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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 4-2 Dortmund reaction + Leipzig's Champions League prospects against chaotic Liverpool

    Bayern 4-2 Dortmund reaction + Leipzig's Champions League prospects against chaotic Liverpool

    The Athletic's Raphael Honigstein is joined by Christoph Biermann and Jasmine Baba for their take on all the big stories across the Bundesliga and Champions League where German teams are concerned.
    We react to Bayern Munich coming from two goals down to defeat Borussia Dortmund and ponder whether Dortmund might actually walk away from this result feeling quite good about themselves?
    Plus we look at how Leipzig are shaping up ahead of their Champions League second-leg against a crisis-stricken Liverpool side, there's talk of a resurgent Hoffenheim side, and could Gladbach soon be forced to sack Marco Rose even though he has technically already left?
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    • 41 min
    Schalke Sack Five, Will Leverkusen follow suit? Trouble at Hertha, too: a strugglers' round-up

    Schalke Sack Five, Will Leverkusen follow suit? Trouble at Hertha, too: a strugglers' round-up

    Raphael Honigstein and Christoph Biermann focus on some notable strugglers in this week's Bundesliga podcast from The Athletic.
    The axe fell at Schalke, but it wasn't just the manager who felt the icy blade. Hertha Berlin are winless in nine, and Peter Bosch is in trouble at Leverkusen.
    Plus; Rapha tries to drum up some enthusiasm for the title race, and we consider the odd relationship German clubs have with the Europa League.
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    • 39 min
    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

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