After the start in the Champions League and Europa League, the Bundesliga moves on to the next round. FC Bayern wants, after the rush, the great pressure exerted by the keeper on the RB Leipzig exercise. The Hertha needs at the end of the table against Paderborn the first victory of his coach Covic.
For the seventh European Cup is after very different international appearances, to return to everyday life in the Bundesliga.
The easiest should fall on the leading riders, RB Leipzig and Bayern, winners in the queen category. Berlin is far from the Champions League. On the fifth day, the next explosive duel in the basement of the still young season will take place at the Olympiastadion.
JÄGER: At FC Bayern Munich, the goalkeeper's theme is back and the RB Leipzig leadership hunt begins. For the opening match of Oktoberfest, 1. FC Cologne – who played the Bayern match four times – against the final draw of Oktoberfest. The year before, there was no success at Oktoberfest. Serge Gnabry could break the series and keep his. In his three matches against Cologne, the international has always scored four times. According to coach Niko Kovac, Lucas Hernandez and Kingsley Coman would be affected.
RECONSTRUCTION: The Gladbacher want to quickly forget this evening in Wolfsberg. The opportunity comes in Borussia after the 0: 4 against the Austrians in Europa League Sunday in the Bundesliga duel against Fortuna Dusseldorf. And the statistics give hope to Elf Rose. The last nine home games against the Rhine rivals have not been lost. But: in 2019, the Fortuna (30) have up to now more markers than Mönchengladbach (29). Friedhelm Funkel, coach of Fortuna, warns: "We know the quality of Borussia, it does not change the match against Wolfsberg."
YOUNGSTER: Claudio Pizarro must be terribly old. The Werder Bremen striker is 40 years older than the two coaches in the match against RB Leipzig, Florian Kohfeldt (36) and Julian Nagelsmann (32). If Pizarro plays in the U40 duel, he brings the next record. In 237 games, he would surpass Austria's Andreas Herzog as a foreigner with most Werder inserts. In the Bundesliga overall, the Peruvian leads with 476 matches well before Naldo (358).
KELLER: As coach of the Hertha reserve, Ante Covic has already faced the current Paderborn coach, Steffen Baumgart. In both Regionalliga Nordost matches against the Berlin AK, both teams won a victory. Saturday, things get complicated for the loser. Hertha and Paderborn have no win of the season. In the capital, a new failure against newcomers from East Westphalia would have the effect of depressing the mood at the bottom of the table. "We have to count now," said Covic.
PERSPECTIVE: In the coming week, Fritz Keller will resign after his election as President of the DFB, his most important post at SC Freiburg. The winemaker can afford a nice drop. The view in Breisgau is good. Coach Christian Streich's team receives FC Augsburg in third place. "We played four games and surprisingly won three," even Streich spoke of an unexpected recovery. Goals were scored in the 28 league games of the opponents. Freiburg on track: Keller can leave with confidence for the DFB.