- Europa League
All three Bundesliga teams won their Europa League matches and are now in a great position to advance to the next round.
VfL Wolfsburg have already secured their spot in the next round thanks to a 1:0 victory against PFK Oleksandrija.
Borussia Mönchengladbach won 1:0 as well against Wolfsberger AC but the foals are still in a tough spot. They are currently on top of the group with 8 points, AS Roma is tied on points but Gladbach have the better head-to-head. On the last matchday Gladbach will have to get at least a draw against Istanbul Basaksehir, who have 7 points, to get to the next round.
Eintracht Frankfurt got a crucial 2:1 comeback win against Arsenal. The Gunners lead thanks to a late goal in the first half but thanks to a Kamada-brace Frankfurt got the three points. They will now need a win in their last home game against Guimaraes to advance.
Lucien Favre is on the hot seat, a loss ore even a draw against Hertha BSC Berlin tomorrow might cost him his job, forcing BVB to look for a replacement. According to SZ Daniel Farke is currently being discussed in Dortmund as a potential new coach. Farke coached BVB’s second team already, is familiar with the club and has been impressive at Norwich even though the club is currently just in 18th place in the Premier League. However, there is a problem, Farke is under contract and Norwich will probably not be willing to let him go.
Jadon Sancho’s relationship with Borussia Dortmund starts to look eerily similar to Ousmane Dembélé’s before he left. Sancho wants to leave and his camp is reportedly looking to force a move as early as possible and they might get their wish this January. BVB are fed up with Sancho’s disciplinary problems are are “willing to listen to offers” for their young star according to the Independent.
Regardless of the accuracy of the report, this is once again a tough situation for Dortmund. Sancho’s disciplinary problems aren’t helping the club at the moment but selling him in January would send the wrong message. On the other hand, when he continues to be a distraction, keeping him might be the wrong choice. BVB are in a no-win situation with Sancho just like they were with Dembélé.