Berlin (dpa) – scorers who hit, but not necessarily win. Two teams that have not won for a long time. A look back at the Saturday games of the Bundesliga and what’s to come next Sunday.
NEW TRAINER, OLD LED: Overall, the task of starting FC Schalke’s rescue mission at RB Leipzig made the challenge for Manuel Baum even greater. 0: 3 after 45 minutes, then a goalkeeper change, 0: 4 at the end. The Royal Blues now have to endure the table in which they are in last place during the international break: with zero points and 1:15 goals.
SERVING TRAINER HONESTLY: Peter Bosz did not hold back. Third draw in a row, so still without a win. Not enough for Champions League participant Bayer 04 Leverkusen. And that: Karim Bellarabi got carried away to an unnecessary action when he grabbed his opponent in the face. There was yellow, it could have been red. “I think that’s stupid”, Bosz responded. The teammates also poisoned: “That sucks and he knows it himself”, said keeper Lukas Hradecky.
ANOTHER TRAINER IN FOCUS: Sports director Horst Heldt growled before the game. However, about what he thinks is an unwise cross-season record of 1. FC Köln. You only have two game days, not twelve, he said, referring to the 12-game series with no wins. Against Borussia Mönchengladbach it was a 1: 3. “We have decided to continue working together, but we also know what to expect this season and that such a start is not exactly beneficial”, said coach Markus Gisdol: “But it will be like this all season long. we fight to keep up and you have to be aware that there are difficult stages where the results are not there.
THE DIFFERENT EMOTIONAL WORLD OF TORJÄGERS: Goal six in the third league game of the season couldn’t make Andrej Kramaric happy. His goal was not enough for TSG 1899 Hoffenheim in the 1: 2 against Eintracht Frankfurt. Erling Haaland at Borussia Dortmund is completely different. Two goals and one more goal prepared in a 4-0 win over SC Freiburg. “He is our striker, so of course he is paid to score, but when he’s in front of the goal, he freezes”, BVB captain Marco Reus praised. And Haaland himself? His goal difference wasn’t bad, but it could have been more, he said.
THE TITLE DEFENSE IS REQUIRED: One day more break after the Supercup than BVB. Now it is for the title collectors: the 1: 4 against Hoffenheim is a thing of the past. Bayern is at home against Hertha BSC. Coach Hansi Flick’s team wants to keep winning. But for that FC Augsburg, with success at VfL Wolfsburg, can go where Bayern usually sits: to the top of the table.