Zlatan Ibrahimovic's elbow proved it. The Premier League is for tough-nuts. But Thomas Berthold was not squeamish when he was a player.
Jose Mourinho's men are the favorites going into the final, to be held at the Friends Arena in Stockholm. However, they will be facing the most talented young squad Ajax have produced in years.
Heiko Herrlich is the new Bayer Leverkusen coach, joining on a two-year deal. He guided Regensburg to back-to-back promotions and succeeds Tayfun Korkut, who was in charge on an interim basis.
Joachim Löw is expecting a physical test in Germany's Confed Cup opener against Australia in Sochi. The Socceroos feature a number of names that will be well very familiar to fans of the Bundesliga.
The Bundesliga's playoff system in which the third-last team faces the third-best team from the second divison is in need of reform. However, this is not because of fan violence, writes DW's Matt Ford.
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