Borussia Dortmund has again not been able to prove its claims in the title match with FC Bayern Munich after the bitter Derby defeat against Schalke 04.
At Werder Bremen the BVB came to only one 2:2 despite clear leadership. The advance of the Bavarians, which left Hannover 96 as expected at 3:1, is thus after the 32. Game day four counters. The decision can be made next Saturday.
Also in the table cellar the roles are clearly distributed. Hannover and the 1st. FC Nuremberg must hope for a football miracle, the VfB Stuttgart is very likely to be released.
TITLE: “We must win.” Dortmund Sports Director Michael Zorc’s statement was clear. The Borussians couldn’t follow through without Captain Marco Reus locked up. Christian Pulisic and Paco Alcazar made the 2:0-lead, but Kevin Mohwald and especially Oldie and ex-Bayer Claudio Pizarro were similar to Bremen. The Bavarians are thus divided against Hanover after their 3:1. Even next Saturday there could be a decision if the Bavarians win at RB Leipzig.” We are not dreamers,”said BVB coach Lucien Favre after the game.
ABSTIEGSKAMPF: Actually, everything is clear. But nothing’s decided yet. Hanover 96 and 1st. After the 1:3 in Munich and the 0:2 in Wolfsburg, FC Nuremberg need two victories and two defeats in Stuttgart in order to reach the launch site. A theoretical scenario. Stuttgart has to adjust to the release, as Schalke as the last remaining counterpart around square 15 is virtually secured at six points ahead and the better gate difference. The last doubts Augsburg and Freiburg no longer have due to the 1st:3 of the VfB in Berlin want to eliminate royal blue on Sunday (13:30 o’clock) against the FCA.
EUROPACUP: The struggle for the international squares remains exciting. Hoffenheim played a lead at 2nd in Munich for the twelfth time this season. Wolfsburg moved through the 2:0 against Nuremberg between the opponents to place six. If Leverkusen wins on Sunday (18:00 o’clock) against Frankfurt, Bayer will then advance to square five with the one-track. Between the Europacup semi-finals against Chelsea, the Hessians, on the other hand, can make Leverkusen Square Four a success and thus make the royal qualification almost perfect.
SCHIEDSRICHTER: No game day without excitement. The interpretation of the hand-play question also warmed the minds in the third round. And the comparison of the TV pictures was fascinating. In Munich, Referee Christian Dingert decided, according to video-vision, on penalty after a hand-play by Jerome Boateng with elbows on. After a clear handshake by Berlin’s Karim Rekik over the head height, video assistant Gunter Perl did not intervene, which really upset the ultimately inferior Stuttgarts.
And in Bremen there was no penalty for Werder, even though the ball Mario Godze jumped to the upper arm.” In the context of the season, this is a clear hand game,”said Werder-Coach Florian Kohfeldt. It was pretty rough this afternoon. So many scenes and then so different ratings,”ex-referee Markus Merk said as”Sky”expert. Since the rule remains volatile, it is to be assumed that the season-end track will continue.