Bosz seizes subsequent to winter title with Leverkusen by late defeat towards Bayern

Bayer Leverkusen simply failed to enter the books on Saturday as ‘Herbstmeister’ of this Bundesliga season. The crew of coach Peter Bosz misplaced within the BayArena by a objective in further time with 1-2 towards Bayern Munich, in order that the reigning champion took over the lead.

Stevens loses on return to Schalke 04

Subsequent week, solely matches within the DFB-Pokal are scheduled in Germany. The competitors will resume within the first weekend of January and Bayern can subsequently name itself winter champion. The lead over quantity two Leverkusen is 2 factors. Quantity three RB Leipzig additionally has two factors lower than the ‘Rekordmeister’.

As a result of Leipzig didn’t get additional than 0-0 at dwelling towards FC Köln earlier on Saturday, Leverkusen knew {that a} level within the high match towards Bayern was sufficient to name itself ‘Herbstmeister’. Bosz noticed his crew – with Daley Sinkgraven within the base – have a superb begin, ensuing within the 1-0 within the fourteenth minute of Patrik Schick.

Simply earlier than half time it was the identical once more. Thomas Müller gave in and Robert Lewandowski headed, whereas Leverkusen defender Jonathan Tah bought in the way in which of his goalkeeper Lukas Hrádecky. Within the second half appeared to remain at 1-1, however within the third minute of additional time Lewandowski scored once more. Tah suffered a lack of possession and the 32-year-old striker, who was named World Footballer of the Yr on Thursday, was convincingly punished (1-2) and thus gave his membership the winter title.

Earlier on Saturday, Schalke 04 misplaced the primary recreation underneath interim coach Huub Stevens. The finalist of the Bundesliga misplaced 0-1 at dwelling towards Arminia Bielefeld and remains to be ready for the primary victory of the season.

The one objective of the sport was made by Fabian Klos eight minutes after the break. The Bielefeld attacker headed a cross from Belgian Nathan de Medina into the Medina, making Stevens’ return to the Veltins-Area a disappointment.

Within the final minute even Schalke 04 keeper Ralf Fährmann went ahead in useless to power one thing. Mike van der Hoorn and former PSV participant Ritsu Doan accomplished the ninety minutes at Bielefeld.

Schalke 04 now solely has 4 factors after 13 rounds. The poor outcomes led to the dismissal of coach Manuel Baum earlier this week. Stevens should now put an finish to the disaster in Gelsenkirchen, though it’s nonetheless unclear whether or not he may also sit on the sofa after the winter break.

67-year-old Stevens, who gained the UEFA Cup in 1997 with Schalke 04, has already been voted the membership’s coach of the century. In 2016 he ended his teaching profession on account of coronary heart issues, however three years later he returned to Schalke 04 on an interim foundation. He then saved the membership from relegation. He now has that task once more.

Schalke 04 has not gained 29 video games within the Bundesliga and is approaching Tasmania Berlin’s destructive file of 31 no-win video games from 1966.

Tahith Chong had a number one function with middle-engine Werder Bremen, which gained 0-1 at FSV Mainz. The Dutch attacker got here in within the 72nd minute and assisted Eren Dinkçi’s objective within the final minute. At Mainz, which is seventeenth, Jeremiah St. Juste and Jean-Paul Boëtius performed your entire match.

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