Matze Knop, the comedian and prolific impersonator of Bundesliga personalities who previously gave us "Luca Toni Numero Uno" (the greatest song of all time), is back with yet another tune about Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp. Knop gave Baron Von Borsig's fist-pumper "Kloppo Du Popstar" an English twist ahead of the Champions League final at Wembley and so we have the video for "Kloppo You Rockstar" in all its odd glory above.
50 Jahre Bundesliga bedeutet auch viele Duelle zwischen Borussia Dortmund und Bayern München. Der Höhepunkt der Spielzugspots der letzten Monate konzentriert sich angesichts des Champions League Finales am Samstag auf die beiden Finalisten und zeigt einen Zusammenschnitt eines Spielzugs ausschließlich mit Protagonisten von Borussia Dortmund und dem FC Bayern München.
Liverpool target Christian Eriksen will snub the Kop and sign a new contract at Ajax if Brendan Rodgers does not make a £15million offer in the next month, writes the Sunday People. Danish dazzler Eriksen is keen on a move to Anfield, with the Reds on his trail for the past few months and battling Champions League finalists Borussia Dortmund for his signature.
So, Saison endlich beendet! Bayern ist Meister, Dortmund ist Zweiter! Damit ist alles geklärt...denkt man, ist aber nicht so! Denn das eigentliche Highlight dieser Saison kommt erst noch und zwar nächsten Samstag. Dann steigt das Champions League Finale in London und da stehen sich wieder Bayern München und Borussia Dortmund gegenüber.
If there's a 007 for a football coach, it's ceertainly not Jurgen Klopp. He's too goofy and, well, he's not a pretty boy. As far as dress sense goes, perhaps Andre Villas-Boas. The problem is football coaches are often too animated to be the supercool James Bond. Jupp Heynckes could certainly be M, which would conjure up an interesting dynamic in the final.
Berlin to host 2015 Champions League final, Warsaw to host 2015 Europa League final - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
UEFA's general secretary, Gianni Infantio, made the announcement today that the Olympiastadion in Berlin will host Germany's first Champions League final in 2015. The Europa League final was awarded to Warsaw's National Stadium in Poland.
Guardiola v Mourinho on the horizon once more - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The predicted lull to wash over the footballing world come the close season has altogether failed to materialise. Instead of drab, end of season reminiscing, the airwaves have been flooded with the current managerial runaround, one that threatens to trump the entire summer transfer market.
The rivalry between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund is not so much equals staring one another down, but rather big brother-little brother. Munich is the unquestionable King of German soccer, while Dortrmund has lead a bit of an insurrection in recent years. This season, Bayern reclaimed the bundesliga crown and knocked out Dortmund in the German Cup, but found themselves in the Champions League semifinals across brackets.
Ahead of this weekend's crucial Champions League encounter between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund, here are a selection of tattoos from the hardcore Dortmund fans who'll be hoping to create history this weekend. After going through the motions of getting them inked, it'd better be all worth it!
Borussia Dortmund midfielder Mario Goetze has been ruled out of the Champions League final this Saturday after failing to recover from a hamstring injury.
The 20-year-old starlet was injured during the semi-final second leg against Real Madrid on April 30th. He returned to training on Tuesday but suffered a reoccurrence of the injury, and the club has confirmed he will miss the match.
Official 2013 UEFA Champions League Final match ball (Image via UEFA)
Champions League Betting Odds, Preview and Prediction
Saturday, May 25, 2013
Bayern Munich vs. Borussia Dortmund (FOX, 2:45 p.m. ET/11:45 a.m. PT): Quite often, UEFA Champions League finals make pretty poor betting opportunities but I strongly believe this year's version is quite different and provides some pretty good chances to make some money in the last big match of the European season.
Champions League final: A match of German grudge - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The Champions League final will be a German grudge match, with Bundesliga rivals Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund set to go head-to-head at the Wembley Stadium on Saturday, May 25th. Both sides have been good value for their place in the final, with each overcoming top European sides on their way to the last hurdle.
Bayern Munich is far and away the most prestigious club in German soccer. With a record 23 Bundesliga championships and having consistently dominated the league while accumulating the best of Germany's talent, they are truly the pride of the nation.
But recently, a rival club has emerged to shake up the foundation.
Borussia Dortmund still have the big prize to play for this season when they face Bayern Munich at Wembley in the Champions League final May 25, but that hasn't kept them from looking forward to strengthening the squad in the summer.
With Mario Gotze set to join Munich in the summer, Dortmund have an attacking hole to fill, but the money to do it.
With just days before they face Bayern Munich in the Champions League Final at Wembley, Borussia Dortmund have officially kicked off the mind games by invoking one of the Bavarian side's most painful memories in their museum.
BVB have put a Manchester Utd jersey belonging Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on display.
This has been somewhat of a "dream" season for Borussia Dortmund. The German team was not able to win the Bundesliga, however, they were able to make it to the UEFA Champions League final, a match that has yet to be played. In the final, they will face their fierce league rivals, Bayern Munich, who have already secured the league title.
Borussia Dortmund are apparently looking to do their best replication of the Westfalenstadion at Wembley Stadium on May 25th, as the side are set to take on Bayern Munich in the Champions League final. The Telegraph recently released news of how many BVB fans actually applied for Champions League final tickets and the numbers are astonishing.
This year's UEFA Champions League Final between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich features two of the most entertaining and attack-minded sides in Europe.
After Bayern's devastation with losing last year's final in their home ground against Chelsea, Jupp Heynckes will be focused on making sure that Munich capitalize on their chances against a Dortmund side that are backed by a brilliant manager (Jurgen Klopp), star striker Robert Lewandowski and brilliant supporters (as Bayern are, too).
Liverpool has been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Ajax's Christian Eriksen after the playmaker revealed he's keen on a move to Borussia Dortmund. The Reds are known to be trailing the talented Dane, but with Dortmund set to lose Mario Goetze to Bayern Munich next season, it looks as though they've stolen a march on the competition in the race for Eriksen.
Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke says he "won't necessarily accept" being told he has to stay at the club. The Belgium international was Villa's star man this season. Without his goals, Paul Lambert's side would probably have been relegated. While that has made him a hero at Villa Park, Benteke says he would have no [.
Lukasz Piszczek of Borussia Dortmund (Google Creative Commons)
Lukasz Piszczek is being hunted down by London's finest in order to replace Bacary Sagna this summer.
The 27-year-old Poland international has been an integral part of Borussia Dortmund' side this season. Jeremy Wilson of The Telegraph reports that Arsene Wenger has requested several reports on Piszczek in the past few months, indicating that there is some interest in seeing the right-back at Arsenal if Sagna were to leave this summer.
Er ist umgeknickt und das bedeutet meistens nichts wahnsinnig Gutes.
Jürgen Klopp, Trainer von Borussia Dortmund, über das verletzungsbedingte Ausscheiden von Mats Hummels beim letzten Saisonspiel gegen die TSG 1899 Hoffenheim und dem jetzt befürchteten Ausfall von Mats Hummels für das Champions League Finale.
Borussia Dortmund vs Hoffenheim 1-2 Highlights 2013 Lewandowski Salihovic Penalties Goals Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter
Borussia Dortmund vs Hoffenheim 1-2 Highlights 2013 Lewandowski Salihovic Penalties Goals Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Borussia Dortmund vs Hoffenheim 2013 ( BVB TSG Hoffenheim VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Dortmund vs Hoffenheim 1-2 ( Lewandowski/ Salihovic*2 pen) Westfalenstadion, Dortmund- 18 May, 2013- 14.
When, almost a year ago, Manchester United confirmed the signing of Shinji Kagawa from Borussia Dortmund many Reds couldn't believe their luck for United had just secured the services one of Europe's best attacking midfielder, a player who had just won the Double in Germany and was named Bundesliga's Player of the Year.
Shinji Kagawa was voted the best player in the Bundesliga the season before he joined Manchester United, so despite winning the title in his first season, we've yet to see the best of him. He spent a large chunk of the earlier part of the season injured and has made most of his appearances on the left wing, instead of the central role he prefers.
You knew it was happening: there's an animal involved in the Champions League Final. After Paul the 'Pus caused a mild ruckus in Germany in particular, it should come as no surprise that Wembley's civil war will feature another majestic creature. Next up for its 15 minutes is Nelly the elephant, who predicts Bayern will win.
In the modern game, success is often bought just as much as it is earned. To challenge on all fronts, the common view is that you need massive financial backing. As unromantic a viewpoint as this is, in the past decade or so, it has been very much the case.
But, every now and then, a team will buck the trend and triumph against the odds.
Manchester City are inching closer to naming their new manager, with Manuel Pellegrini's name coming to the top of the club's shortlist.
The current Malaga boss has, according to reports out of Spain, been allowed to leave the club at the end of the summer, with reports stating that Pellegrini will sign a two-year contract to trade the sun-bathed streets of Andalusia for the rain-soaked driveways of Manchester.
Christian Eriksen of Ajax (Google Creative Commons)
With Mario Gotze set to join Bayern Munich on July 1st, for a fee of €37 million, Jurgen Klopp and Borussia Dortmund look primed to sign Gotze's replacement sooner rather than later.Die Borussen have been linked with numerous players including fellow German youngster Julian Draxler, who has recently recommitted himself to Schalke, Ajax star Christian Eriksen, and most recently Atletico Mineiro youngster Bernard.