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SC Freiburg – RB Leipzig 0: 3 (0: 1), Goals: 0: 1 Nkunku (41.), 0: 2 Sörloth (64.), 0: 3 Forsberg (80.)
Leipzig can be extremely satisfied with having mastered one of the most difficult tests of the season (away game in Freiburg) with maximum seriousness and, as leaders of the table, can now wait for Bayern to play against BVB in the evening. They can not watch it – they are sitting on the plane, as coach Julian Nagelsmann revealed. It would have been interesting how this game would have ended if Freiburg goalkeeper Florian Müller hadn’t played this fatal ball in the 41st minute. Müller fit flat and dangerous in the middle of the field, Kevin Kampl interfered early, Yussuf Poulsen crossed, Christopher Nkunku pushed in.
The 1: 0 did not necessarily correspond to the course of the game, before Freiburg had expertly locked their own goal and let the opponent, who is halfway between the DFB Cup and the Champions League against Liverpool, suffer. But chasing arrears is not the strength of Christian Streich’s team, they only got five of their 34 points after conceding the 0: 1. A few active minutes after the break were in for the sports club – then Kampl captured the ball again in the middle, this time Alexander Sörloth made it 2-0. Emil Forsberg’s 3-0 was a bonus. “We deserved to win,” said Nagelsmann, “even if it was a question of patience.” What else? Leipzig now has the best defense in the league and Freiburg’s Jonathan Schmid, together with Franck Ribéry, is the French with the most Bundesliga games.
Eintracht Frankfurt – VfB Stuttgart 1: 1 (0: 0), Goals: 0: 1 Kalajdzic (68th), 1: 1 Kostic (69th)
Unity is in the new situation of suddenly being able to lose something. Maybe that’s why Adi Hütter’s team didn’t take the last risk in the first half. Two teams that were actually happy to play largely neutralized each other in midfield, a couple of good sprints from Filip Kostic and a chance from André Silva – that’s it. In the second half, both teams were initially lucky. Konstantinos Mavropanos put a header past six meters, the video assistant refused to acknowledge a Kostic goal – Luka Jovic was offside in the formation.
The double chance hit was followed by the double hit goal. First Sasa Kalajdzic spitzed an excellent Kempf cross over Martin Hinteregger’s forearm boards, in return Kostic rewarded himself for his very good performance with the goal to make it 1: 1. As a result, Borna Sosa and VfB goalkeeper Gregor Kobel prevented the SGE victory. It remained a draw that Stuttgart can live with better because it doesn’t have to defend a Champions League spot.
Borussia Mönchengladbach – Bayer Leverkusen 0: 1 (0: 0), Goal: 0: 1 Schick (77.)
According to their own requirements, two applicants met for the Champions League ranks for the West Derby. Both the hosts and Bayer Leverkusen have the quality for the first four places in the Bundesliga – and a few months ago this duel would have actually promised top football. But meanwhile there is a wide gap between claims and reality, as demonstrated by the barren 1-0 (0-0) for Leverkusen, which actually deserved neither a goal nor a winner. Bayer won again for the first time after five games without a win and thus jumped to fifth place. For Gladbach, however, it is the sixth defeat in the seventh game. “There is a lack of fun and joy in football,” stated midfielder Hannes Wolf.
Since it has been known that coach Marco Rose is moving to Borussia Dortmund, next to nothing has gone well. Rose said before the game SkyAt the moment it is “relatively little about me, it is more about the team, about the club, about sporting success”. The fact that the series unsettled the clubs was shown by the game, in which both teams made little effort to create the attractive attacking football that distinguished them last year. Leverkusen’s Moussa Diaby and then Patrik Schick in the margin both failed at the best chance in half one against Gladbach’s goalkeeper Yann Sommer (32nd). In the second half, a Gladbach penalty was withdrawn because Valentino Lazaro was previously offside (57th). 20 minutes later, the winning goal fell on the other side – according to a well-known combination: Again, Sommer parried Diaby’s graduation, but then Schick scored in the margin.
Hertha BSC – FC Augsburg 2: 1 (0: 1), Goals: 0: 1 Benes (2nd), 1: 1 Piatek (62nd), 2: 1 Lukebakio (89th, penalty kick)
At Hertha, a new team spirit was conjured up during the week. Coach Pal Dardai let his players – Attention, psycho trick! – carry a goal together. That worked for exactly two minutes on Saturday, then the ball was already in its own net. Laszlo Benes scored for Augsburg, there was not much of the new we-feeling in Hertha’s defense.
The first half was somewhat horrible, but then suddenly in the second half: a goal! For Hertha! Darida crossed very softly to Piatek, who headed untenable. And then, yes, really: the tour you deserve! Dodi Lukebakio converted a tough penalty that gave the Berliners their first win after nine games without a win. “We invested, invested and at some point this magical moment came and the football god said: Now I’ll let him in,” said Dardai Sky. And everyone is excited about his next psychological trick.
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim – VfL Wolfsburg 2: 1 (2: 1), Goals: 0: 1 Baumgartner (8th), 1: 1 Weghorst (23rd), 2: 1 Kramaric (41st)
Koen Casteels missed 15 minutes to at least surpass Manuel Neuer. Neuer did not concede a goal for 688 minutes in the Bundesliga, Casteels was close – but then Christoph Baumgartner slammed the play equipment under the crossbar on Saturday afternoon. The Belgian’s record hunt ended in fifth place on the all-time goalless list with 673 minutes. “At some point it was clear that we would get another goal,” commented Casteels calmly. In front of him are still: twice Neuer (770, 688), twice Oliver Kahn (802, 736), unsurpassed in 1st place: Timo Hildebrand (884).
Another series is currently in place at Wolfsburg: If Casteels collects a goal, VfL loses. This time, Wout Weghorst hit the counterattack to equalize, but Andrej Kramaric managed to take Hoffenheim’s lead again before the break. In stoppage time, Wolfsburg’s Paulo Otavio rightly saw the red card after a two-legged straddle from the butcher’s manual. VfL is still in third place, but the gap to the front is growing.
Quote of the Day: “When you’ve sat in the coaching bench like me for 40 years and spent a total of almost 57 years in competitive football, that can shake you a little. But after such a crazy year we can be grateful to everyone involved for the wonderful times we had. We will not remember this Corona year because of Corona, but because of the wonderful moments that this team gave us with their coach. I don’t blame our fans for being disappointed. But I can’t understand that this Lack of understanding for Marco Rose’s decision against his own team. ” (Gladbach’s board member Hans Meyer before the game Sky to the unrest in the club)