German League

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Kevin-Prince Boateng signs for Eintracht

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Berlin (AFP) – Ghana ‘bad-boy’ midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng could feature for Eintracht Frankfurt in this weekend’s German league match at Freiburg after signing a three-year deal with the Bundesliga club on Friday.

Berlin-born Boateng is back in the Bundesliga after stints at Hertha Berlin, Borussia Dortmund and Schalke, plus spells abroad with Tottenham Hotspur, Portsmouth, AC Milan and Las Palmas, who he only quit on Wednesday.

Kevin-Prince Boateng signs for Eintracht

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Berlin (AFP) – Ghana ‘bad-boy’ midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng could feature for Eintracht Frankfurt in this weekend’s German league match at Freiburg after signing a three-year deal with the Bundesliga club on Friday.

Berlin-born Boateng is back in the Bundesliga after stints at Hertha Berlin, Borussia Dortmund and Schalke, plus spells abroad with Tottenham Hotspur, Portsmouth, AC Milan and Las Palmas, who he only quit on Wednesday.

Finishing 3rd

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Arsenal finished the league season today in 3rd place, which gives the team automatic qualification for next season's Champions League, which is great.

Some of this season's highlights:

1. Getting by Udinese in the Champions League Qualifier

2. Winning the Champions League group, including taking four points against Borussia Dortmund, who just completed the German League and Cup double

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Bayern Munich

Rampant Bayern win fifth straight German league title

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich were crowned Bundesliga champions for the fifth straight season on Saturday after Robert Lewandowski scored twice in a 6-0 thrashing of 10-man Wolfsburg.

After second-placed RB Leipzig were held to a goalless draw by Ingolstadt, Bayern wrapped up the title with a thumping away victory that left them 10 points clear with three games left.

Rampant Bayern win fifth straight German league title

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich were crowned Bundesliga champions for the fifth straight season on Saturday after Robert Lewandowski scored twice in a 6-0 thrashing of 10-man Wolfsburg.

After second-placed RB Leipzig were held to a goalless draw by Ingolstadt, Bayern wrapped up the title with a thumping away victory that left them 10 points clear with three games left.

Bayern win fifth straight German league title

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich were crowned Bundesliga champions for the fifth straight season on Saturday after Robert Lewandowski scored twice in their 6-0 thrashing of 10-man Wolfsburg on Saturday.

After second-placed RB Leipzig had earlier been held to a goalless draw by Ingolstadt, Bayern wrapped up the title as victory at Wolfsburg left them ten points clear with three games left.

Bayern’s Robben wants show of strength at Freiburg

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Berlin (AFP) Arjen Robben is demanding a show of strength when Bayern Munich resume their hunt for a fifth straight title at Freiburg on Friday as the Bundesliga resumes after its winter break.

The German league is back after a four-week rest with Bayern three points clear of nearest rivals RB Leipzig, who briefly kept the Bavarians off top spot for three weeks until early December.

Guardiola signs off at Bayern with German league title

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Berlin (AFP) Pep Guardiola signed off his three years in the Bundesliga on Saturday as Bayern Munich lifted a fourth straight German league title after Saturday's 3-1 win over bottom-side Hanover.

Poland hot-shot Robert Lewandowski finished as the Bundesliga's top scorer after claiming his 30th league goal of the season.

Guardiola signs off at Bayern with German league title

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Berlin (AFP) Pep Guardiola signed off his three years in the Bundesliga on Saturday as Bayern Munich lifted a fourth straight German league title after Saturday's 3-1 win over bottom-side Hanover.

Poland hot-shot Robert Lewandowski finished as the Bundesliga's top scorer after claiming his 30th league goal of the season.

Germany: Bayern fears as Dortmund claim Double in fine style

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Borussia Dortmund wrote a new chapter in their history when winning the DFB Pokal (German Cup) last night. Not content with winning the Bundesliga with a record total of 81 points , the Schwarzgelben (black and yellows) routed UEFA Champions League finalists FC Bayern 5-2 to claim the German league and cup double for the first time in the club's history.

Hagen sparks Bayern to German Cup

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Another big match, another big performance by Sarah Hagen (Appleton North/UW-Milwaukee).

Hagen scored the first goal and set up a late insurance goal, both thanks to her prowess in the air, as Bayern Munich surprised 1. FFC Frankfurt 2-0 on Saturday in Cologne to win the German Cup for the first time in the competition's 31-year history.

Maradona Calls Pele Talk “Stupid”, Dortmund’s Mascot In Suspicious Pose, David Villa Is Upbeat

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Maradona has launched a somewhat mild attack on Pele's claim that Neymar is a better player than Messi which were made two days ago. The response could've been a lot worse, given the fact that Maradona rarely holds back when it comes to insults towards Messi.

Languagecaster Podcast: Bundesliga 2011-12 Season

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Languagecaster Podcast: Bundesliga 2011-12 Season

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On this week\'s podcast our German correspondent Hans takes a look at this season\'s Bundesliga - the German league

Tangled Up in Blue: 1860 Munich Has a New Challenge

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One of the best lines from that cinematic masterpiece Talladega Nights: The Legend of Ricky Bobby, is "If you ain't first, you're last." While not entirely apt, denizens at Maine Road and later Eastlands might have felt this way a bit as they witnessed Manchester United win league titles and trophies whilst City battled relegations and derby defeats.

Tangled Up in Blue: 1860 Munich Has a New Challenge

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One of the best lines from that cinematic masterpiece Talladega Nights: The Legend of Ricky Bobby, is "If you ain't first, you're last." While not entirely apt, denizens at Maine Road and later Eastlands might have felt this way a bit as they witnessed Manchester United win league titles and trophies whilst City battled relegations and derby defeats.

English Premier League

Deadline Day

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So, transfer deadline day is finally over and Fulham managed to secure three signings to add to the team. Some quick thoughts on each one:

Dimitar Berbatov

Obviously the star signing of Fulham's transfer window. The loss of Moussa Dembele upset many but the signing of Berba on a two year contract had most Fulham fans dancing a jig of delight.

Deadline Day

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So, transfer deadline day is finally over and Fulham managed to secure three signings to add to the team. Some quick thoughts on each one:

Dimitar Berbatov

Obviously the star signing of Fulham's transfer window. The loss of Moussa Dembele upset many but the signing of Berba on a two year contract had most Fulham fans dancing a jig of delight.

CL: City drawn in group of champions

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Manchester City will once again face a stiff challenge in the UEFA Champions League as they were drawn against champions from three leagues in a highly competitive Group D.

The defending English champions will square off against German league and cup winners Borussia Dortmund, Dutch Eredevisie winners Ajax, and Spanish champions Real Madrid.

Nuri Sahin to Arsenal?

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There is talk as per Marca.com that the 23 year old Turkish midfielder who has found playing minutes hard to come under Jose Mourinho maybe on his way to the Premier League on loan, possibly Arsenal. Sahin was left out of Real's pre-season match against Benfica sparking transfer rumours.

As the recently concluded pre season match against City demonstrated, Arsenal had plenty of ball but again lacked that killer bit of midfield creativity to unlock the defense.

No team has won the Premier League without a centre half.

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Can a team win the prem without one?

To start a debate on this subject we need some caveats and small preface questions;

What's the difference between a centre half and a central defender?

Is it only a case of different names for the same position? Am I engaged in nothing more than semantics?

No team has won the Premier League without a centre half.

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Can a team win the prem without one?

To start a debate on this subject we need some caveats and small preface questions;

What's the difference between a centre half and a central defender?

Is it only a case of different names for the same position? Am I engaged in nothing more than semantics?

Lu Lu Lu

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Getting the feel for it

That's what Gooners will be chanting come August 2012. Arsenal yesterday announced the signing of Lukas Podolski from Cologne. Let's be honest, we knew this was coming for weeks but it is still good to hear about it officially. One of the reasons muted online for the delayed announcement was that Cologne didn't want the news to affect their relegation scrap.

Transfer rumours: 10 Bundesliga stars linked with Man United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Spurs and Arsenal

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Talksport: Transfer rumours: 10 Bundesliga stars linked with Man United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Spurs and Arsenal

Use the arrows to see which top rated German league players have been linked with a move to the Premier League

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Mohammed Abdellaoue on Arsenal Radar for January

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Denis Doyle/Getty Images (Bleacher Report) Despite the signing of Park Chu-Young Arsene Wenger could be in the market for another striking option come January. The daunting task of playing four tournaments at once between the Premier League, FA Cup, Carling Cup and UEFA Chsmpion's League can take its toll on a team that is not supplied with depth.

Jermaine Jones

Union Notes: Team beats Schalke 2-1 in friendly, Nowak set to return, and more

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By JOEY SAMUEL

Although it doesn't count in the standings, the Philadelphia Union earned a quality win on Wednesday night in front of a paltry crowd at PPL Park.

Rookie forward Chandler Hoffman scored in the 88th minute to give the Union a 2-1 win over U.S. men's national team midfielder Jermaine Jones and German side Schalke 04.

Five Predictions [11.11.11, at France] (GRADED)

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1.  Michael Bradley, Maurice Edu, Jermaine Jones, and Kyle Beckerman will hold down the Sorry. Forgot who was coaching.  Jurgen Klinsmann (obviously influenced by our latest P2010 Index) cools it on Beckerman and gives the nod to Edu and Bradley in central midfield. The back line will look a bit of a throwback, with Cherundolo,Onyewu, and Bocanegra all starting  Timmy Chandler will hold down left back.

Five Predictions [11.11.11, at France]

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1. Michael Bradley, Maurice Edu, Jermaine Jones, and Kyle Beckerman will hold down the Sorry. Forgot who was coaching. Jurgen Klinsmann (obviously influenced by our latest P2010 Index) cools it on Beckerman and gives the nod to Edu and Bradley in central midfield.

LA Galaxy

Earthquakes bolster Güvenışık and re-sign Busch to extension

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BY ADAM SERRANO

The San Jose Earthquakes believe that they have found another compliment to Chris Wondolowski with the signing of Turkish forward Sercan Güvenışık.

The 31-year-old German league veteran impressed the Earthquakes during a two month trial with the club last season, which included scoring two goals in a reserve match against the Los Angeles Galaxy.

OFFBEAT: Truckdriver Calls Lukas Podolski An A**Hole, David Beckham’s New Candids, Luca Toni The Father & Sara Carbonero

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Welcome to Offbeat Wednesday, where we cover the wacky and gossipy side of football! In today's edition, read about Lukas Podolski's second car accident, David Beckham's new editorial, Luca Toni's fatherly pride and Sara Carbonero!

We kick things off with David Beckham's new editorial spread in Men's Health magazine!

Timbers Tid Bits: Argentina Edition

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The last international friendly for the season kicks off tomorrow against Argentina's own Independiente! Not a huge team, mind you, but I do recall a few people in a poll I created earlier this year that specifically asked for a South American club to come visit. I hope you're pleased with the choice.

Bundesliga

Schalke’s Raul Grooves To His Own Theme Song From Car : Samir Nasri To Take Note

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There's a lesson fans need to learn when they're on the road trying to drive up to their football heroes : it doesn't always involve road rage (ouiiii Samir Nasri, je parle de vous!) Case in point... Schalke's Spanish hero, Raul Gonzalez, who is loving life in the Bundesliga at the moment.

Raphael Honigstein in Germany

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Jürgen Klopp's Borussia Dortmund side may have run away with the title, but there was plenty of the weird and wonderful worth revisiting in the German league this season.

The Honigsteins 2011: Bundesliga end-of-season awards


Mid-day Ticker: Simek dislocates elbow, Sahin secures Madrid move and more

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By CALEB SONNELAND

American defender Frank Simek has dislocated his elbow after falling awkwardly in his club's home loss to Yeovil Town on Saturday. Â

The Carlisle United defender has been a rock at the back for the League One side. The injury has yet to be fully assessed, however, Simek was just an hour away from completing every minute of United's season.

The Rest

Hilarious Arjen Robben Celebration Fail

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Arjen Robben grabbed a brace as Bayern continued their stroll to the German League title, however Robben's goal celebration following his opening goal went hilariously wrong as his knee got stuck in the turf as the flying Dutchman took a tumble, but luckily enough he wore his tights.

POTD : Borussia Dortmund’s Robert Lewandowski Is The Boss Of You Right Now

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The prospect of winning the Decima came to a standstill for Real Madrid last night after their 4-1 loss to Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League semi-final. Apart from the painful headlines comparing football to the analogy of the European political situation ("Spain in the doldrums as Germany's economic powerhouse dominates!

Kevin De Bruyne - How Is He Doing In Germany?

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As we all know Kevin De Bruyne has yet to play a competitive game for Chelsea, despite being owned by the club since last season's January transfer window. Signed from Genk, he spent the remainder of the season there, and it was made clear quite early on that he would be loaned out again this season.

Scouting Report: Christian Tiffert

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With the news that Christian Tiffert was in Seattle for a few days speaking to the Sounders and enjoying the action against Sporting KC and reports that interest from other German clubs is waning, it may be time to start figuring out who this man is. A deal is still a ways off, as there would be negotiations with Kaiserslautern to release Tiffert from his current deal which runs through next Bundesliga season.

Liverpool Set To Miss Out On PSV's Goal Scoring Winger

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Liverpool could miss out on one of their summer targets after it was suggested that PSV-Eindhoven winger Dries Mertens prefers a move to Germany.
According to a report in The Sun, Liverpool have sent scouts to watch the winger on a number of occasions this season as manager Kenny Dalglish looks to add balance to his squad.

The Drinker's Guide to the Women's World Cup (Part Zwei)

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By Jobst Elster / Senior Bier Correspondent

A two part series focused on football, beer and kick-ass German cities
Check out our sampler to kick off the Cup, "Sudsy Facts About the Women's World Cup".
And Part One of our tour of Germany and "Drinker's Guide to the WWC"
Mainhattan: Skyscrapers and World Cup Finals

Frankfurt am Main (the local river) is the financial capital of Germany, home of the DAX (German Stock market), and because of its atypical German skyscraper landscape, oft referred to as Mainhattan.