Download the latest podcast – The Bundesliga run-in

There are only four games left in the Bundesliga and still five teams can win the title. This week’s podcast focuses on the final run-in to an action-packed season in Germany and looks at the battles at the top and the bottom of the league.

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The latest football news – The good, the bad and the ugly

Barcelona win in the Bernabeu and come back from the brink at Chelsea, Birmingham bounce back and bad boy Barton all feature on this week’s good, the bad and the ugly section of languagecaster’s football podcast. Click on the link above to read more about the stories from last week, complete with explanations of key vocabulary.


Weekly football phrase (audio and text) – English for Football

Men against boys

This week’s English for Football expression is the phrase men against boys. In football, this refers to when one team is much better than another team mainly due to the fact that they have more experience, thus, men against boys. It can also refer to the gulf, or gap, in class between the two sides. So, last night’s Champions League semi-final second leg at The Emirates was described by the British media as being a game of men against boys as the more experienced Manchester United easily defeated the inexperienced Arsenal team. Men against boys.


And finally…

This week’s QUIZ QUESTION:

The Bundesliga started in 1964. Which team won that first title?

a) FC Köln

b) FC Bayern Munich

c) SV Werder Bremen

d) Borussia Dortmund

Answer next week.

(The answer to last week’s question about which player has not played for both Barcelona and Real Madrid was b. Raul Gonzalez)


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