Tops and flops on the 9th Bundesliga matchday
The two faces of FC Bayern were also shown in the 3: 1 against VfB Stuttgart, BVB falls back into old patterns and FC Schalke 04 are already happy after a 1: 4 bankruptcy – at least a little. These are the tops and flops of the 9th Bundesliga matchday:
FLOP: FC Bayern in Klinsmann mode
Okay, okay, FC Bayern won, FC Bayern are leading the table. But one fact should not be kept secret. Against VfB Stuttgart, Munich conceded the 13th goal of the current league season. A value that had only existed in the 2008/09 season under Jürgen Klinsmann at this point in this millennium (even 15 goals against). Defensively stable is different.
TOP: FC Bayern sets a record
While things are not running smoothly at the back, the Munich offensive is all the better. After 9 match days, Bayern have already scored 31 goals, setting Eintracht Frankfurt’s Bundesliga record from the 1974/75 season.
FLOP: BVB back in the mentality debate
Manager Michael Zorc attested his BVB “a spirit” and the necessary “focus” before the game – then the 1: 2 against 1. FC Köln and the tiresome return to the old mentality debate in Dortmund followed. Is black and yellow not ready for the title again?
TOP: Ellyes Skhiri
In the 2-1 away win against BVB, Ellyes Skhiri nodded two corners of Effzeh into the Dortmund goal. The defensive midfielder thus tied the first double of his professional career and saved 1. FC Köln from a negative record after 18 games without a win.
FLOP: Schalke’s very “small steps” forward
We don’t want to go any further, but the fact that a 1: 4 against Borussia Mönchengladbach at FC Schalke is already seen as a “step forward” (O-Ton: Sascha Riether) reveals how bad things are for the miners. By the way: three points after nine games are a negative record for the Royal Blues.
TOP: Max Kruse
With six goals (two of them at the weekend 3: 3 against Eintracht Frankfurt) and five goal preparations, Max Kruse is directly involved in more than half of all 1. FC Union (21) goals this season. “The 3: 3 was of course a fantastic goal. He’s already scored well,” said coach Urs Fischer, praising the extremely formidable newcomer after the draw against SGE.
FLOP: Hoeneß ‘horror series
Sebastian Hoeneß started work as the new head coach of TSG Hoffenheim in the summer with great praise. This was followed by victories against Cologne and even FC Bayern at the start of the season. Since then, the Kraichgauer have been without a win under Uli Hoeneß ‘nephew – in the meantime seven long games. The hard conclusion: the Hoeneß effect has fizzled out.
TOP: Victorious anniversary boy
Gladbach’s captain Lars Stindl describes himself as a child of the Bundesliga. The 32-year-old veteran completed his 300th Bundesliga game in a 4-1 win against Schalke. “Thanks to everyone who made this possible !!”, tweeted Stindl, who also played for Karlsruhe and Hanover in the first division.
FLOP: Hertha’s millionaire grave
Hertha BSC paid AC Milan a whopping 24 million euros for Krzysztof Piatek in January. The Poland’s miserable record since then: six goals in 25 competitive games. In the current season Piatek met only once. All the more bitter from Berlin’s point of view that competitor Jhon Córdoba will be out due to injury until 2021.
Great: toilets hit everywhere
In the 3rd division and the 2nd Bundesliga, Fabian Klos had already scored regularly for Arminia Bielefeld. Since the 1: 2 at RB Leipzig on Saturday, the first Bundesliga goal is in the statistics of the 32-year-old captain of the East Westphalia. Toilets just hit everywhere!