After the Bundesliga prelude: That brings the football week
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Berlin (dpa) - After the opening match day of the Bundesliga in Munich, the entry of star player Philippe Coutinho is expected in the Bayern training. On Schalke the record champion must then correct on Saturday his false start.
The designated DFB boss Fritz Keller presented in Berlin the officials from the amateur and professional camp. Eintracht Frankfurt wants to lay the foundation stone in Strasbourg for entry into the Europa League group stage. And in Italy, the season starts for Cristiano Ronaldo with Juventus.
Coutinho-Start: Philippe Coutinho has already made his first steps in Munich. After the medical check the presentation of the Brazilian national player and his first training at Bayern are on. "I am of the opinion that not only FC Bayern München, but the entire Bundesliga and also Germany as a whole can be pleased to welcome such a top player here in this league," said coach Niko Kovac about the offensive crash, the first of the FC Barcelona is on loan. On Saturday against Schalke could the 27-year-old Coutinho in the Bundesliga already leave his first impressions.
Keller appearance: Fritz Keller has appointment stress on Wednesday. In the early morning, the designated DFB president speaks to the amateur camp before the conference of regional and state associations in Berlin. Immediately thereafter, the introductory round for the 62-year-old continues at the General Assembly of the German Football League. Subsequently, the club head of SC Freiburg wants to speak publicly for the first time at a press conference on his plans, how he can maneuver the German Football Association from the leadership crisis.
Last hurdle: On the way to the group stage of the Europa League, Eintracht Frankfurt have to beat Racing Strasbourg after two qualifying rounds. The French first division side is on Thursday (20.30 clock / Nitro) first host against the Bundesliga. The second leg will be played on 29th August at the semifinalists last season.
Schalke Examination: After the disappointing start with the 2: 2 in the home game against Hertha BSC, the Munich Meisterexpress to drive on Schalke ride. "We have to make sure that we quickly regain the two points we did not get," said Bayern coach Niko Kovac ahead of the visit on Saturday (18.30 / Sky). New signing Philippe Coutinho, who is beating Ivan Perisic, who has been banned from Berlin, and Lucas Hernández, who has since become fit, will then show their class.
Ronaldo opener: As the last of the European top leagues Italy's Serie A starts the new season. On Saturday (18.00 clock / DAZN) begins for superstar Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus Turin with new coach Maurizio Sarri at Parma Calcio, the mission title defense. Alongside rivals SSC Napoli, Inter Milan could become the biggest title contender with ex-national coach Antonio Conte. Before the opening match against promoted US Lecce, Inter has signed among other strikers Romelu Lukaku from Manchester United.