English week in the Bundesliga. Hertha BSC receives a heavy smack against VfL Wolfsburg. Bayern save a point.
the FC Bayern Munich narrowly avoided the first defeat of the new football year. Joshua Kimmich saved at least a 1-1 (0-1) against him with his goal in the 90th minute on Tuesday evening 1. FC Cologne. Due to the second draw after the restart of the Bundesliga, Munich are four points ahead of the table leaders RB Leipzig. The Saxons pushed through a 6: 1 (4: 0) at the bottom FC Schalke 04 at least temporarily in second place.
Hertha BSC lost at 0:5 (0:3) against the VfL Wolfsburg also the second game of the year and remains ahead of Schalke on a direct relegation zone. VfB Stuttgart missed out on their first win under Bruno Labbadia, who had returned as coach, in a 2-2 (1-1) win at TSG Hoffenheim after conceding a late goal. The Swabians left the relegation zone for the time being.
The Bundesliga games in the live ticker to read
Hertha BSC – Wolfsburg 0:5
Bayern – Cologne 1:1
Hoffenheim – Stuttgart 1:2
Four days before the important city derby against Union Berlin, Hertha ended the first half of the season in 17th place and is in danger of falling behind the competition.
Hertha BSC goes down against VfL Wolfsburg
Mattias Svanberg (4th), Maximilian Arnold (31st, penalty), Jonas Wind (34th), Ridle Baku (72nd) and Omar Marmoush (86th) brought the capital club after the 1: 3 at VfL Bochum from last Saturday the second defeat in 2023. In addition, Hertha has only won one of the past six games. The mood in Wolfsburg is completely different, and after their sixth win in a row they are trying to get a taste of the Champions League ranks.
“There’s no need to worry that we’re going to face relegation with a smile,” Hertha’s sporting director Fredi Bobic said before the game. And then, in front of only 29,483 spectators in the Olympic Stadium, this game was forgotten.
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An artful shot by Joshua Kimmich saved the FC Bayern series champions from a massive false start in 2023. Four days after the 1-1 draw in Leipzig, the international saved the Munich side with his goal in the 90th minute to make it 1-1 (0-1) against the passionate 1. FC Köln. Buoyed by the 7-1 win against Werder Bremen, Cologne’s courageous team could hope for the next big win for a long time after Ellyes Skhiri’s early goal (4th minute) before Bayern struck.
FC Bayern against Lionel Messi in three weeks
Nevertheless, the Rhinelanders breathed new excitement into the Bundesliga title fight. Half-time champion FC Bayern is three weeks before the big round of 16 duel with Paris Saint-Germain and world champion Lionel Messi far from Champions League form.
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