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Football: Dortmund and Bayern shine in first place

Football: Dortmund and Bayern shine in first place

According to statistics, the roles were clearly distributed, the Munich team won the last six competitive matches against Dortmund – four duels in the league and two in the Super Cup. However, there was optimism on the part of the BVB. “They should come one day,” said Hans-Joachim Watzke, president of the jubilant BVB club. Bayern Munich coach Julian Nagelsmann received the ball. “This has already been open,” he said, “but we’ll come, I can promise.”

Duel doesn’t just cast a spell on BVB and Bayern Munich fans. “These are really big prerequisites for the league. The Bundesliga is often criticized for saying it might not be that exciting. “It will be very exciting,” Nagelsmann said on Friday. “I am more nervous than I was before the other matches,” Nagelsmann said on Friday.

His colleague Marco Rose felt that, too. “The German championship will not necessarily be decided on Saturday, but it is a match with a signal effect,” he said. The former Salzburg coach knows how to beat Munich. Even when he was coach of Mönchengladbach, he managed to win twice at home against Bayern Munich. “Now we have the opportunity again and we want to take it. We have been able to stay in touch so far. Now we have them in our court and we want to try to hurt them.”

Haaland in the starting lineup?

Erling Haaland should take care of that, too. The former Salzburg striker is expected to be in the starting line-up. “It probably won’t last 90 minutes. We’ll see how long,” Rose said. Haaland, who has scored 14 goals in 11 official matches this season, was back for 17 minutes after a thigh injury last week at Wolfsburg (3-1) and scored on the spot.

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Aster Frank (Wolfsburg) and Braut Haaland (Dortmund)

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After a short comeback against Wolfsburg, Haaland hopes to score more goals against Bayern Munich

The people of Munich have great respect for him. “We are trying to stop him,” Nagelsmann emphasized, immediately referring to the attacking power of Robert Lewandowski himself: “The BVB has the same mission: to stop the best striker in the world.”

Although both sides have recently felt turmoil – the post-Champions League Dortmund team, the Munich team due to the continuing unvaccinated players problem and the turmoil surrounding the Qatar issue at the annual general meeting – they both go into the blow with a broad chest. “This is a special match, we want to show everyone that we are number one,” said Bayern Munich’s Leroy Sane.

There are no provocations

Aside from the athletic challenge, there were no provocations up front. As well as from sports directors Michael Zorc and Hasan Salihamidzic, who have yet to speak after their public argument three months ago. “The issue is settled for me, and it has been done for a long time,” Zorc confirmed.

The Dortmund team is still missing Giovanni Reina, Thorgan Hazard and Youssef Mukoko. Defender Manuel Akanji has not been able to train during the week which is doubtful. Like Leon Goretzka of Bavaria associated with the patellar tendon. In addition to Sabitzer, Joshua Kimmish is also absent.

Spectators are not allowed everywhere on the weekend. The Bavarian government decided on Friday to restore the rule of “ghost games” from the weekend. The FC Augsburg (Michael Gregoritsch) match must take place at VfL Bochum in front of the empty stands. Nationally, it was agreed Thursday that a maximum of 50 percent of capacity can be used.

German Bundesliga, Round 14

Friday December 3rd:
Union Berlin Leipzig 2: 1 *
Saturday 4th December:
Leverkusen Forth 3:30 pm.
Hoffenheim Frankfurt 3:30 pm.
Mainz Wolfsburg 3:30 pm.
Augsburg Bochum 3:30 pm.
Bielefeld Cologne 3:30 pm.
Dortmund Bayern Munich 6:30 pm
Sunday 5 December:
Stuttgart Hertha Berlin 3:30 pm.
Mönchengladbach Freiburg 5.30 pm

* Union: Trimmel replacement; Leipzig: Laimer until 70.