Stefan Buczko
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Editor-in-chief and Host of the Yellowwallpod. Freelance football writer, currently writing for ESPN FC.

Champions League: Juventus too strong for hapless BVB

  Borussia Dortmund excited the Champions League for unforeseeable time with an utterly pathetic performance. I hate to say “I told you so”, as I was already pessimistic ahead of the match and didn’t see BVB making it past Juventus,…

Champions League: Dortmund – Juventus second leg preview

When the return leg between Borussia Dortmund and Juventus is kicked off on Wednesday night at the Westfalenstadion the guest will already lead 2-1 on aggregate. BVB will be trailing from the start, but the one away goal – courtesy of…

Classic Games: Borussia Dortmund vs Juventus FC 1996/97 UEFA Champions League Final

Before Borussia Dortmund and Juventus part ways in the Champions League, as only one can prevail from the current tie, we look back at the classic encounters between the two sides. Our Football Collective partners Juve FC have done reviews…

Roberto Firmino a possible replacement for Henrikh Mkhitaryan?

It’s definitely Roberto Firmino’s last season at Hoffenheim, as his agent already confirmed that the play maker is allowed to part ways with TSG by the end of the season. Borussia Dortmund will be one of the many interested suitors. The transfer fee of the Brazilian international is estimated around 25 million euros, as his contract is running out in 2017.

Borussia Dortmund disappoint against Köln

0-0 against 1. FC Köln at home. A dire result for any Dortmund fan, especially after Schalke dropped points on the afternoon…

There is not much to take away from this game, other than that you can beat Borussia Dormtund with an ultra defensive style without using excessive violence as Hamburg did on the prior match day.

Episode 94: BVB are held to a draw in Hamburg

‘No beer for racists’ it says on beer coasters in Dortmund. Matthew Gerrard and Stefan Buczko have a special guest along with Travis Timmons from the Bundesliga Fanatic to discuss all things Borussia Dortmund – and whether passion fruit juice is acceptable on beer coasters.

Borussia Dortmund draw TSG Hoffenheim in the DFB Pokal

“Hauptsache Heimspiel” is the most used alliteration by Dortmund fans when it’s about DFB Pokal draws. It doesn’t matter who, it’s only important that BVB play the match in the Westfalenstadion.This wish was fulfilled, as Borussia Dortmund take on Hoffenheim in the quarter finals of the cup. Date is the 7th/8th of April.

A rough 0-0 in Hamburg leaves BVB unsatisfied

A 0-0 against the 15th placed team of the Bundesliga is a always going to be an unsatisfactory result for Borussia Dortmund, especially when the other team is Hamburger Sport Verein and get rewarded for foul and unfair play – I’m not using the word football for a reason.

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BVB progress against rough Dresdeners in the cup


It was a boring night in Dresden – good. That meant Borussia Dortmund progressed to the quarter finals of the DFB Pokal without much trouble. The surroundings around the ground stayed also relatively calm, providing an electric atmosphere after Dynamo fans showed a great choreo on their end.

BVB hoping for a calm cup match against Dynamo Dresden

On Tuesday night Borussia Dortmund will travel to Dresden for a round of 16 DFB Pokal match. (kick off 20:30 CET). 

Dynamo Dresden is an east German club with lots of tradition and with a lot of support, averaging 21.000 per home match this season, although they are currently in Germany’s third division. Dynamo’s fan have quite the reputation to cause ruckus, like they did in Dortmund in 2011, when Dresden lost 2:0 in a DFB Cup match.

Derbysieger! Borussia Dortmund win the game of the season

Borussia Dortmund are derby winners. Finally and without a doubt It was the best game of the season! Quite frankly it was a demolition derby, but in the first half Dortmund drove a bumper car. But late in the game Pierre Emerick Aubameyang found his keys to the bat mobile and fired the Schalke defense to pieces.

Can Klopp dissolve the frustrations of his new strikers?

It’s the toughest season for strikers to find their way into the Dortmund team Jürgen Klopp said on Thursday. Both Ciro Immobile and Adrian Ramos moped about their situations in interviews within the last weeks and understandably though, although it’s…

Juventus win first leg against Borussia Dortmund

2-1 in Turin. Could have been better, could have been worse. Jürgen Klopp did not go for his best eleven, but it was still good enough for an even match. It was surprising to see Ciro Immobile and Henrikh Mkhitaryan…

Ilkay Gündogan – Will he stay or will he go?

Slowly but surely, it’s time for Ilkay Gündogan to make up his mind. He extended his contract only until 2016, when a complicated back injury kept him out for almost a whole season. The one-year-extension always meant, that he postponed his decision to either leave or make a commitment to Borussia Dortmund. Reports are suggesting, that the German midfielder is tending towards penning a new deal with BVB.

Provisional lineup: Will Immobile feature in BVB squad?

It’s probably the biggest desire for Ciro Immobile to start in his home town against Juventus, but last year’s Serie A top scorer will probably be disappointed, reading the team sheet. Juve coach Massimiliano Allegri has emphasized the importance of a clean sheet and his side will try to make sure to control the match in Dortmund’s half, as good as they can.

Champions League Q & A with Juve FC

Can you hear that? It’s the Champions League, that’s getting closer and closer in big steps. The excitement is rising, while Borussia Dortmund go up against Juventus in the most prestigious cup on Tuesday. So you are in for a real treat as we embrace the perks of the football collective! We’ll make sure you get both sides of the coin, as the yellow wall teams up with our Juventus partner blog juvefc.com and cover the tie for you from both sides. To warm up, we’ve asked the guys from Juve FC some questions ahead of the game.

Borussia Dortmund continue their streak in Stuttgart

Borussia Dortmund won at last placed Stuttgart and at least for Friday night, they are sitting on 10th place. Three wins in a row, Borussia Dortmund are on a run, no doubt.

2-3, five goals. Sounds like an exciting evening, right?
No. This was a nerve wrenching snooze-fest, which may contradict itself, but still makes sense.

EPISODE 91: Borussia Dortmund finally on the rise


Borussia Dortmund come off two back two back wins, which Matthew Gerrard and Stefan Buczko discuss on this episode. They assess Dortmund’s positive trend and look ahead to another relegation six-pointer against VfB Stuttgart and the looming Champions League match against Juventus.

Sami Khedira to fill Sebastian Kehl’s void?

As Real Madrid are making a stop in the Ruhrarea to give FC Schalke a spanking,

the rumors around Sami Khedira, who’s contract at Real Madrid is running out at the end of the season, to play for Borussia Dortmund next season come back to light.