Bundesliga

1. Kovac has become more flexible

Niko Kovac had to this season has already been much criticized, at the beginning of November of the wife of Thomas Müller, Lisa. The 1:1 (0:0) the Bayern against Freiburg Thomas Muller was first in the 71. Game minute substitute. Lisa wrote in her Instagram Story based on Kovac: “More than 70 minutes until a flash of genius”.

in Order to stabilize the ailing defense, he switched to the 3:3 (2:1) against Fortuna Düsseldorf by a single Six on a double six – this was a real flash of genius. In fact, Bayern cashed in since then, only one Bundesliga goal. Kovac grew up in the football, he can play, more flexible.

Niko Kovac

This was also against Frankfurt: Kovac turned back to a single Six that Javi Martínez has played. To Martinez around, he pawed Joshua Kimmich and Thiago Alcántara, who formed a compact triangle. So Bayern was able to play against three in midfield of Eintracht man-oriented, what brought, especially in the second half of stability.

And also offensive Bayern played better. Lewandowski and Müller had a good harmony. If Müller shock in the tip, wich Lewandowski on the wing and prepared by the flanks, among other things, Miller’s Header on to the crossbar (44. Minute). Kovac has made, apparently, of thought with success.

2. Bavaria series should not obscure the problems

the run of The FC Bayern, the continues to five games, has earned quite the recognition. Four games in a row, remained the defending Champions even without a counter hit. The public criticism of coach Niko Kovac, and the Defensive has become much quieter. The opponents, however, were the form of weak Werder Bremen (2:1), the relegation threatened clubs 1. FC Nürnberg (3:0) and Hannover 96 (4:0), RB Leipzig (1:0), Frankfurt (3:0) Eintracht.

Franck Ribéry

The clear victories against the relegation candidates prove little, since the technique can also be weaker Teams. Against Bremen, the Bayern won a narrow victory. In Leipzig redeemed Franck Ribéry his Team after a tough game. Now Bayern won against Eintracht at the end 3:0 – dominant you played, however.

In the Bundesliga can make aged Stars like Ribéry the difference. The current Form does not permit the conclusion that the problems were solved. How it is used by the team from the past seasons, not playing it for a long time. Whether the 35-year-old Ribéry can also Shine against the English League leaders Liverpool FC in the first knockout round of the Champions League and whether the much-criticized, Mats Hummels and Jérôme Boateng can keep up with Liverpool’s fast attackers, is also questionable. Bayern have not improved, quite the Old you are, however.

3. Bremen must be in the back round

Werder Bremen was the team of the first half-season half. 17 points from the first eight Games, on rank three, you were even on a Champions League place. Since the ninth round, the team of coach Florian Kohfeldt almost continuously downhill. It produces a table of round nine to 17, of Bremen, suddenly on the relegation place.

Florian Kohfeldt

The 2:6-swatter (0:3) against Bayer Leverkusen defeats against Mainz, Mönchengladbach, Dortmund, Bayern, and now also in Leipzig followed. Of course, these are all candidates for the Champions League. The Problem is that Werder has been made at the beginning of the season stronger than they actually are.

Although Werder is playing beautiful, offensive joyous football. The mood is therefore, in spite of the sporty misery is also relatively good. Bremen does not want to write off the self-declared European Cup goal, but completely, you need to win in the second round against teams that are actually in the European Cup play.