Berlin (AP) - Already on the 8th matchday in the Bundesliga a huge pressure on Borussia Dortmund.
The team Lucien Favre, who has not won three times consecutively before the two-week international break, will have to demonstrate against Borussia Mönchengladbach in the top match against leaders Borussia Mönchengladbach on Saturday (18.30 / Sky) to live up to their ambitious title ambitions this season. In the crowding in the top group in the games in the afternoon (15.30 clock) and the FC Bayern and RB Leipzig required.
TOPSPIEL: The Borussia duel could come at exactly the right time for BVB. Because the Dortmund have won the past eight league games against the Gladbacher all together and scored 25 goals. "All Neune" is the motto in their own stadium. "We really want to win," said BVB coach Favre after last three disappointing 2-2 draw. Gladbach coach Marco Rose wants to see his pros perform in front of 80,000 spectators in the signal Iduna Park as a real top team: "For us it is a good opportunity to show that we have developed positively."
DEFENSIVE KUNNER: VfL Wolfsburg have conceded only four goals in the first seven games of the season before the big test at RB Leipzig. That's the top value of the league. Under the new coach Oliver Glasner the German champion of 2009 is unbeaten. The one point back Leipzig (14 points) must be ice cold after their recent weakness phase so just in the final, especially the last not effective national striker Timo Werner. "It is currently still hapert on our chance utilization," complained RB coach Julian Nagelsmann before the important home game.
ES MÜLLERT: Does Thomas Müller play? Coach Niko Kovac did not want to betray that before Bayern's derby appearance in Augsburg. The 30-year-old attacker was five times in succession not in the Munich starting eleven. The vice-captain wants to be more than an emergency nail. After the first defeat of the season two weeks ago against Hoffenheim Bayern push back on the road to success. "I expect a very difficult and physically intense game," said Kovac to the match at the FCA.
DEPARTURE ZONE: Before the two last-placed teams meet each other on Sunday in the newly-promoted duel between 1. FC Köln (4 points) and SC Paderborn (1), who have not won yet, there are already groundbreaking games in the table cellar. Coach Friedhelm Funkel hopes Fortuna Dusseldorf (4) on his personal first win against Mainz (6). For the first time between Union Berlin (4) and the surprisingly well-started SC Freiburg for Bundesliga points. Before the opening duel in the upper house, both teams split ten points.
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