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Bayern lost or Hertha won? Hertha – Bayern 2:0

football, game strategy, Germany Hertha – Bayern 2:0 (2:0) 6. Bundesliga Spieltag 28.09.18 Ibišević (penalty) 23′ Duda 44′ Sold out Olympia stadium: 74669 spectators. Game Review. I had a notion that this will be a difficult game for Bayern, after both teams didn’t do well in so-called “English week” (games were played also Tue-Wed like in England) due to the forthcoming UEFA Nations League 2nd round. It seems that ... 0

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Austria – Germany 2:1 or the Opponent was Never Better

football, game strategy, Germany It looked like test game with Austria in Klagenfurt will be CANCELED due to a heavy rain and hail outpouring. Terrible storms interspersed with unusually hot weather for the end of May/beginning of June were also in Berlin and many parts of Germany. The Czech referees went a couple of times walking through soaked pitch and testing the balls that wouldn’t roll. But this game had to be played there and then, not only ... 0

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Why Coaches do not Replace Failed Goalkeepers!?

football, game strategy, Germany I was reluctant to publish the previous post about http://www.iatelier-berlin.de/wp/?p=174 the 1.FC Köln – Demoted and Demotivated and goalkeepers never being replaced, when the new scandalous thing happened as Loris Karius, the goalie of FC Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League final made TWO flops that not only costed his team the CL Cup but sent waves of disbelief around the world of football fans and despair or ... 0

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1.FC Köln – Demoted and Demotivated

football, game strategy, Germany The Bundesliga 2017-18 finished on 12/05/18 with a couple of spectacular results: Bayern losing to Stuttgart 1:4, and Hertha in Berlin losing 2:6 to Leipzig. Hamburg HSV in spite of 2:1 win against Borussia Mönchengladbach goes to 2.Liga as they needed a win of Köln against Wolfsburg. But Köln with 22 points out of 33(34) games??!!, was not only demoted but demotivated and lost in a breeze 1:4, so Wolfsburg, which in 2009 ... 1

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Heynckes err again — Real Madrid is in the 2018 UEFA Champions League Final

football, game strategy, Germany In the return match, 1st May 2018, Real Madrid – Bayern Munich 2:2 (aggregate 4:3) Bayern manager Jupp Heynckes stubbornly played the same bad players mentioned in the previous post (URL http://www.iatelier-berlin.de/wp/?p=134). Not only that but this two: goalie Ulreich and Tolisso made catastrophic error that won’t only cost Bayern finals qualifier but will go into those YouTube videos of Ten most spectacular ... 1

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Bayern must be REAListic

football, game strategy, Germany Bayern – Real 1:2, Champions League semifinal 1st leg, Munich 25/04/2018 Jupp Heynckes, manager (coach) of Bayern opted for Rafinha (32yr) instead of Juan Bernat but had ‘Pech’ (bad luck) as in the first half an hour (8′, 34′) A.Robben (34yr) and J.Boateng (29yr) had muscles injuries and had to leave the game. Thiago Alacantara and N.Süle were replacements. Bayern remained with only one possible ... 3

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Chelsea deserved winner of UEFA Champions League 2012

football, game strategy, Germany (FC Bayern München vs. Chelsea FC 4:5 (1:1 (0:0 half time) 1:1 extra time; 3:4 penalty shoot-out) They had everything: - Home play in the final (unheard of?!) - 4 major players led by Terry in the auditorium with yellow cards, - referee on their side – no penalty against Tores, but light touch shoe to shoe of Drogba and penalty kick?? (which Cech saved!) - leading goal 5 min before the end - missed penalty by Mata in ... 0

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Open letter to Joachim Löw, German football coach

football, game strategy, Germany, World Cup (After loosing 0:1 to Spain in semi-finals and not qualifying for the World Cup 2010 finals.) . You must go, Herr Löw! For cowardly ruining a chance that comes once in quarter of a century. For destroying a dream not only of a whole German nation but also many friends around the world: “The ganze Welt drückt uns die Daumen!” For destroying a dream of a whole German nation as remember in times of crisis the only ... 2

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