Only a few days to go until the classic: on saturday, borussia dortmund welcomes table-toppers FC bayern for the top match – the two teams are separated by only a few goals in the table.
Before that, however, the german starters are once again challenged in europe. Joachim low has to decide which national player he might give a break to. And can schalke at least win the cup?
Top match: second against first, borussia dortmund against FC bayern – just in time for the league summit next saturday, the german industry leaders have put themselves in the position they have held for years in the table. The fact that both teams are currently tied on points makes the league classic even more attractive. A possible advantage for bayern: they have a day longer break after their champions league match in salzburg than BVB, who start in brugge. Munich last won the supercup 3:2.
ABSTIEGSKAMPF: mainz 05 has made the worst start in bundesliga history, schalke 04 has been waiting over nine months for a win in the league. Saturday’s clash between last but one and second last in the table will be a real crisis summit. Both clubs have already changed coaches this season: jan-moritz lichte took over for achim beierlorzer at the 05ers, and since then they have suffered four more defeats. At schalke, where manuel baum succeeded david wagner, the change has not yet brought any major sporting progress either.
DFB-POKAL: the posse is over. After the court of arbitration for sport, the munich higher regional court also ruled against the third-division soccer team turkgucu munchen in the dispute over participation in the 1. Cup round. This means that the match between schalker on tuesday against 1. FC schweinfurt as representative of the bavarian fubball association (BFV) nothing more stands in the way. After 22 league games without a win, the revierclub is longing for a sense of achievement. "If we continue to work as hard as we have, we’ll eventually get the win. It’s just this knot that has to be tied," said attacker mark uth.
EUROPAPOKAL: the four german starters in the champions league go into the next matchday with different prerequisites. The FC bayern, who on tuesday (21.00 o’clock/sky) at RB salzburg, is the leader of the table after two victories. RB leipzig, on the other hand, will be in the final round of the DFB cup after a 5-0 defeat at manchester united to paris saint-germain on wednesday (9 p.M./DAZN).00 p.M./DAZN) under pressure to make a move. After two unfortunate draws in milan and against madrid, borussia monchengladbach now wants to play at surprising league leaders shakhtjor donezk on tuesday (18.55 o’clock/DAZN) to win the first. Borussia dortmund also needs a win at FC brugge on wednesday (21.00 hrs/sky) to move past the belgians. In the european league, bayer leverkusen (at hapoel beer’sheva) and TSG hoffenheim (against slovan liberec) will take their next steps towards the cup on thursday.O.-round.
NATIONALMANSHIP: spatestens on friday joachim low and the discussions about sense and nonsense of fubball-landers games all over the world return in the time of the corona-pandemic. The national coach will announce his new XXL squad, with which he plans to tackle the next international matches against the czech republic and ukraine, both in leipzig, as well as the nations league finale in spain in the following week. Personnel debates are guaranteed. The german national team has six points in its group and can still win its group in the national league.