Bundesliga Team of the Week Round 26 (MD 26 2019-20 season)

Here is a look at the Bundesliga Team of the Week for the first weekend round of games after Coronavirus. Not surprisingly, the team is dominated by Dortmund and Hertha Berlin, both of whom secured impressive victories over Schalke and Hoffenheim respectively. BVB blanked S04 4-0 in the RevierDerby while Hertha were 3-0 winners away at Hoffenheim

Kicker Sportmagazine’s TOTW Spieltag 26

Kicker Team of the Week Spieltag 26 2019-20

Percentage of Youth Minutes among Bundesliga sides 2019-20 | Club Playing minutes for youngsters

Have you wondered which Bundesliga team gives the most minutes to youth players? A study conducted has revealed that Borussia Dortmund give the most minutes to players under the age of 22, while Union Berlin, one of the three promoted teams, give their youngsters virtually zero playing time.

The Ruhr derby teams top this table, with 22.3% of Dortmund’s playing league minutes this season going to their youngsters and 19.1%. Leipzig are third with 18.7%, but champions Bayern are well down the list with 7.4%, thus showing that the Bavarian giants prefer to rely on a well-established, experienced core. Marco Rose’s Borussia Monchengladbach give just 0.8% percent of their minutes to youth players, the lowest of any side in the current top six.

Percentage of Bundesliga Youth Minutes 2020

(Data as of May 2020 before Coronavirus resumption, with 25 rounds of the season completed)

Ighalo brace sends United into last eight clash against Norwich

Derby County’s hopes of reaching the quarterfinals of the FA Cup for the first time in more than two decades were dashed at Pride Park as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United beat them 3-0. The win, secured thanks to a brace from Nigerian forward Odion Ighalo, means that there will no be EFL teams (Championship or lower) in the last eight of the FA Cup.

There were six lower division teams left in the competition when the draw for the fifth round was made, but none of them were able to progress further. Reading came the closest- they took Sheffield United to extra time before falling to a Billy Sharp goal.

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