Bayern goes over the top to Mainz

BERLIN – Bayern Munich on Saturday to receive Mainz 05 in a game where a victory could position itself as a caretaker leader, remaining pending what the Bayer Leverkusen in Sunday’s home game against Freiburg.

The schedule puts the weekend to repeat the script of the last two days, in which Bayern won Saturday to board the first of which is then posted on Sunday by the team of aspirin, which until now seems to feel the pressure of the Bavarians, sniff.

In discussing how long Bayern may be on the field Franck Ribery, who last week played only just over twenty minutes. The Frenchman has recovered from his injury, or rather of his injuries, but Louis van Gaal did not seem too convinced of their fitness.

During the week, Ribery played in a friendly for the second match of Bayern and was on the field for 60 minutes.

“I hope at least play 45 minutes against Mainz,” Ribery said.

“I’m working hard to be back in the starting lineup but I’m not one hundred to one hundred,” added the Frenchman who has been almost three months out.

Leverkusen have to leave again on Sunday from his captain Simon Rolfes, who re-injured a few days after his comeback last week in the 3-0 victory over Hoffenheim.

In any case, coach Jupp Heynckes is betting on a team that has successfully played the last days, last Sunday Rolfes started but not entered in the second half, bringing down short-term midfielder will not be generate more headaches.

The third-placed Schalke, who are three points behind leaders Hoffenheim received on Saturday, a team that is having a season well below expectations and will have problems reaching the goal of achieving a place in the League Europe .

Schalke is unbelievably giving away a victory by allowing Bochum comeback for 2-2 final after the run by Felix Magath had been 2-0 ahead on the scoreboard.

Borussia Dortmund in fourth place, visit Stuttgart on Sunday, rival Barcelona in the second round of the Champions League.

Dortmund, which is five points behind leaders comeback plan comes with six straight wins and twelve matches without defeat. Stuttgart, meanwhile, won their first two games of the second round, which has managed to get away from the relegation zone.

The event will open on Friday, the duel between reigning champions Hamburg, Wolfsburg, which is undergoing a crisis that led to the dismissal of coach Armin Veh.

Hamburg side, the match comes too soon for the new star-signing from Real Madrid-Ruud Van Nistelrooy is not yet in shape and not on the call.

The day the parties will complete the following:
Borussia Moenchengladbach v Werder Bremen, Eintracht Frankfurt, Cologne, Bochum and Hannover Hertha-96-Nuremberg.

Muller helps Schweinsteiger at the center?

At Bayern Bastian Schweinsteiger played in weeks bärenstark in central midfield. And even in the DFB-team can make the 25-year-old hopes for a transfer from the right wing into the middle. “In particular, Thomas Müller and possibly also Toni Kroos I trust it completely, some times on the outdoor track to close the gap. When one of them growing in this roll is, Bastian also a candidate for the office, “said coach Joachim Loew to the” kicker “. Mueller and Kroos belong at the current meeting of the DFB team in Stuttgart for the first time the group of A-National.

Ribery missing during training
Without Franck Ribéry took place on Monday the training of FC Bayern held at the Säbener road. But do not worry: The Frenchman has not posted after his comeback on Saturday in Bremen again. Ribery but had to take a private appointment in Marseille, but even on Monday night to return to Munich.

Florence is subject to much
The AC Florence has suffered a significant away defeat on Sunday. At Palermo the knockout round opponent of Bayern in the Champions League with a 0-3 (0-2) lost and fell to the table Serie A back to ninth. Mathias Abel Hernandez (28./37) and Igor Budan, the results achieved for the Sicilian.

FCB convince women to ‘Budenzauber’

Successful start to 2010 for the FIFA Women’s Bundesliga for FC Bayern. When T-Home/DFB-Hallencup in Magdeburg, the team of coach Gunther Wörle was only in the finale of holders 1 FFC Turbine Potsdam stopped. In the duel against the reigning German master runner sat down Potsdam clear by 3-0, and celebrated for the third consecutive tournament victory.

“For us, the second place as a tournament victory,” was Wörle after the tournament in 4341 with spectators, including the Federal coach Silvia Neid, well-attended Bördelandhalle more than satisfied. “Turbine is the deserved winner, congratulations!” Said Wörle further, who could look forward to both the second place also on the choice of Kathrin Längert the best goalkeeper of the tournament.

Längert parried

After a goalless draw in the first group match against UEFA Cup FCR Duisburg succeeded against SC Freiburg a 4:2-success. The double Freiburg leadership helped offset Banecki Carolina Pini and Nicole, Carina Wenninger and Vanessa Bürki were responsible for their first win of the day.

Despite a subsequent 1:3-defeat against Hamburger SV, the FCB group of women as the best third party were marching to the quarterfinals, where the 1st FFC Frankfurt defeated after a 1-1 draw in regulation time until Neunmeterschießen was. Extended with a held shot secured the semifinal against the UPS feeder Jena.

Fifth success for Potsdam

After a 2-2 draw there also had to come to a decision in Neunmeterschießen, Jena moved awarded after two shots with the shorter 7:8. In the final game of the undefeated champion from Potsdam was but a size too big and secured for a fifth time the Hall titles.

The second place of the FCB women is the higher estimate, since Wörle has started with a very young team to travel to Magdeburg. In addition to the injured national players Melanie Behringer and Katharina Baunach was also missing from other Leitunsgträgerinnen as Bianca Rech, Tanja Wörle, Nina Aigner or Julia Simic.

Post prevented Gomez ‘Record

Denied more often than any other player on the pitch Mario Gomez scored for the second half kick-off against Hoffenheim at the opponent goal (5 times), but a hit, and thus a personal record was the FCB-Forwards: In the last five league games he had ever met, six matches in a row, he had made before. Especially his last award opportunity in injury time when he alone in front of TSG-keeper Timo Hildebrand showed up and hit the post, irritated him. “I had it in lifting the head, the ball over it, but did not dare, because I’m German. German sowas not do, “he said,” I wanted vorbeilegen the ball safely on the goalkeeper – it did not work. Next time I saw him lifting the over it. “As a half-Spanish so that he can.

Audi wins “Yellow Angel ‘- Rummenigge congratulates
Bayern partner AUDI was honored for the third consecutive year by the ADAC “Yellow Angel” as the strongest car brand of the year. On Thursday, the Ingolstadt-based car producer in the Munich Residenz, the award was contrary. Among the many distinguished guests such as Federal President Horst Köhler was also FCB chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Rupert Stadler, Chairman of AUDI AG congratulated as one of the first.

FC Bayern II: More match scheduled
Half of the Third Schedule of the league is becoming more concrete form. On Friday, the German Football Association (DFB), the 25 to 29 timed laps scheduled. FC Bayern II, therefore, almost always occurs on Saturday. Only the home game on 28 Match against Sandhausen will kick off on Sunday (March 14). No information of the FCB II can be found here.

Basketball Crailsheim received
Action and thrills guaranteed! At 68:66-very exciting win against Tabellendritten from Karlsruhe, who were spectators in the hall Säbener head. On Saturday evening (19.30 clock) to measure the basketball player of the FCB with the heimstärksten team league – the Crailsheim Merlins. These have not only to John Bynum ProA-player of the month in the luggage, but also plenty of other surprises. But the Bayern want the 6th Home win in Serie …

We have spread a bit scared

The second half opener was a success. Thanks to the 2:0-success against Hoffenheim, FC Bayern for the first time in a long time greeting back from the table top. However, not only because of the victory, there were beaming faces at the Munich, but also the way in making for the future challenges of courage. The competition should be warned. The saw head coach Louis van Gaal so. “Tonight we saw that we have a good team. I was hoping that we get a bit scared and disseminate what we did. ”

The votes at a glance:

Louis van Gaal: “The first half we did not played well. In the second half we played well and created great opportunities. Too bad that we have not scored more goals. But a 2-0 is also good. In the first half we did not close the room and played a lot of bad passes. We have done better in the second half. Tonight we have seen that we have a good team. I was hoping that we get a bit scared and disseminate what we did. ”

Bastian Schweinsteiger: “The outcome here was the game well. We might have been able to score more. It was difficult, Hoffenheim is a good team. They play a very powerful and have fast players in their ranks. Thus, one has to cope once again come. We know that we can play better, but we still have shown a good game. We make the front gate at the right time and have played back to zero. This is very beautiful and very nice it is that we are on the first night. ”

Miroslav Klose: “It was my goal, launched in 2010 well. We have succeeded in preparing my game and today I finally made my goal. My goal is to follow up where I was in the good times before. There is enough competition in the storm there. We understand all of us well and that is also beautiful. We have a fair and good competition in training and it is nice for the coach that he has such a selection. Now, at the beginning of the second half, we have serious responsibilities and want to try to continue our series. ”

Mario Gomez: “We have won 2-0. Of course, I would like to make a goal. I get angry a little bit. I believe that through the winter break is still missing a tick. But if we play like in the second half, then we will back us to tick again. We are seriously got in the game, but then had chances for more goals. We have a well deserved win. We did not even as a start as in the summer. But we also knew that it will not happen again, because we too are now consolidated. We have a very different appearance. We know what the other and everyone on the court can rely on his neighbor. Therefore we will not lose many games. ”

Ralf Rangnick: “The first half was absolutely okay. A few fouls too much, a few too many standards, so we have also conceded 0:1. For the team that stood in the square, which was sometimes even very good. In the end we lacked quality and penetration to the front. The victory was earned at the end of the Bavarians. Butt has kept the super ball. There are goalkeepers who react to the ball and go into the short corner. How has he kept him waiting a long time, that was really great. ”

Vedad Ibisevic: “We started very well and made a lot of Pressing. Unfortunately, we conceded an unfortunate goal. Then it was easier for Bavaria and they could wait for the counterattack. In the second half we played a little bit more risk and Bavaria has taken the chance to counterattack. Today, the opponent was a little bit better. “