Who played how against whom?
They wanted a clear victory for Schalke, dear users. Nice try.
Which game should you not miss?
Schalke against Leipzig, the game in which the strongest signal was heard at the top of the table. Bayern had a hard time against Paderborn, Dortmund contented themselves with a mandatory victory for the relegation candidate Bremen, Gladbach missed the home victory against Hoffenheim that was believed to be safe. Julian Nagelsmann’s team triumphed this weekend, however. After the convincing win against Tottenham on Wednesday, she swept Schalke 5-0. In between, after three unsuccessful Bundesliga games and the end of the DFB Cup, it looked as if RB would soon say goodbye to the championship race. The many fans of Leipzig across Germany may have been worried for no reason. You can rest assured and can continue to hope for the first title of the outsider from Saxony, to whom the hearts fly.
“And all without Viktor Orbán,” said Lothar Matthäus, who corrected himself immediately. “Uh, Willi, of course.” The Franconian sky expert and former national coach of Hungary also praised the “bear formation and bass gwode in midfield”. The players who are new to Leipzig are now playing a good role. French youth player Christopher Nkunku prepared four goals. The Spaniard Angeliño was not only pleased with a goal. Timo Werner obviously thought to himself: “Then I can go.” He chatted about his new dream club Liverpool. Schalke, on the other hand, lost 0: 5 for the second time within a few weeks. And Alexander Nübel is no longer whistled by Schalke fans not only because of his upcoming move to Munich, but also because of his mistakes.
Which game could you miss with a clear conscience?
Bremen against Dortmund was a small non-aggression pact. Both coaches rely on defense, three instead of two central defenders. Lucien Favre because his Borussia had conceded four goals in the last away game and three in the lost cup game in Bremen. Florian Kohfeldt, because the hedgehog tactic is currently recommended for Bremen anyway. As a result, there were few chances to score, the attackers were almost always outnumbered, and a striker was often surrounded by three opponents in the penalty area. For BVB, the calculation worked because he could rely on Erling Haaland to score a goal at some point.
And so it happened: Haaland’s first chance, shortly after the break, was still fended off by the Bremen team. But the corner that followed brought something, namely the tour through Dan-Axel Zagadou. Then the Norwegian struck himself – with the weak right leg, with which he shoots firmer than many others with his strong one. In the end, BVB registered an ultra-sober and confident 2-0 victory. And Florian Kohfeldt, who started without a real victory idea, was able to save face and job with a narrow defeat against Dortmund. The club management of the Bremen team sticks to him, although his team has only collected three points in the last ten games and has a goal difference of 3:25. Where monogamy is exposed as an illusion, Bremen’s lifelong and exclusive loyalty to its trainer is particularly virtuous.
Who was the focus?
Steffen Baumgart. The Paderborn trainer does not want to be praised. He would prefer points. But what should you do? He doesn’t win, but you have to applaud his elf playing so courageously. Even at the champions Bayern Munich, the promoters tried to play for victory. His players attacked and also dared risky dribbling in midfield. They equalized the Munich leadership twice. It was only in the 88th minute that Bayern’s winning goal fell. In the end, the brave Paderborn lost again 2: 3, as against the top teams Leipzig, Leverkusen and the first leg against Bayern. The compliments for Paderborn are meant seriously. We swear!
A little free tip to Bayern: On Tuesday in Chelsea defend maybe not forming a chicken pile.