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Giveaway: WIN 2 Kits of Your Favorite Bundesliga Club Signed by the WHOLE TEAM!

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The German Bundesliga Instagram team is running a giveaway of your choice of 2 kits of the one of the popular league's clubs signed by THE ENTIRE TEAM. This includes powerhouses such as FC Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund. Entering is simple. Just follow the steps below!

Backpage Roundup: Gunners Expecting Bayern and Barca’s Bids for Koscielny, Juve Drop Out of Higuain Chase, Fabregas’ Barca Dream and More

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Gunners Expecting Bayern and Barca's Bids for Koscielny

Arsenal FC are set to receive bids from European giants Bayern Munich and FC Barcelona for their star defender Laurent Koscielny. (Goal.com)

In order to discourage interest in the French centre-half, his price has been upped to €23.

Borussia Dortmund Block Lewandowski Move

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Borussia Dortmund have blocked a move for star striker Robert Lewandowski by German rivals Bayern Munich.

The German and European champions had reportedly offered the Polish front man a £160,000-a-week contract, however Dortmund were quick to deny that any agreement had been made for the player.

Summer Transfer Window: Top 5 Transfer Rumors of the week

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Robert Lewandowski (Wikimedia Commons)

As the transfer window draws closer, the world's biggest stars are making headlines as the world's best clubs vie for their signatures.

The managerial shake ups across Europe continue to see the possibilities for the transfer window to be immense, and with more than a fair share of high class players already looking to be on the move it is certain to be a busy and entertaining summer.

Bayern Munich: Projected lineup for Champions League Final

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Official 2013 UEFA Champions League Final match ball (Image via UEFA)

Bayern Munich come into their third UEFA Champions League final in four years and have something to prove, that they can finally lift the European title once again. A win for Bayern will see them draw level with English club Liverpool as the third most crowned European champions with five each, behind seven time winners AC Milan and nine time champions Real Madrid.

UEFA Champions League Final: Five Key Battles on Europe’s Biggest Stage

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Bayern Munich defender Daniel van Buyten battles with Marco Reus of Borussia Dortmund (Wikimedia commons)

The first all-German Champions League final will kick off Saturday at Wembley Stadium in the most anticipated match of the season in world football as Bayern Munich face Borussia Dortmund.

Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger Comments on Champions League Final

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The football world will have all eyes on Wembley this weekend as Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund prepare to battle for the Champions League title. Both Dortmund and Munich have enjoyed long successful seasons to date, but none of that will matter when the German rivals take the pitch tomorrow evening.

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Liga Femenil Alemana: Resultados de la Jornada 15

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Se jugó la Jornada 15 y uno de los duelos principales fue el de los líderes de la tabla invictos en la temporada, el campeón defensor VfL wolfsburg y el FC Bayern Munich. El partido, que fue el de transmisión por la página de la DFB, se llevó a cabo en Munich. El cuadro local salió con una línea defensiva de cinco y con Vanessa Burki y Katie Stengel en el ataque.

Liga Femenil Alemana: Resultados de la Jornada 12

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Llegamos a la Jornada 12 y estamos cerca de la pausa invernal. Hubo algunos ajustes en algunos equipos por cuestiones de lesión. El partido de transmisión por HR y DFB fue el del FFC Frankfurt recibiendo al FC Bayern Munich. Todo parece indicar que la escuadra de Colin Bell tiene serios problemas; mientras que la pasada temporada se mantenía estable, en esta temporada no encuentra la estabilidad necesaria que le permita ser fuerte contendiente para ganar el Torneo de Liga pues conforme pasa el tiempo la posibilidad se ve lejana, esta semana cae a la cuarta posición de la tabla a 7 puntos del líder VfL Wolfsburg.

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Bundesliga considering schedule changes to compete with Premier League

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Despite the public display of opposition to the television model used by the Premier League by supporters of FC Bayern Munich this past weekend (see below), it now appears thatthe German Bundesliga iscontemplating a scheduling change to compete with England's top flight.

According to a report published by ESPN FC,the Bundesliga are looking at ways they can maximize the value of the league and thus negotiate a lucrative new contract with television companies.

Bundesliga considering schedule changes to compete with Premier League

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Despite the public display of opposition to the television model used by the Premier League by supporters of FC Bayern Munich this past weekend (see below), it now appears thatthe German Bundesliga iscontemplating a scheduling change to compete with England's top flight.

According to a report published by ESPN FC,the Bundesliga are looking at ways they can maximize the value of the league and thus negotiate a lucrative new contract with television companies.

Analysis of Bayern Game And Quick Thoughts On Sunderland

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There were many surprises in this game starting with the line-ups selected by the managers but it ended, unfortunately, in a predictable and disappointing manner. There were some positives for Arsenal but one has to wonder why we end up talking about 'some positives' after big games more often than enjoying actual great wins.

Thoughts On Liverpool And Bayern Munich Games

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It's interesting how little details and a bit of luck can alter the entire dynamic of a football game.

We saw this first in the City-v-Chelsea battles. Mourinho had practically the exact same approach in both those games. In the league, City made numerous little errors in terms of team selection, tactics, and choices on the pitch and the feeling we got was that Chelsea were clearly the superior side with the Portuguese manager lauded by many for near perfect approach and execution.

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Tuesday Freedom Kicks: Needs More Lederhosen

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Settle in for Germans at Oktoberfest, Americans on rosters, Haitians playing for the love of the game, and at least one Swede, because Zlatan.

Happy Tuesday, everyone. We're going to get right to it today because you don't need my words, you just need Lederhosen.

FC Bayern Munich wear lederhosen, drink beer at Oktoberfest - SBNation.

El sorteo del Mundial de Clubes en FIFA.com

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El sorteo de la Copa Mundial de Clubes de la FIFA Marruecos 2013 tendrá lugar en Marrakech el miércoles 9 de octubre a partir de las 19:00 (hora local - 20:00 CET). FIFA.com retransmitirá en vivo y en vídeo el evento. Los cinco equipos ya clasificados, FC Bayern Munich, Clube Atlético Mineiro, CF Monterrey, Auckland City FC y Raja Club Athletic, conocerán a sus primeros adversarios y cuál será la ruta que deben seguir si quieren estar en la gran final del 21 de diciembre en Marrakech.

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Are Bayern Munich Ruining the Bundesliga?

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Saturday's anti-climactic news that Robert Lewandowski has signed with FC Bayern Munich was further proof that the Bundesliga, the once hyper-competitive league, has become the exclusive province of the Bavarian giants. The Bundesliga once was comparable to the Premier League in terms of competition for titles (if not even more competitive), but it's rapidly descending into a one team hegemony.

‘The Pep Initiative’ — Pep Guardiola and Bayern Munich

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Fans and pundits alike are now drooling over the fascination of Guardiola taking the helm, to what many are touting, as soon to be the world's best club. Heynckes', retiring at the end of this season has cumulated a sensational squad to leave behind for his successor. From top to bottom, attack to defence, this current Bayern Munich side is unmatchable on a player-to-player basis by most clubs other than the likes of Madrid / Barcelona.

Backpage Roundup: Lewandowski’s Bayern ‘Dream’ Dashed, Arsenal to Bid £70 Million for Trio, No Gunner Bid for Fellaini, Wanyama’s Confession and More

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Lewandowski's Bayern 'Dream' Dashed

Arsenal's options of signing a World Class striker increased by one earlier today after Borussia Dortmund declared that their prized possession Robert Lewandowski – who had previously looked set for a summer switch to Bayern Munich – will not be sold to the Bavarians this year.

Locked and Loaded: Would Mario Gomez solve Tottenham’s striking problem?

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Mario Gomez of Bayern Munich (Google Creative Commons)

Tottenham have been on a high note since Andre Villas-Boas took the reins last season. The Portuguese manager led the team to an inspired fifth place finish in the English Premier League and enjoyed the emergence and rise of one of the league's top young talents in Gareth Bale.

Jerome Boateng, Ilkay Gundogan, Philippe Senderos and More Unite in Fight Against Racism

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The Fight Against Racism is real. They're in. Are you?

From Germany to Greece to England to the United States. Footballers everywhere are uniting in the Fight Against Racism. As our Fight Against Racism footvolley event in Miami nears on June 22nd, we urge you to spread the word.

Want to attend the event and meet some of the best players in the world?

Jupp Heynckes Discusses His Future

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After a spectacular season with Bayern Munich,many believed that Jupp Heynckes would hang up his whistle and call it a day. However he couldn't resist leaving the football world on the edge of their seats by refusing to draw the curtains on his career.

Heynckes leaves Bayern as a living legend having secured an unprecedented treble this season of Bundesliga, German Cup, and Champions League championships.

DFB-Pokal Final: Bayern Munich in Search of Treble Against Stuttgart

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Both the Bundesliga and Champions League medals are in Bayern Munich's back pocket, with one more feat in mind the German Cup. More commonly known as DFB-Pokal, the Bavarians will certainly not rest on their laurels as they seek to end their 2012/13 campaign on an all-time high with the treble right in front of their noses.

Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund Highlights: Champions League Final

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Bayern Munich defeated Borussia Dortmund in the all German Champions League Final at Wembley after Dutch international Arjen Robben scored an 89th minute winner. Mario Mandzukic put Munich up 1-0 in the second half but Ilkay Gundogan's penalty brought Dortmund level. Arjen Robben redeemed himself from last season's final after he finished off Munich's final attack just one minute from the end.

Borussia Dortmund: Projected Lineup for Champions League Final

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Official 2013 UEFA Champions League Final match ball (Image via UEFA)

Borussia Dortmund fought their way all the way to the UEFA Champions League Final. The 2012 Bundesliga Champions had to deal with Real Madrid every step of the way having battled their way out of the group stage with Los Blancos and then defeating them in the two legged semifinal round.

Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund Head to Head Record

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Two German giants face off against one another today as Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund will battle for the Champions League trophy at Wembley. The two teams are no stranger to one another, however, as they've faced off 26 times over the past ten seasons. Bayern Munich just barely have the advantage with 11 wins out of the 26, while Dortmund can minimize that gap today with their 10th win in 27 matches.

UEFA Champions League Final: Preview and Projected Lineups

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Official 2013 UEFA Champions League Final match ball (Image via UEFA)

One of the most celebrated days in the club soccer calendar as finally approached us as German titans Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund will square off at Wembley Stadium in London for the UEFA Champions League title.

UEFA Champions League Final: Four Bayern Munich Players To Watch

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The stage is set for what is expected to be an epic UEFA Champions League final on Saturday at Wembley Stadium. Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich will face their fiercest rivals in Borussia Dortmund in what many believe will be a highly competitive and entertaining cup final.

Bayern Munich has struggled in Champions League finals of late, losing in 2010 to Inter Milan and again last season on their home field to Chelsea.

UEFA Champions League Final: Five Borussia Dortmund Players to Watch

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Borussia Dortmund Fans (Wikimedia Commons)

On Saturday, Europe's premier club competition will reach its end when German giants Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund battle for the 2012-13 UEFA Champions Leaguetitle

After Sepp Blatter stated that the Bundesliga was the best domestic league in Europe, the casual football fan would likely have rebuffed his comments, preferring the English Premier League or La Liga, a league dominated by two of the world's best teams.

Champions League Final: Betting Odds, Preview and Prediction

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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.

Farewell to Bayern Munich’s Jupp Heynckes

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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.

Manchester City: Arjen Robben Denies City Rumors

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Arjen Robben of Bayern Munich (Wikimedia Commons)

Bayern Munich midfielder Arjen Robben has denied any truth to the talk that he is a target of Manchester City.

Although the former Chelsea and Real Madrid midfielder got off to a rough start this season with Bayern, he was able to work his way back in to the starting lineup more consistently.

Wayne Rooney: Latest rumors on Manchester United striker’s future

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Transfer rumors continue to fly hot and fast for Manchester United star striker Wayne Rooney. As of May 18, 2013, the want-away forward has been linked all over Europe and continues to increase the amount of speculation around his future in England.

Borussia Dortmund Fans to Take Over Wembley Stadium for UCL Final

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Borussia Dortmund Fans (Wikimedia Commons)

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.

Borussia Dortmund Latest: Mario Gotze Back in Training

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May 25th is rapidly approaching, and so is Mario Gotze's rehabilitation process. A left hamstring injury in the second leg against Real Madrid forced the German international to exit the match not even 20 minutes in, and caused instant uproar whether or not he would be able to feature in the Champions League final against Bayern Munich.

The Germans Know How to Party: Watch as Bayern Munich Celebrate Their Bundesliga Title

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Bayern Munich may have secured their Bundesliga title with six games to go, but it wasn't until today that the German Champions really got the chance to celebrate their fantastic achievement. In their last home game of the season against Augsburg, the German giants secured another three points with a three-nil victory.

Bayern Munich v Augsburg Highlights: German Champions Celebrate Bundesliga With Win

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Bayern Munich celebrated their final home match of the season with a big win over Augsburg. Thomas Muller, Luiz Gustavo and Xherdan Shaqiri all scored goals for the Champions League Finalists.

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Dortmund Draws Bayern 1-1 in Champions League Final Preview

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Borussia Dortmund welcomed newly-crowned German champions to their patch at the weekend drawing 1-1 after goals from Mario Gomez and Kevin Grosskreutz. There was no winner then, but there will be May 25 when they meet in the Champions League final.

Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp liked his team's fight and determination in a match that in terms of the Bundesliga title meant nothing, but meant everything to the people involved.

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Arsenal, Barcelona, Bayern and the Essence of Tactical Development —The Space Principle

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Within the ergonomics and ever-changing systems of productivity in the tactical world of football, new formulas and principles are constantly fabricated by managers and players alike in pursuit of being one step ahead of the opposition.

The compendium of tactics and strategies has evolved over time from the initial, ridiculously lop-sided 1-2-7 formation of the late 1800's, to the miraculous invention of catenaccio alongside Rinus' total football and then the recent sagas of 4-4-2 variants and progressions – tactics will always and forever evolve as managers look to better their own ideas and formations, while bettering that of an opponents.

Bayern Munich Comment: Don Jupp Rides Again

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Manager Jupp Heynckes of Bayern Munich (Google Creative Commons)

As everyone surely knows by now, FC Bayern manager Jupp Heynckes is planning to retire at the end of the season. Believe it or not, this was Heyncke's third stint as head coach at Bayern: he managed the team for four years starting in 1987, and then again for several weeks at the end of the 2009 season (after Jürgen Klinsmann was sacked).

Victor Valdes: I Will Leave Barca

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After 11 years and 19 titles with Barcelona, Victor Valdes has announced that he is ready to move on. In an interview with FourFourTwo Magazine, Valdes revealed that he has thoroughly enjoyed his time with the Catalan Giants, but is more than ready for a change.

"It's hard to imagine wearing another shirt, but I've been doing this for 11 years.