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Predicted Bayern & Dortmund lineups for German Super Cup 2019

The German Super Cup this year has lost a little bit of sting owing to the mounting injury lists at both the Allianz Arena and the Westfalenstadion, but it nevertheless represents a chance for both teams, especially Dortmund, to lay down a marker ahead of the new season.

BVB have Julian Brandt, Thorgan Hazard, Roman Burki and Mateu Morey unavailable while Lucas Hernandez and Serge Gnabry are both on the sidelines for Bayern.

Here are the predicted lineups for the game, courtesy well known German magazine Kicker.

Bayern are the reigning Super Cup holders, having beaten Eintracht Frankfurt 5:0 in last year’s game, with Robert Lewandowski scoring a hat trick

Predicted Lineups for Bayern Dortmund

Eintracht Frankfurt 2:1 Flora Player Ratings| Eintracht progress to third qualifying round UEL

Germany’s solitary club in Europa League action tonight sealed their passage into the next round with a 2:1 win over their opponents. Eintracht Frankfurt, also last year’s EL semi-finalists, took the tie 4:2 on aggregate against their Estonian opponents.

The first leg in Estonia had produced a record attendance for a club game in that country and the Eintracht fans were in full voice for the second leg, with the 48.000 capacity Commerzbank Arena almost filled to the brim.

Both of Eintracht’s goals came from Goncalo Pacencia (37 and 54 pen), while Sinyavskiy netted in the 40th minute for Flora. Pacencia was therefore the pick of the players in the ratings, as seen below.

Eintracht Flora Player Ratings Einzelkritik

Eintracht will take on Liechtenstenian outfit Vaduz in the third round.

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Sweden confirmed as Germany’s last eight opponents at WWC

Germany’s women will take on Sweden in the last eight of the tournament after the latter eliminated Canada in the Round of 16. The Germans had earlier booked their spot with a 3:0 win over Nigeria. Seven of the eight quarter-finalists are European teams, with the United States the sole exception.

The fixture will be played at Roazhon Park in Rennes. Both teams have played a single group game each at the venue- Germany edged China 1:0 while Sweden beat Chile 2:0

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Was 18/19 a success for Dortmund?

The 2018/19 Bundesliga season saw the ‘Black and Yellows’ mount a very real title challenge, following on from an emphatically bad start to the season. After finding themselves a goal down within 30 seconds of the new campaign’s first whistle, Lucien Favre’s troops rallied in great fashion, dominating the game there after to win 4-1.

By the evening of 23 December 2018, Dortmund stood no less than six points clear at the Bundesliga summit. It was the ideal tally going into the Christmas break, and with Bayern Munich’s mid-2010s colossi apparently fading in form and fortune, nothing – it seemed – could go wrong.

Christmas Table

Such a belief was backed further still by Dortmund’s sheer goalscoring prowess, with the Schwarzgelben notably going into their final fixture of October having already scored 29 league goals. Continue reading Was 18/19 a success for Dortmund?