Who played as against whom?
Schalke 04 received most of the hearts. What does that mean, dear readers?
Which game were you never allowed to miss?
Gladbach against Bayern. World in the Bundesliga. Bayern do the game - but the others win. In the first half, the champion was clearly superior, as against Leverkusen last week, as in Leipzig in September. The leaders from Gladbach, however, offered an almost embarrassing performance. Bad passes and ball losses abound, as good as no combinations over more than three stations and 1:14 shots. But Bayern did not hit, not even when goalie Yann Sommer grabbed Joshua Kimmich's attempt and hit the ball on the goal line. Millimeter before the Hawkeye's buzzing, summer still got him clawing, luckily he had not cut his nails. Whereby one hears of Bundesliga referees in non-official statements ever: As accurate as it is always said, the goalkeeping does not work.
When the 0: 1 by Ivan Perisic finally fell, albeit in an odd fashion, the strange thing happened: Gladbach discovered his courage, his will to win and his power of resistance. Marco Rose joined Breel Embolo and Patrick Herrmann. The Bayern lost on access and the Gladbacher exploited one of their first chances when the Algerian Ramy Bensebaini einköpfte a corner. Then Jérome Boateng had to leave the field again after 65 minutes because of muscle problems. In added time Gladbach then came to victory. Kimmich could not stop an inaccurate pass and Javi Martínez blundered into the ball and even more into Marcus Thuram. He accepted the offer and ran into the obstacle lying on the ground. Penalty kick, again Bensebaini, already the third goal in the fifth Bundesliga game of the left-back. Not least of the reaction of the "offender" could see how he saw it. Martínez immediately looked guiltily to the ground and sneaked off the court.
For the second time in a row Bayern lose despite a clear majority of opportunities. But it is also true: For the second time Bayern lose against a team that has made many mistakes and not completely convinced. At the moment you are missing the luck. But there are also deficiencies in the midfield, which can not stop the opponent, in the defense, which is too slow, and in the storm. Robert Lewandowski was without a goal for the third time in a row. Does the minute counting of the Torlosen start now, he breaks at the end of the Burgstaller record, which has not met since May? Anyway, not much goes on in Munich, if Lewandowski does not hit.
Which game could you miss with a clear conscience?
Augsburg against Mainz. Marco Richter was scorer and winner, but it was a game to forget for him. He drops the scoring chance of the year, at least. From less than eight meters away the U21 striker shot past the ball past the empty goal. Out of shame about the missed balance at that moment, he buried his face in his hands. A big hole he could have fallen into did not open. At the same half, Richter met, but did not cheer. And even if Augsburg even won, Richter will probably have been hit by his missed shot on the nights after that. "I do not know what happened to me," Richter said after the final whistle. Martin Schmidt took it with humor: "The goal was in the wrong place." After the last ten points from four games of recently listed Augsburg coach landed in the midfield of the table and for the first out of the woods.
What was the focus?
The black jersey Borussia Dortmund. For the 110th anniversary of the club has launched a special edition in the color of hard coal, against Fortuna Dusseldorf the Elf appeared in a black ash, also with silver back numbers and name tags. So goes contemporary football PR. This fashionable upgrade spurred the last bloodless BVB team. It became bleak for the opponents. Maybe also because with Julian Brandt the midfield became more creative and offensive, and with the long spurned French giant baby Dan-Axel Zagadou the defense faster and more athletic. The five Dortmund goals were all very nicely played out. One fiddled Jadon Sancho and Marco Reus against five defeated by blindness, overwhelmed defender rightly. Black Celebration in Dortmund, because within two and a half hours the 9009 copies were sold out. Many fans went out of the jersey purchase empty. Ebay are now being offered for almost four-digit amounts.