each team will Also compete in this second round of the Bundesliga will be exactly one Time against each of the 17 opponents on the turf. Who hinhörte after the 3:1-victory of FC Bayern at TSG Hoffenheim in the opening game of the year is 2019, exactly, had, however, to believe that the people of Munich are riding to the end of this season, any game against Borussia Dortmund. Shall duel with the leader of Westphalia, the sound that will accompany the League probably until may. “We have the tracker and want to hunt for Borussia Dortmund,” said Bayern coach Niko Kovac after the successful start in the cold Sinsheim.

Bundesliga round DISPLAY

Tobias Rabe

editor responsible for sports Online.

F. A. Z.

In the significantly warmer Qatar had prepared the people of Munich to the second half of the season. And the hard work has paid off, apparently. In the victory over Hoffenheim, they showed an impressive Start. “The first half was sensational,” said Kovac. “That was our claim, this is what we can do.” Leon Goretzka brought the strong performance in the first 45 minutes with his two goals (34. 45. Minute) is also visible on the scoreboard. After the connection hit by Niko Schulz (59.) Robert Lewandowski (87 scored.) in a more balanced second half, the final score. “We have shown with the current game that we are there,” said Kovac.

the Bayern had wanted to the tranquil days over Christmas and the new year. The residue on Dortmund is now for the time being, only three instead of six points. And the Borussia will know before your heavy away game at RB Leipzig this Saturday (18.30 clock in the F. A. Z.-liveticker for the football Bundesliga and Sky), what has struck the hour. A defeat and the once beautiful lead of nine points would be shrunk arg. So far it is not yet, but the race for the title is also a psychological duel.

“We are left with a good feeling in the winter break,” said Hasan Salihamidzic with views of the five wins in five Games to the end of the old year. “And we are now started with a good feeling in the back round.” However, the sports Director also saw defects in the Munich game: “The second half was difficult with individual errors.” That was before the break otherwise. The defense, surprisingly, offered Mats Hummels – Jerome Boateng sat for 89 minutes on the bench stand is very safe and there was no chance of the game in the hope Heimer. The midfield, with Thiago, Goretzka and Javi Martinez shone with stability and creativity, at the same time. And up front Eder nimble Kingsley Coman with Thomas Müller and Lewandowski constantly for danger.

That all changed in the second half, also because the opponent was better. “The first half was a great game from us,” said Goretzka. “In the second half it was a bit hectic.” The history of the game, with the positive result is not likely to be coach Kovac, even if it’s wrong. Bayern showed, first of all, which bears a strong performance in the location. They also showed, however, where weaknesses lie, and can be worked on. In the final phase, it was not only thanks to Manuel Neuer with a strong Parade, Adam Szalai made no mistake from close to balance. And at 1:2 earlier, the Munich-based left to your own corner of the counter. Such hit-and-run attacks are also likely to be in the Champions League in the first knockout round by Liverpool FC expected.

it’s not that far but still. The team of Jürgen Klopp waits in the first leg in four and a half weeks. Until then, the Munich want to come to the serious game with Hertha BSC in the quarter-finals of the DFB-Pokal and in the Bundesliga, the situation in the comparison with Dortmund improve. After the home game next weekend against Stuttgart to Leverkusen, Schalke comes before the short trip to Augsburg. Only then the time is ripe for Liverpool. “We have issued a Statement,” said Müllerzum Munich “Mia san mia” in Sinsheim. “Now we have to stay with it.”