Match Reports Archives ⋆ An Old International

riding through the storm

Who marches so late through the night dark and drear? It’s Germany’s team, for Euro 2024 they steer. Moritz von Schwind, Erlkönig, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons The quote above originates from Johan Wolfgang von Goethe’s poem “Erlkönig”. These two lines are the opening lines of the poem. They are quite fitting to describe Germany’s…

Magdeburg International: FC Magdeburg vs Sevilla

A pre-season friendly saw Magdeburg host Europa League winners Sevilla in Magdeburg. For Magdeburg this was the last test before the season begins while Sevilla are in the middle of their preparation. It’s been a while since any Magdeburg coach has lifted a European Cup – in fact, it’s almost 50 years – but there…

May Day, May Day! Neugersdorf vs Ludwigsfelde

Football on May Day at Neugersdorf – a club in an emergency situation. You have to be passionate to attend; only 130 were courageous enough to do so. May Day and this small town in upper Lusitania was as asleep as it has been over the last few years. No one in the street, no…

Magdeburg 6, Hamburg 4

The 2022-23 season is almost over and there are teams that seem to fit Magdeburg more than others. Hamburg for instance. The arguably biggest beast in the division. And not only did Magdeburg beat them by a scrappy goal deep in injury time on a soggy pitch but did so by keeping their act together,…

10 Minute Madness

Whatever momentum Magdeburg may have gathered over the last three games, it was all gone within ten minutes against Fürth. While the first half looked decent, if not solid, between the 65th and the 75th minute, Magdeburg gave the game and their good position away. The goal difference before was -11 which compared well with…

Paris FC v Valenciennes FC, French Cup

The Cup has its own rules, or so goes a proverb as it pitches David v. Goliath and the bigger one not always comes out the winner from the contest. In an even match, Paris FC have shown Valenciennes their limits with an improved second half performance. French football only stops for a couple of…

The Return of the Real Nr 9

In a very good match of football, Germany cam back from one goal down to level the score by Niclas Füllkrug who is an out and out centre forward – a real number nine that has been missing since the retirement of Miroslav Klose. 🤓 #ESPGER pic.twitter.com/gHrsen14Wg— Olis Cartoons (@OlisCartoons) November 28, 2022 By coincidence…

Paris FC vs. FC Metz, Stade Charléty

Just before football embarks on its enforced prolonged winter break, Paris FC hosted FC Metz in their final match at their home ground. The match didn’t have much potential for entertainment on the paper: both teams are in mid-table no man’s land which usually equals little excitement. What a pleasant surprise to see an open…

Magdeburg v Heidenheim: Patience! Patience!

Late October and Magdeburg still have a mountain to climb in order to stay above the line. step forward – step backward? Magdeburg were close to fall back into their pattern that has been laid out so far this season: a defeat will follow a victory. The away win at Hamburg which showed a very…

Seeing is Believing: 1. FC Magdeburg vs Hanover 96

FC Magdeburg hosted Hanover 96 on a Friday night and were cruelly punished for individual errors. The Club did put on a strong performance – in terms of statistics. Seeing is Believing The season 2022/23 is relatively young and thus it is difficult to say where this may go for each of the 18 teams…