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Familiar Foes & Bitter Rivals

The round of 16 matches are nearing completion and with Germany managing to progress out of the group stages of the European Championships, albeit with a struggle, they are set to face England, at Wembley, in their last 16 fixture. With the majority of the quarter-final places already occupied, Die Mannschaft will want to make light work of the Three Lions, who have not been scoring as many goals as they would have liked. Germany are the favorites to win and progress, however, a determined English team stands before them.

DW Sports correspondent Kres Harrington explains that “History is on Germany’s side,” however, with fans being allowed into the stadium, it’s self-explanatory to realise that the majority of the fans will be supporting the lions, so Germany will have their work cut out for them.

Where Is Sancho?

With no Bundesliga football going on, the EURO’s are well underway with many Bundesliga players representing their respective countries. Although England has played some mouth-watering football, the one thing that is for sure is that the three lions have failed to score goals, and with Jadon Sancho sitting on the bench having not played a single minute at this year's competition, heads are being scratched with Gareth Southgates’ decision. Sancho has had a fantastic few seasons in the Bundesliga, scoring plenty of goals and assisting many more. Sancho is targeting by Manchester United for what could be the record signing for any English player, everyone is thinking the same thing, when will Sancho get to play?

In the latest episode of the SL Podcast’s “The Bundesliga Connection” DW Sports correspondent and German football expert, Kres Harrington provides an in-depth breakdown of the Sancho-Southgate situation. “I don’t believe what he said” explains Kres after quoting Gareth Southgate.

Will Germany Overcome France?

With The European Championship 2020 well into matchday one, all eyes will be focusing on arguably the match of the week. The current FIFA World Cup champions France, take on Germany in a Group F clash. Right now, the Germans are currently the underdogs with France having speed, skill, and power all over the pitch.

Speaking on the SL Podcast’s “The Bundesliga Connection,” Germany football expert Kres Harrington, talks about the ‘Group Of Death ’ clash between Germany and current FIFA World Champions, France. Harrington also analyses the performances of Bundesliga players representing their respective Nations, why Jadon Sancho needs to perform when given the opportunity, as well as a certain African Bundesliga player who has been banned for 3 months thanks to his agents' wrongdoing!

‘Germany Lives Off Of Fans’

With the European Championships only a few days around the corner, Germany find themselves in the proverbial group of death. Joining the Germans in this group are Hungary, Portugal, and current FIFA World Cup holders, France. Germany will come up against France in their first game of the tournament which will surely prove to be a daunting task. However, what Germany does have in their favour, is the fact that 14 000 fans will be allowed to watch the match, live in the Allianz Arena, potentially giving Germany the upper hand.

In the latest episode of SL Podcast’s “The Bundesliga Connection,” German football expert Kres Harrington provides an analysis on European Championships, a Bayern star penning a new deal, and more!

‘The Expectations Are Low’

With The European Championship 2020 finally around the corner, Germany find themselves in a fairly tough group, with the likes of Hungary, Portugal, and their first game, France. Speaking on the SL Podcast’s “The Bundesliga Connection”, Harrington explains that “the expectations are low for this German Side,” with the likes of seasoned veterans Thomas Muller and Mats Hummels being included in the German team. Harrington also expressed joy with Kai Havertz. The former Bayer Leverkusen playmaker scored the sole goal in the UEFA Champions League Final, leading Chelsea to European glory!.

In the full show, Harrington also breaks down Robert Lewandowski’s future and provides analysis for the recent UEFA Champions League Final.

Dortmund’s Dynamic Duo

The DFB Pokal Final took place this past weekend with RB Leipzig facing Borussia Dortmund. The Bulls are sitting in second place in the Bundesliga, whereas Dortmund are in third. Dortmund have won their last 5 games which would have surely brought some worry to the Leipzig outfit. Dortmunds’ dynamic duo of Erling Haaland and Jadon Sancho stole the show, each netting a brace in the DFB Pokal final, allowing Dortmund to win that match 4-1 and get their hands on silverware. In the latest episode of The Bundesliga Connection, Kres Harrington speaks about Jadon Sancho and his agent putting a deal together with Manchester United and another potential player who could leave Dortmund, Erling Haaland.

In his analysis, Harrington also discusses Robert Lewandowski equalling Gerd Muller’s record of 40 goals in a season with 1 game to go as well as the relegation battle that is happening at the bottom of the table.

How Will Bayern Line Up Under Nagelsmann?

Bayern Munich were recently crowned Bundesliga champions for the ninth season in a row after thrashing Borussia Monchengladbach 6-0 on the back of a Robert Lewandowski hat-trick. The result means that coach Hansi Flick will leave the club on high, as he is set to leave the club and be replaced by current RB Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann. In the latest episode of The SL Podcast's "The Bundesliga Connection", DW Sports Correspondent Kres Harrington discusses how Bayern could line-up next season under their new coach.

In his analysis, Harrington breaks down rumours linking Lewandowski with a move away from the team, the upcoming arrival of star Leipzig centre-back Dayot Upamecano and how Nagelsmann can solve Bayern's defensive instabilities. In the full podcast, Harrington also discusses Borussia Dortmund's 3-2 triumph over RB Leipzig, which helped strengthen their chances of finishing in the top four

Breaking Down The Race For UCL Spots In The Bundesliga...

With Bayern Munich sitting pretty atop the Bundesliga table, the focus is now on the race for the last two UEFA Champions League qualifying spots, with Wolfsburg, Eintracht Frankfurt & Borussia Dortmund all competing for third and fourth on the log. In the latest episode of The SL Podcast's "The Bundesliga Connection", DW Sports Correspondent Kres Harrington breaks down the hunt for UCL spots.

In the full podcast, Harrington also provides analysis for the German Cup semi-finals with RB Leipzig & Borussia Dortmund set to clash in the final. Harrington also discusses Julian Nagelsmann's appointment as Bayern Munich new head coach from July 1st and more

Why Schalke Need Police Protection From Their Own Fans...

Last week, for the first time in 33 years, Schalke 04 have been relegated to Germany's second division. This led to frustrated fans throwing eggs at Schalke's team bus, as supporters confronted players after their loss to Arminia Bielefeld, which sealed their fate.

In the latest episode of The SL Podcast's "The Bundesliga Connection", DW Sports Correspondent Kres Harrington breaks down the latest news surrounding the team affectionately known as 'Königsblauen' (Royal Blues), and gives analysis on how the club has regressed so quickly in recent years.

In the full show, Harrington also breaks down Robert Lewandownski's return to Bayern Munich starting XI, Bayer Leverkusen's UCL hopes & more.

Is Flick The Favourite To Replace Jogi?

Hansi Flick recently announced that he'll his post as head coach of Bayern Munich at the end of this season. The decision came as a surprise to football pundits, fans, and even Bayern themselves who were recently stated that they are disappointed that Flick chose to tell the press so soon.

On the latest episode of The SL Podcast's "The Bundesliga Connection", DW Sports Correspondent Kres Harrington breaks down who Flick's replacement could be, suggesting RB Leipzig's Julian Nagelsmann as a candidate. Harrington also discusses whether Flick could be in line to be the next German national team coach once Joachim "Jogi" Louw vacates his post after the next UEFA European Football Championship.

Can Bayern Turn It Around In Paris?

Bayern Munich face an uphill when they take on Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) on Tuesday night. PSG have three away goals to defend, and Bayern are still without star striker Robert Lewandowski. The current holders will need to win by at least two goals or score four away goals to secure a spot in the UEFA Champions League semi-finals.

Bayern will also be without highly rated Serge Gnabry, who tested positive for COVID-19 this week. PSG on the other hand will be missing defenders Marquinhos and Kurzawa which will leave them short-staffed in defense. PSG's attack will miss Mauro Icardi, but with Neymar & Mbappe fit, they will still cause problems for Bayern's defence.

Stream or download the latest episode of The SL Podcast's "The Bundesliga Connection" to catch DW Sports Correspondent Kres Harrington's breakdown.

Are Germany Ready To Challenge For Euro Glory?

It’s been four years since Germany last lifted a title, beating Chile at the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup. And while it’s been seven years since their last major title (The 2014 FIFA World Cup), it’s been even longer since they’ve won the UEFA Euro Championships, having last lifted the title in 1996. This tournament will also serve as German coach Joachim Löw last tournament in charge, who has already announced that he’ll be stepping down from the role regardless of the tournament’s outcome.

In the latest episode of the SL Podcast’s “The Bundesliga Connection”, German football expert & DW Sports Correspondent Kres Harrington breaks down the national side’s chances at the next Euros in June, where they’ll face stiff competition from the likes of the current world champions France, Belgium & more. In the full show, Harrington also discusses the rumoured reports of Borussia Dortmund placing a €180 Million price tag on star striker Erling Haaland.

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