55 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.

    Frankfurt beat Bayern on and off the pitch, Leipzig revive the title race and plunge Hertha into relegation trouble

    Frankfurt beat Bayern on and off the pitch, Leipzig revive the title race and plunge Hertha into relegation trouble

    The Athletic's Raphael Honigstein & Christoph Biermann bring you their take on all the biggest stories in the Bundesliga.
    We start with Eintracht Frankfurt's stunning victory over Bayern Munich, and a look at how Frankfurst also showed Bayern how it should be done off the pitch after they sensitively remembered the victims of the Hanau shooting in stark contrast to Karl-Heinz Rummenigge's unimpressive performance on German TV when being asked about Bayern's relationship with Qatar.
    Plus there's discussion of Lepizig's renewed title push, Gladbach's struggles with social media fake news and the fallout from the Marco Rose announcement, a good week for his future club Dortmund, and we check in on the relgation battle as things start to look precarious for Hertha Berlin and a lot more optimistic for Mainz.

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    • 42 min
    Marco Rose swaps one Borussia for another and Bayern held to 3-3 draw by Bielefeld

    Marco Rose swaps one Borussia for another and Bayern held to 3-3 draw by Bielefeld

    The Athletic's Raphael Honigstein is joined by regular conspirators Christoph Biermann and Kevin Hatchard for their take on all the biggest stories in the Bundesliga and German football.
    We react to Bayern Munich's snowy 3-3 thriller with Arminia Bielefeld, plus take a look at the latest grumblings from Hansi Flick after Thomas Muller has been told to quarantine following a positive covid test.
    There's discussion of the news that, as we've been saying for months, Marco Rose will be leaving Gladbach at the end of the season to become the new Borussia Dortmund manager.
    Plus there's a Champions League preview as Leipzig get set to face Liverpool and Dortmund face in-form Sevilla, and we check in on Mainz who are putting up a spirited attempt at survival.
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    • 44 min
    Airport drama for Bayern, Elivs is alive in Köln & are Dortmund Edin for the Europa League?

    Airport drama for Bayern, Elivs is alive in Köln & are Dortmund Edin for the Europa League?

    The Athletic's Raphael Honigstein & Christoph Biermann bring you their take on the biggest stories in the Bundesliga.
    We look at the latest noise coming from Bayern Munich after they were left stranded on an airport runway following their victory at Hertha Berlin.
    There's focus Köln's fight for survival as an Elvis Rexhbecaj brace gave them the win at rivals Gladbach.
    Plus we unpick yet more despair at Dortmund as their loss at Freiburg lead to further questions about the status of interim coach Edin Terzic and the situation surrounding heavily-rumoured replacement Marco Rose.
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    • 41 min
    Politics at play at Stuttgart & Bayern + unloved but impressive Wolfsburg sneak into 3rd

    Politics at play at Stuttgart & Bayern + unloved but impressive Wolfsburg sneak into 3rd

    The Athletic's Raphael Honigstein is joined by Christoph Biermann and Kevin Hatchard to roundup all the big stories in the Bundesliga.
    We take a look at the somewhat unloved VfL Wolfsburg who have snuck up the table into 3rd place, there's off-field politics to discuss at Stuttgart and Bayern Munich, plus a lesser-spotted routine win for Dortmund at Augbsurg.
    There's also discussion of Ralph Rangnick's coaching legacy in German football as his raft of proteges continue to progress in the Bundesliga and beyond.
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    • 51 min
    Big changes at Hertha and is the title race really over again?

    Big changes at Hertha and is the title race really over again?

    The Athletic's Raphael Honigstein is joined by Christoph Biermann for a look at all the big stories from the Bundesliga - Bayern have strengthened their lead at the top, Leipzig and Dortmund suffered yet more disappointing defeats, Frankfurt bagged a big win, and Mainz gave themselves a glimmer of hope at the bottom.
    Hertha correspondent Marc Schwitzky joins us to work out what's gone wrong for the Berlin club as they get set to part company with manager Bruno Labbadia in the wake of a hammering at the hands of Werder Bremen.
    Plus we react to the news of Thomas Tuchel replacing Frank Lampard at Chelsea and assess his chances of success at Stamford Bridge
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    • 55 min
    Will this Dortmund team ever achieve its potential?

    Will this Dortmund team ever achieve its potential?

    The Athletic's Raphael Honigstein is joined by Christoph Biermann for a look at all the results and stories from the 'Englische Woche' round of midweek games
    Schalke and Mainz are looking increasingly doomed at the bottom, Dortmund are still flattering to deceive and now find themselves ten points off the top spot, but there is good news for challengers Leipzig and Leverkusen as they pick up wins to stay in touch despite the Bayern juggernaut marching on with a win at Augsburg.
    All this and more discussed plus an eyebrow raised at Gladbach's Breel Embolo's trip to Switzerland to watch an NBA game with his friends.
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    • 45 min

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