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The Bundesliga Connection with Kres Harrington, in partnership with DW Berlin, is your opportunity to connect with Germany's top-flight. Join Sloo Phaho and Kres as they keep you up to date on the results, the transfers and the rumours that matter most!

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The Bundesliga Connection with Kres Harrington, in partnership with DW Berlin, is your opportunity to connect with Germany's top-flight. Join Sloo Phaho and Kres as they keep you up to date on the results, the transfers and the rumours that matter most!

    Don’t Forget What Bayern Did To Atletico The First Time

    Don’t Forget What Bayern Did To Atletico The First Time

    Bayern Munich head into their UEFA Champions League fixture against Atletico Madrid riding high, having remained unbeaten in just over three months in all competitions. The defending champions also have 15 goals in four UCL group stage victories, and will look to add insult to injury against an Atletico side who suffered their joint-worst defeat in the competition against them when they were handed a 4-0 thrashing at the Allianz Arena. Bayern have already secured top spot in Group A, so many could argue that the Spanish side have more to play for, especially on home turf. However, Bayern have been known to be ruthless in this competition.

    In the latest episode of the SL Podcast’s ‘The Bundesliga Connection’, DW Sports Correspondent Kres Harrington provides a UCL preview for the German sides in the competition, reminding listeners “Don’t forget what Bayern did to Atletico the first time” in reference to their first tie. He also breaks down why viewers should pay attention to Borussia Dortmund’s tie against Lazio, as BVB aim to bounce back from their loss to FC Koln in the Bundesliga, which led Harrington to label them “serial disappointers”.

    • 7 min
    Is Sancho Collecting Dust At Dortmund?

    Is Sancho Collecting Dust At Dortmund?

    Borussia Dortmund have made a solid start to the 2020/21 campaign, playing some of the most exciting football in both the Bundesliga and UEFA Champions League (UCL). Despite this, questions have been asked of highly-rated star Jadon Sancho after his recent transfer saga which saw him linked with a £108million move to Manchester United. Despite his recent slump, it could be argued that Dortmund are doing just fine thanks to the rest of their young talent. Domestically, BVB occupy second position in league standings with just one point separating them from defending champions Bayern Munich, while they lead Group F in the UCL. Golden Boy winner Erling Haaland has stolen the show, netting 15 goals in 12 matches in all competitions.

    In the latest episode of the SL Podcast’s ‘The Bundesliga Connection’, DW Sports Correspondent Kres Harrington suggests that Dortmund may not need Sancho as much as they did during his breakout campaign last season. Harrington states “Jadon Sancho being on the bench, I think that’s problematic because it was just last season that Sancho was heralded as the biggest prospect in the Bundesliga and he’s only collecting dust right now and proving himself to be expendable”. In the full podcast, Harrington also recaps other matches from the most recent weekend of Bundesliga action and provides a preview of this week’ UCL action.

    • 9 min
    “Neuer Is The Best GK Germany’s Ever Had”

    “Neuer Is The Best GK Germany’s Ever Had”

    DW Sports Correspondent Kres Harrington breaks down Bayern Munich legend Manuel Neuer’s latest national team record and the latest news surrounding Germany ahead of their clash with Spain in the UEFA Nation’s League.

    • 8 min
    How Haaland Can Help Dortmund Turn The Tide

    How Haaland Can Help Dortmund Turn The Tide

    Borussia Dortmund has in recent years become a club known for developing and then selling some of Europe's best young talent.

    In this episode of the Bundesliga Connection, analyst Kres Harrington explains how holding on to Haaland can help Dortmund close the revolving door.

    • 9 min
    How German Match-Fixers Came To Play in SA

    How German Match-Fixers Came To Play in SA

    Kres Harrington gives us a little history lesson on the scandals that have played German football over the last 50 years and how the scandal that coincided with Apartheid saw some of those banned from German football arriving on South African shores to play the beautiful game.

    • 10 min
    'They Are The Best Team In The World'

    'They Are The Best Team In The World'

    Kres Harrington analyses Bayern Munich's 5-0 defeat of Eintracht Frankfurt, Borussia Dortmund's 3-0 victory of rivals Shalke in the Ruhr Derby and takes a look at Steven Pienaar and Delron Buckley's careers in the Bundesliga.

    • 10 min

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