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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

Bayern Munich send out a message with 7-0 victory over Werder Bremen, and are preparing to send out another against Manchester City

Pep Guardiola's side are becoming judged on how heavy a defeat they can inflict

Juergen Klopp

Borussia Dortmund v Bayern Munich preview: Despite an injury crisis, Juergen Klopp will not make excuses

Mats Hummels and Marcel Schmelzer took knocks during Germany's 1-0 win over England, joining an already lengthy injury list

Sami Khedira of Germany calls for assistance after sustaining an injury against Italy

Germany will feel the loss of Sami Khedira more keenly than Real Madrid

The holding midfielder was one of only a few guaranteed a place in the starting line-up

Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness is reduced to tears at the club's annual general meeting

Amid the Bayern Munich celebrations after a remarkable year, Uli Hoeness is reduced to tears over his ongoing tax scandal

The president of the treble winners has been overwhelmed with the solidarity the club has displayed

Dortmund fans

Borussia Dortmund apologise after mistaking Bayern Munich fans for their own in club's winter catalogue

The embarrassing mistake was due to 'human error' say the Champions League runners-up

Eintracht Braunschweig coach Torsten Lieberknecht

Local hero Torsten Lieberknecht draws praise for his Eintracht Braunschweig approach from Borussia Dortmund manager Jürgen Klopp

Klopp has been the centre of attention in recent weeks but Braunschweig's rather unnoticed coach is going about things just like his old Mainz 05 team-mate

Stefan Kiessling's header goes through a hole in the net as it hits the side netting, giving Bayer Leverkusen a 2-1 win over Hoffenheim

From 'Phantomtor' to criticising Joachim Löw - how Stefan Kiessling is being turned into the meaning of controversy

Germany also had it's own 'ghost goal' recently after Watford complained that goal-line technology should be introduced to the Football League

Kevin Prince Boateng could return from a knee injury to face Chelsea in the Champions League

Schalke v Chelsea: Knobbly knees and wobbly form, but the Königsblauen pose a real threat to Blues' qualification hopes

German side will look to Kevin Prince Boateng and the likes to continue their spotless start ahead of Champions League encounter at the Veltins Arena

Andre Schurrle celebrates during the 5-3 win over Sweden

Despite making life tougher for Andre Schurrle, why are Germany indebted to Chelsea?

The youngster scored a hat-trick in last night's match against Sweden

Stefan Kießling

Germany coach Joachim Löw refuses to bow to pressure to pick Stefan Kießling

Kießling is the in-form striker in the Bundesliga, but despite injuries, isn't given a chance

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