Kit Holden

Kit Holden writes on German Football for The Independent and Der Tagesspiegel. He is also a co-editor of online magazine Bundesliga Football UK.

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Pep Guardiola

Is Pep Guardiola the right man for Bayern Munich? Row with Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt has raised the question

The German champions must overturn a 3-1 deficit against Porto to advance in the Champions League

The 2013 Champions League final has led to the encounter being named 'Der Klassiker'

Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich: 'Der Klassiker' remains as anticipated as ever, but it would be better not to believe the hype

The 2013 Champions League final hes led to the rivalry taking on more than it actually represents

Bas Dost: The best striker in Europe you've never heard of

Wolfsburg striker has 13 goals in eight matches this year - after asking to leave in December

Roberto Di Matteo

How is Roberto Di Matteo performing in the Bundesliga with Schalke?

With a Champions League tie with Real Madrid on the horizon Di Matteo is beginning to carve out an image for himself in Germany - one that served him well when he guided Chelsea to the trophy

Pep Guardiola to Qatar: It's not as barmy as it sounds... but we won't know anything until at least the summer

COMMENT: The Spaniard is keeping his cards close to his chest, like usual

Dresden is believed to be the club most affected by meth use

Can you kick it? Bundesliga gives you wonderful atmospheres, old-fashioned terraces, cheap beer and the odd line of crystal meth

Growing use of addictive drug is beginning to marr the Bundesliga’s success story

Head coach Pep Guardiola talks to Arjen Robben in Doha

Arjen Robben flips at Mario Gotze as Bayern Munich ignore political pressures to go on money-spinning trip to Qatar

The German champions are spending their winter break in the 2022 World Cup host country

Thorgan Hazard: Chelsea loanee, younger brother of Eden, enchanting at Borussia Monchengladbach

Young Belgian averaging a goal every 87 minutes

Martin Odegaard in action for Norway
Jurgen Klopp

Borussia Dortmund are 13th in Bundesliga and 10 point behind Bayern Munich already - so what's going on?

The other team in the two horse race with Bayern Munich have already lost four times in the league this season

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Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
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At dawn, the young remember the young

A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
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Follow the money as never before

Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
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The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents
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The architect of the HeForShe movement and head of UN Women on the world's failure to combat domestic violence
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Paula Radcliffe's farewell to the London Marathon will be a family affair
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