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A late offensive surge saw Urs Fischer’s Union Berlin threaten to derail Borussia Dortmund, but the inevitable Erling Haaland came up trumps once again in a pulsating encounter at the Signal Iduna Park. The home side were aided by the visitors’ approach in defense, as they countered Union’s man-marking with smart movements of their own. […]

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After a first half of comfortable control, Borussia Mönchengladbach adjusted their forms of shot creation and blazed through a fragile Werder Bremen defense. This result has relegated Bremen for only the second time in their history.  Tactical analysis and match report by Joel Parker.  Forty years. That is how long Werder Bremen had remained in the […]

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In a game that did not fail to entertain, Wolfsburg started strong and hurt a sloppy Leipzig in transition on multiple occasions. However, momentum shifted as the game wore on with the back-and-forth nature dissipating as Wolfsburg shelled up against Leipzig’s control. The hosts eventually clawed their way back to grab a point in Julian […]

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RB Leipzig Borussia Dortmund 1-4 DFB Pokal Final

Borussia Dortmund seemed to take the final of the DfB-Pokal as an invitation to demonstrate the power of counterattacks, as they eviscerated Julian Nagelsmann’s RB Leipzig in a spellbinding first half. While the Leipzig players looked to manipulate Dortmund with their combinations, Dortmund decided to punch a hole through the middle against the Leipzig high […]

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Fluid attacking patterns and stellar defensive intensity saw Borussia Dortmund gain the early advantage, with RB Leipzig forced to account for the movement of the home side’s front four. Second half tweaks gave Julian Nagelsmann’s side a foothold in the game, but Jadon Sancho’s brace in the absence of Erling Haaland allowed Dortmund to inch […]

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