Bundesliga Weekly

Hamburg derby defeat sours VDV coup

September 5, 2012
By Uli Hesse
The fact that the Bundesliga's second round of matches coincided with the closing of the transfer window always made it likely that events on the pitch would be overshadowed by dealings in the boardrooms - but the extent to which this happened was still startling.

Bayern Munich, at long last, finalised the biggest transfer in German history when they signed Bilbao midfielder Javier Martinez for €40 million last Wednesday. The incredible sum, which by general consensus far exceeds ...

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