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Five surprising Bundesliga statistics from this season

Bundesliga football is back with a bang following the mid-season break to accommodate the Qatar World Cup. Bayern Munich are, as ever, leading the way, continuing their hunt for an 11th consecutive title. Surprise packages Freiburg are four points behind as the next closest challengers, while RB Leipzig and Eintracht Frankfurt are close behind. Ahead…

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Why throwback midfielder Goretzka could be Flick’s greatest masterstroke

It wasn’t too long ago that most teams across Europe had at least one box-to-box midfielder in their team. The sort of player to make a crunching tackle on the edge of their own area before arriving late to finish off a team move just moments later. However, football is perpetually evolving and the demands…

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Why Thiago might be the sprinkling of midfield stardust that Liverpool need

Liverpool are reigning champions of the Premier League, Europe and the world. Jurgen Klopp, with the help of Michael Edwards and the recruitment team, has put the Reds back on their perch and it’s happened without the club spending eye-watering fees on a regular basis.  Yes, the club did part with close to £130million to…

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How assist king Müller has mastered the De Bruyne role for Bayern

It’s ironic that Thomas Müller, a man who made a position famous, is now thriving in a role usually associated with Kevin De Bruyne. The Bayern Munich academy graduate is, and always has been, a Raumdeuter. In English, it roughly translates as an interpreter of space. Teams didn’t know how to handle the German or…

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