1. Germany vs. Greece Euro 2012: Thoughts on a Fantastic Quarterfinal

    In the group stages, Germany provided us with three very different performances. In the quarterfinal, Germany showed us another dimension to their play, a dimension we already knew of but had yet to see...

    Samrin Hasib Written by Samrin Hasib about 2 years ago 785 reads 16 comments

  2. Euro 2012 Quarterfinal Preview: Germany vs Greece

    Perfection is difficult to achieve. Germany, the youngest squad in the tournament, is the only team to have maintained a perfect record in the group stages...

    Samrin Hasib Written by Samrin Hasib about 2 years ago 2,791 reads 10 comments

  3. Germany: Thoughts on the 1-2 Win over Denmark and the Group Stages

    First of all, congratulations to Joachim Loew’s men for coming through a very tough group unscathed. The Germans really won the three games in different manners, and I will reflect on that later in the article...

    Samrin Hasib Written by Samrin Hasib about 2 years ago 526 reads 0 comments

  4. Euro 2012 Group Stage Preview: Germany vs. Denmark

    In what is a very unfortunate scenario, Germany could get knocked out despite having two wins to their name. However, they are the only side with their fate in their own hands...

    Samrin Hasib Written by Samrin Hasib about 2 years ago 2,947 reads 6 comments

  5. Netherlands vs. Germany: Thoughts on the Germans' Highly Entertaining Victory

    Jakub Blaszczykowski and Lukasz Piszczek combined for Poland’s equalizer against Russia in their 1-1 draw—that was a goal "made in Borussia Dortmund...

    Samrin Hasib Written by Samrin Hasib about 2 years ago 1,325 reads 5 comments

  6. Euro 2012 Group Stage Preview: Germany vs. Netherlands

    After what turned out to be a difficult afternoon for the Germans and a rather boring one for the fans, Germany will take on the Netherlands. The Germans will have a chance to knock out their most hated rival from Euro 2012 ...

    Samrin Hasib Written by Samrin Hasib about 2 years ago 2,002 reads 5 comments

  7. Euro 2012: Thoughts on Germany's 1-0 Victory over Portugal

    Germany's manager Joachim Loew made two brave decisions prior to the match against Portugal on Saturday that many had put beyond the coach before. One of them paid off right from the get go; the other one almost didn't...

    Samrin Hasib Written by Samrin Hasib about 2 years ago 820 reads 31 comments

  8. Euro 2012 Group Stage Preview: Germany vs Portugal

    Germany and Portugal have played each other in two of the previous three international tournaments. Germany played Portugal both times during a time when this Portuguese side was at their peak...

    Samrin Hasib Written by Samrin Hasib about 2 years ago 2,410 reads 6 comments

  9. A Look at Germany Ahead of Euro 2012: Can They Finally Lift a Trophy?

    Before we look ahead to Euro 2012 , let’s take a look back at Euro 2008. For Germany, that campaign really didn’t promise much. They came with an experienced side resembling that of 2006...

    Samrin Hasib Written by Samrin Hasib about 2 years ago 946 reads 7 comments

  10. Thoughts on Germany's 2-0 Win over Israel

    On a day where the rain poured down over Philipp Lahm and his counterparts, Germany managed to produce a good showing and earn a win which, in truth, flattered Israel...

    Samrin Hasib Written by Samrin Hasib about 2 years ago 1,409 reads 4 comments

  11. Thoughts on Germany's Starting 11 for Euros and Loss to the Swiss

    In a somewhat strange game, the Swiss hammered the Germans 5-3. Ottmar Hitzfeld's game plan was perfectly executed by the Swiss, who, if they had been more clinical, could have gone home with at least one more goal...

    Samrin Hasib Written by Samrin Hasib about over 2 years ago 4,365 reads 28 comments

  12. FC Bayern München: A Look Back at the Champions League Final and the Season

    Here is a new nickname for my team: "The Chokers." We all know Dutch players are some of the biggest chokers in the world. When Arjen Robben steps up to take a penalty, you know he will choke...

    Samrin Hasib Written by Samrin Hasib about over 2 years ago 2,577 reads 86 comments

  13. UEFA Champions League Final Preview: FC Bayern München vs. Chelsea FC

    With under three days to go, I have finally decided to preview the match. Before I start off, Chelsea fans could be a bit disappointed when they read this preview because this will be mostly about Bayern...

    Samrin Hasib Written by Samrin Hasib about over 2 years ago 2,501 reads 9 comments

  14. FC Bayern Munich: A Look Back at the Disastrous German Cup Final

    I started writing at about the hour mark of the final, when the score was 4-1. Gomez just ended up in the back of the net with the ball somewhere behind him. It will be rather amazing if Bayern is crowned European champion next week...

    Samrin Hasib Written by Samrin Hasib about over 2 years ago 3,229 reads 78 comments

  15. DFB Pokal Final Preview: Borussia Dortmund- FC Bayern München

    Trips to Berlin are always fun. Bayern scored six the last time they visited the Olympiastadion, Hertha's home ground. Hertha themselves have a two-legged play-off to contest against Düsseldorf to stay up in the Bundesliga...

    Samrin Hasib Written by Samrin Hasib about over 2 years ago 1,489 reads 11 comments

  16. FC Bayern Munich: Random Thoughts and a Look Back at Match-Day 34

    Bayern fans are probably feeling quite anxious ahead of the next week and a half or so. Two gigantic finals take place ahead in the coming two Saturdays, the first of which is the German Cup final or as we know it the DFB Pokal...

    Samrin Hasib Written by Samrin Hasib about over 2 years ago 1,693 reads 14 comments

  17. FC Bayern Munich: Review of Stuttgart Game, Preview of Koln Game and Contracts

    The football FC Bayern Munich played against Stuttgart was awfully easy on the eye. Considering the team rested more than half of its starters, it was a nice feeling to know that the standard of attack hadn't dipped...

    Samrin Hasib Written by Samrin Hasib about over 2 years ago 631 reads 6 comments

  18. FC Bayern Munich: A Magical Night in Madrid, a Look Ahead to Stuttgart

    When Andries Jonker became the caretaker manager of Bayern Munich last season, he was given a simple task. All he had to do was take Bayern to the Champions League. Bayern at that point was fourth in the league...

    Samrin Hasib Written by Samrin Hasib about over 2 years ago 884 reads 11 comments

  19. UEFA Champions League Second Leg Preview: Real Madrid vs. FC Bayern München

    In today's times, Jose Mourinho is the poster boy of football. His Madrid side is aiming for "La Decima"—their 10th European Cup. It has been 10 years since they claimed their last one...

    Samrin Hasib Written by Samrin Hasib about over 2 years ago 2,607 reads 19 comments

  20. FC Bayern: Thoughts from the Match Against Real Madrid; a Look Ahead to Bremen

    "Full marks for persistence," said the commentator commenting on the network on which I was watching the game...

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  21. UEFA Champions League Semifinal Preview: Bayern Munich vs. Real Madrid

    The treble dream has disappeared for Bayern as a draw against Mainz has seen them go eight points behind Borussia Dortmund with three matches to go. A rather unmotivated Bayern side took to the pitch against Mainz...

    Samrin Hasib Written by Samrin Hasib about over 2 years ago 3,097 reads 40 comments

  22. FC Bayern Munich: Thoughts from the Dortmund Game; Preview of Mainz Game

    Do you know the phrase that I dislike most in football? "Mathematically possible." Why can't the DFB just hand the title to Dortmund and get on with things? The Ruhr derby takes place this week between Schalke and Dortmund...

    Samrin Hasib Written by Samrin Hasib about over 2 years ago 1,077 reads 10 comments

  23. FC Bayern Munich: A Look Back at the Derby and a Look Ahead to Dortmund

    Derbies are tight affairs; they are all about bragging rights. Augsburg came into the match unbeaten in their last six, but left with a loss and plenty of pride. Bastian Schweinsteiger shunned questions meant to disrespect Augsburg after the match...

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  24. FC Bayern: Review of QF Tie Against Marseille, Preview of Derby and More!

    Olic, Olic, Ivica Olic! Jupp Heynckes made some rather surprising changes to the team against Marseille. Arjen Robben and Mario Gomez were both rested. Ivica Olic and Anatoliy Tymoschchuk slotted into the team...

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  25. FC Bayern: Review of the Bavarian Derby; Preview of the Game Against Marseille

    Derbies tend to be exciting affairs. They tend to be more exciting when three points signify more than a win for either side. This was the case for Bayern on Saturday...

    Samrin Hasib Written by Samrin Hasib about over 2 years ago 443 reads 7 comments