Paco Alcacer (L) and club captain Marco Reus (C) have been outstanding for current Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund AFP/SASCHA SCHUERMANN BERLIN: Despite finishing the first half of the season six points behind leaders Borussia Dortmund, defending champions Bayern Munich are confident of securing a seventh straight Bundesliga title next May. "That's what we are all assuming in Munich," said Bayern coach Niko Kovac on Saturday, as the Bundesliga breaks for winter until January 18. Their 3-0 victory at Eintracht Frankfurt this weekend was Bayern's fifth consecutive league win, moving them up to second, but Dortmund are eyeing a first Bundesliga title for seven years. Here are five things we have learned from the first half of the Bundesliga season: Crisis averted Kovac, 47, has been in office for six months but has already survived a crisis after Bayern dropped to sixth in October after consecutive defeats by Hertha Berlin and Borussia Moenchengladbach. The losses fuelled reports … [Read more...] about Can leaders Dortmund halt Bayern”s Bundesliga domination?
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German DJ Fadi Mohem will be the special guest of Heart Beat’s sixth anniversary music party - Photo: Courtesy of Heart Beat Warming up from 4-6 p.m., Pink Room Records and Heart Beat will host a master class on production of techno in the club space of the Observatory in District 1. The class will be lectured and produced by artists Javier Marimon, BAX and Chris Wolter. Record label Harbour Saigon (HRBR) will play their music from 6-10 p.m. Established in 2016 in HCMC, HRBR aims to build a solid community around everything bordering techno. Run by Vietnamese composer B.A.X., HRBR tends to collaborate with producers focusing more on the music itself than on any specific genre. In addition to releasing music, HRBR organizes events mixing international guests with locals and expats. From 10 p.m. onward, German DJ Fadi Mohem will fill both the terrace and club space of the Observatory with the best selection of underground music. He will have the support of all HRBR and Heart … [Read more...] about Heart Beat’s special music event marks sixth anniversary
Photo for illustration (Source: thanhnien.vn) The second tournament attracted nearly 70 golfers who are German politicians and friends, members of the embassy and overseas Vietnamese from golf clubs across Germany. After five hours competing on an 18-hole golf course, golfer Truong Van Chinh won the best golfer of the tournament. Speaking at the event, Vietnamese Ambassador Doan Xuan Hung highly appreciated the quality of the tournament, saying that it was not only a simple sport activity, but also an opportunity to exchange and strengthen friendship and solidarity among politicians and diplomats, as well as German and Vietnamese businessmen in Germany. Mr. Jurgen Klemann, former Minister of Transport, Building and Urban Affairs of Berlin, said that the tournament helped boost mutual understanding between the two peoples. At the closing ceremony, golfers and guests enjoyed an art program imbued with cultural identity and traditional dishes of Vietnam./. BTA … [Read more...] about Berlin hosts Vietnam
Bayern Munich head coach Niko Kovac needs a win at Wolfsburg on Saturday (Oct 20) to break the Bavarian giants miseable run of four games without a win, including back-to-back defeats in the Bundesliga. (Photo: AFP/Christof Stache) Kovac, 47, only took charge in July, but must turn things around at mid-table Wolfsburg with the German champions winless in their last four matches, including back-to-back league defeats. After dominating the Bundesliga for the last six seasons, Bayern are sixth in the table and four points behind leaders Borussia Dortmund - an unacceptable situation for senior bosses. A humbling 2-0 defeat away to Hertha Berlin was bad enough before Bayern crashed to an embarrassing 3-0 drubbing at home to Borussia Moenchengladbach a fortnight ago. Gladbach midfielder Christoph Kramer rubbed salt in Bayern's wounds by saying their superstars were dispirited - "this is not the dominant Bayern team we all know". A third straight defeat would test the patience of Bayern … [Read more...] about Under fire Bayern boss Kovac out to end winless streak at Wolfsburg