Football Bundesliga on Saturday: six games, six heads

Berlin (dpa) – Four newcomers want to draw attention to themselves at the start of the season.

In addition, coach Stefan Leitl is celebrating his debut in the Bundesliga, and Fabian Klos is back in Bielefeld despite some well-known newcomers: six games, six heads, which will have to be taken into account at the beginning of the 59th season.

1. FC Union Berlin – Bayer Leverkusen

ANDREAS VOGELSAMMER: Union coach Urs Fischer described the integration of a dozen new players as his biggest task this summer. One of them didn’t cause him any problems. Andreas Voglsammer. The 29-year-old striker, signed by Arminia Bielefeld on a free transfer during the summer break, fits into the concept of the Eiserne and impressed with his powerful style of play not only with four goals in the friendly matches. They have been looking for such a dynamic guy at Union since they said goodbye to promotion hero Sebastian Polter.

Arminia Bielefeld – SC Freiburg

FABIAN KLOS: In no part of the team did Arminia Bielefeld make as many transfers as on the offensive. In Janni Serra, Florian Krieger, Bryan Lasme and Robin Hack, young offensive players with a lot of quality were brought in. But at the Bundesliga start against Freiburg, Fabian Klos will probably start again in the storm center. The 33-year-old has been playing for Arminia for ten years, and the 1.94-meter-tall attacker has just extended his contract by a year. Klos has long been Bielefeld’s record scorer, his 158 goals are unmatched within the club – and more are to follow.

Augsburg – TSG 1899 Hoffenheim

NIKLAS DORSCH: A year ago, long-time captain Daniel Baier ended his career at FC Augsburg. Since then, they have been looking for a new boss in the defensive midfield at the FCA. Now they hope that they have found him in Niklas Dorsch (23). The FCA paid seven million euros to KRC Genk for the U21 European champion trained at FC Bayern. “I’m now at a point where I want to show that I can establish myself at this level,” says Dorsch.

VfB Stuttgart – SpVgg Greuther Fürth

STEFAN LEITL: The SpVgg Greuther Fürth trainer knows the predictions of real or alleged experts. He has been a coach at the Franconia since February 2019, said Stefan Leitl before the newcomer started in the Bundesliga. “In both seasons we went as a clear relegation candidate, so nothing changes our approach,” he said with a smile and admitted that relegation would be very difficult. The 43-year-old still believes in 16th place.

VfL Wolfsburg – VfL Bochum

ELVIS REXHBECAJ: To Wolfsburg and back. Elvis Rexhbecaj has just left VfL Wolfsburg, and the midfielder is returning with his new club on Saturday. Awarded to 1. FC Köln by the “Wölfen” for the past year and a half, the 23-year-old trained briefly in Wolfsburg in the summer and then moved to VfL Bochum on loan for one season. The promoted team will be in Wolfsburg on the first day of the match. By the way, Rexhbecaj also played his first game against Wolfsburg with Cologne. Cologne won 3-1, Rexhbecaj sat on the bench for 90 minutes. He will play on Saturday.

Borussia Dortmund – Eintracht Frankfurt

DONYELL MALEN: 30 million man Donyell Malen should only gradually be introduced to the starting eleven at Borussia Dortmund. In fact. Already at the Bundesliga start against Frankfurt, the potential successor to Jadon Sancho is surprisingly about to make his starting eleven in BVB dress. Because Dortmund have personnel problems, players like Julian Brandt, Raphael Guerreiro, Reinier and Marius Wolf are not available for the offensive alone. The 22-year-old Malen is ready for this, although, according to coach Marco Rose, he is still behind and has yet to get used to the BVB style of play.

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