Berlin (AP) - The German football fans look to Mönchengladbach. The Borussia receives the record champions from Munich - and as the league leaders. RB Leipzig and Schalke 04 probably hope as otherwise rarely for a Bayern victory in order to catch the Gladbacher himself.
CLASSIC: The Gladbach fans dream. If, even if the Borussia on Saturday (15.30 / Sky) defeated the big Bayern in their own stadium, the advantage over the record champions would already be seven points. Memories of bygone times would awake - from 1969 to 1977, the two clubs shared the championship titles among themselves. Munich interim coach Hansi Flick was there: "My brother was the Gladbach fan, me the Bayern fan. It was always the classic in Flick's house. "However, the people of Munich will do everything they can to stop the stronger rival again.
READ: As good as Julian Nagelsmann is rarely a coach informed about the opponent. The RB-Trainer was employed by TSG Hoffenheim for nine years until the summer, on Saturday (15.30 / Sky) he receives his former club, which is trained by his former assistant Alfred Schreuder, in the new home. "Of course it's an advantage to know the boys. I know what one or two players like less. Conversely, they know that of course, too, "said Nagelsmann.
SPEAKER: The ever-flaring discussion about Borussia Dortmund coach Lucien Favre brought Fortuna Dusseldorf coach Friedhelm Funkel several times on the palm. "It is incomprehensible and sometimes inhumane, as some media attack him after every game," said the veteran, who could aggravate the situation of his counterpart at BVB with a victory on Saturday (15.30 / Sky) in Dortmund, however, again.
SERIES: Bayer Leverkusen has not lost five times in a row and has beaten Bayern. FC Schalke 04 have been undefeated for six competitive matches. One of the series could tear in the top match on Saturday evening (18.30 clock / Sky). "I hope that Munich was an exception," said Bayer coach Peter Bosz, who also knows that statistics can deceive. In the league, the Leverkusen had not won four home games last, the so far last home win against Schalke is even five years back.