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The Daily Bee (October 28th, 2019): Matchday 9 - BVB still struggling

Gladbach still at the top for a third week in a row

FC Schalke 04 v Borussia Dortmund - Bundesliga Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images
  • Matchday 9

Borussia is still at the top of the table, sadly it’s the wrong Borussia.

Gladbach won 4:2 against Eintracht Frankfurt and are now Bundesliga leaders for a third week in a row. The foals were not exactly a title favorite before the season began but considering how bad the actual contenders are playing it might be time to see them as a real threat.

Bayern Munich are in second place after their 2:1 win against Union Berlin that was a lot closer than they would have liked. Robert Lewandowski scored his 13th Bundesliga goal this season, Niko Kovac might be without a job if it weren’t for the Polish striker.

SC Freiburg surprisingly defeated RB Leipzig 2:1 and are maintaining their position among the top-teams in the league. It’s likely that they will fall back at some point but for now Christian Streich’s team is a tough opponent. RB Leipzig on the other hand are just as big of a disappointment as Dortmund so far.

Meanwhile, BVB continue to struggle finishing the derby 0:0 but are still just three points behind Gladbach. However, another terrible performance will increses the pressure on the team and Lucien Favre. The upcoming opponents are Gladbach (DFB Cup), Wolfsburg, Inter (CL) and Bayern Munich, if they don’t find a way to improve the black and yellows might lose out on three titles withing a couple weeks.

  • Paco on his way back

Borussia Dortmund desperately need a spark on offense and might get it soon. Paco Alcacer is back in training and might be available again soon.

Despite BVB’s run of terrible performances Michale Zorc is still not ready to discuss Lucien Favre’s job security. Dortmund’s sporting director refused to talk about the coach after the game during an interview with Sky:

“We will not have a coaching discussion with you, we just won’t have it. Of course he has a part in it, that’s clear. But it’s not like we’re about to go down, it’s still possible to achieve our goals.”

Favre is safe for now it seems, the next couple of weeks might determine his fate as a BVB coach though.

Daily Buzz: Bayern, BVB and Leipzig are struggling. All three of them are still in the top 6 but aren’t performing up to their usual standard which might give another team a shot at the title. Borussia Mönchengladbach are now if first place for a third week in a row, are they a serious threat for the title or will any of the top 3 still prevail?