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.