The domination of Munich, the Schalke crisis and Dusseldorf cheer
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Before the start of the European Cup, Bayern made his homework with the third victory in the third game. Very different from Schalke and Leverkusen, who still have no point. Hoffenheim is also correct for the debut of the Champions League.
Berlin (dpa) – All the old in the Bundesliga: Bayern Munich dominated the league, in the 3-1 against Bayer Leverkusen there was the third victory in the third game. On the other side of the table are the ambitious West clubs FC Schalke 04 and Leverkusen.
ALARM: In the first league game, Bayern-striker Kingsley Coman was severely injured and world champions Corentin Tolisso and Rafinha beat a 3-1 victory against Bayer Leverkusen. Tolisso is even suspected of having a cruciate ligament. So just before the many English weeks the staffing is tense.
DOMINANCE: Who should stop Bayern? Anyway, Leverkusen's favorite opponents do not. In the Munich 3-1 it went as usual: since 1989, Bayer was able to win only 29 guest appearances in Munich only once. The words of Arjen Robben almost sound like a threat: "We still have room for improvement."
EXPERIENCE: In the duel between the oldest and the youngest coach of the Bundesliga, experience has prevailed. The 64-year-old Friedhelm Funkel was duped in the 2-1 (1-0) with Fortuna Dusseldorf, promoted 31-year-old Julian Nagelsmann as coach of the Champions League member 1899 Hoffenheim. "There is still much to come if you want to win a match against Hoffenheim," said Funkel and cheered: "I'm just proud of how the team resisted."
CRISIS: There are bad memories. Just like two years ago, Schalke 04 started with three losses on Borussia Mönchengladbach after losing 2-0. At that time, five bankruptcies had already been lost from the outset, eventually the Royal Blues missed the European Cup and Tedesco's predecessor Markus Weinzierl. And the following games promise little good: on September 22 FC Bayern comes Munich, then it goes to SC Freiburg.
OMEN: Two times in a row VfL Wolfsburg had to relegate, this time the Niedersachsen hopes for a season without degradation worries. Maybe even more after the start of the season with seven points from three games. Wolfsburg also won two victories and one draw in the 2008/2009 championships season and in the 2014/2015 cup winners season.
STARTSCHUSS: The old Dortmunder Nuri Sahin is facing his first competitive match in the Werder Bremen dress. Coach Florian Kohfeldt is in any case enthusiastic about his new arrival for the match against 1. FC Nürnberg. "He is very good in the cabin," said the Werder coach. "He has an aura and is a personality."
STÜRMER: In the international break, striker Jean-Kévin Augustin caused problems in France because he had canceled his participation in two U21 internationals and instead played in a friendly match for RB Leipzig. The French engaged FIFA, after which the Saxons neglected the 21-year-olds as a precaution. But attackers who can score goals have RB enough: Augustin substitute Yussuf Poulsen quickly scored 1-0 against Hannover 96, Timo Werner presented his first league pack since 27 August 2017 (4: 1 against Freiburg) 3-2 victory for sure.
COACH: The SC Freiburg in the derby of Baden-Württemberg against VfB Stuttgart is again dependent on coach Christian Streich for the first time. The coach came out last because of a severe hernia. The return of the coach is also urgently needed, Freiburg is like the VfB still without a point there.
VIDEO PROOF: On the first day of the game, the glitches in the video proof were still the exciting subject. This time the referees in the basement of Cologne got a good condition. In the Mainz 2-1 against FC Augsburg, the goal of guest jumper Michael Gregoritsch after an offside was correctly withdrawn. And in Wolfsburg there was a penalty in the 2: 2 against Hertha BSC on the intervention of the video referee instead of a free kick for the VfL – Yunus Malli scored 1: 1.
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