SC Paderborn 07 top the league. Yes, the Bundesliga newbies really are looking down on the league. We discuss their recipe for success and spend a bit of time being „Paderborny“. In part II, Julian Draxler receives a birthday card he really didn’t want, as we discuss how Schalke’s topsy-turvy match against Frankfurt played out. And in the final part of the episode, we find out how Ronny activated his Thunderbolt-Strike button, as Hertha get out of jail very late against Freiburg. This and much much more on all new Talking Fussball.
It’s a bumper edition of Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show this week. As Archie Rhind-Tutt and Jonathan Harding comb through round 2 of the Bundesliga, there’s an interview with Borussia Dortmund’s Neven Subotic after BVB’s first win of the season whilst Augsburg captain Paul Verhaegh also reflects on that game. Then, there’s “Talking Fussball: On Tour” with Terry Duffelen and Nik Wildhagen going to Werder Bremen v Hoffenheim. Plus, there’s discussion of the late transfer moves of Shinji Kagawa and Lewis Holtby along with the rest of the action from Matchday 2 – where Paderborn made history, Bayern didn’t win and Junior Malanda missed from yards out…again!
Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show is here with a dose of post-season joy to soften the blow of the end of the regular campaign. Host Matt Hermann and his merry band of pundits – Terry Duffelen and Niklas Wildhagen – take a look at the big games of the week.
The DFB Pokal Final in Berlin (German Cup) pits two of the best teams in Europe -Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich. The meet at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium on Saturday evening for a game that has all the hallmarks of another classic. Dortmund are really hitting their stride, while Bayern will want the win the double just to consider this a successful season.
The massive match is the Relegation Play-Off. Hamburg have two games to overcome 2nd Division Greuther Fürth. It starts at the Imtech Arena on Thursday evening and concludes on Sunday afternoon. Is the Bundesliga Dinosaur about to become extinct?
One team that will be in the Bundesliga next season is Paderborn. They reached the promised land on the final day of the season. Peter Ahrens from Der Spiegel Online chats to Talking Fussball Extra about his home town club.
All that, plus a look at Germany’s bore draw friendly with Poland on Tuesday evening.