Five Things from Matchdays 27-29: Shocks, subs and goals

After a ton of football, we’ve had a chance for a breather following the English week (for the uninitiated – a German term for when football is played in midweek), a chance to reflect on where we are in the 2. Bundesliga. In truth, the last week of games hasn’t really settled much in theContinue reading “Five Things from Matchdays 27-29: Shocks, subs and goals”

2. Bundesliga Report – Stuttgart 3-2 Hamburg: González and Castro inspire Die Roten to comeback win

Nicólas González inspired VfB Stuttgart to a 3-2 win in their big promotion clash with Hamburger SV, who they move above back into second in the table. They had been poor in the first half with Hamburg going 2-0 up through Joel Pohjanpalo and an Aaron Hunt penalty. Wataru Endo then got on back, GonzálezContinue reading “2. Bundesliga Report – Stuttgart 3-2 Hamburg: González and Castro inspire Die Roten to comeback win”

2. Bundesliga Preview – Stuttgart vs Hamburg: Off-colour giants’ crucial meeting

Two wounded giants are set to go head-to-head in the 2. Bundesliga on Thursday night. VfB Stuttgart, in ‘crisis’ after two defeats on the spin and fully behind their manager, face off against a Hamburger SV side that remain anxious about their promotion hopes, despite lying in second coming into this matchday*. The pressure inContinue reading “2. Bundesliga Preview – Stuttgart vs Hamburg: Off-colour giants’ crucial meeting”

2. Bundesliga Report – Hamburg 0-0 Bielefeld: Neither side takes advantage of Stuttgart slip

The big match of the weekend in the 2. Bundesliga between Hamburger SV and Arminia Bielefeld remained goalless on Sunday. Neither side was able to make a decisive blow at the top of the table although Hamburg had the better chances to put daylight between themselves at VfB Stuttgart. No decisive blow in promotion raceContinue reading “2. Bundesliga Report – Hamburg 0-0 Bielefeld: Neither side takes advantage of Stuttgart slip”

2. Bundesliga Preview – Fürth vs Hamburg: Tough test for the Kleeblatt

By the time SpVgg Greuther Fürth and Hamburger SV take the field on Sunday, we will already have a sense of the impact on the ‘ghost games’ behind closed doors in the 2. Bundesliga, returning after a two-month break due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Nevertheless, this will be a strange experience for the twoContinue reading “2. Bundesliga Preview – Fürth vs Hamburg: Tough test for the Kleeblatt”