Bayern Munich is seeking to tighten its grip on the lead, when today in the 30th stage of the German Football League, it is Bayer Leverkusen, the last two obstacles on the way to the eighth in a row.
Bayern Munich leads the standings, seven points behind its direct chase, Borussia Dortmund, who is running a difficult test for his guest, Hertha Berlin, who has the second best record since the resumption of competitions that were suspended due to the emerging Corona virus.
Hertha Berlin won 10 points out of 12 possible in the four matches held so far, behind Bayern Munich who achieved the full score.
But the Bavarian club is awaiting two consecutive revenge positions, which will be crucial to deciding the title early, the first when he visits Bayer Leverkusen today, and the second when he hosts Borussia Mochengladbach next Saturday, and they are from four teams that managed to win it this season.
Bayer Leverkusen beat the Bavarian giant in Munich 2-1 in the 13th stage on November 30th, and Borussia Monchengladbach beat it with the same result after one week in the 14th stage on the seventh of December.
Bayern Munich lost to Hoffenheim (1-2 also), and Eintracht Frankfurt (1-5).
Bayern Munich is counting on its striking attacking power, which has scored 86 goals so far, with no team achieving in 29 games in the history of the Bundesliga.
The Polish international scorer Robert Lewandowski stands out remarkably this season by scoring 43 goals in 38 games in various competitions, equaling his best record of the 2016-2017 season, including 29 goals in 29 games in the Bundesliga, in a feat that had not occurred since 1972 with the former Bavarian star Gerd Muller, who holds the record for the number of goals scored in one season (40 goals) in the same year.
Bayern coach Hansi Flick, who became the first coach in the history of the club to achieve 22 wins in the first 25 games, smashing the Spanish number Pep Guardiola in 2013, said after the victory over Fortuna Dusseldorf by five clean, including a double for Levandowski “I do not care about statistics and records, what concerns me "It is a successful season."
"In Bayern Munich, you are required to win, and this is what we are always striving for," added the coach, who replaced instead of Croatian Niko Kovac last November.
But it will not be an easy task for Bayern to face fifth-placed Bayern Leverkusen, who are seeking the card for the prestigious continental competition next season.
Bayer Leverkusen have scored three wins since the appeal, and suffered one loss, surprisingly at home at home to Wolfsburg 1-4.
Borussia Dortmund hopes to restore his balance on his home soil after losing to Bayern Munich 0-1 10 days ago, when his hopes of competing for the title received a near-knockout, but he breathed himself with a gift from Leverkusen reviving his hopes again, especially since the Bavarian club is waiting for him a strong confrontation in the stage Coming against Borussia Monchengladbach, before he is a guest of the surviving Werder Bremen.
The 30th stage will take place against the background of anti-racist protests, against the backdrop of the death of the black American citizen, George Floyd, at the hands of his country's police on the 25th of last month, where players in the Bundesliga are considering organizing mass protests, after starting with four players last week: Borussia Dortmund player Englishman Gaidon Sancho and Moroccan Ashraf Hakimi, Borussia striker Marcos Trambachbach, Marcus Thuram, and Schalke American player Winston McKinney.
On Wednesday, the German Confederation announced that he would not punish the Quartet, indicating that he "wants to keep this decision during the next stages (of the League), even if anti-racist movements emerge after the violent death of George Floyd."
A number of Bayern Munich players this week called for solidarity with Floyd, and his attacking star Thomas Muller said before the Leverkusen match: "Sports have always been able to share power, and try to show the world that we are together, and that we are strong together." "We have many different people in sports, and color does not matter. Sport has the power to bring people together to speak with one language. ”
Bavarian superstar Joshua Kimmich revealed that his club players talked about using their platforms on social media to strengthen their stand against racism, while fellow defense mogul Jerome Boateng called on white athletes to raise their voices and join the critics of what happened to Floyd, 46, who spent Asphyxia a week ago, by a white policeman in Minneapolis, he fixed it to the ground and kneeled over his neck, in an incident that sparked a wave of widespread protests in dozens of American cities.
"Our voices are carrying, we have a platform and a lot of people are touched," Boateng, of Ghanaian descent, told local radio Deutsche Welle.
"It is clear that all white athletes who do not speak now are not racists, but of course it is desirable that they use their reputation for this cause." Many do, but I think we can do more. ”
Eintracht - Mainz 17:30
Leverkusen - Bayern Munich 17:30
Dusseldorf - Hoffenheim 17:30
Leipzig - Paderborn 17:30
Dortmund - Hertha Berlin 20:30
10 points Hertha Berlin scored out of 12 possible in the past four games.
Munich are awaiting two revenge sites in front of Bayer Leverkusen today and Moschengladbach next Saturday.
The Bavarian leads the German league 7 points behind its direct chase Dortmund.