Updated: Mar 29, 2020
By Ben Higlett and Dan Reuben
Bayern erlebt eine erfolgreiche Fußballwoche:
Bayern Munich, having trailed Dortmund in the Bundesliga since the start of October, are finally level on points with Lucien Favre’s side at the top of the table. Bayern Munich’s Bavarian neighbours Augsburg recorded their first-ever home victory against Borussia Dortmund, winning 2-1 on Friday night. Then, undoubtedly heartened by the Dortmund loss, Bayern continued their imperious form in Saturday’s headline fixture, smashing Borussia Mönchengladbach 5-1 away from home. Bei Schalke sieht es weniger rosig aus:
Meanwhile, after a 4-0 defeat for Schalke at home to Fortuna Düsseldorf, which took their winless run in the league to six games, two ultras took to the field to demand back the captain’s armband from Benjamin Stambouli. The ‘Ultras Gelsenkirchen’ fan club designed the armband at the start of the season and after this poor run, they demanded it back. A tearful Stambouli confirmed their wish in his post-match interview. Mittlerweile:
Jogi Löw has potentially signalled the end of an era for the Nationalmannschaft, by declaring the Manuel Neuer may no longer be his undisputed no.1 goalkeeper. Neuer (32), the national team captain, has made 84 caps for his country, but has undergone a difficult 18 months. Following a long injury layoff, he returned to the national side for the World Cup in Russia, where Germany suffered a premature exit, departing the competition during the group stages.