Germany's top professional football or soccer division, administered by the DFL (German Football League). An 18-team league, Bundesliga clubs play 34 fixtures per season, a lengthy winter break is commonplace.
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Struggling Bayer Leverkusen were unable to escape their Bundesliga woes as they were knocked out of the German Cup by third tier Lotte on penalties. Freiburg are also out but there were wins for Hertha and Hamburg.
It's the same procedure almost every year. The Bundesliga's dinosaur fights against its first ever relegation. Hamburg's new coach has struggled and their upcoming matches will be tough. So who will be fired next? Thomas Berthold has a suggestion.