In the football league the Saturday evening game in Leipzig takes place, where the duel between RB Leipzig and the FC Schalke 04 comes. These are the teams of the hour, as both teams have scored well over the past seven days. While Leipzig were able to get all 21 points, the guests of Schalke 04 managed to score 17 points.
With 30 points on the account and table position 1, RB Leipzig set new standards, as they are now the best league league in the Ligahistorie. In 12 games, they recorded nine wins and three draws, with top matches against Hoffenheim (2: 2), Dortmund (1: 0) and Leverkusen (3: 2). Especially the way they won the games was extremely remarkable, because coach Ralph Hasenhüttl has a very young team. In the away match in Freiburg, a team with an average age of 23.9 years stood on the pitch. In this game, the offensive once again showed what potential it has. Above all Emil Forsberg showed a strong form and was involved in almost all offensive activities. Amongst the scorers were also Timo Werner and Marcel Sabitzer, which also radiated a lot of goal danger. “They have a good switchover and last turned against Darmstadt a residue. Schalke has a lot of individual quality in his ranks. Defensive they are also good, so it will be a really thick board that we have to drill. We need an absolute top performance “, said coach Hasenhüttl before the top game. His team could defend the table lead even in a draw, so you can not speak of pressure. The long-term injured Kyriakos Papadopoulos, Lukas Klostermann and Bernardo will be missing.
FC Schalke 04 was able to significantly improve after the start of the season and the last place on the table. Since the 6th day the squad has undefeated and have won five wins and two draws. In addition to four home wins there were another three and two draws – including the 0-0 draw in Dortmund. Recently, the Blues-Whites won three games in a row. Against the SV Darmstadt 98 Schalke even turned a 0: 1 back into a 3: 1 home win. The team of coach Markus Weinzierl is in the table on place 8. They can not improve on this matchday, but you could shorten the distance to the international starting places to two points. Even the Champions League ranks are no longer miles away. In order to achieve this, however, they have to expand their series further. Weinzierl will be missing his offenders Franco Di Santo, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Breel Embolo as well as Coke and Atsuto Uchida.