Bundesliga: Bayern v Frankfurt – An eye-level duel?
Eintracht Frankfurt is the club that has seen the most development in recent months. In the match against Bayern Munich, who are now on a volatile course, Hessian could confirm their great ambitions.
There is hope again among football fans in this country. At least for those who want Bayern Munich to never become German champions again – for the eleventh time in a row. After all, there is thick air in Munich. Bayern are once again in the process of conveying their struggles to the public. Rarely have there been so many problems in such a short period of time.
Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer failed (he broke his tibia after a ski run), the debate about his successor (Jan Sommer or Alexander Nobel). The dismissal of the goalkeeper coach and his new friend, Tony Tabalovic. Serge Gnabry’s whirlwind visit to Paris last week, where the striker extensively updated himself on the latest fashion trends: all this alone provides plenty of material for discussion in Munich (football) famously passionate.
Kimmich and Salihamidzic ‘not amused’
If these stories are coupled with a lack of victories in the Bundesliga, as happened recently against RB Leipzig (1:1) and 1.FC Köln (1:1), disaster is at least close – measured by the colossal demands Bayern Munich make on themselves, ask yourself. FCB’s big picture (again) is in question. be on it “It’s time to switch gears and realize it’s all about the championship now”Hasan Salihamidzic, Bayern’s sporting director, recently warned.
Joshua Kimmich, who hasn’t been at his best lately, but saved his team at least a point in the last minute draw against Rhinelanders, also feels compelled to publicly criticize his teammates. “We have to be more greedy and greedy again. Last year it was a completely different self-image.”Bayern captain said.
But despite all the doomsday scenarios they have caused, despite the many problems and sporting setbacks of the past few weeks: Coach Julian Nagelsmann’s team still leads the table by three points – even if it has seven fewer points than it did at the same time. time last year. . Now it’s against fourth-placed Frankfurt, which Bayern won easily 6-1 at the start of the season.
Eintracht has taken a very positive trajectory since the unsuccessful start to the season. Coach Oliver Glassner’s team is having its best first-half season performance in 29 years and has nearly as many wins (9) on credit as they did the entirety of last season (10). And in Champions League Eintracht reached the round of 16 against Napoli for the first time in the club’s history.
However, the Hessians have not yet reached the level of performance they were at before the World Cup in Qatar, despite the recent victory over Schalke 04 (3-0) and the 1-1 draw in Freiburg. one hasHe didn’t play wellEintracht sports director Markus Kroch judged after the tie in Breisgau and thus criticized the activities in almost all parts of the team. The results were good, the performance is not yet.
Bayern hunter or not?
Demand in Frankfurt has increased significantly. Eintracht Frankfurt is not a training club.Krösche announced recently. The intent of his statement: The club must be able to retain its regular players – and Eintracht must establish itself permanently at the top of the Bundesliga. This will be worked on intensively in the coming weeks and months.
This season they have developed into one of Bayern’s hunters and are currently five points behind the record champions. No team needs fewer shots on target to score a goal this season (6). They are already ahead of FCB in this category.
German soccer fans (with the exception of Bayern Munich fans) probably have more reason to hope for another hero on Saturday night.