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.
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.
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.
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.
Manager Jupp Heynckes of Bayern Munich (Google Creative Commons)
Bayern Munich's dream season is coming to an end with the Bundesliga title already secured and two finals yet to be played in order to win the treble. The68-year-old architectof all this, Jupp Heynckes has taken theBavariansto the very top of almost every competition played this year.
After Borussia Monchengladbach scored three goals in the first 10 minutes of the final match of the Bundesliga season, Bayern Munich came back to win 4-3. Though Bayern still have the Champions League final against Dortmund and the DFB Pokal final against Stuttgart to play, it was still an emotional day for outgoing manager Jupp Heynckes, who is not only from Monchengladbach, but also had two spells as a player there and two spells as a manager.
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.
Liverpool has stepped up their interest in Hannover goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler despite being warned off by the German club. Former Manchester United shot-stopper Zieler is rated as a rising star in the Bundesliga, and the Reds are believed to be willing to offer up to £8million to land him.
It's been three years since Qatar was awarded hosting duties for the 2022 World Cup and the top brass of football leagues and organizations are starting to realize that this might be really terrible. A lightning bolt of common sense hit FIFA president Sepp Blatter a few days ago, when he argued that air conditioned stadia alone wouldn't help the "array of social and cultural activities" that make up the World Cup.
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.
For the second straight year, Sacha Kljestan and RSC Anderlecht are champions of Belgium.
Kljestan and Anderlecht successfully defended their title on Sunday with a 1-1 draw against second-place Zulte-Waregem in their season finale. Kljestan missed on a chance that would have given Anderlecht the win but the post-game scenes were festive ones all the same for the midfielder and his teammates, as they secured the necessary result that allowed them to hoist the Pro League trophy for the 32nd time in the club's history.
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.
TSG Hoffenheim used two first half goals to take a 3-1 victory over FC Kaiserslautern in the first-leg of the Bundesliga relegation playoffs.
With Fabian Johnson starting on the left wing, Hoffenheim scored their highest goal total since April 5. Roberto Firmino scored twice for the Bundesliga side and provided the assist for the third goal scored by Sven Schipplock.
On the cusp of a bright summer's day a Bundesliga showdown was in the midst of its battle. In the small, southern town of Freiburg, just west of the famous black forests in the south-west corner of Germany, SC Freiburg were hosting Schalke 04 in a fiercely climactic Champions League play-off on the final day of the League calendar.
Bayern Munich have press-ganged the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra and chief conductorLorin Maazelinto producing the club's official song for their upcoming appearance in the Champions League Final at Wembley on March 25th, and presumably didn't give them an awful lot of time to come up with a finished product.
It's fair to say that Bayern Munich have waltzed their way to a 23rd Bundesliga title this season, finishing up a good 25 points clear of second-placed Dortmund and losing but one solitary game on the way.
The rollicking Rotens have sent domestic record after domestic record tumbling in 2012/13 (many of which were set by Dortmund last year) and the list really is rather impressive though don't just take our word for it, have a gander yourselves.
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.