BAVARIA AFTER SUPERCUP: After the 2: 1 victory in the European Supercup, the Munich team is preparing for the next Bundesliga game.
On Sunday Bayern will be a guest at TSG Hoffenheim between two finals. After the 8-0 victory over Schalke, the top of the league has to be expanded – and then it’s about the next title. Wednesday is the national Supercup against Borussia Dortmund. In Hoffenheim there is a reunion with a friend: Sebastian Hoeneß trained the second team of Bayern in the preseason and celebrated the championship with them.
20 PER CENTT-LINE WITH SPECTATORS: The return of fans to the stadiums did not work everywhere last weekend. In Munich and Cologne the approval was withdrawn shortly. In principle, after agreement by the states, up to 20 percent of the seats in the stadium can be occupied – always depending on the development of the current corona figures in the region. And a lot can happen before kick-off. “The authorities are continuing to monitor the local contamination situation. It may therefore be possible in the short term that the match will have to take place without a spectator”, says Schalke 04 for example before the match against Werder Bremen.
CRISIS DUAL: More crisis duels are hardly possible after just one game day. After stumbling helplessly through the second half of the season, Schalke and Bremen hoped that everything (or at least a lot) would get better in the new season. But then Schalke started with a 0: 8 at Bayern and Werder with a 1: 4 against Hertha BSC. If you lose the direct comparison on Saturday, you will face awkward weeks. For Schalke’s coach David Wagner, a defeat with a poor performance can even lead to dismissal.
GAME AFTER STRIKE: In the first home game of the season against promoted VfB Stuttgart, the pros of FSV Mainz 05 are mainly challenged after their training strike in the middle of the week. A defeat would exacerbate the already tense situation after the scandal. The focus will be on coach Achim Beierlorzer, whose authority has suffered from the refusal to train.
SÖRLOTH DEBUT: The league has a new “Torweger” – at least that’s what RB Leipzig is hoping for from its Norwegian striker Alexander Sörloth. In Leverkusen, the 1.95 m tall national player is in the selection, but first
st sit on the couch. Because Sörloth, committed on Tuesday for 20 million euros, has not trained for three weeks, RB coach Julian Nagelsmann only wants to take him as a joker.