What's new in the Bundesliga world this week? After 13 years Klaus Allofs is saying goodbye to Bremen to become the new sports director at Wolfsburg. What does that mean for Bremen, Wolfsburg, their opponents and everyone else in the league? Will it have any effect?
So far this season all the attention was on Bayern, Schalke and Frankfurt. But Leverkusen were slowly making their way up the table until last weekend's 3:1 loss in Wolfsburg. Now they face high-flying Schalke.
Bayern are cruising in the Bundesliga and the Champions League. They brushed aside Valencia, Schalke and Lille. And what about lowly Nuremberg? The statistics aren't good. Nuremberg have won just once in the last 18 games against Bayern. Looks like another 3 points for the league leaders.
Dante is not a magician with his feet. He even described himself as a "soldier". That's why Bayern took him on board. He follows in the footsteps of other great Brazilian central defenders at Bayern such as Lucio and Jorginho. We ask Dante what it's like to be a mainstay at one of the biggest clubs in the world. And what about the World Cup on his home soil in 2012?
Hoffenheim was at the top of the table over the Christmas break in 2008. Later that season Wolfsburg shocked the league and took the title. But it's been downhill since then. Today both clubs are struggling and desperately need three points.
Dortmund are trailing Bayern Munich by 11 points. Is it time to start the big comeback like last year? They have 23 games left to make up 11 points. Last season in the last 23 games they picked up 12 points more than Bayern. Game on?
The remaining fixtures in round 12