Bayern Munich are in the semifinals of the UEFA Champions League for the sixth time in the last seven seasons after taking care of Benfica. Wolfsburg are not, having blown their first-leg lead in short order and falling to Real Madrid. Matt Hermann and Nik Wildhagen are here to talk all that over, as well as to clue you in on a few of the choicer tidbits of Bundesliga news. Later on, the boys discuss what’s to come on Bundesliga match day 30, where a long slate of games featuring European hopefuls against relegation candidates is on offer.
Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show is packed to the rafters with German football goodness. Host Archie Rhind-Tutt has been out and about at Stamford Bridge to catch-up with Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Julian Draxler after Schalke’s UEFA Champions League draw with Chelsea. Sky Deutschland reporter Dirk Schlarmann also drops in on the pod to give his views on the Royals Blues. The midweek action from Bayern, Leverkusen and Borussia Dortmund also goes under the microscope from the panel of Niklas Wildhagen and Bernie Reeves.
Plus, the TFE crew get stuck into predicting Bundesliga Matchday 4. This week Bernie takes on listener Ryan O’Grady in our pick the score competition.
If that wasn’t enough, the pod has gone Wrestling crazy after the announcement that Tim Wiese has been offered a contract to join the WWE.
Let’s get ready to rumble!
Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show is back, with host Matt Hermann, Terry Duffelen and Nilkas Wildhagen to sort the wheat from the chaff of Germany’s friendly at Wembley against England. There is reaction from Schalke’s Julian Draxler and Hamburg’s Marcel Jansen at the result, and the German national team is also one of the topics covered in this week’s in-depth interview.
Esteemed author Uli Hesse joins the pod to bring his views on Germany’s recent friendlies, Joachim Löw, as well as the up-coming show down between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich.
That Dortmund versus Bayern clash is also the focus of the podcast’s preview of Matchday 13.
All that and more, on this week’s Talking Fussball Extra.
Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show is back to cater to all your German football needs as James is joined in the M94.5 studios by Jon and Alex to break down the lessons learned from Germany’s draw with Italy, before previewing the upcoming friendly with England!
Can Germany take plenty of positives from their defensive performance against one of the best sides Europe has to offer? Was the lack of chances created a cause for concern? Is Mario Götze the best fit for the ‘false nine’ role in Joachim Löw’s system? Who is the ideal replacement for the injured Sami Khedira? How seriously are Germany taking the encounter with England? Where will England be able to target any chink in the armour of Germany and who is Talking Fussball’s dark horse to make it into Germany’s World Cup squad for the trip to Brazil?
All this and more on the Talking Fussball Episode 17!
Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show returns as James, Jon and Bernie gather in the M94.5 studios to break down an eventful/controversial weekend in the Bundesliga before previewing the upcoming UEFA Champions League ties.
Who was to blame for Bayer 04 Leverkusen’s ‘Phantom Tor’ against 1899 Hoffenheim? Where’s the precedent for a replay to take place? What changes have VfB Stuttgart and Hamburger SV implemented since their respective change in management? Why did Mario Götze make such a big difference in the second half against 1. FSV Mainz 05? Can Borussia Dortmund keep Mesut Özil quiet while coping with a lengthy injury list? Are FC Schalke 04 set to face their toughest test yet in the form of Chelsea FC and who have the pundits chosen in their ‘Non-household-name XI’?
Jon also catches up with 1. FSV Mainz 05 head coach Thomas Tuchel and midfielder Niki Zimling to get their thoughts on their sides’ 4-1 loss to FC Bayern München on Saturday. Plus could Tuchel be set to take charge of a Premier League side in the future?
All this and more on the Talking Fussball Episode 13!