Berlin (AP) - The two title contenders Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund have to digest a lot in the international break.
For the Munich put it in the 1: 2 against 1899 Hoffenheim on Matchday 7 of the Bundesliga completely surprising the first home defeat in almost a year, the BVB gambled at 2: 2 in Freiburg for the third time in a row a series. Also the FC Schalke missed in the last minute a victory and the championship lead. As a result, being at the top of the league is not as exciting as it has been in a long time. Between first and tenth, there are currently only four points.
AUSRUTSCHER: As in the previous year, FC Bayern have to digest a bitter home defeat at the end of the Oktoberfest. By the 1: 2 against Hoffenheim went a series of 13 wins and three draws in front of home crowd in the league. "This is a warning to us that you get nothing for free," says national goalkeeper Manuel Neuer and coach Niko Kovac complained: "We have made too many mistakes." Almost a year ago, the Munich had lost against Borussia Mönchengladbach even 0: 3 and had slipped into a deep autumn crisis.
DEBUT: Sargis Adamyan could hardly have dreamed of a better start-up debut. The Armenian scored both goals for the Hoffenheim victory in Munich and proved once more as a man for the special appearances. Adamyan scored three goals for Jahn Regensburg 5-0 at Hamburger SV last year. "That's even bigger," Adamyan said, adding, "Two years ago, I was still playing regional league, that's a dream of mine."
FLAUTE: With five goals from three games Timo Werner had started the season, since then, the national striker has a knockout. As in the 0-2 draw against Olympique Lyon, the striker awarded the best in the 1-1 draw at Leverkusen. Accordingly, Werner had to down, his replacement made it better. Christopher Nkunku saved RB at least one point.
GEGENTOR: Last season, Schalke were still in the relegation battle, now missing on the seventh game day only a few seconds to the first championship standings since March 28, 2010. Jonas Hector proved with the 1: 1 equalizer as a spoilsport. Nevertheless, coach David Wagner from Schalke has again made a European Cup aspirants in no time. "This is another process and step from which we can take a lot. We're about to learn, "said Wagner.
MENTALITY: Again a playful lead, again 2: 2 - for the third time in a row Borussia Dortmund gives a victory out of hand and is currently outside the Champions League seats again. "That was another two unnecessary goals. That costs us a lot, "said coach Lucien Favre and captain Marco Reus added:" That's bitter. The quality has to be enough to win here. There you are served. We missed the two points. »The equalizer fell in the final minute when Manuel Akanji deflected Vincenzo Grifo's shot into the goal.
TV OBSERVER: Until half an hour before the start of the game, it was a normal routine, then Sandro Schwarz took place in Mainz team bus and watched the game on the TV. The coach was the first coach to receive the yellow-red card last week. In the 2-1 in Paderborn he was well represented by his assistant coach Jan-Moritz Lichte and incidentally there was a record: The 2: 1 by Daniel Brosinski foul penalty was the 25th penalty penalty for Mainz in series, which she set a league record.