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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Javi Martinez

Barcelona vs Bayern Munich: Javi Martinez return could be more important in this semi-final than masked man Robert Lewandowski

The defensive minded player might get less headlines than his more attacking peers, but he could be the difference in the Champions League semi-finals

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

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