Bayern Munich [Image from flickr by Suzanne]
Borussia Dortmund remain in the drop zone after Naldo equalized late. The match looked finished as Italian forward Cerci Immobile managed a thunderous strike from outside the area. Borussia Dortmund have been a disappointment and are miles away from the side that handed Bayern Munich their First defeat of the year in the Super Cup. Dortmund finished top in their Champions League and may do with their European form. Next they face a clash against Werder Bremen who were at the end of a 4-1 thrashing from Borussia Monchengladbach. Paderborn visit Stuttgart as their early season form has dissipated. They lost to Schalke 04. The game of the round belonged to Bertha Berlin and Eintracht Frankfurt who played to an 8 goal sizzler. Talk about vulnerable defenses. The Bundesliga is proving to be a battle of two types of teams, Bayern Munich and the rest. The Bavarians are cruising.


Some mouth watering clashes in the next round as Atletico Madrid face holders Real Madrid. A double from Croatian Mario Mandzukic helped semi finalists to a comprehensive win over Hospitalet. Barcelona the pick of this round as Huesca was put to the sword. An aggregate score of 12-1 was enough to set up match against Elche. Elche managed to sneak in a 1-0 win over Real Valladolid. Finnbogason helped former Manchester United boss David Moyes' Real Sociedad side cruise into the last 16 with a double. An exciting round is waiting for us.


San Lorenzo managed to win after extra time as they set up a dream clash against Real Madrid. A match that was dour for 90 minutes, all of a sudden decided to get exciting and it changed, with a total of three goals being scored at the end. They will now be the second Argentine side in a FIFA tournament final and are likely to lose. No side has quite impressed like the Champions league winners and it will take a festive miracle to see an upset.

Article contributed by: Benedict Chanakira

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