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The Daily Bee (November 11th, 2019): A much needed international break

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14 players on international duty

FC Bayern Muenchen v Borussia Dortmund - Bundesliga Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images
  • Matchday 11

Borussia Dortmund continued the sad tradition of getting embarrassed in the Allianz Arena. This time it was an 0:4 against Bayern that leaves BVB in 6th place. Dortmund aren’t technically out of the title race but at this point it’s hard to imagine this team making a run that would end up with some sort of silverware.

Borussia Mönchengladbach have opened up a four point gap on second place after their 3:1 win over Werder Bremen. While Gladbach has exceeded expectations so far Florian Kohfeldt’s Bremen is one of the biggest disappointments this season. Werder is currently in the relegation zone in 14th place.

RB Leipzig continue their good run of form, defeating Hertha BSC Berlin 4:2 and moving up to second place. TSG Hoffenheim also jumped over BVB with a 2:1 win over Köln.

SC Freiburg have jumped back into the top 4 thanks to their 1:0 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt. However, the biggest story from the game wasn’t the actual play on the pitch but rather David Abraham’s WWE-style tackle on Freiburg coach Christian Streich.

Schalke 04 is also losing ground on the top teams, a wild 3:3 against Fortuna Düsseldorf is not enough to stay in the top 4. Bayer Leverkusen won 1:0 against VfL Wolfsburg extending their winless streak to 7 games in a row across all competitions.

In addition, two coaches lost their job after their respective matches. First 1.FC Köln sacked Achim Beierlorzer after their loss on Friday and yesterday Mainz 05 announced after their 2:3 loss to Union Berlin that they let Sandro Wagner go.

  • International duty

14 BVB-players will be on international duty this week but Marco Reus won’t be one of them. BVB’s captain was nominated but will have to stay in Dortmund due to his ankle-injury.

Lukasz Piszczek will play his last game for Poland on November 19th against Slovenia and then retire from international play.