Submitted by isport on Tue, 08/27/2013 - 09:05
The Bundesliga is the leading German football league and it is generally considered to be the third most important league in Europe. It consists of by 18 teams and it maintains a promotion and relegation system with Second Bundesliga. The league trophy is the DFL-Supercup and all teams compete for the DFB-Pokal.
For many years the most successful team has been FC Bayern Munich, though other prominent champion teams have included Hamburger SV, VfB Stuttgart, Mönchengladbach, Borussia, Borussia Dortmund, and Werder Bremen. The current champions are FC Bayern Munich, though the champions in the previous two seasons were Borussia Dortmund.
Submitted by isport on Tue, 08/06/2013 - 10:36
Swiss International Admir Mehmedi has made the move from Dynamo Kiev to Bundesliga side Freiburg on a season long loan deal. The Bundesliga club have the option of converting the loan deal into a permanent one should he impress during his time in German football.
The 22-year-old has been one of the promising young players to come from Switzerland in recent years. He started his career with Swiss club FC Zürich back in 2008. He came through the ranks at the club and stayed there for two years before moving to Dynamo Kiev in 2012.
Submitted by isport on Wed, 05/15/2013 - 16:42
Former Bayern Munich manager Ottmar Hitzfeld, who is currently in charge of the Switzerland national team, has said that his former club will win the Champions League final at Wembley this season. Bayern have made it into the third Champions League final in four seasons, but they are yet to win a major European trophy since 2001. They are also the last German team to have won a European trophy.
They will be facing archrivals Borussia Dortmund in the final of the competition after managing to overcome Barcelona. Dortmund, meanwhile, managed to overcome the stiff opposition from Real Madrid to reach their first Champions League final after a long time.
Submitted by isport on Thu, 04/25/2013 - 12:35
Former Bayern Munich manager Ottmar Hitzfeld has said that winger Arjen Robben should leave the German club Bayern Munich at the end of the season.
Due to the emergence of Thomas Müller, Robben has been unable to get regular first-team football at Bayern Munich this season. He has been one of the best performers for the club over the last three years since arriving at £ 24 million deal from Real Madrid. At 28 years of age, Robben has said that he is not happy with life on the bench. Hitzfeld has said that he does not think that the Dutch winger's situation will not improve next season.
Submitted by isport on Tue, 02/26/2013 - 08:49
The Greece defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos was one of the best players on the pitch after he helped his national team to get a 0-0 draw with Switzerland in the latest round of international fixtures.
The 24-year-old defender produced a stunning performance to keep out several attacks from the Swiss. After the match, the Greece manager pointed out to the qualities like tight marking, fierce tackling, and great positional sense that were evident throughout the match. These helped Greece get a draw against Switzerland.
Submitted by isport on Wed, 01/16/2013 - 21:31
The former Bayern Munich manager Ottmar Hitzfeld has said that he believes that either Bayern Munich or Borussia Dortmund could win the Champions League title this season.
After being in charge of Bayern Munich for many seasons over the years, Hitzfeld is currently managing the Switzerland national team. He has predicted a bright future for the German clubs, who are far more secure in the eyes of the UEFA fair play regulations. Bayern Munich are looking to win the fifth Champions League title, while Dortmund will be seeking the second victory.
Submitted by isport on Thu, 12/20/2012 - 18:47
The Switzerland national team manager Ottmar Hitzfeld has said that he is of the opinion that a German club will be able to achieve glory in the Champions League this season. It has been a barren run for German clubs in the Champions League, as none have been able to match or even replicate the win achieved by Bayern Munich back in 2001.
Only Bayern Munich themselves have come extremely close to winning the trophy once again, but they have failed at the final hurdle in two out of the last three seasons. Yet, Hitzfeld believes that German club still remain extremely strong and will be tough to beat.
Submitted by isport on Wed, 11/21/2012 - 12:00
The former Bayern Munich manager Ottmar Hitzfeld has said that the German team will be able to dominate against the French champions Lille when the two come up against each other in the Champions League. The Switzerland national team manager Ottmar Hitzfeld had a successful spell with the German club on many occasions.
He has seen the team lift the European cups and domestic titles with great success in recent seasons. He has said that they will once again be able to produce a magnificent performance against the French champions Lille. He has said that the shock loss at the hands of BATE is nothing more than an unusual occurrence.
Submitted by isport on Tue, 11/06/2012 - 15:31
The Bayern Munich midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri has said that he is extremely happy that the Bayern Munich fans have been enjoying his style of play over the last few weeks. The club recently signed the Switzerland international and the 20-year-old has already been a huge hit with the fans.
The home crowd have certainly warmed up to the player in recent weeks. Even though there have been suggestions that the Bayern Munich manager Jupp Heynckes will be looking to employ him in various roles due to his versatility, Xherdan Shaqiri has confirmed that he is set to play for the German club as a midfielder.
Submitted by isport on Fri, 08/31/2012 - 08:34
The Switzerland national team manager and the former Bayern Munich manager Ottmar Hitzfeld has said that the Bayern Munich striker Mario Gomez is one of the best in the world.
The 27-year-old striker suffered heart breaks with both the club and the national team last season. While Bayern Munich finishers were runners up in three major competitions, the national team Germany was also defeated in the semi-final stage of the Euro 2012. Germany was expected to win the tournament comfortably, but suffered an uncharacteristic defeat at the hands of Italy in the semifinals.