On Saturday, Borussia Mönchengladbach welcomes Bayern Munich to the top match of the Bundesliga. Is the surprise league leader beating the record champions? Or is the FC Bayern in Gladbach the power relations again straight? Two editors, two opinions. Tobias Knoop: "Gladbach can really hurt Bayern" It's no coincidence that the current Gladbach run reminds me a bit of Borussia Dortmund in the early years under Jürgen Klopp.
A young, dynamic team that plays free from (too big) expectations. A trainer who not only proves his expertise and excites his team, but also scores well off the pitch with his friendly, refreshing style. And behind them, of course, mastermind Max Eberl for years, undoubtedly one of the best managers in the Bundesliga. On the other hand, the Munich after the ejection of Niko Kovac indeed picked up speed again. The defeat to Bayer Leverkusen showed despite all the superiority of the record champions but that under Hansi Flick is not all gold, which glänzt.Und with all due respect: In the winning streak before the Leverkusen game with 16: 0 goals in four games were the opponents Olympiacos Piraeus, Fortuna Dusseldorf and Red Star Belgrade and a desolate BVB.Konterstärke, early pressing, ice-cold chance exploitation: All this is one of the Gladbach strengths – and at the same time the properties that do not taste the reigning Double winner in an opponent. The consequence : Gladbach can hurt Bayern really hurt. And will win the top game. Heiko Lutkehus: "Munich is unstoppable – not even by Gladbach!" Objection, Your Honor! While it is completely out of the question that the Gladbach soaring is much more than just a snapshot, but to really be dangerous to Bayern, the bidding is not enough. Hans Flick will draw lessons from the Leverkusen game and the team a better Write counter-back-up into the studbook. If that works, the foals can not keep up with the record champions. Matthias Ginter, Denis Zakaria and Marcus Thuram certainly do not have international flair, but not (yet) world-class levels. Quite different is the Bayern, which, despite all fluctuations, to play for the Champions League title.Hinzu comes that Robert Lewandowski and Co. travel with a lot of anger in the stomach to the Lower Rhine. In the unlucky 1: 2 against Bayer, the opposing goal was nailing, but three times prevented post and crossbar further hits. Gladbach should not expect such a joke. The strength of the material and the early pressing are now also part of the repertoire of Flick'schen FC Bayern. If the appropriate opportunity utilization is added now, Munich is unstoppable – not even by Gladbach!