The 2013–14 Bundesliga was 51st season of the Bundesliga, Germany’s leading football league. The season started on 9 August 2013 plus the final match day was on 10th May 2014. The winter break began on 23rd December 2013 plus ended on 24 January 2014. Bayern Munich was the defending champs. Bayern authoritatively clinched the competition on 25 March 2014 afterward defeating Hertha BSC, on 27th match day of the season. This breaks their preceding record from previous season, wherever Bayern settled the Bundesliga on match day 28.
A whole of 18 teams were contesting the league, counting 15 edges from the 2012–13 season plus two sides promoted straight from the2012–13 2. Fortuna Düsseldorf plus Greuther Fürth were referred from the Bundesliga afterward a single season plus were substituted by Hertha Berlin, 2. Bundesliga champs and second place Eintracht Braunschweig. Hertha made an instant return to the topmost level, but Eintracht prepared their first arrival after 28 years in second and third levels. The final contestant was determined in the two-legged contest, in which 16th positioned Bundesliga sideways TSG 1899 Hoffenheim beaten 1.
Afterward the first round of games, Hertha BSC was in first position and Eintracht Frankfurt was in the 18th place. Afterward 17 rounds, the season extended its halfway mark. Bayern Munich was in first place seven points in front of second place Bayer Leverkusen. FC Nürnberg plus Eintracht Braunschweig were in the involuntary relegation spots with 11 points respectively. Bayern Munich settled their 24th contest afterward the 27th round of matches while they led second position Borussia Dortmund through 25 points. The final games of the season were played on 10th May 2014 A 1–4 loss to Schalke 04 established relegation for Nürnberg on final day of the season. Eintracht Braunschweig was relegated afterward a 1–3 defeat to 1899 Hoffenheim on final day. In spite of losing 2–3 to FSV Mainz 05 on final day, Hamburger SV still have a chance of residual in the Bundesliga while they face SpVgg Greuther Fürth in the downgrade play-offs.
Mainz would be competing in 2014–15 UEFA Europa League 3rd qualifying round because of their win over Hamburg. Bundesliga champs Bayern Munich, second place Borussia Dortmund, plus third placed Schalke 04 would all enter the 2014–15 UEFA Champions’ League group phase. Bayer Leverksuen, who completed in fourth place, would enter the 2014–15 UEFA Champs League play-offs round.
The first leg of the downgrade play-offs among 16th placed Hamburg plus Greuther Fürth whoever placed 3rd in the 2. Bundesliga was played on 15th May. It completed as a goalless draw. The 2nd leg was played on 18 May. Greuther Fürth presented Hamburg in the 2nd leg of the game. Pierre-Michel Lasogga recorded the first goal of the game to give Hamburg a 1–0 lead. Stephan Fürstner recorded for Fürth to create the score 1–1. The collective score over the 2 legs was 1–1. Hamburg continued in the Bundesliga because of the away goals regulation.
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Philipp Lahm has earned international recognition as a strong defender for both his club (Bayern Munich) as well as the German National Team. Born in 1983, at age 26, Philipp Lahm has earned international recognition as a strong defender for both his club (Bayern Munich) as well as the German National Team.
He began his professional career with Bayern Munich’s Junior Team and enjoyed some success with the club until he found himself on loan to VFB Stuttgart for the 2003/04 and 2004/05 seasons. He returned to Bayern Munich in July of 2005 but was forced to endure a stint in rehab for a torn cruciate ligament before he could resume his defensive position with the team and make his first Bundesliga appearance with Bayern Munich in November of 2005.
In 2009/2010, Philipp Lahm was able to once more play right back, his preferred position. Though he got of to something of a slow start, he persevered and this past season was probably one of Lahm’s best ever.
Lahm missed nearly a year of International play with injuries in 2005/2006 but bounced right back, scoring the opening goal in the 2006 World Cup match between Germany and Costa Rica. He also played in the 2008 EURO where he was part of the starting line-up for all of Germany’s matches. In addition, he made this year’s German World Cup Team and after Michael Ballack withdrew, became the team captain.
Some of Philip Lahm’s personal achievements include:
• Man of the Match (Germany vs. Poland 2006 World Cup)
• WC MasterCard All Star Team 2006
• EURO 2008 Team of the Tournament
• Man of the Match (Semi-Final Germany Vs. Turkey 2008 EURO)
• Team of the Year UEFA (2006 and 2008)
• Team of the Year FIFA (2008)
There is little doubt that, if Lahm can stay healthy, he will be given more opportunities to hone his skills and to prove himself in both Germany and in the international arena.
Bayern Munich is a professional football team from Munich, Germany. This is the most successful football club in the German history. This club is also known as “The FCB”, “The Bavarians”, and “The Red”. They have won 22 German League titles and 15 cups. The main football league of Germany is known as Bundesliga. Bayern Munich is the champion of Bundesliga 2009/10 season. Read more..