a few days away and the German National side has jetted off, hoping to climates quickly before their opening match against Japan. A few big names have missed out due to injury, most notably Marco Reus, however the up-and-coming young star from Borussia Dortmund, Youssoufa Moukoko is with the team after being called up. The 17-year-old became the first player in Bundesliga history to hit double digits with goals scored and has been vital for Dortmund

The NFL has been a talking point after a match was played out at the Allianz Arena, between Tom Brady’s Buccaneers and the Seattle Seahawks. The legend himself threw 2 touchdowns and after the match, considering the pitch was destroyed, the NFL even paid to have it fixed!

On the latest episode of the Bundesliga Connection, Bayern Munich has flexed their dominance once again, this time before the World Cup, Dortmund youngster Youssoufa Moukoko has been called up to the German National Team, and Tom Brady and the NFL make history at the Allianz Arena!

How The Standing Could Change!

There are only two more matchdays left before Qatar 2022 kicks off and with the top 4 teams in the Bundesliga only separated by 1 point, the standings are almost certain to change, Bayern faces Bremen who have quality and could provide an upset. Freiburg take on Leipzig and Union Berlin will face Augsburg, who defeated Bayern earlier in the season! Dortmund will tackle Wolfsburg. These matches will bring the tempo and excitement and teams will be eager to collect maximum points.

Bayern Munich Captain Manuel Neuer returned to the pitch after being absent for a while. The German number one has recently come out and said he was being treated for skin cancer and would like to get some minutes in before he travels with team Germany to the World Cup!

On the latest episode of the Bundesliga Connection, the teams at the top of the table look to be fighting tooth and nail as only 1 point separates the teams. Bayern is looking more dangerous than ever and is Union Berlin's cinderella story over?

Is Mane Finally Settling In?

Sadio Mane as we all know is a special player, not only on the pitch but off the pitch too. His humility is second to none and that was shown after Bayern’s 6-2 thrashing of Mainz when the 30-year-old came out and said he only wants to do better and learn more each day. His off-the-pitch work was acknowledged during the recent Ballon D'Or ceremony when the Senegalese superstar was handed the Socrates award! Bayer, however, is looking very menacing once again, the train is coming for Union Berlin who still sits atop the table after they got back to winning ways with 2 second-half goals against Gladbach!

RB Leipzig have had an incredible October, not losing a single match and handing Real Madrid their first defeat of the season when they met during their UCL matchup last game week. The bulls will have it all do still if they want to qualify for the next round. Dortmund and Bayern have gained access to the next round

On the latest episode of the Bundesliga Connection, The UEFA Champions League sees only 2 Bundesliga sides qualifying for the next round, Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich. Leipzig still needs to win their last group game to secure second place, but Xabi Alonso’s Leverkusen sits at the bottom of their group, with no hopes of European football. Jude Bellingham is in hot form and could be the next Dortmund star to leave Germany and Qatar 2022 is around the corner!

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