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Wolfsburg vs Freiburg preview - Hecking ponders fitness worries

Posted Sunday, March 15, 2015 by PA

Wolfsburg's 3-1 win over Inter Milan in the Europa League on Thursday night could leave its mark on the side Dieter Hecking sends out to face Freiburg this Sunday. Diego Benaglio, Vieirinha and Bas Dost all picked up knocks in the first leg of the Wolves' last-16 Europa League tie and all three could miss out to ensure they are fit for the second leg in Milan next week. "There's a question mar...Full Story »

Bayer Leverkusen 4 : 0 VfB Stuttgart - Leverkusen pile pressure on Stevens

Posted Friday, March 13, 2015 by PA

Bayer Leverkusen moved up to third in the Bundesliga on Friday night, leaving Stuttgart rooted to the foot of the table with a 4-0 win. Wendell put Leverkusen in front after they weathered an early storm, and Josip Drmic punished some weak Stuttgart defending to make it two four minutes later. Karim Bellarabi got in on the act early in the second half before Drmic added the fourth to pile the ...Full Story »

Borussia Dortmund vs Cologne preview - Klopp: It's a six-pointer

Posted Saturday, March 14, 2015 by PA

Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp has branded his side's clash with Cologne on Saturday evening a "relegation six-pointer" with last weekend's draw at Hamburg serving as a reminder that the Westphalians are not yet safe. Dortmund's four-game winning streak was ended in northern Germany a week ago and with only six points still separating them from the bottom three, Klopp is not yet ready to ...Full Story »

Eintracht Frankfurt vs Paderborn preview - Schaaf seeks strong performance

Posted Saturday, March 14, 2015 by PA

Eintracht Frankfurt coach Thomas Schaaf has told his players he will no longer tolerate dips in form as he eyes a positive final 10 games of the season. Last weekend, the Eagles were beaten 4-2 at Cologne having beaten Hamburg 3-1 a week before. Only twice this year have they won consecutive games and this inconsistency is starting to get the better of Schaaf ahead of Saturday evening's clash ...Full Story »

Werder Bremen vs Bayern Munich preview - Skripnik: Bremen up for Bayern task

Posted Saturday, March 14, 2015 by PA

Bayern Munich's 7-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League on Wednesday has not worried Werder Bremen coach Viktor Skripnik, who insists his side are prepared to face the record champions this weekend. Bayern have lost only once in the Bundesliga this season - a 4-1 defeat to Wolfsburg in January - but Skripnik sees no reason why defeat number two cannot be inflicted at the Weserstad...Full Story »

Hertha BSC Berlin vs Schalke 04 preview - Shrug off European blues - Nastasic

Posted Saturday, March 14, 2015 by PA

Schalke need to put their Champions League disappointment behind them as they return to Bundesliga action at Hertha Berlin this Saturday. Despite beating Real Madrid 4-3 at the Bernabeu on Tuesday, that was not enough to see them through to the quarter-finals of the competition due to a 2-0 defeat in the home leg. Now, they only have the Bundesliga left this season, and getting back into the t...Full Story »

Hoffenheim vs Hamburg preview - Gisdol demands final push

Posted Saturday, March 14, 2015 by PA

Hoffenheim coach Markus Gisdol has called on one final push from his side heading into the final 10 games of the season. Since being promoted to the top flight in 2008, Hoffenheim have frequently been touted as candidates for a place in Europe, although they have yet to fulfil that ambition. According to Gisdol, they are now in a position to deliver that ticket to a tour of the continent, and ...Full Story »

Augsburg vs Mainz preview - Ambitious Augsburg eyeing Europe

Posted Saturday, March 14, 2015 by PA

With their objective for the season reached, Augsburg can afford to think even bigger when they host Mainz this weekend. After last weekend's 1-0 win over Wolfsburg, the Bavarians have what their coach Markus Weinzierl believes is a big enough cushion over the relegation zone not to have any survival fears over the final 10 games of the season. "All the rest now is a bonus," said Weinzierl. "I...Full Story »

Arsenal & Man City battling for amazing set-piece sensation

Posted Friday, March 13, 2015 by Footballfancast.com

Arsenal and Manchester City are both keen on Bayer Leverkusen's Hakan Calhanoglu, according to reports from The Metro.The 21-year-old is considered to be one of the Bundesliga's finest young midfielders, and has enjoyed a great 2014/15 so far since switching to the BayArena from rivals Hamburg.Although a good passer of the ball, Calhanoglu's major attribute is his fearsome shot from free-kicks...Full Story »

Bayer Leverkusen vs Stuttgart preview - Schmidt wary of Stuttgart threat

Posted Friday, March 13, 2015 by PA

The league table is the last thing Bayer Leverkusen will be looking at this Friday while it does not make for particularly happy reading for guests Stuttgart. The Werkself can move up to third with a win over a Stuttgart side rooted to the bottom and five points adrift of safety, but neither of those constellations interest their coach Roger Schmidt. "Nobody should make the mistake of judging ...Full Story »

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