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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Jurgen Klopp

Champions League: A tactician, man-manager and darling of the press - Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp is rightly drawing comparisons with Jose Mourinho

Dortmund are on the verge of a place in the Champions League final - an unthinkable position just a few years ago

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.

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