I've thought about compiling a list like this for a while now, actually since 2003 and the fortieth Bundesliga anniversary. First I wanted to restrict it to a top 10, then it became a top 20, a top 35, a top 50 and finally a top 111. There were so many great games between 1963 and 2004 it was still pretty hard keeping it to slightly above 100 games. I hope this countdown will illustrate that the Bundesliga was the most exciting league in Europe for most of the past 43 years. It may have become a bit predictable in recent years and lost a fair amount of its international competitiveness since 2002, but let us not forget that the Bundesliga was (and to some extent, still is) a paradise for football fans that love high-scoring, offensively played games. That's what made football the world's most popular game, not the damn 4-5-1 low-score bull of recent years. The Bundesliga provided countless spectacular, thrilling games, I've tried to pick a couple of them here. So for fans of defensive football, better close your eyes, because this thread will pay homage to goal-packed intense thrillers with teams going for the win regardless of conceding goals or not! Naturally I couldn't check every single game ever played since 1963, I had to restrict myself to the top teams of the respective eras (Bayern, Köln, Hamburg, Gladbach, Schalke, Dortmund, Werder etc.). There's nothing quite like two top teams of a league battling it out in a spectacular thriller, or one of the two sides completely owning the other, or a minnow pulling off a surprise victory over the league leader. The Criteria is: - Historical significance (can be a crap game if it had some historical implications) - Thrill factor (a 5-4 or 4-3 between two top teams) - Ownage factor (one top team beating another one, say, 7-0) - Surprise factor (a minnow beating, or even owning, a top team) - Beautiful Game factor (the high art of football demonstrated by one or two teams) This whole thing will be done in a countdown, in batches of 5 to 6 games. Comments are always welcome!