Borussia MOnchengladbach remain top of the league, FC Bayern Munchen demonstrate their strength in the classic against Borussia Dortmund and Timo Werner is currently hard to stop – these are the topics of the 11th matchday.
1) Bayern sets in the classic an exclamation point
FC Bayern Munich has returned impressively in the classic after the defeat in Frankfurt and defeated Borussia Dortmund 4-0. In the first Bundesliga game under interim coach Hansi Flick, the Munich showed a strong performance, earned themselves front chance to chance (18 shots on goal) and allowed behind just a shot on goal.
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Once again towered over at the Bayern spectacle Robert Lewandowski. The striker laced a double, scoring his 15th and 16th goal of the season. He immediately set a series of new records: Among others, Lewandowski was the first Bundesliga player, who met on eleven consecutive games, the first with 16 season goals after eleven matchdays and the sole FCB record scorer in the classic.
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Flick looks after the record champion "until further notice". "That was my job," he said soberly afterwards. And: "The team knew that it is their duty." Duty fulfilled!
2) Leader MOnchengladbach continues in top form
Borussia MOnchengladbach has also defeated SV Werder Bremen and thus remains in the table four points ahead of the first pursuers RB Leipzig (tied with Bayern). Against Bremen played MOnchengladbach strong, Patrick Herrmann laced in a 3-1 double.
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The Borussia thus won seven of the last eight games and continues to write record numbers: 25 counters after eleven games last recorded the foals 32 years ago, five consecutive games in first place, the team has not stood since the championship season 1976/77.
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"That was a very important victory for us", Yann Sommer explained afterwards, the goalkeeper had parried a penalty at the score of 2: 0 and thus belonged to the Matchwinnern. "Now we can breathe a bit," said coach Marco Rose.
Three goals against Hertha: Timo Werner – imago images / Jan Huebner
3) Timo Werner can not be stopped
Muscular problems plagued him during the week, so he had to sit in the Champions League game against Zenit St. Petersburg first on the bench. But that did not stop Timo Werner from crowning his perfect week. After being directly involved in six goals on 8th place in the 8-0 victory over Mainz on Matchday 10, he again scored three goals in the 4-2 triumph against Hertha (double and one assist).
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In the last four competitive games, the national player scored seven times in the Bundesliga, he is now with eleven goals the first pursuers of Robert Lewandowski. Thanks to Werner's performance, RB Leipzig are now in second place on the international break. Incidentally, Werner is already facing a milestone with his still very young age of just 23 years old: The next match against Cologne is expected to be his 200th Bundesliga match.
Spent three times for Fortuna Dusseldorf: Rouwen Hennings – imago images / Jan Huebner
4) Rouwen Hennings meets three times
Three hits – pardon: three very important goals – were Rouwen Hennings in 3: 3 Fortuna Dusseldorf on Schalke succeeded. The Royal Blues had taken the lead three times, and the 32-year-old equalized the deficit three times. The attacker of the provincial capital is thus the first Bundesliga player to have achieved this feat. Nevertheless, and despite his performance, with which he had put himself completely in the service of his team, he remained modest: "I would not like to raise myself big," he said after his first three-pack in the Bundesliga.
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The special praise came anyway from the coach: "Rouwen meets as he wants, dreamlike," enthused Friedhelm Funkel after the draw on Schalke. Three times had Daniel Caligiuri (33), Ozan Kabak (67) and Suat Serdar (79) tried with their goals to suppress Fortuna Dusseldorf – three times stood up Hennings and slammed the ball, which he took with them later, in compensation. First hand penalty (62nd), twice worth seeing after great attacks (73./85.). "It's a great feeling to score goals," commented Hennings his three-pack just. Since he had long since caught the ball – because it is so in the Bundesliga Usus when a player hits three times in the black. However, he does not know yet where this trophy should be at home. "I have one, well, cardboard for important jerseys and so," said the hero of the day, "here he comes in." The only thing that stands is: "My children can only watch this ball."
Achieved the last-minute goal for TSG: Jurgen Locadia – imago images / Jan Huebner
5) Club record for the TSG: Hoffenheim makes up half the dozen
The half-dozen is full for the TSG 1899 Hoffenheim: In last-minute success in Cologne drove the Kraichgauer the sixth victory in a series – club record for the team of the hour in the Bundesliga, which in the meantime thanks to the penalty hit by Jurgen Locadia in could even jump to second place in the eighth minute of stoppage time. "If you win the game in the end, you can of course speak of luck," said TSG coach Alfred Schreuder after the 2-1 win on Friday night: "We are very happy today with the victory. We are very happy, how the guys are in the square. We played today against a very strong opponent. "
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Schreuder was by no means wrong, because 1. FC Cologne did not make it easy for Hoffenheim. Jhon Cordoba (34th) scored the "Billy Goats", who were able to convince, especially in a combative manner, in the lead, which was replaced by substitute substitute Sargis Adamyan (47.) directly after the break. "Today it was hard work. I think that a draw would have been worthy, "said the scorer to 1-1. That it did not come, was also because the Armenians in injury time one step before the Cologne Dominick Drexler was on the ball and was fist-worthy gefoult. "Our winning mentality is just great. We always want to win, "said Adamyan. The then done Locadia in the 98th minute – and shot the TSG club record.