Bayern’s all-round success, relegation worries and schalke’s problems

Bayern's all-round success, relegation worries and Schalke's problems

FC bayern can play the remaining games this saturday from 18.30 o’clock with a supposed compulsory victory against the relegation candidates fortuna dusseldorf extend the lead at the top of the table of the fubball-bundesliga at least for one day to ten points.

But a little caution is called for. Fortuna has lost just one of nine games under coach uwe rosler, and last season the dusseldorf team drew 3-3 in munich.

The remaining games this saturday (15 p.M.).30 p.M.) are particularly marked by the relegation battle. The penultimate werder bremen wants to confirm his auartstrend and send with an auswartsieg schalke 04 even deeper into the crisis. FSV mainz 05, fourth from last, is under pressure against 1899 hoffenheim, threatening to slip into the relegation zone. It’s becoming increasingly difficult for the 14th-placed team in the league table. Eintracht frankfurt, who are guests at vfl wolfsburg. In addition, hertha BSC receives the FC augsburg.

DEPARTURE: the timing of his departure is unusual. In the midst of the relegation battle, sporting director lutz pfannenstiel leaves third-last-place fortuna dusseldorf; the game at bayern is his last in a position of responsibility. In winter, pfannenstiel had agreed with the club on a contract termination on 31 december. May agreed. Also because he had been the subject of strong public hostility after the separation from friedhelm funkel. It was not foreseeable at the time that the season would last until the end of june due to the corona pandemic.

Downward trend: the two neighbors FSV mainz 05 and eintracht frankfurt are increasingly threatening the relegation zone. One point or. Two payers are all it takes for the two clubs to reach 16th place. Just the trend currently does not bode well. Mainz won only one of its last seven games, frankfurt took only one point from the last six games. Accordingly, both clubs are in zugzwang. Mainz face 1899 hoffenheim on saturday, frankfurt host vfl wolfsburg.

BIG POINTS: after the win in dortmund, hansi flick is determined not to be diverted from his path to munich’s eighth championship title in a row. "Against dusseldorf we want to win naturally, even if it will be difficult. The big points of dortmund we want to strengthen," said flick. It would be the eleventh win in the twelfth round-robin match.

FINAL GAMES: seven final games left for bremen coach florian kohfeldt. That’s why the coach of the team at the bottom of the table demands full concentration: "no one must lose their gallantry. No one must lose grip. We only have a few weeks left," said kohfeldt. Despite four points from two games, the hanseaten are still five points behind the relegation place 16. Therefore werder must also score in the guest game at schalke. "We can handle the pressure," said kohfeldt, who is also counting on the post-season match against eintracht frankfurt.

GUARANTEED: despite his blunder in the game at RB leipzig (2:2), hertha keeper rune jarstein need not worry about his starting place before the game against augsburg. "For us it was clear that rune is our number one, we said that from day one," said coach bruno labbadia. Jarstein tried to hold on to what should have been a harmless ball at the red bull arena on wednesday night. But the 35-year-old norwegian ultimately punched the ball into the goal himself to give the hosts an interim lead. "He doesn’t need to worry. He should throw in his qualities and i am sure he will do that on saturday."In the current season jarstein had temporarily lost his starting place under labbadia manager alexander nouri.

Goalkeeper change: the back and forth in the schalker goal probably continues. Coach david wagner hinted before the match against werder that markus schubert will have to make way for alexander nubel again. "Of course I had a chat with him. He’s had his share of goals against in recent weeks," wagner said of schubert, adding, "everyone has to perform to justify playing on." Schubert had started the ruckrunde in the schalker goal because of a suspension of nubel, who changed to FC bayern in the summer, but did not leave the safest impression. Nubel then returned to the goal, but did not cut a good figure either. But schubert was also unable to make lasting use of the second trial of preservation.

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