On Tuesday of this week, it was festive in the düsseldorf Capitol-Theater. 500 invited guests came to honor düsseldorf athlete of the year. The Star of the Evening was once again Timo Boll, table tennis in Düsseldorf has been a great thing, and Boll was the first in 2018, the German and European Champions and world ranking. In addition, he won with Borussia Düsseldorf, the Triple-League, Cup and Champions League. For the title of “team of the year” was not enough, the yet. Went to Fortuna, because in Düsseldorf, football is a big deal. Even if the Fortuna of championship, Cup and Champions League away victory, still a good piece. Where on the Rhine recently, the first joke went around, there were only seven more points to Europe.

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That said, no one seriously, but, nevertheless, the development is remarkable: After 14 game days the state of the climber with only nine points on the table at the end, in between, he had six defeats in a row suffered. Not a few languages of the people of Düsseldorf, the Bundesliga suitability. Now they won recently in Augsburg, Germany, the fourth victory in the series and have put ten points between themselves and a direct relegation place. In the form table over the last five games, the Fortuna is even Second, behind Bayern, and level on points with Borussia Dortmund. Consequently, the Rhine countries, for example, go in their next home game on Sunday (18: 00 in the F. A. live scores for the football Bundesliga and Sky) against RB Leipzig is not without a chance.

How to do this? As was lost from the Team, the 0:3 in Nuremberg, and 1:7 in Frankfurt, one that took the most points against Bayern and the BVB? As the relegation candidate number one, the team of the hour? Who asks the player, a lot of the “team-spirit”, of the intense connection between team and coach. The clearest sign was the theatre whose contract extension in the winter break. When the news was leaked that the Board of management Friedhelm Funkel wanted to give no premature commitment about the end of the season, should have intervened the players in the context of its possibility.

would you go for Sparkle, “through the fire,” said goalkeeper Michael Rensing later. The fact alone it may not be but. So you don’t know in Düsseldorf itself, as you will have four victories in a row. The Fortuna doesn’t suddenly exhilarating football, it needed a bit of luck. Late winning goal like against Hannover and Augsburg. Opponents, who took advantage of the reduced, but still existing in düsseldorf error. And a BVB, the spare parts of his Toppersonals for the subsequent game against Mönchengladbach.

However, non-none of the four hits was used. The Fortuna did what you can. Behind sure and fast switching. And she did it in a variable. Not even a Twinkle came in consecutive Games with the same starting line-up. Some players were given different roles. Time scorer Dodi Lukebakio played as the sole top, such as against Borussia Dortmund, he came on the Outside as well in Augsburg. Consequently, there were seven goals from six players. And there was only two goals, because of the previously crisis-ridden Kaan Ayhan organized the defense, again, prudently, and numerous balls intercepts; also goalkeeper Rensing has increased.

Twinkle warns, however, that in the recent four Games, “not all good” was gone. Against Freiburg (2:0) and Dortmund (2:1) to have made it his team, “really good, but against Hannover in the first half was mixed, against Augsburg, we got heavy into the game,” says the 65-Year-old who does not know also the reason for the success of the series, but a fundamental development to recognize: The increase in self-confidence index “in the financial statements, the pass accuracy, even in the two fights, and in our willingness to run”.

it Goes to Twinkle, builds his team against Leipzig. Although the RB-Offensive was “the cream of the crop”, but his team have already “mastered more heavy tasks”. Also in the first leg in Leipzig düsseldorf picked up a point. You can make it even better and win, they would have set their League-record of five Victories in a row. Comes from the season 1973/74. At the end of the Fortuna was the third. This is not to be expected this year, the Participants would have with the Class remaining to be satisfied. It would be the first in the Bundesliga since 1996. The award for team of the year would be the Fortuna of course.