BT's offers free Premier League matches to challenge Sky dominance - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
For the first time in more than 20 years that weekly live matches from the Premier League will be free to watch. BT have promised to return sports to grassroots fans as it revealed that BT Sport will be free to all of their broadband customer.
Expect goals on the final weekend of the season. Just don't bet on it. - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
A reader of our blog recently asked if there was any value in flat betting 'Over 2.5 goals' on the final weekend of the Premier League season, seeing that goal totals tend to be higher on the last weekend of the domestic season.
Andre Villas-Boas talks about Bale, Holtby, the Bundesliga & more - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Tottenham currently sit fifth on the Premier League table, two points behind Arsenal with a game in hand. Andre Villas-Boas and his men will look to sub-plant their London rivals in the race for the Champions League spot.
Juventus are back to back champions on Italy after picking up their 29th or 31st Scudetto title, while both Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona had to put the champagne back on ice. Here is a roundup of all the weekend from the big leagues in Italy.
Italy Juventus won the Serie A title finish with three games remaining thanks to a 1-0 win against Palermo.
Which clubs have been the biggest surprises at home in recent seasons? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Home field advantage is fairly consistent across Europe, from nation to nation and league to league. Over the past five seasons, the winning percentage of home clubs in the big four leagues is just over 47%, with away clubs winning just over 27% of matches played.
Timmy Chandler is done playing for the current German Bundesliga season, and could wind up missing the U.S. Men's National Team's upcoming World Cup qualifiers after being sidelined with what is being reported as a torn knee ligament.
There was a time not too long ago when any team on the planet would've wanted Wayne Rooney in their starting XI. But several years, a hair transplant and two transfer demands later and that isn't the case anymore. Now the teams that want him can't afford him and the teams that can afford him don't seem to want him.
By Kirsten Schlewitz / Senior West Coast Beer and Aston Villa Correspondent
In the U.S., the soccer season has barely begun. But over in Europe, most countries are 6-8 weeks away from the end of the season – and the title race has more or less been decided in each of the big leagues.
In which Manuel Neuer makes it rain quite literally on some pour girl, tipping a bloody huge beersteinall over her while Bayern Munich celebrated their run-away Bundesliga title victory after a 3-0 win over Augsburg at the Allianz Arena yesterday...
Bayern Munich's final home game of the Bundesliga season will be a Bavarian derby against Augsburg on Saturday. Though this entire season has felt like a celebration for the club, they will finally be presented with the trophy they won last month and will then hold a roving party through the streets of Munich and ending up at the town hall.
Wayne Rooney's final destination: Manchester United, Barcelona, PSG or Bayern? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United are a club in transition after Sir Alex Ferguson's revelation that he will step down from his role as the club's manager after 26 years at the helm. With David Moyes seemingly the favourite to replace him, and Jose Mourinho in the running too, the new head coach's first job may well be to convince star striker Wayne Rooney that his future lies at Old Trafford.
The Exodus: Why the Dortmunds and Arsenals of this world continue to suffer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
When Jurgen Klopp became manager of Borussia Dortmund, the team was languishing in football purgatory, having finished 13th in the Bundesliga under Thomas Doll the previous season and in dire need of drastic revamping, both tactically and in their personnel.
Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich both scored within the first half hour on the way to a 1-1 draw Saturday that ended with Jurgen Klopp and Jupp Heynckes avoiding each other. With Bayern already Bundesliga champions this season, the match was rather meaningless from a domestic league perspective, but as a prelude to their meeting in the Champions League final it provided a glimpse of the fury to come.
Saturday's clash between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich may not matter much in the end of the Bundesliga season, but it could have a major effect on their upcoming match for the biggest prize in Europe.
Bayern, winners of a record 14 straight Bundesliga matches, have already clinched this year's league crown and Dortmund, last year's champions, have second place in the table all but officially wrapped up.
Bayern Munich completed a stunning Champions League semi-final mauling of Barcelona, with a 3-0 win in the Camp Nou tonight to win the tie 7-0 on aggregate. Bayern will now meet Bundesliga rivals Borussia Dortmund at Wembley later this month.
The victory sees Bayern through to their third final in four years and they will hope to improve on their runner-up finishes against Inter Milan in 2010 and Chelsea last year.
Real Madrid and Barcelona need miracles to make Champions League final - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Spanish football has been at the top of the world game for the last number of games, but La Liga giants Real Madrid and Barcelona were well and truly put to the sword in their Champions League semi-final first legs by a new rising force in European football Germany and the Bundesliga.
Juventus are now only a point away from retaining their Serie A title after a weekend of games in which Paris Saint-Germain maintained their nine-point lead in France. The finish line remains in sight for FC Barcelona as well despite a draw on Saturday, while German champions Bayern Munich set a new points record in the Bundesliga.
We're already two videos in, but Coke Zero are currently in the process of marking the Bundesliga's 50th birthday by producing a nifty little series of virals which see five decades of German top flight football compressed into the space of one "spielzug", i.
Borussia Dortmund say that they have received more than 500,000 ticket applications for this month's Champions League final at Wembley.
This will be Dortmund's first final since winning the trophy in 1997 and supporters of the eight-time Bundesliga winners have been clamouring for a place at the London showdown, with 502,567 applying through the club for just 24,042 tickets.
Dortmund played Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga on Saturday evening and, as well as being a sneaky little preview of the Champions League final, the game marked the first meeting between the two sides since the announcement that Dortmund fledgling Mario Götze is to join Bayern at the end of the season.
It's fair to say it all got a bit hectic during the final stages of Borussia Dortmund's Champions League semi-final second leg against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu on Tuesday night, with Madrid nabbing two late goals and starting to sense a comeback may not be beyond the realms of possibility after all.
A giddy Bayern Munich fan made it onto the Camp Nou pitch after last night's mullering of Barcelona and skipped around in celebration with his idols, who then huddle around him in a tight circle as stadium security closed in on the interloper...
The pitch invader was eventually seized from amidst the wagon circle but, to make things even more wünderbar, Fronk Ribery then caught up with the fan as he was being manhandled back into the bowels of the Camp Nou and tucked his match-worn shirt down the front of his jeans.
In the final ten minutes of Borussia Dortmund's Champions League visit to the Bernabeu on Tuesday evening, the Bundesliga side were perilously close to surrendering the 4-1 lead they held from the first leg. As Real Madrid scored two late goals and pushed forward to score a third that would secure a place in the final, the tension was almost unbearable for followers of the German side.
Ganz ehrlich, mein erster Gedanke war: "Wie soll das denn funktionieren?" Das ist doch der perfekte Stoff für ein Hörbuch, aber wie soll man denn die Radioschlusskonferenzen des WDR lesen? Wie sollen denn da die Emotionen und die Leidenschaft, das Chaos und die Aufgeregheit rüberkommen? Komisch, ich hatte meine Vorurteile und hätte beinahe nicht das [.
Marc-Andre ter Stegen: Barcelona's next goalkeeper? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Born in 1992, Marc-Andre ter Stegen joined the Borussia Monchengladbach youth academy at the age of four. He was promoted to the senior team in 2010. Now that Victor Valdes is leaving Barcelona in 2014, it is believed that Ter Stegen will be his eventual replacement.
50 Jahre Bundesliga und in der Werbung wird das weiterhin befeiert was das Zeug hält. Ailton auf Özil. Götze auf Okocha. Kahn gegen die Eckfahne. Alles Szenen, die man kennt und wie schon im ersten und im zweiten Teil des Spielzug-Spots sind wieder geile Szenen mit dabei. Schaut doch mal rein und lasst Euch von [.
Es ist mal wieder an der Zeit, die Liste mit den teuersten Bundesligaeinkäufen zu aktualisieren. Anlass dafür ist ganz klar der Transfer von Mario Götze von Borussia Dortmund zum FC Bayern München und überraschend sind von den teuersten zehn Einkäufen ganze acht vom FC Bayern München getätigt worden.