Berlin (dpa) – A football match with FC Bayern in the corona risk area of Budapest has sparked discussions. Wolfsburg continues to fight for qualification for the Europa League. And for women, Dzsenifer Marozsan is about to make her 100th international match. Nominations will also be announced.
UEFA SUPERCUP: After the triple, Bayern wants to continue the super year 2020 with the fourth title win. On Thursday (9 p.m.) they play as Champions League winner against Europa League winner Sevilla FC for the European Supercup. “That would round off the international competition nicely,” said Hansi Flick. Budapest’s location is problematic after it has been declared a risk area by the Robert Koch Institute due to increasing corona infections. “It’s one thing you don’t quite understand,” Flick said. Still, some 2,100 fans want to accompany their Bayern team to Hungary. UEFA plans to fill the Puskás Arena, which can accommodate more than 60,000 spectators, to a third.
BUNDESLIGA: In the German House of Lords, on the other hand, the clubs should continue to worry whether a few thousand fans will be allowed into the stadiums on the second day. If the corona numbers rise, there may be some ghost matches again, such as at the start in Munich and Cologne. Especially the duel between Schalke and Bremen, which completely failed their start to the season, is in danger. For Hoffenheim coach Sebastian Hoeneß, seeing his former employer FC Bayern again will be a tough test. Bayer Leverkusen and RB Leipzig play the top game.
AWARD: There is actually no way to get around FC Bayern’s Robert Lewandowski. Last season’s top scorer in the Bundesliga, Champions League and DFB Cup should certainly be on the list of nominees for Europe’s Footballer of the Year, to be published this week. The finalists for the selection of the best footballers on the continent will also be known, as will the shortlist for the coaching awards. Favorite here: Munich’s three-time trainer, Hansi Flick. The prizes will be awarded on October 1 as part of the Champions League drawing.
QUALIFYING: VfL Wolfsburg must survive three qualifying rounds on the way to return to the Europa League. And the second is on Thursday (8.15 pm / Sport1) in their own stadium. The opponent is called Desna Tschernihiw and comes from Ukraine again. The Wolfsburg-based company now knows how to find its way there after playing in the Europa League with Shakhtar Donetsk and PFK Oleksandrija. If VfL beat Tschernihiw after the 4-0 victory at the Albanian club FK Kukesi, there would be a decisive playoff game at FC St. Gallen or AEK Athens a week later.
DFB WOMEN: After beating Ireland 3-0 on Saturday, the DFB women have a much easier task in Montenegro on Tuesday (4pm / ARD). The leaders won the first leg 10-0. For reasons of stress management, national coach Martina Voss-Tecklenburg does without the Wolfsburg ladies Alexandra Popp, Svenja Huth and Kathrin Hendrich and Sara Däbritz (Paris). Giulia Gwinn is out with a knee injury. Dzsenifer Marozsan stands for her 100th international match.
INTERNATIONAL: The dress rehearsal at the “Trofeo Joan Gamper” followed FC Barcelona, next Sunday it will be serious. The Catalans play the first league match against Villarreal after the weeks-long posse against Lionel Messi. The world soccer player will act as captain when he plays. To forget last summer, the 33-year-old has to prove that he is still fully committed.