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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!

The Bundesliga Connection SL Podcast

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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!

    What Germany Needs To Do To Progress…

    What Germany Needs To Do To Progress…

    The 2022 FIFA World Cup is well underway and the German Side faced defeat in their opening fixture against Japan. İlkay Gündoğan slotted home a first-half penalty before 2 late goals in the second half by Bundesliga players Asano and Doan buried the Germans 2-1. Hansi FLick's men then took on Spain in a mouthwatering clash, which ended in a 1-1 draw, and now for the Germans to progress, they need to overcome a tricky opponent in Costa Rica and hope that Spain beat Japan as Germany sit at the bottom of the table.

    Other Bundesliga players, who are not playing for Germany, have been impressive so far, with the likes of Bayern Alphonso Davies scoring Canada's first-ever World Cup goal when they got manhandled by Croatia, who had Andrej Kramaric, current Hoffenheim star, netted a brace in that match too!

    On the latest episode of the Bundesliga Connection, Germany are needing an important victory over Costa Rica, non-German Bundesliga players are starring, and the German Football Association as mentioned what would happen if Germany fails to progress!

    • 5 min
    How Germany Could Gel Correctly!

    How Germany Could Gel Correctly!

    The 2022 FIFA World Cup is officially underway and so far the tournament has put on a spectacle! The opener saw Ecadur bury the hosts Qatar thanks to a brace by Captain Enner Valencia!

    The German National team will face Japan on Wednesday and captain Manuel Neuer has spoken about the importance of sticking to a game plan and touched on how he believes that if his team can successfully play out from the back, the Japanese could be in trouble. Neuer, however, did acknowledge Eintracht Frankfurt's Kamada and how big of a threat he could be! Long story short, Japan is no slouch and Germany will have to be careful to not become complacent. Hansi Flick has hinted that 7 Bayern Munich Players could start this match and considering there has been a loud voice of unhappiness from the team about the timing, one would think that this German side could gel quite nicely, considering the short gap between the domestic season and the World Cup!

    Neuer and his fellow European Captains have had to halt the breaks on a certain move, regarding the '1Love' captain's armbands. The captains agreed that they would support LGBTQ rights by wearing these armbands, but FIFA has restricted this by threatening point docking, yellow cards, and sanctions! Ovbulsy some regions in the world are more closed-minded than others, but FIFA has always said that no political advances are allowed to be made on the itch!

    On the latest episode of the Bundesliga Connection, the 2022 FIFA World Cup has begun and injuries have already hit some teams! Hansi Flick and his German side have commented on the timing of the tournament and FIFA has threatened punishments!

    • 6 min
    How Youssoufa Moukoko Could Make History!

    How Youssoufa Moukoko Could Make History!

    Qatar 2022 is only a few days away and the German National side has jetted off, hoping to climates quickly before their opening match against Japan. A few big names have missed out due to injury, most notably Marco Reus, however the up-and-coming young star from Borussia Dortmund, Youssoufa Moukoko is with the team after being called up. The 17-year-old became the first player in Bundesliga history to hit double digits with goals scored and has been vital for Dortmund

    The NFL has been a talking point after a match was played out at the Allianz Arena, between Tom Brady’s Buccaneers and the Seattle Seahawks. The legend himself threw 2 touchdowns and after the match, considering the pitch was destroyed, the NFL even paid to have it fixed!

    On the latest episode of the Bundesliga Connection, Bayern Munich has flexed their dominance once again, this time before the World Cup, Dortmund youngster Youssoufa Moukoko has been called up to the German National Team, and Tom Brady and the NFL make history at the Allianz Arena!

    • 6 min
    How The Standing Could Change!

    How The Standing Could Change!

    There are only two more matchdays left before Qatar 2022 kicks off and with the top 4 teams in the Bundesliga only separated by 1 point, the standings are almost certain to change, Bayern faces Bremen who have quality and could provide an upset. Freiburg take on Leipzig and Union Berlin will face Augsburg, who defeated Bayern earlier in the season! Dortmund will tackle Wolfsburg. These matches will bring the tempo and excitement and teams will be eager to collect maximum points.

    Bayern Munich Captain Manuel Neuer returned to the pitch after being absent for a while. The German number one has recently come out and said he was being treated for skin cancer and would like to get some minutes in before he travels with team Germany to the World Cup!

    On the latest episode of the Bundesliga Connection, the teams at the top of the table look to be fighting tooth and nail as only 1 point separates the teams. Bayern is looking more dangerous than ever and is Union Berlin's cinderella story over?

    • 8 min
    Is Mane Finally Settling In?

    Is Mane Finally Settling In?

    Sadio Mane as we all know is a special player, not only on the pitch but off the pitch too. His humility is second to none and that was shown after Bayern’s 6-2 thrashing of Mainz when the 30-year-old came out and said he only wants to do better and learn more each day. His off-the-pitch work was acknowledged during the recent Ballon D'Or ceremony when the Senegalese superstar was handed the Socrates award! Bayer, however, is looking very menacing once again, the train is coming for Union Berlin who still sits atop the table after they got back to winning ways with 2 second-half goals against Gladbach!

    RB Leipzig have had an incredible October, not losing a single match and handing Real Madrid their first defeat of the season when they met during their UCL matchup last game week. The bulls will have it all do still if they want to qualify for the next round. Dortmund and Bayern have gained access to the next round

    On the latest episode of the Bundesliga Connection, The UEFA Champions League sees only 2 Bundesliga sides qualifying for the next round, Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich. Leipzig still needs to win their last group game to secure second place, but Xabi Alonso’s Leverkusen sits at the bottom of their group, with no hopes of European football. Jude Bellingham is in hot form and could be the next Dortmund star to leave Germany and Qatar 2022 is around the corner!

    • 8 min
    Will Haaland Shatter Dortmund’s hope?

    Will Haaland Shatter Dortmund’s hope?

    The Uefa Champions League returns and all 5 teams from Germany are ready to go. Bayer Leverkusen finds themselves in the worst sot, being at the bottom of their group, having lost 3 games. RB Leipzig and Eintracht Frankfurt have some hope to progress, with their respective groups constantly changing. It is Bayern Munich who has expectably already qualified for the last 16, winning 4/4. However, the match of the game week could very well be Manchester City vs Borussia Dortmund. Erling Haaland will once again play at Signal-Iduna Park, but this time for the visiting team. Haaland was on the scoresheet during the first leg and the way things are looking, Pep Guardiola might not even play need the Norwegian!

    On the latest episode of the Bundesliga Connection, Union Berlin finally tasted defeat in shocking circumstances after losing to relegating battling side Bochum! Bayern Munich has first-team starters return to full fitness and Choupo-Moting is on fire! The UCL sees all 5 German sides take place, with Erling Haaland returning to Signal-Iduna Park!

    • 8 min

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