All highlights, all goals – the Bundesliga at WELT
A soccer game lasts 90 minutes – and you can see all the highlights from it with us, right after the final whistle. We’ll show you all the highlights of the 1st and 2nd Bundesliga, faster than anywhere else. The Bundesliga at WELTplus – because only the highlights count.
The second Bundesliga begins on Friday – with more traditional clubs than ever. Here, lazy and full big clubs are brought out of their comfort zone and grounded on the often muddy and holey lawn on which football has always thrived.
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Ein the soccer game of Schalke 04 against the Hamburg Sports Club – that could have been a German cup final a few years ago. Or a game about participation in the Champions League. On Friday, however, these once and still big clubs will open the 48th season of the second division. Because other prominent names from German football history – such as Werder Bremen, 1. FC Nürnberg, Dynamo Dresden, Fortuna Düsseldorf – are also in the basement, there is talk of a season of nostalgia, a round of tradition or even a “League of Hearts ”. But is football really played with the heart?
Actually, the presence of numerous big clubs in the small edition of the Bundesliga testifies to a failure on a sporting and economic level. Anyone who is relegated from League One and – like HSV or Hannover 96 – cannot get out of the subclass for years has done pretty much everything wrong with the existing options and has disappointed their own fans for years. Doesn’t every ambitious athlete, coach, manager want to play among the very best in the country? Better to compete with European legends like FC Barcelona, AC Milan or Manchester United?