Berlin (dpa) – A week before the summit in Dortmund, FC Bayern Munich successfully defended the top of the league table in the Bundesliga. The German record champions will go into the duel next Saturday (6.30 p.m. / Sky) with a one-point lead.
At the other end of the ranking, the people of Fürth experience a lot of frustration again. Two teams have the chance to jump onto a Champions League spot today.
That was Saturday, that comes on Sunday:
Difference Player: What a comeback! Since October 19, Erling Haaland had been absent from BVB due to an injury to the hip flexor. On Saturday in Wolfsburg, the 21-year-old Norwegian came on in the 72nd minute. Just nine minutes later, he scored the third Dortmund goal (81st) to make it 3-1. «Erling is of course a difference player. And if you as a team have to do without a different player for a long time, that does something to you, ”said Borussia Dortmund coach Marco Rose. «Erling gives you energy. Erling wanted to play even longer. Then he comes in and immediately scores a goal. That’s the difference he makes. ”
Top of the table: The pressure was on Bayern before the evening game against Arminia Bielefeld – and Munich withstood this, countered with a 1-0 win and now travel to the top game next Saturday as leaders of the table. “It was a game of patience, then you are under a bit of pressure because Dortmund won and then you really want to be the leader of the table again and go to Dortmund as the leader of the table,” said Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann. With the hit by Leroy Sané (71st minute) but then “the knot burst”, he praised the morale of his Bavarians.
Table basement: “I’m really pissed off,” said Stefan Leitl after his failed 100th competitive game as coach of SpVgg Greuther Fürth. With the 3: 6 against TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, the newly promoted Franconian conceded their eleventh defeat in the Bundesliga in a row – no other club had been so unsuccessful before. Above all, the defensive performance caused frustration at Leitl. “If you present yourself like that in the chain of defense, it’s just not enough. At the moment it is not suitable for the Bundesliga when you concede so many goals, ”he said.
Derby victory: The 4: 1 of 1. FC Köln against Borussia Mönchengladbach was a special moment for FC not only because of the highest derby success in 25 years. Many in the Cologne stadium also felt a little melancholy – given the latest figures in the corona pandemic, it should have been the last game in front of 50,000 fans for months. On this match day, the stadium in Cologne was the only one that could be used to full capacity. However, after a short-term order from the health department, the spectators also had to wear masks on the square. “It’s nice to be able to experience these emotions,” said Cologne trainer Steffen Baumgart: “I’ve never been able to experience it here. And I haven’t been able to experience a derby in terms of size either. ” And then, with a view to the threat of ghost games or at least a partial exclusion of the fans, he said: “I hope that this feeling will stay with us for a long time.”
Opportunities: The 13th matchday will be concluded on Sunday with the games Eintracht Frankfurt against Union Berlin and RB Leipzig against Bayer Leverkusen. Union travels to Frankfurt as sixth in the table with the self-confidence from the Derby win against Hertha BSC and the success at Maccabi Haifa in the Conference League. After the defeat of SC Freiburg (22 points) on Saturday in Bochum, the Berliners (20) and also the Leverkusen (21) with a success in Leipzig (18 points) could oust the Breisgauer from third place.
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