Freiburg Bayern 2:2 Player Ratings 2024 | Neuer and Tel only shining lights for Bayern

FC Bayern’s indifferent recent form continued as they drew 2:2 away at SC Freiburg. These player ratings for Bild suggest the same- only Mathys Tel and Manuel Neuer (with their 2 rating) emerged from the game with some kind of credit. Bayern’s other goal scorer on the evening- Jamal Musiala, got a 3.

On the Freiburg side, Lucas Holer got the perfect 1 rating. It was Holer’s 87th minute equaliser that gave SCF a point in this clash.

Freiburg Bayern 2-2 Player Ratings

Bayern’s next task is their UCL Round of 16 second leg clash against Lazio. The Serie A outfit lead 1:0 from the first leg. They come into this game on the back of a controversial encounter against Milan, where they had three players sent off and lost 1:0

Freiburg, Leverkusen get repeat matchups in UEL Round of 16 draw

The two German sides left in the Europa League have been drawn against the same opponents they played in the group stages of the very competition earlier this season.

Bayer Leverkusen will meet Qarabag, and will be quietly confident of advancing to the last eight, having beaten the Azerbaijan outfit twice already this season. Qarabag had finished runners up behind Leverkusen in the group stages, and eliminated Braga in the playoff knockout round, winning 6:5 on aggregate.


Freiburg have been drawn against English side West Ham, the same team who pipped them to top spot in Group A. While West Ham, like Leverkusen, automatically progressed to the next round, Freiburg had to play the extra playoff round, and they edged French side RC Lens 3:2.

There were no German sides left in the Conference League Round of 16 draw that was also conducted at the same time. Eintracht Frankfurt had lost 4:3 to USG in the playoff round of the competition. Continue reading Freiburg, Leverkusen get repeat matchups in UEL Round of 16 draw

Germany starting lineup vs France U17 Euro Final | German team that won U17 European Championships in 2023

Here is the German starting XI that beat France in the final of the 2023 European U17 Championships in Hungary. The team was captained by Barcelona’s Noah Darvich, and they edged France 5:4 on penalties after the game had ended 0:0 in regular time.

This was Germany’s fourth Euro U17 title; France were the defending champions.

Darvich missed his penalty in the shootout, but Herrmann, Dardai, Bulut, Brunner and Ouedraogo all converted theirs.

Germany starting XI v France 2023

Austria 2-0 Germany November 2023 Bild Player Ratings

Here are the Austria v Germany player ratings from Germany’s biggest sports newspaper after Die Mannschaft suffered a shock defeat against Ralf Rangnick’s side.

The only German player to emerge with a modicum of credit from the game was goalkeeper Kevin Trapp (2 player rating), while many German players got a 6 player rating (reserved for the worst players)

On the Austrian soccer side, Sabitzer, Baumgartner and Gregoritsch all got the perfect 1 player rating as did coach Ralf Rangnick.

Austria 2-0 Germany Player Ratings 2023

Possible starting lineup for Germany France Friendly 2023

Here is a look at how the German media expects Die Mannschaft to lineup for their midweek friendly against France in Dortmund. Germany are coming off a shock 4:1 loss to Japan that lead to Hansi Flick’s axing while France beat Ireland 2:0 in Euro 2024 qualifying.

The predicted lineup seems to have Henrichs at RB, with Kimmich moving back into midfielder and Thomas Muller starting upfront.

Germany vs France possible lineups

Possible Germany starting lineup vs Japan

Here is how Germany could lineup against Japan for their upcoming friendly this weekend, according to German media sources. The team has Kimmich playing at right back and Kai Havertz, who has struggled to impress at Arsenal since his summer move from Chelsea, upfront as the sole striker.

The game against Japan will be followed by fixtures against continental rivals France and the United States.

Possible German XI vs Japan

Rugby World Cup 2023 Telecast Rights in India- Which TV channel will broadcast RWC 2023 in India?

The 2023 Rugby World Cup kicks off in France later this week with the hosts taking on New Zealand in the tournament opener. It’s been a long wait for Indian rugby fans, but we now have the identity of the RWC TV rights holder in India, and it’s Sony Sports on TV and Fancode online (streaming)

Sony officially unveiled this picture with their upcoming events and it clearly shows RWC 2023, ending weeks of speculation for Indian fans.

This would seem to suggest that RWC 2023 will be telecast live on the Sony Sports channels in India (Sony Ten 1, Sony Ten 2 etc), with the online streaming rights to be on Fancode.

Fancode is charging INR 69 for a tournament pass to watch the Rugby World Cup online- potentially one of the cheapest ways to watch RWC 2023 online (and legally)

RWC Rights India TV 2023 Sony

(OFFICIAL) Video Watch Denis Vavro goal vs Rakow for Copenhagen

This Denis Vavro goal vs Rakow was a very nice hit from the Kobenhavn player as he effectively sealed their spot in the group stages of Europe’s premier club tournament. The Vavro goal v Rakow came in the 35th minute and put FCK 1:0 ahead. The game ended in a 1:1 draw, with Copenhagen progressing on aggregate. Continue reading (OFFICIAL) Video Watch Denis Vavro goal vs Rakow for Copenhagen

CDK goal vs Sassuolo Video | On Debut De Ketalaere first goal for Atalanta

This De Ketalaere goal vs Sassuolo saw CDK score his first goal for Atalanta on his league debut on 20 August 2023. The De Ketalaere goal against Sassuolo came in the 83rd minute and put Atalanta 1-0 up- it was a header goal that was confirmed by VAR that it had crossed the line. Atalanta scored another gorgeous goal towards the end to make it 2-0-it came through Nadir Zortea in the 93rd minute.

CDK is loan at Atalanta from AC Milan Continue reading CDK goal vs Sassuolo Video | On Debut De Ketalaere first goal for Atalanta

Superb Jakov Medic goal vs Heracles Almelo for Ajax (VIDEO) | First Ajax Eredivisie goal of 23-24 season

This great Jakov Medic goal vs Heracles Almelo was a long distance stunner from the Ajax player in their first game of the new 23/24 season. The Medic goal v Heracles came in the 45+8′ minute (first half stoppage time) and drew Ajax level; they eventually went on to win 4-1.

Terrific goal, absolutely worth the watch! Continue reading Superb Jakov Medic goal vs Heracles Almelo for Ajax (VIDEO) | First Ajax Eredivisie goal of 23-24 season

City to square off against Andalusian giants in Greece

Manchester City will look to add the Super Cup to their trophy cabinet when they square off against reigning Europa holders Sevilla in Greece. City claimed their maiden Champions League title last season, beating Inter Milan 1-0 in Istanbul while Sevilla claimed an unprecedented 7th Europa League crown in 22/23, edging Jose Mourinho’s Roma on penalties Continue reading City to square off against Andalusian giants in Greece

Bundesliga Team of the Week Round 28 (MD28) 2022/23 season- 3 Schalke players in TOTW

You don’t see 3 Schalke players in Kicker’s Bundesliga Team of the Week often, but that’s the case here in Round 28, with the Royal Blues having the most representatives in MD28’s TOTW for the 2022/2023 season.

Bulter, Skarke and Kaminski are the three S04 players in the Bundesliga Team of the Week. Bayern have only one representative- Benjamin Pavard, who scored their only goal in the 1:1 draw against Hoffenheim.

2 Koln, 2 Leipzig and 1 each from Freiburg, Mainz and Monchengladbach make up Round 28’s Team of the Week.

Schalke 5:2 Hertha
Koln 1:1 Mainz
Stuttgart 3:3 Dortmund
Bayern 1:1 Hoffenheim
Leipzig 3:2 Augsburg
Frankfurt 1:1 Gladbach
Werder 1:2 Freiburg
Union 1:1 Bochum
Wolfsburg 0:0 Leverkusen

Bundesliga Team of the Week MD 28

Bayer Leverkusen 3:1 Eintracht Frankfurt Player Ratings 2023- Wirtz shines for B04

The Leverkusen Eintrach Frankfurt was one of the highly awaited ones from the most recent round of Bundesliga fixtures, and the home side notched up their seventh straight win across all competitions with a 3:1 win.

Leverkusen fans would’ve been delighted to see young Florian Wirtz with two assists to his name- the highly talented teenager, if you remember, has recovered well after suffering an ACL around this time last year.

Here are the Bild player ratings for Leverkusen vs Frankfurt- Wirtz bags a 1 (technically the highest possible) as does defender Jonathan Tah.

The win saw B04 leapfrog Eintracht in the league standings.

Leverkusen 3-1 Frankfurt Player Ratings 2023

Leverkusen’s next test is an UEL fixture against Belgian side USG, followed by a trip to Wolfsburg.

TSG aim to make it four in a row

TSG Hoffenheim will be aiming to secure a fourth successive league win when they square off against defending champions Bayern at the Allianz Arena this weekend. Pellegrino Matarazzo’s side were bottom of the league three rounds ago, but a series of impressive wins has seen them rise to 14th ahead of this weekend’s clash.

They first beat Hertha 3:1 at home, with Andrej Kramaric scoring a double for the hosts. Kramaric was again on the scoresheet when they beat Werder 2:1 away from home earlier this month, which was followed up by a 2:0 win at home to fellow relegation threatened side Schalke.

Hoffenheim Continue reading TSG aim to make it four in a row

Predicted lineups and Possible XI for Bayern Munich vs Union Berlin 2022-23

Bayern will be looking to bounce back from their 3:2 loss against Borussia Monchengladbach when they take on Union Berlin this weekend. This Bayern v Union game is also FCB’s last for the month, and they’ll be keen to sign off on a winning note. Victory will see Union go ahead of Bayern in the league table.

Predicted lineups Bayern-Union 2023

Predicted Lineups for Bayern vs Union 2023

Bayern Munich Eintracht Frankfurt 1:1 Bild Player Ratings January 2023

Here is how German newspaper Bild had its players ratings for the Bayern v Eintracht Frankfurt game. Leroy Sane opened the scoring for Bayern in the first half, only for Kolo Muani to make it 1:1 midway through the second.

Kolo Muani was also the best player in the FCB Eintracht game according to Bild- he got a 2 rating. No Bayern player had a 2- only 3’s & 4’s for them.

Bayern vs Eintracht Frankfurt 2023 Player Ratings Bild

Bild Player Ratings Germany 4:2 Costa Rica World Cup 2022

Germany beat Costa Rica 4:2 in their final group game of the World Cup but suffered a group stage elimination as Japan upset Spain in the other group game. Here are the Germany Costa Rica player ratings from Bild- not the best day for Thomas Muller and Germany’s defenders, as can be seen below.

The result meant that Japan top the group, with Spain dropping to second. La Roja will now face Morocco in the Round of 16 with a potential last eight clash against the winner of Portugal/Switzerland.

Germany 4-2 Costa Rica Player Ratings 2022

Group E World Cup Table after Round 2 (Spain vs Germany 2022)

Here is a look at the Group E table following Spain and Germany’s 1:1 draw. The Spanish will take on Japan in their final game while Germany will be up against Costa Rica

If Germany win and Japan lose, Germany and Spain will progress

If Germany win and Japan draw, Germany need to win by two or more goals to qualify (because Goal difference is the first tiebreaker)

If Japan and Germany both win, Germany need to score plenty of goals to make up GD over Spain

Group E WC Table after Germany vs Spain Game

Official Germany vs Japan starting lineups World Cup 2022- Sule at right back for Germans

The official starting XI for both Germany and Japan have been released ahead of their WC 2022 opening clash (in infographic form). Somewhat interestingly, both Bild and Kicker had Thilo Kehrer in line to start in their predicted lineups for the game, but Hansi Flick has chosen to play Schlotterbeck as a left sided CB and given Niklas Sule a start at RB.

German starting XI vs Japan November 23 2022 World Cup

German starting XI vs Japan 2022 Continue reading Official Germany vs Japan starting lineups World Cup 2022- Sule at right back for Germans

Predicted lineup for Germany vs Japan 2022 World Cup

Here is how Germany’s biggest sports newspaper (Bild) and magazine (Kicker) expect Die Mannschaft to lineup in their World Cup opener against Japan later this afternoon. Five Bayern players expected in Germany’s starting XI against Japan according to Bild- Neuer, Kimmich, Gnabry, Musiala and Muller. Kicker have Sane starting instead of Muller.

Bild newspaper expected lineup for Germany Japan

Predicted Lineup Germany vs Japan World Cup 2022

Kicker sports magazine possible starting XI for Germany v Japan

Germany Japan possible XI

Ro16- All four Bundesliga sides progress to next round of Champions League

All four German sides involved in the group stages of the Champions League- Bayern, BVB, Frankfurt and Leipzig, have progressed to the Round of 16 of the competition. The draw for the Ro16 will be made on Monday.

Bayern were of course the most impressive, winning all six in their group (also had FCB, Inter and Plzen). Leipzig and Man City had both confirmed qualification before the final matchday, finishing runners up in their groups behind Real Madrid and Man City.

Few had expected Eintracht to qualify, but their 2:1 win over Sporting away from home saw them grab second place in Group D behind Tottenham Hotspur.


Round 12- Stoppage time winner for Union; Bayern hammer Mainz

Here is a look at how Round 12 of the Bundesliga went. The first five games of the round all went the way of the home side- it took Dortmund to break that duck with a 2:1 triumph away at Freiburg. Only one of the nine games ended in a draw- the last game of the match week between Koln and Hoffenheim.

Results Continue reading Round 12- Stoppage time winner for Union; Bayern hammer Mainz

Player Ratings Viktoria Plzen 2:4 Bayern Munich UCL 2022

Here are the player ratings for Viktoria Plzen vs Bayern Munich in the Champions League from the well known Bild newspaper. Bayern raced to a 4:0 lead before Plzen scored twice late in the game. Nevertheless, the win, coupled with Barca’s 3-3 draw against Inter, means that Bayern have already qualified for the next round.

According to these Bild player ratings, Goretzka the best Bayern player vs Plzen (1 rating); Mazraoui and Stanisic the worst players (rating of 4)

Plzen vs Bayern Player Ratings 2022

Dortmund vs Sevilla Player Ratings UCL | BVB 1:1 Sevilla Champions League October 11

Player ratings from the Match Day 4 UCL fixture between Borussia Dortmund and Sevilla in Germany. The game ended in a 1:1 draw, with Bellingham scoring for BVB and Tanguy Nianzou Kouassi for Sevilla.

Local Spanish newspaper Diario de Sevilla gave Nianzou three stars- the highest from both teams

Dortmund 1-1 Sevilla Player Ratings Champions League

L’Equipe gave Bellingham a 7/10 player rating vs Sevilla, with Tom Rothe (BVB) and En Nesyri (Sevilla) both given a 3/10.

BVB vs Sevilla 2022 Player Ratings

Predicted Lineups Viktoria Plzen vs Bayern Munich (MD4)

Here is how Bild expects Bayern Munchen to lineup for their Champions League midweek clash in the Czech Republic against Viktoria Plzen. Bayern have won all five of their previous clashes against Plzen, scoring 18 times in those five fixtures. A victory away in Plzen will also see the Bavarian giants create a record for most consecutive away group clashes won in the UCL.

Pilzen vs Bayern Munich Predicted Lineups

Bundesliga Team of the Week Matchday 9 22/23- Moukoko and Fullkrug lead line

Here is the Bundesliga Team of the Week for Round 9 in the 22/23 season from the Kicker magazine. As many as six players are earning a TOTW place for the first time- among them Wolfsburg keeper Casteels and Bayern medio Goretkza. A second nomination for Dortmund’s Moukoko and a third for Bremen’s Fullkrug.

As many as 10 different teams represented in this Team of the Round. The only team with more than one player is Leverkusen, who have both Diaby and Frimpong in the XI.

Bundesliga Team of the Week Round 9

Dortmund vs FCK Player Ratings Champions League 2022 | BVB Copenhagen 3:0 UCL

A look at the player ratings for Borussia Dortmund vs FC Copenhagen after their Champions League Round 1 clash, which ended 3:0 in favour of BVB.

L’Equipe Dortmund vs Copenhagen player Ratings

dortmund vs fck player ratings 2022

Ekstra Bladet FCK player ratings vs Dortmund 2022 Continue reading Dortmund vs FCK Player Ratings Champions League 2022 | BVB Copenhagen 3:0 UCL

RB Leipzig 1:4 Shakhtar Donetsk Player Ratings 2022 | RBL vs Shakhtar UCL

Here are the player ratings for RB Leipzig vs Shakhtar Donetsk from their Champions League clash (Round 1- September 6, 2022). A disappointing 4:1 loss for Leipzig at home, and it saw them fire manager Domenico Tedesco after the game.

L’Equipe player ratings Leipzig-Shakhtar 1:4 Champions League

A 2/10 player rating for goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi

leipzig 1-4 shakhtar player ratings 2022

Leipziger Volkszeitung RBL player ratings vs Shakhtar (6 bad, 1 very good in this rating system)

Gulacsi gets a 4 here, but so do the other players in these ratings Continue reading RB Leipzig 1:4 Shakhtar Donetsk Player Ratings 2022 | RBL vs Shakhtar UCL

Player Ratings Union Berlin vs Bayern 2022 from Bild Newspaper- Kimmich, Sabitzer, Neuer

Here is a look at the player ratings for Union Berlin vs Bayern Munchen from the 2022/23 league season. The Union-FCB game ended in a 1:1 draw. Joshua Kimmich, Marcel Sabitzer and Manuel Neuer the best Bayern players against Union according to these ratings from Bild.

More than half of the Bayern team were given ratings of 4 from Bild.

Union Berlin vs Bayern Munich 2022 Player Ratings Bild

Bayern Gladbach 1:1 Bild Player Ratings 2022- Yann Sommer outstanding for Borussia MGB

Here are the player ratings for Bayern Munich vs Borussia Monchengladbach over the weekend. The game ended in a 1:1 draw, with Yann Sommer producing a stunning performance for BMG. The Sommer player rating vs Bayern (1- effectively the best possible under the German rating system), reflects that.

Interestingly, Kingsley Coman got a 4!

Bayern 1-1 Gladbach Player Ratings Bild 2022

While Bild thought Ikatura also deserved a 1 alongside Sommer, Kicker gave him a 3!

Kicker also gave Coman a 2 rating (Bild, as mentioned above, gave him a 4)

Bayern Gladbach Player Ratings 2022 Kicker

Bayern Salzburg 7:1 Player Ratings Bild Newspaper Champions League

Bayern absolutely hammered Salzburg 7:1 in the second leg of their UCL tie, and here are the player ratings for the game from German sports newspaper Bild. Interestingly, Musiala and Pavard are the only players to get 3 or lower.

Bayern 7:1 Salzburg player ratings

Julian Nagelsmann got a perfect 1 rating as did goal scorers Robert Lewandowski, ThomasMuller and Leroy Sane.

Bayern 7-1 Salzburg Player Ratings 2022 Bild Newspaper

Bayern vs Leverkusen 2022 Player Ratings Bild Newspaper | Pavard, Upamecano and Lewandowski struggle

Here are the player ratings from Bayern Munich vs Bayer Leverkusen on 5 March 2022 from well known German newspaper Bild. The game ended in a 1:1 draw, with Niklas Sule putting Bayern Munchen ahead, only for Thomas Muller’s own goal on 36 minutes to put Leverkusen back on level terms.

Player Ratings Bayern Munich vs Bayer Leverkusen March 2022 (lower the rating the better)

Goalkeeper Ulreich and goalscorer Sule the highest rated starters for FCB, every other player got a rating of 4 or 5. Demirbay, Aranguiz and Frimpong get the best player ratings among the Bayer 04 players.

Bayern vs Bayer Leverkusen 2022 Player Ratings Bild

Match Day 17 Bundesliga Team of the Week (2021-22 December)- Round 17

Here is the Team of the Week for MD17 (21/22 season) from noted German publications Bild and Kicker. This is the last week of the 2021/2022 Bundesliga season before the Christmas break.

Bild newspaper Team of the Week Bundesliga MD17 2021/2022 season

Bundesliga Team of the Week MD17 2021-2022

Kicker Team of the Week Round 17 21/22 season

Kicker Bundesliga Team of the Round Week 17 21-22

Bayern beat Wolfsburg 4:0 (see Bayern v Wolfsburg player ratings), and Thomas Muller, not surprisingly, is present in both Bild and Kicker’s Team of the week. So is team mate Dayot Upamecano. Bild’s team has more Bielefeld players, while Kicker’s TOTW has more Hertha representation. Richter, Muller, Upamecano and Pieper are the common players across both newspaper’s Team of the Week.

German Bundesliga club opponents in UCL Round of 16 and Europa League Playoff Knockout Round 2022

Who will German teams play in the Champions League Round of 16 and the EL Playoff Knockout Round 2022?

UCL Round of 16– Salzburg vs Bayern Munich

UEL Playoff Knockout Round

RB Leipzig vs Real Sociedad
Borussia Dortmund vs Rangers

Eintracht Frankfurt and Bayer Leverkusen directly qualified for the UEL Round of 16 as they topped their groups. Bayern are the only German team left in the Champions League- both Leipzig and BVB dropped into the UEL after finishing third in their UCL groups.

UEL Playoff Knockout Round 2022

UCL Round of 16

Bayern Munich vs Bielefeld Player Ratings November 2021 | Sane stars for Bavarians

Bayern edged Arminia Bielefeld 1:0 over the weekend, an important victory for them after the shock reverse at Augsburg the week before.

Leroy Sane the pick of the players here- his goal separated the two sides at the final whistle. Bild also rated Bielefeld’s goalkeeper (Ortega) and their central defenders (Nilsson and Pieper) highly, with the former getting a 1 and the latter both rated 2 apiece.

Bayern vs Arminia Bielefeld Player Ratings 2021

Augsburg 2:1 Bayern Player Ratings 2021; Sabitzer poor

Bayern suffered a rare defeat in the Bundesliga as they went down 2:1 to FC Augsburg away from home. Here are the player ratings for Augsburg vs Bayern from Germany’s premier sports paper.

Marcel Sabitzer the poorest of the Bayern players according to Bild, getting a 6. Robert Lewandowski the best of a disappointing bunch at 3, with the rest getting 4’s and 5’s.

Augsburg vs Bayern Munich Ratings 2021 Bild (1)

Newspaper Headline after Gladbach 5-0 Bayern in DFB Pokal 2021

Bayern suffered a shock 5-0 loss to Borussia Monchengladbach in the German Cup last evening. It was effectively a full strength Bayern team that suffered a chastening defeat in the Pokal, and here is Bild’s front page reaction “Ja, est is wirklich wahr”, meaning “Yes, it is really true”!

Many would’ve seen the scoreline and assumed that it was Bayern who had dealt out the thrashing to BMG, not them to be on the receiving end of it!

Embolo and Bensebaini scored two goals each, but neither were able to add a third- meaning the list of hat tricks conceded by Manuel Neuer remained the same.

Gladbach 5-0 Bayern Headline

Week 9- Spurs and United both defeated; Saturday’s clash a massive one

This weekend’s clash between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United is shaping up to be a massive one for both teams, in particular the Red Devils and their under-pressure manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after their 5-0 thumping at the hands of Liverpool at Old Trafford in Round 9. Continue reading Week 9- Spurs and United both defeated; Saturday’s clash a massive one

First Nord Derby clash in 3.5 years- Werder vs HSV in September 2021

Werder Bremen and Hamburg will meet in the Nord Derby for the first time in nearly three and a half years when they square off this weekend at the Weser Stadion. The Nord Derby is pretty special for German footy fans, probably only rivalled by the Dortmund Schalke one, and despite Bremen and HSV both currently being in the second division

When did they last meet before this clash?

That was in February 2018 back in the 2017-18 season, with Werder winning 1-0 at the Weser Stadion. Hamburg’s Dutch defender Rick van Drongelen scored an own goal in the 86th minute as the hosts picked up three points. The result was a big one and pushed HSV further towards the drop- they were eventually relegated at the end of the campaign, ending their status as one of the Bundesliga’s ever presents. They’ve never been able to return to the top flight, with three unsuccessful attempts so far. Interestingly, they finished fourth in all three of their second division campaigns since, missing out narrowly on each occasion.

wer hsv Continue reading First Nord Derby clash in 3.5 years- Werder vs HSV in September 2021

Official UEFA Euro 2021 Team of the Tournament- No Schick, Ronaldo

Here is a look at the official team of the tournament for Euro 2020, as released today (July 13, 2021). Interestingly, the team doesn’t feature Patrick Schick, the Czech striker who scored one of the goals of the tournament against Scotland.

There is no spot for flying Danish left back Joakim Maehle either, with Spinazzola chosen at left back. There are five Italians in the XI and three English players, with one each from Denmark, Spain and Belgium.

UEFA Team of the Tournament Euro 2021

La Liga on TV in India from 2021/22 season- MTV Channel to telecast Spanish league

India will have La Liga back on their television screens beginning the 2021/22 season after Viacom India signed a three year deal with the Spanish league. La Liga will now be telecast live on youth channel MTV in India. The league was not on TV last year in India, with Facebook showing games for viewers from the country. The deal was officially announced today (July 5, 2021)- the new Spanish season begins on August 13, 2021.

MTV in India is a youth focused channel (music and reality shows), with shows like Roadies and Splitsvilla on it.

The number of top leagues being telecast live on India has declined over the last few years- even the Bundesliga was only available online on Fancode last season.

La Liga’s digital rights for 2021/2022 in India have also gone to Viacom, and the league will be streamed on Voot and Jio platforms.

Player Ratings Gladbach vs Leverkusen 2021 | Borussia MG 0:1 Bayer 04

Bayer Leverkusen prevailed 1:0 at Stadion IM Borussia Park over the weekend, and here are the player ratings from the BMG Bayer game. Patrick Schick scored the only goal of the game.

It was Leverkusen’s first win in nearly a month, and ended their five game winless run across all competitions.

Disappointing game for the likes of Florian Neuhaus and Denis Zakaria, both of whom got a 5 player rating for this game.

gladbach 0-1 leverkusen player ratings

DFB Pokal Semifinal Draw 2021- Kiel draw Borussia Dortmund away

Giant killers Holstein Kiel will face Borussia Dortmund away in the semifinals of the German Cup, with the winner of the Regensburg/Bremen tie set to host RB Leipzig in the other semifinal tie.

The DFB Pokal semi-finals will be played on 1/2 May, 2021.

The German Cup 2021 semifinal draw was conducted on 7 March, 2021 (18.30 CET)

The Jahn/Werder quarterfinal tie will be played on 7 April.

DFB Pokal Semifinal Draw 2021

Bayern-Cologne 5:1 Player Ratings February 2021 | Gnabry, Lewandowski and Goretzka shine

A look at the player ratings from the Bild newspaper as Bayern hammered Koln 5:1 over the weekend. The best ratings were reserved for Leon Goretzka, who set up THREE goals for this team mates, and striker Robert Lewandowski, who found the back of the net twice.

For Koln, Skhiri the only player to get a decent rating (3)- he was also the scorer of their only goal.

Bayern 5-1 Cologne Player Ratings 2021 (1)

No German team in Europa League Round of 16 2021 | Leverkusen & Hoffenheim knocked out in Round of 32

There will be no German team in the Europa League Round of 16 for the 2020/21 season after both Bayer Leverkusen and TSG Hoffenheim crashed out of the competition on Thursday night.

When the draw was made, both Bayer and TSG had winnable ties against Young Boys and Molde respectively. Leverkusen were beaten 2-0 at the Bay Arena, thus giving Young Boys a 6-3 aggregate win after the first leg had ended 4-3 in favour of the Swiss side.

Hoffenheim dominated, but had nothing to show for it in terms of goals and went down 2-0 at home (and 3-5 on aggregate)

EL 1

EL 2

Player Ratings Eintracht Frankfurt vs Bayern Munich 2021 (Bild + Kicker)

Eintracht Frankfurt stunned Bayern Munich 2:1 over the weekend in what was arguably the result of the round, with Daichi Kamada and Amin Younes scoring for the hosts. Here are the player ratings from Bild and Kicker for the game.

Not a great game for Luka Jovic- Kicker gave him a 4 rating, while Bild gave him a 3 rating. Younes the only player to get the best 1 rating in both papers.

Player ratings Frankfurt 2-1 Bayern 2021

Kicker Ratings Eintracht Frankfurt vs Bayern 2021

Hat tricks conceded by Manuel Neuer | Occasions where 3 or more goals have been scored against Bayern & Germany goalkeeper Neuer

Which players have scored hat tricks against Manuel Neuer in club and international football?

Bayern Munich and Germany international Neuer is widely regarded as one of the world’s best goalkeepers, but here is the list of players who have scored hat tricks against Neuer.

Robert Lewandowski for Dortmund (BVB 5-2 Bayern, 2011/12 DFB Pokal final, 12 May 2012)

Sergio Aguero for Man City (MCFC 3-2 Bayern, 2014/15 UCL group stage, 25 November, 2014)

Cristiano Ronaldo for Real Madrid (RMA 4-2 Bayern, 2016/17 UCL QF second leg, 18 April, 2017)

Dodi Lukebakio for Dusseldorf (Bayern 3-3 Fortuna, 24 November, 2018- 18/19 Bundesliga)

Ferran Torres for Spain (Espana 6-0 Germany, 17 November, 2020, 20/21 UNL Group 4)

Interestingly, the Lukebakio hat trick is the only time when Neuer has conceded three at home- all the others have been away or at neutral venues.