Talking Fussball – Matchday 31 Review + UCL Preview

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show is back with another weekly dose of Bundesliga goodness as James and Alex put their collective heads together to mull over managerial changes, Bundesliga Matchday 31 and FC Bayern München’s upcoming UEFA Champions League semi-final 1st leg against FC Barcelona.

Were FC Schalke 04 lucky to escape with three points from their clash with VfB Stuttgart? Which side benefitted more from TSG 1899 Hoffenheim and Borussia Dortmund sharing the spoils on Matchday 31? Are SV Werder Bremen worthy of a place in the UEFA Europa Leagze based on their resurgence? Can FC Augsburg hold onto a top six spot and have VfL Wolfsburg become complacent or tired towards the end of the current campaign?

All this and more on the latest episode of Talking Fussball.

Talking Fussball Extra – German Super Cup Review, Transfers & DFB Pokal Preview

Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show is back for the new top-flight German season! Host Archie Rhind-Tutt and Bundesliga Fanatic senior editor Niklas Wildhagen talk about the season curtain raiser – the German Super Cup – and what it might mean for the season ahead. Borussia Dortmund picked up the trophy with a 2-0 win over Bayern Munich. The goal scorers for BVB were Henrikh Mkhitaryarn and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, the latter who broke out a Spiderman mask in celebration. The game was a comfortable win for Borussia, but the game threw up more questions for Bayern due to a cruciate ligament injury to Javi Martinez. How will FCB react in defensive areas to this news?

The pair also talk transfers and more specifically about former Arsenal striker Niklas Bendtner who has recently arrived at Wolfsburg.

To finish, Talking Fussball Extra explains the colour and atmosphere of the DFB Pokal (German Cup) 1st Round.