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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Robert Lewandowski celebrates after putting four goals past Real Madrid

Borussia Dortmund hero Robert Lewandowski expected to follow Mario Gotze to Bayern Munich

The Polish striker scored four goals against Real Madrid last night

Mario Gotze

The transfer of Mario Gotze is a sledgehammer blow to the Bundesliga

Bayern Munich appear to be flexing their muscles with the €37m deal for the Borussia Dortmund playmaker

Company Karma: How football is bringing war torn societies together

Sportswear company hummels' calculated philanthropy is helping amputees in Sierra Leone to a women's team in Afghanistan

Xherdan Shaqiri and Dante of celebrate winning the Bundesliga after the match against Eintracht Frankfurt at the weekend

Despite winning the Bundesliga in record style, Bayern Munich still have much to prove

Bayern have been crowned champions with six games still to play in the season – a record in the Bundesliga.

Joachim Loew, head coach of the German national football

Oliver Bierhoff: Germany winning the 2014 World Cup is 'something of an impossibility'

For the German press, Bierhoff’s statement was an unexpected, even unwelcome attack of realism. The second most powerful man in the national team setup had effectively written the Germans off more than a year before the tournament’s opening.

Greek footballer's Nazi salute: Katidis is probably not a fascist. But he is certainly an idiot

The player's insistence that he did not know the meaning of the gesture seems ridiculous

Thomas Mueller

'A dampener amidst all the sunshine': The reaction in Germany to Bayern Munich v Arsenal

Arsenal won 2-0 on Munich but Bayern progressed to the quarter-finals of the Champions League on away goals

Heung-min Son

Heung-min Son: The next 'Shinji Kagawa' coveted by Tottenham, Liverpool and Arsenal

When a player shines in the Bundesliga, it is only a matter of time before he is linked with a move to one of two destinations: Munich or England.

Bayern Munich are like the Chinese: War of words breaks out between Bayern and Borussia Dortmund

Whichever side of the fence you fall on, it is thoroughly entertaining. And yet, under the cloud of mind games and exchanged insults lies a more pertinent truth.

The Bayern Munich team acknowledge their fans after the victory over Arsenal

'Are you watching Queenie?': The German media reaction to Bayern Munich's victory over Arsenal

Jack Wilshere and Lukas Podolski picked out as only star performers in Arsenal side

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Creative geniuses who peaked too soon

After the death of Sandy Wilson, 90, who wrote his only hit musical in his twenties, John Walsh wonders what it's like to peak too soon and go on to live a life more ordinary
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Salomé: A head for seduction

Salomé's feminine wiles have inspired writers, painters and musicians for 2,000 years. Now audiences can meet the Biblical femme fatale in two new stage and screen projects
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British Library celebrates all things Gothic

Forthcoming exhibition Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination will be the UK's largest ever celebration of Gothic literature
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Is the Hard Rock Café worth fighting for?

The restaurant chain's owners are currently embroiled in a bitter legal dispute
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Caribbean cuisine is becoming increasingly popular in the UK ... and there's more to it than jerk chicken at carnival
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11 best face powders

Sweep away shiny skin with our pick of the best pressed and loose powder bases
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Roy Hodgson's hands tied by exploding top flight

Lack of Englishmen at leading Premier League clubs leaves manager hamstrung
Angel Di Maria and Cristiano Ronaldo: A tale of two Manchester United No 7s

Di Maria and Ronaldo: A tale of two Manchester United No 7s

They both inherited the iconic shirt at Old Trafford, but the £59.7m new boy is joining a club in a very different state
Israel-Gaza conflict: No victory for Israel despite weeks of death and devastation

Robert Fisk: No victory for Israel despite weeks of devastation

Palestinians have won: they are still in Gaza, and Hamas is still there
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Unlikely friends: Mary Beard and the troll who called her a ‘filthy old slut’

The Cambridge University classicist even wrote the student a character reference
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