Snails race in the Bundesliga

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For the second Time in a row, “denied” of the FC Schalke and the Acquisition of the standings. The First, Borussia Mönchengladbach, and the Ninth, Bayer Leverkusen, separated by only two points. The quality of the Top Teams?

70 minutes long, you had to have the feeling that it was only a matter of time, what time is FC Schalke 04, the proceeds would reach the end 1:0 against the conservative and limited to the end of the game, TSG Hoffenheim. Schalke was the final game of the 8.Game day of the Bundesliga with 14 points, Sixth. A victory would have been enough to stand for the first Time in years, at the end of the game tags on the table top. Last the on 28, was. Round of the 2009/2010 season under Felix Magath the case. Two weeks ago against Cologne, it would have been enough to jump to the top almost, but a Last-Minute goal from Jonas Hector made the world Cup dream is still burst. This time, the TSG to beat: Two counter-enough to decide the game. Instead of rank one, is Schalke now on rank seven.

“We have not used in the first half, our scoring chances, and in the second half, we had no more,” said Schalke’s coach, David Wagner to the Sky-in microphone and was a little frustrated by the very defensive tactics of hope Heimer. “We have made a good away game, but the opponent has made two goals and we don’t.”

Vulnerable Bavaria

Rarely before the table was top of the Bundesliga after eight match days so close together as in this season. League leaders Borussia Mönchengladbach, who remained, in spite of a 0:1 defeat against Borussia Dortmund at the very top, is only two points ahead of Bayer 04 Leverkusen, Germany on rank nine.

It’s not about FC Bayern: FC Augsburg, the record master is not also came to a 2:2

While many of the most exciting Bundesliga season for a long time swarming, must be all the enthusiasm about the balance, however, also Provide. Because of the fact that no single Team or several teams dropped off the top a little, it can also be taken as a sign of the lack of quality seen.

Champions FC Bayern München will be presented this autumn, is still more vulnerable than twelve months ago. The results are not votes, coach Niko Kovac is (again) in the criticism. However, none of the competitors is in the location, the weakness of the record master to take advantage of.

No pressure from the BVB

The first candidate to put Bayern under pressure, prior to the season, Borussia Dortmund. The Black-and-Yellow had enhanced naming and even the championship as a target. However, the BVB plays accordingly. After an avoidable defeat at Union Berlin on 3. Round and three equally avoidable draw-2:2 in series (game days 5 to 7) is the Borussia a place behind the Bavarians, instead of several points in front of it.

Not without controversy: Some critics wonder whether BVB can be with coach Lucien Favre champion

While Dortmund shows how the sometimes violent reactions to the accusation that it lacks may of mentality – the missed point, worms, profits, disrupt the other not at all to the fact that currently there are multiple Teams at a similar level on the spot. “Now we have six, seven, eight teams that are very close together. So, I guess,” said mönchengladbach sports Director Max Eberl in front of the round, the “sports image” and prophesied: “Thus, the Chance that other teams are FC Bayern dangerous rises. Bayern don’t need to focus this time only on a club that is attacking, but maybe several.”

Bayern slip-up as a Tradition

Some may share the opinion Eberls, however, it is also true that it is quite could help, in time, in the FC Bayern indulges a weakness, a small (or larger) pad points accumulate and at the end, not the success. Bitter is the last season, Borussia Dortmund had to know. BVB had, in the meantime, even nine points ahead of the Bavarians, came at the 34. Round, but with two counters residue on the Munich to the finish.

Last season there was for Kovac and the Bayern between the end of September and the end of November, six games without a victory

Bayern are not in the autumn, full of juice, and the one or other mistake make, has already Tradition. In the last season they were between the age of 25. September and the 24. November all six winning lots of games – including defeats against Hertha BSC, a 0:3 home swatter against Gladbach and 3:3 after 3:0 lead at home against Fortuna Düsseldorf. The record master is then hit but, at least when in the spring the snow melts around the Säbener Strasse, it is most unlikely, it has been shown again and again.

Maybe the FC Schalke make it next weekend at the third attempt, Yes, but still. The “king to win the blue” next Saturday against Borussia Dortmund, it might be enough depending on other results – to the table of leadership. However, While Mönchengladbach, and Frankfurt and Freiburg, and Leipzig, in direct duels take the points, play Bayern at home against newly promoted Union Berlin. Well possible, therefore, that, according to the 9. Round again the Bavarians are at the top. As always, actually…

8. Round of the football League in pictures:


  • 1. FC Cologne will win the basement duel against Paderborn

    1. FC Köln – SC Paderborn 3:0 (1:0)

    At last three points! The 1. FC Cologne finished with the victory against Mitaufsteiger SC Paderborn is a must, refuels but thanks to the deserved success any amount of self-confidence. Terodde (8. Minute/2.v.l.), Schaub (59./l.) and Bornauw (85./R) ensure, in the continuous rain for the gates. Paderborn does not come into play yet courageous way of playing the SCP little time to see.


  • 1. FC Cologne will win the basement duel against Paderborn

    TSG Hoffenheim – FC Schalke 04 2:0 (0:0)

    A day after his 48. Birthday for Schalke Coach Wagner (photo) no gifts from his Team – at least not in the Form of points. Although Schalke have the game on 70 minutes, a tight grip, out to play, but there are few opportunities and, therefore, not a goal. Then, the TSG proposes to: Two counter-attacking goals by Kramaric (72.) and Bebou (85.). decide the game.


  • 1. FC Cologne will win the basement duel against Paderborn

    FC Augsburg – FC Bayern 2:2 (1:1)

    Bayern defender Pavard (front) is operated, the Augsburg-based cheer. In injury time, FCA striker Finnbogason, the 2:2 (90 manage.+1). The Munich fall shortly after the kick-off by judges in the residue (1.). Scorer Lewandowski (14.) and Gnabry (49.) first turn of the game. However, Bayern’s next best chance and fumble in the back. The result is Only a point in the Bavarian Derby.


  • 1. FC Cologne will win the basement duel against Paderborn

    Bor. Dortmund – Bor. Mönchengladbach 1:0 (0:0)

    The BVB captain, Reus (l.) shaping the heated Borussia duel. Two Dortmund matches are subsequently disallowed, however, because of the 30-Year-old is caught Offside. Once Reus will even bring the Ball in the net in (58.). This gate counts and decides the game. Gladbach remains in spite of the defeat of table leaders Dortmund celebrates after four draws in the series, the long-awaited success and moves up to rank four.


  • 1. FC Cologne will win the basement duel against Paderborn

    RB Leipzig – VfL Wolfsburg 1:1 (0:0)

    “We have not brought the two passes in a row, more to the man”, says Leipzig’s coach nail man. “We have been begging for the goal a little bit.” Werner brings to the RB first, after a great Solo with 1:0 to the front of the (54.), but then the Phase starts, the nail man describes, and to compensate by Weghorst (2.v.r., 82.) leads. The “wolves” remain undefeated runner-up.


  • 1. FC Cologne will win the basement duel against Paderborn

    1. FC Union Berlin – SC Freiburg 2:0 (1:0)

    Nothing is out of the possible standings for FC Freiburg. The surprisingly strong Team of coach prank conceded in the case of newly promoted Union Berlin, his first away defeat of the season. Bülter brings to the capitals already in the first Minute on the road to victory. Ingvartsen (84., Image) it makes the lid and ended after four defeats, the black series of the Berlin.


  • 1. FC Cologne will win the basement duel against Paderborn

    Fortuna Dusseldorf – FSV Mainz 05 1:0 (0:0)

    The Fortuna ended after six winless Games your bust-series. Because Fernandez (2.v.l.) in first-half stoppage time due to repeated foul game Yellow-Red looks, needs to Mainz riding the second half of the tenth the best. Hennings scored in the final stage, the winning goal (82.) for düsseldorf, the improve with the home win on table rank 13.


  • 1. FC Cologne will win the basement duel against Paderborn

    Werder Bremen – Hertha BSC 1:1 (1:0)

    “A point is too little, we come to the place is easy”. As a midfielder, it brings scoring to the point. For the fourth Time in a row, Werder remains winless. And, although Sargent (l.), with a deflected shot early in the 1:0 succeed (7.). The Bremen then, but a lot of good opportunities. Hertha striker Lukebakio punished the hosts for their carelessness with the 1:1 (70.).


  • 1. FC Cologne will win the basement duel against Paderborn

    Eintracht Frankfurt – Bayer Leverkusen 3:0 (2:0)

    In Friday’s game, the harmony prevents – driven by double-scorer Paciencia (R., 4., 17. by hand with a penalty) and asset Kostic – the possible jump of the Werkself at the top of the table. The Frankfurt dominate force Bayer 04 with your physical and determination. Dost (l.) scores the final score against, especially in the first half of the disappointing Leverkusen Team.

    Author: Andreas Sten-Ziemons