Sports Bayern wins again without coach Julian Nagelsmann
Nagelsmann: "Lewandowski has to win the balloon d'Or"
is going to Julian Nagelsmann, Robert Lewandowski (33) has earned the balloon d'Or - and possibly a longer career in front of him. © imago images / passion2press full of praise: Julian Nagelsmann About Robert Lewandowski. Bayern coach over his striker as Robert Lewandowski did not meet the last time in two consecutive Bundesliga games, Hansi Flick had just recorded his job as Bayern coach. That's why this is now, since then the Poles could only brake smaller injuries.
MUNICH (AP) — Coach Julian Nagelsmann again sent instructions remotely after testing positive for the coronavirus as Bayern Munich beat Hoffenheim 4-0 in the Bundesliga on Saturday, while Borussia Dortmund made do without injured striker Erling Haaland to overcome Arminia Bielefeld 3-1.
Serge Gnabry and Robert Lewandowski were among the scorers as Bayern stayed a point clear of Dortmund at the top of the table in what would have been a routine win if not for Nagelsmann's absence.
The coach has been directing Bayern remotely since he tested positive ahead of a Champions League game at Benfica on Wednesday which Bayern won 4-0. Assistant Dino Toppmöller deputizes on the touchline and said Nagelsmann is closely involved with the tactics.
Bundesliga: Nagelsmann reacts to diagnosis - five Bayern players Unvested
Bavaria Munich coach Julian Nagelsmann has been positively tested on the Corona virus. This confirmed the German record champion on Thursday. In the afternoon, the FCB coach expressed itself. © Provided by Spox Julian Nagelsmann threatens to miss the duel of FC Bayern with Benfica Lisssabon. "He will return separately from the team with an ambulance flyer to Munich and go there in domestic isolation," says in the message.
Bayern started with intent against Hoffenheim, Lewandowski scuffing a shot wide in the second minute when one-on-one with the goalkeeper, before Gnabry had a goal disallowed over a prior foul by Jamal Musiala.
Gnabry was first to score for Bayern, taking advantage of Hoffenheim's narrow defensive formation to overlap on the right side of the penalty area in the 16th. Lewandowski added the second on the half-hour on a counterattack. Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Kingsley Coman scored late on.
NO HAALAND, NO PROBLEM
A hip muscle injury for Haaland could rule out the Norwegian for weeks and make Dortmund's bid to dethrone Bayern even harder. Haaland's teammates appeared not to be affected as they showed off their skills in a 3-1 win over Bielefeld.
Salihamidzic's unusual request to Nagelsmann
Hasan Salihamidzic asks Julian Nagelsmann to make smears while salvage - after he had agreed on a contract with the coach. © Provided by sport1.de Salihamidzic's unusual request to Nagelsmann The football business is known to be a "fast-lived" - the speed of the transfer of Julian Nagelsmann to the FC Bayern was still exceptional. Within only three days, the coach, Bayern and with RB Leipzig had to agree with the exhibiting club. The red bulls themselves had set this time limit.
Emre Can put Dortmund ahead from the penalty spot after a clumsy tackle, before center back Mats Hummels made a statement with a volley from the edge of the area to make it 2-0. England midfielder Jude Bellingham had his moment in the spotlight in the 72nd, beating three Bielefeld players on his way to scoring a fine solo goal.
LEIPZIG HITS 4
Leipzig took some of the pressure off its American coach, Jesse Marsch, with a 4-1 win over promoted Greuther Fürth. But it wasn't as simple as the score might indicate.
Fürth had the lead at halftime thanks to Branimir Hrgota scoring from a penalty given for Leipzig's Nordi Mukiele jumping onto an opponent in an aerial duel. Yussuf Poulsen scored for Leipzig immediately after the break, before goals from Emil Forsberg, Dominik Szoboszlai and Hugo Novoa.
It was a welcome win for Leipzig, whose Champions League campaign is already all but over after a 3-2 loss to Paris Saint-Germain meant Marsch's team started the group stage with three defeats.
FREIBURG STILL UNBEATEN
Freiburg stays in a surprise third place after keeping its record as the league's only unbeaten team in a 2-0 win over Wolfsburg.
Wolfsburg, which started the season brightly under new coach Mark van Bommel, is now on an eight-game winless run in all competitions.
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fan protest in Munich against Bayern Board for Katar sponsor .
Munich. FC Bayern Munich supporters have protested with a large poster against the business of the association with Qatar. The active fans scene has been talking against this cooperation for years. © Sven Hoppe fans of FC Bayern have protested against the economic latches with Qatar. at the Bundesliga top game between FC Bayern and the SC Freiburg Munich football fans have protested on Saturday with a poster against the business relationships of the record champion with Qatar.