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BVB 2:0 Bayern in Supercup 2019 & Bild’s brutal player rating for Thiago Alcantara

Borussia Dortmund prevented Bayern Munich from claiming their fourth consecutive Super Cup as they beat Niko Kovac’s side 2:0 at Signal Iduna Park.

Mats Hummels was a late withdrawal for BVB, forcing Favre to play Toprak in central defence alongside Akanji. Julian Weigl was chosen to partner Axel Witsel in midfield.

BVB starting lineup

Bayern’s XI was pretty much on the lines of what Kicker had predicted for them– the only difference being Corentin Tolisso starting in midfield ahead of Renato Sanches.

Marco Reus, who was given the German Footballer of the Year trophy just before the game began, almost put BVB ahead in the first minute, but was denied by an excellent Neuer save.

At the other end, Kingsley Coman forced a double save from Dortmund reserve keeper Hitz, but the game remained goalless at half time. However Dortmund came running out of the blocks after the interval, and Jadon Sancho created one and scored another as Bayern went 2-0 down.

Thiago carelessly giving away the ball started Bayern’s downfall, and the Brazilian was given a 6 (lowest possible score) in Bild’s ratings.

Bild Ratings Continue reading BVB 2:0 Bayern in Supercup 2019 & Bild’s brutal player rating for Thiago Alcantara

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

Shinji Kagawa goal vs Augsburg Video | Outrageous chip from Dortmund star to become record scorer

This Shinji Kagawa goal vs Augsburg saw the Dortmund star produce an outrageous chip to become the highest ever Japanese scorer in the German top flight (with 38 goals). Check out Kagawa’s goal against Augsburg- a great way to mark a record, we must admit. Dortmund won the game 2-1, with Kagawa’s superb chip effectively being the game decider Continue reading Shinji Kagawa goal vs Augsburg Video | Outrageous chip from Dortmund star to become record scorer

Benjamin Hubner’s goal sees Hoffenheim qualify for Champions League | Video Hoffenheim-Eintracht Frankfurt 2017 Highlights

Hoffenheim book their spot in the 2017/18 Champions League as they beat Eintracht Frankfurt 1:0 in their BuLi clash on 30 April, 2017. Benjamin Hubner’s 90th minute goal v Eintracht sealed the deal for TSG 1899, with 30.150 in attendance at the Rhein Necka Arena for this clash.

Great achievement for TSG 1899 and their 29 year old manager and if things stand the way they currently are, the club will get an automatic spot in the group stages of the Champions League next season along with Bayern and Leipzig, forcing Dortmund to play the qualifiers. Continue reading Benjamin Hubner’s goal sees Hoffenheim qualify for Champions League | Video Hoffenheim-Eintracht Frankfurt 2017 Highlights