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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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

Lewandowski in action for Bayern Munich

Bundesliga preview: Borussia Dortmund have chance to get ahead of rivals Bayern Munich

The new season kicks off in Germany on Friday - but will Bayern suffer their traditional World Cup hangover?

Thomas Muller trains with Germany ahead of the World Cup final

World Cup 2014 final - Germany vs Argentina preview: Thomas Muller - the everyday superstar

Germany’s most effective player is no flashy celebrity like Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar or Arjen Robben but just an ordinary bloke

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