Archive | May, 2011

Judgement Day: relegation battle as it happened

14 May

After 33 matchdays in which Dortmund dominated, Mainz and Hannover impressed and Bayern flattered to deceive we have reached the final weekend. Only formalities at the top remain but we still have a three way battle between Wolfsburg, ‘Gladbach and Eintracht Frankfurt to come.

Remember in this mini-league, top means safety, second the play-offs and last the second tier…

Here we go:

12 mins: Kuba fouled in the box but Barrios’ penalty is brilliantly saved by Ralf Fährmann. [Dortmund 0-0 Eintracht Frankfurt]

  • Wolfsburg – 36 pts (- 7)
  • Borussia M’gladbach – 36 pts (-17)
  • Eintracht Frankfurt – 35 pts (-16)

25 mins: Elia goal disallowed as Ben Hatira commits a foul off the ball. [HSV 0-0 Gladbach]

29 mins: Grafite goes through on goal but his rather weak attempt is saved by Starke in the Hoffenheim goal. [Hoffenheim 0-0 Wolfsburg]

37 mins: Lewandowski goes through one-on-one with Fährmann but the goalkeeper stands up well and the Pole sends the rebound wide. [Dortmund 0-0 Eintracht Frankfurt]

41 mins:  GOAL: Arango’s stunning free kick from at least 30 yards beats Rost to lift Gladbach up to 15th. [HSV 0-1 Gladbach]

  • Borussia M’gladbach – 38 pts (-16)
  • Wolfsburg – 36 pts (- 7)
  • Eintracht Frankfurt – 35 pts (-16)

43 mins: Long range effort from Caio almost sneaks in but Roman Weidenfeller gets down well and pushes the ball round the post for a corner. [Dortmund 0-0 Eintracht Frankfurt]

45 mins: Gekas gets onto the end of a long ball but his stretching effort is just about tipped onto the bar by Weidenfeller. [Dortmund 0-0 Eintracht Frankfurt]

Half TimeHSV 0-1 Gladbach, Hoffenheim 0-0 Wolfsburg, Dortmund 0-0 Eintracht Frankfurt

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2. Bundesliga New Kits 2011/12

13 May

Union Berlin

1860 Munich

Energie Cottbus

New Kits 2011/12

12 May

It’s that time of year again. Designers have a nightmare or there’s that occasional beauty that everyone agrees on. Let us know, on the comments below, what you think of these so far confirmed efforts:

 Freiburg (Home, Away and 3rd)

Kaiserslautern in action

Schalke 04 (3rd and Away)

Bayer Leverkusen (Away)

 

Borussia Dortmund

Mainz 05

Bayern Munich

 Köln

Hamburg (Home)

Wolfsburg 

Nürnberg