Berlin (AP) – The dwelling comeback of Arminia Bielefeld, the Mainz workforce after the gamers’ strike and the struggle of Schalke coach David Wagner for his job – the second sport day of the Bundesliga has so much to supply on Saturday. Six heads to the six video games:
Arminia Bielefeld – 1. FC Cologne
Marcel Hartel: When he was six years previous, Marcel Hartel joined 1. FC Köln. He performed for FC for 15 years. He turned skilled, however the breakthrough did not come. After eight substitutions within the Bundesliga, he moved on to Union Berlin, rose with the Iron. The FC waived the buyback choice, Hartel went to Bielefeld and rose once more. The former U21 nationwide participant is now heading into the primary Bielefeld first division dwelling sport in eleven years as a director and high performer – towards FC of all locations.
Bayer Leverkusen – RB Leipzig
Patrick Schick: In 22 Bundesliga video games on mortgage, Patrik Schick scored ten targets for RB Leipzig final yr and ousted veteran Yussuf Poulsen as Timo Werner’s strike associate. The € 26.5 million switch charge was too excessive for RB. So Leverkusen struck and introduced the Czech from AS Roma because the successor to Kevin Volland. After two quick appearances on account of an absence of health, Schick is now about to make his beginning eleven debut. Ironically towards RB. And towards his successor Alexander Sörloth. The Norwegian, not less expensive with a 20 million switch charge, will most likely sit on the bench first.
Bor. Moenchengladbach – 1. FC Union Berlin
Yann Sommer: The Swiss nationwide goalkeeper, who got here to Gladbach from FC Basel six years in the past for nearly eight million euros, has lengthy been a membership icon. He shortly jumped out of the shadow of his predecessor Marc-Andre ter Steegen, who switched to FC Barcelona, and can play his two hundredth Bundesliga match for Borussia on Saturday towards Union Berlin. This implies that solely Uwe Kamps (390) and Wolfgang Kleff (321) rank forward of the 31-year-old within the membership’s historical past.
FC Augsburg – Borussia Dortmund
Erling Haaland: Like a hurricane sweeping by the stadium, the spectators within the Augsburg Arena should have seen the primary look of Erling Haaland’s nice purpose present within the Bundesliga eight months in the past. The 19-year-old new Dortmund participant scored 9 targets within the first six video games, three of them on the debut in Augsburg. There had been 13 targets on the finish of the season and the Norwegian’s starvation for targets continues to be not happy. On the primary match day per week in the past, Haaland met twice once more – and now it is off to Augsburg.
FSV Mainz 05 – VfB Stuttgart
Achim Beierlorzer: After the gamers’ strike at Mainz, which made headlines nationwide in the course of the week, the query arises: Will coach Beierlorzer get the scenario underneath management? A defeat towards the Swabians would endanger his job. Especially since there was criticism of the 52-year-old up to now. He does not need to know something a few falling out: “The workforce made a press release that wasn’t directed towards me personally.” The professionals had fought towards the suspension of striker Adam Szalai with a coaching boycott – a one-off occasion within the House of Lords.
FC Schalke 04 – Werder Bremen
David Wagner: In mid-January they cheered David Wagner on Schalke. After 2-0 at first of the second half towards Gladbach, Schalke was fifth. Equal on factors with arch rival Dortmund and three factors behind second-placed Bayern. Wagner appeared to have understood and revived Schalke. There adopted 16 video games with no win by the top of the season and an 8-0 defeat at Bayern at first. With such a shameful efficiency that Wagner threatens to lose his final ally in sports activities director Jochen Schneider. In the occasion of a poor efficiency towards Bremen, the 48-year-old may lose his job.