BVB Review: Hummels Fans’ Player of Year


As the club awaits the release of the 1.Bundesliga fixtures tomorrow, a spokesman for the official Dortmund supporters’ club has announced that club captain Mats Hummels is the Fans’ Player of the Year for the second successive season.

The Dortmund Best XI for the past season has also been named, with no great surprises as First Team Manager Gray Surman’s strongest eleven all being represented, including summer signings Lars Bender, top scorer Stevan Jovetic, and André Schürrle.

The substitutes were named as Heinz Lindner, Felipe Santana, Dennis Praet, Ivan Perisic, Robert Lewandowski, Andreas Beck, and Viktor Fischer. Mario Götze finished the season as the leading assist creator in 1.Bundesliga with eleven.


Bundesliga on Sunday: Ref Rage for Gladbach


Borussia Mönchengladbach were furious with referee Sascha Stegemann after he didn’t award a late penalty in their match at Hertha Berlin. Igor de Camargo had cancelled out Mamadou Bah’s opener for the hosts, and he was clearly tripped in the box in the 87th minute but Stegemann waved away his appeals.

In today’s other Bundesliga fixture, Fabian Johnson was sent-off for Hoffenheim midway through the first-half at Mainz, which ended with the hosts firing in two goals in stoppage time through Malik Fathi and Adam Szalai. Roberto Firmino pulled a late goal back for the visitors. Mainz climb a place to 10th, while everyone else stays where they are.

Artjoms Rudnevs wins the T-Mobile Spieler des Tages Award after his hat-trick helped fire Hamburg to a 4-1 win at Augsburg on Saturday. Neven Subotic makes the Team of the Week for his performance in Dortmund’s 3-0 win at Bayern Munich.


  Friday 01 May

  (Schweinsteiger m/pen 55)       Jovetic 23, pen 82
                                  Schürrle 62
                                  (Jovetic m/pen 52)

  Saturday 02 May

                   AUGSBURG  1-4  HAMBURGER SV
          Diekmeier og 45+3       Rudnevs 31, 42, 47
                                  Heung-Min 78

                  Occéan 62       Hlousek 3, 52
                   Meier 81

                  Musona 33       Nikolic 17
                                  Sobiech 20

                SC FREIBURG  1-0  BAYER LEVERKUSEN
             Rosenthal 90+1       (Fernandes s/o 22)

                    SCHALKE  1-1  VFB STUTTGART
                  Machado 6       Boka 29

            Füllkrug 62, 73       Jönsson 15
              Matuszczyk 81       (Ortigoza s/o 59)

  Sunday 03 May

                     Bah 53       De Camargo 79

                  FSV MAINZ  2-1  TSG HOFFENHEIM
                   Fathi 45       Firmino 84
                Szalai 45+2       (Johnson s/o 22)


Felipe Santana: B’Liga Player of the Week


Felipe Santana’s two-goal, clean-sheet display in Dortmund’s 3-0 win at Hertha Berlin on Saturday has won him the Spieler des Tages award, the sixth time that a player from BVB has been the recipient this season.

Mats Hummels, Robert Lewandowski (twice), Ivan Perisic, and Roman Weidenfeller have been awarded the honour for Dortmund so far this campaign. Santana is joined in the T-Mobile Elf de Woche by Mario Götze.


Ivan Perisic Named Player of the Week


Hat-trick hero Ivan Perisic has been named as T-Mobile Spieler des Tages for matchday twenty-seven after his treble, including a potential goal of the month contender, helped Dortmund go top with a 4-2 win over Fortuna Düsseldorf on Sunday.

The 26 year-old Croatian – last season’s Bundesliga Player of the Year – has scored ten goals in 38 competitive appearances (20 starts) for club and country so far this season. It’s the twentieth award this season to be handed out, and he’s the fifth recipient from BVB, with back-to-back wins for Dortmund players after Robert Lewandowski won the honour last week.

The bulk of the Team of the Week is made up of the Werder Bremen defence who kept a clean sheet at Augsburg.


Bundesliga Review: Matchday #26


A Robert Lewandowski hat-trick won the 146th Revierderby for Dortmund in their 3-1 win at Schalke on Saturday that moved them level with their big rivals at the top of the table as BVB went home with all three points. His performance earned him the Spieler des Tages award.

Bottom-side Hannover beat second-place Leverkusen thanks to a Kim Ojo goal inside the final five minutes after they weathered something of a storm from the visitors. That gave Wolfsburg the chance to move into the top three with victory over high-flying Hamburg, and they duly obliged with a 2-0 win.

Nürnberg got their first win in five with a turnaround 2-1 win at Werder Bremen, who were denied a last-minute equaliser by a hotly-contested offside call that video replays have shown to be extremely generous to the defence.

Stuttgart are without a win in five as they slipped-up at home to Gladbach, while Hoffenheim lost 2-1 at Düsseldorf and will be without Gibril Sankoh for the rest of the season as he dislocated a shoulder landing awkwardly in stoppage time.

The weekend began with a 2-0 win for Frankfurt at home to Mainz who responded by firing 80 year-old manager Karl-Heinz Feldkamp, while Sunday saw a Mario Gómez brace seal a win for Bayern at Freiburg, while Hertha and Augsburg didn’t do themselves any favours in their relegation six-pointer with a 1-1 draw.

Bundesliga action returns on Friday with Leverkusen at home to Stuttgart, while Bayern are in action on Wednesday at Benfica (1-1) in the Champions League, and Dortmund and Mainz fly the flag for Germany in the Europa League against Ajax and Lazio respectively on Thursday night.


               DÜSSELDORF  2-1  HOFFENHEIM
                Rafael 54       Gregoritsch 73
                Wagner 76

                FRANKFURT  2-0  MAINZ
               Voronin 55
               Celozzi 65

                 FREIBURG  0-2  BAYERN MUNICH
                                Gómez 50, 90+3

                 HANNOVER  1-0  BAYER LEVERKUSEN
                   Ojo 86

            HERTHA BERLIN  1-1  AUGSBURG
          Alper Uludag 44       Oehrl 35

                  SCHALKE  1-3  BORUSSIA DORTMUND
                Farfán 18       Lewandowski 7, 37, 38

                                Hanke 41

            WERDER BREMEN  1-2  NÜRNBERG
            Schäfer og 16       Klose 21
                                Berg 75

                WOLFSBURG  2-0  HAMBURG
                  Dost 14
               Jönsson 47


Lindner in Bundesliga Team of the Week


lindnerHeinz Lindner has been selected in T-Mobile’s Bundesliga Team of the Week, after his excellent performance in goal for Dortmund’s 1-0 win at Werder Bremen yesterday, his fifth clean sheet in 10 competitive games for BVB since his £2.5m move from Everton.

Player of the Week went to Marcus Berg after his hat-trick saw Nürnberg beat Augsburg 3-1 today, and five Schalke players are included after their 6-0 win over Düsseldorf.