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50,000 Bundesliga goals 17/02/2017

If Freiburg had played on Friday it might have been Nils Petersen that had the honour of scoring the 50,000th goal in the history of the Bundesliga. But as luck would have it this would be the weekend their game is the top game meaning they don’t play until Saturday evening. Maybe if things went perfectly Nils could score goal number 50,014. As things stand it was instead Karim Bellarabi who with his first goal of the season got the honour, recieving a specially made cake and trophy as well. I may not feel like writing much but this is the kind of landmark you can’t ignore, regardless of who the player in question is. Still as least as it wasn’t Stefan Kiessling, anyone would be better than him scoring such a goal.

Karim Bellarabi goal – FC Augsburg v Bayer Leverkusen 2016/17 – 50,000th goal in the history of the Bundesliga

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DFB Pressekonferenz 17/05/2016: Joachim Löw nominiert EM-Kader

Manuel Neuer - EM 2016 Kader Bernd Leno - EM 2016 Kader Marc Andre ter Stegen - EM 2016 Kader Die Mannschaft - EM Kader 2016 - TorJerome Boateng - EM 2016 Kader Emre Can - EM 2016 Kader Jonas Hector - EM 2016 Kader Benedikt Höwedes – EM 2016 Kader Mats Hummels - EM 2016 Kader Shkodran Mustafi - EM 2016 Kader Sebastian Rudy - EM 2016 Kader Antonio Rüdiger - EM 2016 Kader Die Mannschaft - EM Kader 2016 - AbwehrKarim Bellarabi - EM 2016 Kader Julian Brandt - EM 2016 Kader Julian Draxler - EM 2016 Kader Mario Götze - EM 2016 Kader Mario Gomez -EM 2016 Kader Sami Khedira - EM 2016 Kader Joshua Kimmich - EM 2016 Kader Toni Kroos - EM 2016 Kader Thomas Müller - EM 2016 Kader Mesut Özil - EM 2016 Kader Lukas Podolski - EM 2016 Kader Marco Reus - EM 2016 Kader Leroy Sane - EM 2016 Kader Andre Schürrle - EM 2016 Kader Bastian Schweinsteiger- EM 2016 Kader Julian Weigl - EM 2016 Kader Die Mannschaft - EM Kader 2016 - Mittelfeld-AngriffDie Mannschaft - EM Kader 2016

Tag zwei in Berlin: Training und Anprobe/Mittagsmagazin 23/03/2016

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Joachim Löw – Mittagsmagazin 1 Joachim Löw – Mittagsmagazin 2 Matthias Ginter - Mittagsmagazin 1 Thomas Müller - Mittagsmagazin 1 Thomas Müller - Mittagsmagazin 2 Joachim Löw – Mittagsmagazin 3

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DFB Cards 2016 – Part 2

Bastian Schweinsteiger – die Mannschaft 2016 card 1 Bastian Schweinsteiger – die Mannschaft 2016 card 2 Sami Khedira – die Mannschaft 2016 card 1 Sami Khedira – die Mannschaft 2016 card 2 Ilkay Gündogan – die Mannschaft 2016 card 1 Ilkay Gündogan – die Mannschaft 2016 card 2 Christoph Kramer – die Mannschaft 2016 card 1 Christoph Kramer – die Mannschaft 2016 card 2 Thomas Müller– die Mannschaft 2016 card 1 Thomas Müller– die Mannschaft 2016 card 2 Mario Götze – die Mannschaft 2016 card 1 Mario Götze – die Mannschaft 2016 card 2 Toni Kroos – die Mannschaft 2016 card 1 Toni Kroos – die Mannschaft 2016 card 2 Mesut Özil – die Mannschaft 2016 card 1 Mesut Özil – die Mannschaft 2016 card 2 Lukas Podolski – die Mannschaft 2016 card 1 Lukas Podolski – die Mannschaft 2016 card 2 Marco Reus – die Mannschaft 2016 card 1 Marco Reus – die Mannschaft 2016 card 2 Karim Bellarabi – die Mannschaft 2016 card 1 Karim Bellarabi – die Mannschaft 2016 card 2 Leroy Sane – die Mannschaft 2016 card 1 Leroy Sane – die Mannschaft 2016 card 2 Andre Schürrle – die Mannschaft 2016 card 1 Andre Schürrle – die Mannschaft 2016 card 2 Julian Draxler – die Mannschaft 2016 card 1 Julian Draxler – die Mannschaft 2016 card 2 Max Kruse – die Mannschaft 2016 card 1 Max Kruse – die Mannschaft 2016 card 2 Kevin Volland – die Mannschaft 2016 card 1 Kevin Volland – die Mannschaft 2016 card 2 Mario Gomez – die Mannschaft 2016 card 1 Mario Gomez – die Mannschaft 2016 card 2

Advent Calendar Day 12: The Man from Cottbus, Speedy Karim & Papa Sokratis

Behind door number twelve in the Freiburg calendar was striker Tim Kleindienst who joined Freiburg in the summer from Energie Cottbus which is also the former club of his fellow striker Nils Petersen. Random Jogi tangent, Cottbus is team who VfB Stuttgart played in the DFB Pokal final of 1996/97, Stuttgart beat them 2-0, Jogi winning his first trophy as a coach. In the DFB one was the card of quick footed winger Karim Bellarabi. He’s speedy in more ways than one, not only is he quick footed but he holds the record of having scored the fastest ever Bundesliga goal. Said goal was scored just nine seconds after kick off against Borussia Dortmund in the 2014-15 season.

It’s very fitting that I get Bellarabi’s card today, he and Leverkusen brought to an end the reign of Andre Schubert’s lucky green sweater, beating his Gladbach side quite spectacularly so in a 5-0 rout. Since he took over Lucien Favre he’s worn that green hoodie for every domestic game and they haven’t lost any of them not until now. It was a much needed victory for Leverkusen after getting knocked out of the Champions League in midweek, in addition they’ve been struggling for form in the league so it will have been a considerable boost to their confidence.

And last but not least in the Dortmund calendar was Greek defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos, helpfully nicknamed Papa and the subject of one of my most favourite GIFs:

Thomas_Tuchel_celebrates_Dortmund_v_MainzKarim Bellarabi - DFB card 2015-16 1 Karim Bellarabi - DFB card 2015-16 2 Sokratis - Dortmund advent calendarToday went much the same as yesterday did, a late night because of getting carried away with a new adventure, this time for Jogi and Hansi. Difference is this time I didn’t get up in time for the game, I missed the first five minutes. Good thing it was only KSC’s game and not Freiburg’s, I can’t make the same mistake tomorrow.

Today Bayern played Ingolstadt, I only saw some of the game, it wasn’t a lot of fun to watch but I don’t think that matters. I couldn’t think of anything but the impending draw for the Euro 2016 groups. I’m happy that not only did I get a video of a Jogi interview from the news but I got all of my wishes in regard to who didn’t want to be in Germany’s group. Jogi himself said that he didn’t have any preferences, neither do I, but there were  a few teams I did want to avoid. Not because they are tough teams to beat but for my own reasons. Most important of all I wanted Albania not to be in Germany’s group so I don’t have to root against them. It’s a very strange quirk of fate in that Albania have been drawn in the same group as Switzerland. Strange because Freiburg midfielder Amir Abrashi is of Albanian descent but he grew up in Switzerland and he considers himself Swiss. Yet he plays his international football for Albania, not out of a sense of connection with his homeland but because of practical issues. The Swiss team has several talented midfielders, it would take a while for him to break his way into the team, so he opted to play for Albania instead. I’m very happy that they qualified and even more happy that they aren’t in Germany’s group. Assuming Abrashi makes the squad for the tournament and that Mehmedi does for Switzerland then the current Freiburger will be facing off against the former Freiburger.

Germany’s group is ok, Ukraine, Poland and Northern Ireland are the teams in their group. They’ll obviously be the favourites to win the group but they can’t take anything for granted. It’s nice in a sense that Poland are in Germany’s group because they were in Germany’s group for the very first tournament that Jogi was involved in, back in 2006 when he was Klinsmann’s assistant. Given that next year will be his tenth year in charge it’s very fitting somehow.

To get back to the topic of Bayern’s game, it may not have been much fun but Philipp Lahm’s goal certainly was. The last time he scored for Bayern was last season when they beat Bremen 6-0. It was his celebration with Thomas Müller that I particularly liked:

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Ireland v Germany – 2nd half – The Löw Highlights

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Ankunft der Spieler in Frankfurt/Impressionen vom Training

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