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Bundesliga poised to overtake Premier League in UEFA coefficients

UEFA Champions League draw

On 22nd May 2010, several Italians did something they didn’t think they could ever do: support Inter Milan in the UEFA Champions League Final 2010. The reason wasn’t because they suddenly fell in love with the black-and-blue stripes, but because a situation arose: the Bundesliga had become dangerously close to pipping the Serie A for the third place in the UEFA Country Ranking. Continue reading

Bundesliga — the most boring league in Europe?!

Lewandowski, the only player to score 4 goals against Real Madrid in European competitions

Lewandowski, the only player to score 4 goals against Real Madrid in European competitions

Just yesterday, FC Bayern officially announced the signature of Robert Lewandowski on a free transfer from league rivals Borussia Dortmund. In the meantime, media and football fans around the world launched a scathing attack against Bayern Munich, accusing them of once again employing tactics to turn the Bundesliga into a boring one-horse race.

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Is Financial Fair Play truly football’s Messiah?

In August of 2012, Sir Alex Ferguson stated that “the game’s [football] gone mad”, referring to the insane amounts of money being thrown around by clubs today. A year later, the situation is even worse. Last summer Real Madrid famously broke the world record transfer fee by paying around €100 million to acquire the services of Gareth Bale. Regarding this transfer, one could extend Ferguson’s statement to “humanity has gone mad”. This is because in order to pay this abnormal fee, Real Madrid took a loan from a failing bank bailed out by the European Union (EU). Continue reading