Things are going well at borussia dortmund. BVB shoots itself to the top of the table against grateful opening opponents augsburg and can be relatively relaxed about the personnel news from munich.
In munich, they are happy to be able to distract from the opening draw against berlin with the transfer of "top player" coutinho. In freiburg, the signs point to a painful and joyful parting at the same time.
DREAM START: julian weigl summed up the black-yellow moment of happiness. "It’s a great feeling," said the BVB professional after the perfect start with the 5:1 against overtaxed augsburg. However, manager michael zorc didn’t want to hear about any gambles in the proclaimed title race with bayern after the very first game. "It was a good start, but that’s about it."Mats hummels was also able to enjoy the general state of happiness. Only a few whistles were heard for the returnee from munich before the game. "There were great expectations for him. He did it very, very well," praised coach lucien favre.
PREFACE: "top player," said karl-heinz rummenigge. "Top player," said double goal scorer robert lewandowski. In munich, they’re looking forward to philippe coutinho after the transfer coup. The brazilian should dispel the anger over the 2:2 stumble in the opener against hertha BSC. The 27-year-old from FC barcelona offers fans something "spectacular," said sporting director hasan salihamidzic, for whom the loan from spain is also a personal success. Coach niko kovac even thinks the whole bundesliga can look forward to coutinho’s arrival. Bayern president uli hoeneb hinted at an end to transfer activities. "Now our squad is as complete or as well positioned as we imagined," said the bayern president on TV channel sky. Now kovac can "work calmly with this squad until christmas".
FEHLSTART: in bremen, the dino word made the rounds. 1867 bundesliga games werder now has – more than any other club. The nickname of the rival from hamburg (1866 games), which has fallen into the second division, is not wanted on the weser under any circumstances. The dinosaurs are finally extinct, said sports director frank baumann. But werder was a long way from achieving its goal – a place in the european cup – in the record-breaking match against fortuna dusseldorf. "We shouldn’t talk ourselves into anything and have to be awake," said coach florian kohfeldt after the 1:3 false start.
Farewell pain: in freiburg they are proud of their fritz keller. Coach christian streich is also pleased that the club boss is to be elected DFB president in september. Keller himself spoke into the microphone on the pitch on saturday about how much he would miss breisgau in faraway frankfurt. "SC freiburg will always remain my heart’s club," said keller. The opening game against mainz 05 certainly reinforced the deep feelings. The rheinhessen team was beaten 3:0 in the final stages of the game. Freiburg is second in the table for the first time on the first matchday.
Debut: as 56. Newcomer starts the 1. FC union berlin in its adventure soccer bundesliga. The kopenicker meet (18.00 hrs) on champions league participants RB leipzig. The fans will demonstrate right at the start that things are different at the stadium at the alte forsterei in east berlin. Supporters can hold up photos of dead union fans on 70×70 centimeter banners. There was a lot of discussion in berlin about a boycott of the atmosphere in the first quarter of the game. Leipzig’s business model with financial backer red bull categorically rejected by union fans.