Who is playing against whom and when?
Which game should you not miss?
Hertha against Bayern. The first half of the season offered football fans so many popular, albeit slightly trashy spectacles, and the second half of the season immediately tossed us another bang. Gernegroß Hertha meets Bavaria, the real giant, Jürgen Klinsmann meets his ex. He released him in April 2009. Since then, just like that, FC Bayern has been going uphill tremendously. But today FC Bayern needs, the coach Hansi Flick pointed out publicly and that confirmed the 2-5 loss in Nuremberg last Saturday, new players. A striker would not be bad, he would not defend himself against another midfielder and the defenders would also go out. What does FC Bayern do in such moments? He buys a goalie, Alexander Nübel. As of summer, the monopoly FC Bayern will have the two best keepers in the country and the league.
In Berlin, Klinsmann, Head of Department, and Arne Friedrich, his performance manager (original job description, the editor), are considering new benchmarks for the Big City Club. Quickly do the relegation battle and from 2021 it will be the European Cup. The workloads in the training camp were good, the players underwent underwater workouts in Florida. The Berlin recruiters also brought Santiago Ascacíbar from Stuttgart. This is not quite the league of the traded Draxler, Götze and Xhaka, but the Argentine is said to be the new owner in defensive midfield. Hertha also plans to set new unique selling points soon. Klinsmann has been unbeaten for four games and a valid coaching license, that's peanuts. The duel with Bayern is the next milestone for Hertha’s new path. It goes about the sausage forKlinsmann .
Which game can you miss with a clear conscience?
Düsseldorf against Bremen, the third last against the penultimate, the two teams with the worst goal difference in the league. The Fortuna offered some bad kick, is roughly where you expected it to be before the season. You don't worry much about them, they seem nervously prepared for the relegation battle. The duels with direct competitors are particularly important to her. Bremen, on the other hand, goes into the second half of the season with Bammel. The technically shod team, who of course saw themselves somewhere else before the season, lacked the punch and pace for the unglamorous, sometimes dirty tasks to be completed at the end of the table. Werder has conceded most of the goals conceded, which really means something in this shooting gallery league. Kevin Vogt, the former Hoffenheim captain, came to the north for support. He swaps the Champions League, in which he played last season, for the anxious look at the end of the table. On the Weser, people consoled themselves with the wisdom in the game-free weeks: it can only get better than in the miserable first half of the season. Of course that's not true, the bottom of the table Paderborn is getting closer. Incidentally, the bad luck continues, this time Florian Kohfeldt got it on the foot. Bremen's coach is currently coaching from the home office.
Who is in the spotlight?
Markus Schubert, actually Schalke's second goalkeeper, but because Schalke's goalkeeper Alexander Nübel has to remain suspended for two games after a foul from the first round, Schubert will be able to play this Friday when the second half of the season starts with the home game against Borussia Mönchengladbach. Or does he stay in the gate afterwards? It is uncertain whether Nübel, the Bavarian and potential national goalkeeper will return to the Schalke Tor. After becoming aware of his move to Bayern, coach David Wagner Nübel removed the captain's armband. It looks like the Schalke talent prefers Bayern's substitute bank over the regular place on Schalke, because Manuel Neuer, who is now back in shape and fit, will not be easily crowded out. In addition to Neuer, the club changes again, here and such a rumor already spills through Munich. In addition, there is the assumption that Bavaria has promised Nübelin the negotiations more games than the top dog Neuer wants to grant him. Nobody understands Nübel and everyone is wondering: is his career throwing away?