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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.

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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.

    Bayern crowned champions & Dortmund win cup final dress rehearsal

    Bayern crowned champions & Dortmund win cup final dress rehearsal

    The Athletic's Raphael Honigstein is joined by Steilcast stalwart Christoph Biermann to reflect on Bayern Munich winning their 9th consecutive Bundesliga title - we try to look at the positives surrounding this team before once more pondering whether their continued dominance is good for the league as a whole.
    Plus there's a big win for Dortmund over Leipzig in the dress rehearsal for Thursday's DFB-Pokal final, and things are heating up at the bottom of the table as Koln's 4-1 loss to Freiburg leaves them staring relegation squarely in the face as we head into the last two games of the season.
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    Bo Selecta! Mainz delay Bayern's party while Werder keep on tumbling

    Bo Selecta! Mainz delay Bayern's party while Werder keep on tumbling

    The Athletic's Raphael Honigstein is joined by regulars Christoph Biermann and Kevin Hatchard for their take on all the big stories from the Bundesliga this weekend.
    We welcome special guest Mara Pfeiffer onto the pod to reflect on a stunning win for Bo Svensson's Mainz as they beat Bayern 2-1 to delay the title party, and lead to more people wondering whether Svensson is the next superstar coach to graduate from the Mainz academy.
    There's also a look at Augsburg sacking Heiko Herrlich, Werder's continuing troubles as they lose for the 7th game in a row, and we touch on the latest developments in Bayern's pursuit of Julian Nagelsmann
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    Super League fallout + Marco Reus falls over

    Super League fallout + Marco Reus falls over

    The Athletic's Raphel Honigstein is joined by Christoph Biermann and Kevin Hatchard to discuss the fallout from the Super League debacle, looking at whether after years of being outliers German fans may now be caught up by their English counterparts when it comes to organised fan power.
    There's also reaction to the midweek games in the Bundesliga as a wobbly Marco Reus keeps Dortmund's Champions League hopes alive, ugly scenes as Schalke are finally relegated, and a big win for Mainz gives Werder Bremen cause for concern.
    All this plus the latest instalment of Hansi Flick v Hasan Salihamidžić
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    Hansi Flick announces he's leaving Bayern + Super League reaction

    Hansi Flick announces he's leaving Bayern + Super League reaction

    The Athletic's Raphael Honigstein & Steilcast ultra Christoph Biermann convene to discuss the fallout from Hansi Flick's announcement live on TV that he wishes to leave Bayern Munich at the end of the season, plus there's reaction to the story that shook European football on Sunday night with the announcement of a new Super League by 12 of Europe's biggest clubs - not currently including anyone from Germany. Will Bayern and Dortmund cave in or stand firm?
    All this plus the usual Bundesliga business including Dortmund's renewed Champions League push, Frankfurt's loss to Gladbach, and the relegation battle takes a twist with Hertha Berlin postponing some key matches due to a COVID outbreak.
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    Flick's grumblings, Nagelsmann's future and Frankfurt's Champions League dreams with Ronald Reng

    Flick's grumblings, Nagelsmann's future and Frankfurt's Champions League dreams with Ronald Reng

    The Athletic's Raphael Honigstein is joined by Christoph Biermann and special guest award-winning author & journalist Ronald Reng for a look at all of the big stories coming out of the Bundesliga this week
    We focus on Ronnie's beloved Frankfurt as he gives us insight into their superb season which sees them looking good for a Champions League place
    Christoph gives us his take on the latest behind-the-scenes drama at Bayern with problems brewing between Hansi Flick and the hierarchy
    Plus there's talk of Julian Nagelsmann's future and whether there is any chance he could end up at Tottenham soon, and a look at the tense relegation battle in the Bundesliga as struggling Koln sack Markus Gisdol
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    A season summed up in one weekend - Dortmund fluff their lines while Bayern get the job done

    A season summed up in one weekend - Dortmund fluff their lines while Bayern get the job done

    The Athletic's Raphael Honigstein is joined by Steilcast ultra Christoph Biermann for a look at a weekend in the Bundesliga which perfectly encapsulated the current state of affairs at the top of the division - Borussia Dortmund flattering to deceive in a defeat against Frankfurt that leaves them staring at catastrophe, and Bayern grind out a 1-0 win over Leipzig to squash any hopes of a title race
    There's also reflection on Germany's disastrous defeat to North Macedonia, plus we check in on the Berlin derby, the relegation picture and cast our eye on the future prospects of soon-to-be managerless Gladbach
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