Berlin (dpa) – A spit attack, two coaches under pressure and a goal scorer from the Faroe Islands: a look back at Saturday Bundesliga games and a look ahead at the games on Sunday:
SPEED ATTACK: As if the situation at FC Schalke 04 wasn’t bad enough: in the 1: 3 against Werder Bremen, Schalke’s defender Ozan Kabak caused horror with a striker attack. “That is of course an absolute absurdity, which does not belong on the football field”, Werder coach Florian Kohfeldt said of the situation in the 27th minute when Kabak spat on the ground Werder pro Ludwig Augustinsson. “It’s not fun, it has nothing to do with football. It’s not fair play,” said Augustinsson. Kabak apologized to Augustinsson via Twitter. “It was not intended to fool the exterior view,” he wrote. In the 84th minute, Kabak saw yellow-red for repeated errors. For coach David Wagner, time at Schalke should come to an end.
CRISIS: Even when captain Danny Latza claimed the opposite after the 1: 4 (1: 1) of his 1. FSV Mainz 05 against VfB Stuttgart – the training boycott during the week left its mark. “That it had an impact cannot be ignored,” said coach Achim Beierlorzer, who has to fear for his job after the incidents and the failed damage control. The crisis caused by the professional training strike in solidarity with Adam Szalai is now also a sporting one after the second defeat. “The overall situation in Mainz is worrying, we know that too,” said sports director Rouven Schröder.
DAMPER: After the downer at FC Augsburg, nobody at BVB really wanted to think about the Supercup duel with FC Bayern on Wednesday. “We have no thoughts about this game at the moment. We are so disappointed that we lost”, said Borussia coach Lucien Favre after the 2-0 win (0-1). “It’s hard to accept this defeat. We dominated the game almost completely,” said Favre. “But if you really want to win, you have to be patient.” And score goals – otherwise it will be nothing against Bayern.
JOKERTREFFER: “It’s just perfect. It was certainly a close game, but my goal was the difference,” said substitute Joan Simun Edmundsson. The Faroese man had shot Arminia Bielefeld in the Bundesliga back to the 1-0 victory against 1. FC Köln (78th minute) – bringing East Westphalia a perfect return to the first league after 4,145 days of absence.
SUNDAY: Bayern does not have to work until Sunday. Just over 60 hours after winning the European Supercup in Budapest, Munich (3.30pm) playing at TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. One of the biggest challenges here: blocking fatigue. After the 120-minute showdown in 2-1 after extra time against FC Sevilla, Bayern coach Hansi Flick said: “It makes no sense if we always say how broken we are. That’s not my mentality. Even when you’re tired. , you can deliver top performances. “The second game will be played by SC Freiburg and VfL Wolfsburg (6 pm)