7 episodes

The Athletic's Raphael Honigstein brings you a weekly roundup of all the biggest stories in the Bundesliga and across German football, as well as exclusive interviews with players and managers.

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The Athletic's Raphael Honigstein brings you a weekly roundup of all the biggest stories in the Bundesliga and across German football, as well as exclusive interviews with players and managers.

    No can do: Bayern vs Leipzig falls flat as Dortmund sizzle and flop once more at Leverkusen

    No can do: Bayern vs Leipzig falls flat as Dortmund sizzle and flop once more at Leverkusen

    The Athletic's Raphael Honigstein is joined by Jonathan Harding & Christoph Biermann to look at a Bundesliga weekend that saw a stalemate between Bayern and Leipzig and a potentially disastrous defeat for Dortmund against fellow contenders Leverkusen

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    • 30 min
    Plea's double-booking spoils BMG's trip to Leipzig, Bayern keep it simple in Mainz and the latest on the Sané saga

    Plea's double-booking spoils BMG's trip to Leipzig, Bayern keep it simple in Mainz and the latest on the Sané saga

    The Athletic's Raphael Honigstein is joined by Kevin Hatchard & Jonathan Harding to look back at a weekend in the Bundesliga that saw Bayern go top, more goals for Erling Haaland, and an incident-packed draw between RB Leipzig & Gladbach. We also hear from The Athletic's Manchester City correspondent for the latest on Bayern's ongoing pursuit of Leroy Sane.

    • 30 min
    EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW - Gladbach defender Oscar Wendt

    EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW - Gladbach defender Oscar Wendt

    The Athletic's Raphael Honigstein sits down with Borussia Mönchengladbach left-back Oscar Wendt - they discuss Wendt's lengthy nine year spell at Gladbach, the club's progression in that time, what it's like inside the current dressing room, and we find out what he's watching on Netflix right now.

    • 22 min
    Leipzig struggling at the summit as Bayern, Gladbach and Dortmund gain ground

    Leipzig struggling at the summit as Bayern, Gladbach and Dortmund gain ground

    The Athletic's Raphael Honigstein is joined by broadcaster Kevin Hatchard and writer Christoph Biermann to reflect on the weekend in the Bundesliga - focusing on the picture at the top of the table as leaders RB Leipzig lose and the chasing pack of Bayern, Gladbach and Dortmund all take maximum points. We also hear from Gladbach left-back Oscar Wendt on whether the lack of Europa League football will help his side in their pursuit of the title.

    • 26 min
    EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW - Schalke & USA midfielder Weston McKennie

    EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW - Schalke & USA midfielder Weston McKennie

    The Athletic's Raphael Honigstein sat down with Schalke and USA midfielder Weston McKennie during the recent winter break. They covered Schalke's improvement under David Wagner, the change in tactics, and discussed Weston's positional versatility.

    • 17 min
    Wagner love and lift off for Er Norwegian

    Wagner love and lift off for Er Norwegian

    The Athletic's Raphael Honigstein is joined by German football journalists Jonathan Harding & Christoph Biermann to round-up all the action after the Bundesliga returned from its winter break. The guys hear from Schalke's Weston McKennie on how David Wagner has transformed the side since coming in, they marvel at Erling Haaland's debut hat-trick for Dortmund, and assess whether Leipzig really can hold on in the second half of the season to win the title.

    • 33 min

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