Germany

News, commentary, tickets, pre and post match reaction alongside opinion about the Germany national football team.

Europe

Bundesliga Title Race Wide Open

The race for the Bundesliga title is getting very interesting with each passing week asĀ  Bayern Muinch, Borussia Dortmund and Schalke all notched up wins to ensure that there was no let up in the league standings.

All three teams are level on 40 points with fourth place Borussia Mochengladabch only a point behind. Though Bayern remain top on goal difference, the pressure on Jupp Heynckes is not about to die out soon.

With such competition, it is no wonder that the Bundesliga is the most watched league in the world. That said, Bayern’s 2-0 home win Wolfsburg was thanks in part to top scorer Mario Gomez who scored in the 17 minute to ease tense nerves in the stadium.

World Cup

D-day For Hosts Germany

Today another FIFA final will be staged in the city of Bielefeld where Germany will take on surprise finalists Nigeria in the Women’s U-20 World Cup. After nearly three weeks of football and 90 goals, the curtains come down on tournament that has largely been billed as a dress rehearsal for next year’s senior event.

As hosts, Germany are favourites to win the match although the Falconets of Nigeria cannot be ruled out. Both Germany and Nigeria haveĀ  perfect records going into the final and that should provide for an entertaining match.

World Cup

Germany Hammer England 4-1

Germany reached the World Cup quarterfinals by beating England 4-1 in a match that will be remembered for the goal not awarded to Frank Lampard. Germany raced out to a early tow goal through Miroslav Klose and Lukas Podolski before Matthew Upson pulled a goal back for England in the 37th minute.

Then came the moment of controversy. One minute after Upson’s goal Frank Lampard’s shot from outside the box hit the cross-bar and fell a good yard behind the goal line. But the linesman was not in a position to see that and the referee waved play on.