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Apr 25, 2020

Was “” a mistake “”, said Niko Kovac.

First as a player, then as a coach. The sporting record in November is “” in view of the circumstances, “” as Aito puts it, quite positive: In the Euroleague, in which Berlin is one of the underdogs, there were three wins in six games , including a crazy 106: 105 after double extra time at Panathinaikos Athens at the start of the seven-games-in-15-day series. With four wins, the capital city have as many successes as champions FC Bayern Munich. In the Bundesliga, Alba won three out of five games and is still in the top group. Nevertheless, the Berliners are pretty sure to be happy to simply have time off on the first weekend in Advent. There are even eight days between the game against Kaunas and the next game at Fenerbahce in Istanbul, more than ever since the start of the season.

Hopefully it’s not a bit of a break. Source: “Wolff has been leading the Mercedes team since 2013. (Photo: imago images / Eibner Europe) Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff buys shares in Aston Martin. The British manufacturer returns in 2021 back to Formula 1 – with Wolff as boss? This speculation is obvious.

But for the Silver Arrows there could be a completely different motivation: Toto Wolff buys at Aston Martin. The Mercedes Formula 1 team boss will become a shareholder in the British sports car manufacturer, which is returning to the premier class of motorsport with a works team for the 2021 season. Wolff’s contract with series world champion Mercedes expires at the end of this year – does the German team threaten the loss of the man who played a decisive role in the racing team’s most successful era? Officially, Wolff’s share purchase is a “” personal investment “”.

As the British “” Daily Mail “” reports, the 48-year-old Austrian is buying shares worth 37 million pounds sterling, the equivalent of around 42 million euros. According to Mercedes, he should own 0.95 percent of the company in the future. This investment coincides with the official takeover of Aston Martin by Lawrence Stroll, whom Wolff describes as a good friend. The Canadian billionaire had taken over the troubled traditional brand together with partners – and shortly afterwards announced that he would return to Formula 1 with Aston Martin.

Because Stroll is the owner of the Racing Point team, which will compete as a works team in the future. And so, for example, ex-F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone speculates diligently whether Wolff could give up his position at Mercedes to take on responsibility at Aston Martin. Also because Stroll and Wolff left together from the canceled season opener. Wolff did not reject these rumors recently when he said to the daily newspaper “” Österreich “” as follows: “” I am and will remain Mercedes motorsport boss and Formula 1 boss, and nothing will change in the short term. “” Open is how Wolff interprets the word short term.

His contract expires at the end of the current season. However, the Austrian is also involved in the Mercedes F1 team, in which he holds 30 percent. The Silver Arrows have won all twelve world titles since 2014 and are the clear favorites for the current season. The major rule reform planned for 2021 has been postponed to 2022 due to the coronavirus pandemic. This means that Mercedes should continue to be the number one contender for the World Cup in the coming year. From a sporting point of view, a timely change obviously makes little sense.

The “” Daily Mail “”, however, quotes an insider who sees a different motivation behind Wolff’s entry: “” It seems clear that Aston Martin is now becoming the Mercedes B-Team. “” Racing Point is already buying its engines from Mercedes a. During the test drives in Barcelona, ​​the new company car of Racing Point drivers Lance Stroll and Sergio Perez also astonished the kill a mockingbird setting essay The RP20 showed clear parallels to the Mercedes W10, with which Lewis Hamilton clinched his sixth driver’s title in the preseason.

There is already a cooperation between Daimler and Aston Martin at a higher level. In 2013, the German manufacturer signed a contract for the delivery of various components with the traditional English company. Wolff’s share purchase was also made with the approval of the top management. It seems that the team, which is currently called Racing Point and will be called Aston Martin in the future, could soon actually become Mercedes’ B-Team. Red Bull is already doing a similar thing, using its second racing team, Alpha Tauri (formerly Toro Rosso), primarily to train young drivers. Sebastian Vettel, Max Verstappen, Daniel Ricciardo – they all switched from the small to the large team with the bull in the logo.

Mercedes is currently lacking such an option, which is why it gave the talented Esteban Ocon to Renault. Wolff’s entry into Aston Martin would therefore not indicate his departure. But rather that he continues to try to fix even the smallest weakness of the Mercedes team. Source: “The greatest moment: The players of Liverpool FC celebrate Klopp after winning the Champions League final in 2019. (Photo : imago images / Sven Simon) Jürgen Klopp formed the best football team in Europe from Liverpool. For this, too, the 52-year-old received FIFA’s award as World Coach of the Year. It is the logical consequence of a development that her goal has not yet reached.

To see Jürgen Klopp in a fine thread is always an unusual sight. Even as the newly crowned world coach of the year 2019, the 52-year-old is still more of the guy who stands on the sidelines in a tracksuit. In Milan, Klopp accepted the award from the World Football Association – it is the highest personal award a trainer can receive. It is the logical consequence of the development that Liverpool FC has taken under its first German manager.

When Klopp was presented in October 2015, the “” Reds “” were just tenth. With eighth place in the table at the end of the season, Liverpool had their worst result since the introduction of the Premier League in 1992, but in his first season Klopp proved that the German championship titles with Borussia Dortmund in 2011 and 2012 were not a coincidence. In the Europa League he led Liverpool to the first European final since 2007, even if it was lost 3-1 to Sevilla FC. In his first full season 2016/17 Klopp led the Reds in fourth place in the league, as well as in the following season 2017/18.

There he also managed to march through from the Champions League qualification to the final of the premier class. It was the third major European final for Klopp – and the third defeat for the unconditional and thrilling pressing football that Klopp teams play. After FC Bayern Munich in 2013 and Seville a year earlier, Real Madrid ended their title dreams this time. Also because the German goalkeeper Loris Karius made two serious mistakes. But Klopp drew the right conclusions from this painful defeat: He strengthened his team with the very expensive, new world goalkeeper Alisson Becker, with the midfielders Fabinho and Naby Keita.

Klopp knew how to use the generous transfer budget of Liverpool again profitably. In the Premier League, the traditional club played the best season in the club’s history, scoring 97 of a possible 114 points. That it was still not enough for the first championship since 1990 was due to Manchester City, which was slightly better with 98 points and caused the Reds the only defeat in 38 league games. Klopp’s average points per game in Liverpool is 1.98 – it is the highest in the 18 years of coaching that the ex-professional can now look back on. Liverpool moved into the semi-finals of the Champions League via Bayern and FC Porto – and went down in the first leg at FC Barcelona 3-0. The knockout seemed inevitable.

Just not for Klopp, who drove his team. And then escalated the domestic Anfield Road when Divock Origi spectacularly scored the 4-0 in the 79th minute. Barça was asleep, Trent Alexander-Arnold, who was formed by Klopp to become an English international, was wide awake in a corner and Origi executed free standing. A goal that caught the opponent by surprise and symbolizes Klopp football.

The 52-year-old doesn’t just stand for pressing and never giving up. Klopp also stands for making his players better. He turned the once erratic Joel Matip into a central defender of international stature, Andy Robertson and Jordan Henderson sometimes prove their class every week. The striker series Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mané and Mohamed Salah are among the best in the world, even 84 million euros purchase Virgil van Dijk made another step forward, but the masterpiece of the coach followed in the final in Madrid. The 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur was the culmination of an outstanding season.

And the culmination of the development of Liverpool FC, which is largely due to Jürgen Klopp. The former coach of Mainz 05 and Borussia Dortmund is still missing a title. Although the Reds are number two in the all-time ranking with 18 championships, the others have always cheered since the Premier League was introduced.

If Klopp also satisfies this longing, he joins the ranks of the greatest managers Liverpool FC has ever had. Then he is finally a club legend. After six wins from the first six games that seems to be a matter of time. Source: “Not only Thiago can hardly imagine a Bayern game without a goal by Robert Lewandowski. (Photo : imago images / ActionPictures) Borussia versus Borussia is the name of the game on the eighth day of the Bundesliga, which is under pressure from Dortmund. Augsburg is hoping for an unfamiliar performance by Robert Lewandowski, Hertha BSC looks back on 2006 and Fortuna Düsseldorf has a clear weakness in leadership Can the draw experts from Borussia Dortmund still win? Three times in a row BVB led 2-1 in the Bundesliga, but three times in a row the final result was 2-2.

Coach Lucien Favre is criticized again because his men get too little out of the undoubted quality that can be counted. Or as Michael Zorc said after the draw in Freiburg: “” Our offensive did not take place. “” The fact that manager Hans-Joachim Watzke said during the week that he would have brought Jürgen Klopp back in the summer of 2018 rather than signing Favre improved What does Hans-Joachim Watzke and Jürgen Klopp have toasted to? (Photo: imago images / Cord) The game against Borussia Mönchengladbach (Saturday, 6.30 p.m. in the live ticker at comes at an inopportune time. Because the foals are not only leaders in the table and have recently won four times in a row, they have also won each of their three away games so far. If Lars Stindl returns after a healed tibia fracture, the team from the Lower Rhine will have one more quality player for years to come. Back to the away strength, which is the trend this Bundesliga season anyway: for the first time after seven match days there were more away wins (25) than Home wins (23). Symptomatic of this was the sixth round, when BVB (2-2 against Bremen) scored the only point for a home team.

So it sounds like a clear thing for Borussia, that is, the one from Mönchengladbach. And for that reason alone it will probably run completely differently. Logical tip: 3: 1 for Borussia, so the one from Dortmund. Thomas Müller always plays? Once upon a time. Thomas Müller plays when there is a need?

Was “” a mistake “”, said Niko Kovac. The FC Bayern coach did not apologize, but admitted to public relations work that could be improved before the game at FC Augsburg (Saturday, 3:30 p.m.). But didn’t say anything about whether the dissatisfied striker is back in the starting line-up. Kovac also praised the French national coach Didier Deschamps. He had not only nominated the ailing Lucas Hernández, but also set up.

Kovac was “” glad that he was used “”. Lucas Hernández made a very fit impression with the French national team. (Photo: imago images / PanoramiC) It had sounded very different with his superior Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, who was ” “irritated” “about the appeal of the 80 million euro newcomer. Team doctor Dr. Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt said: Hernández “” can’t not play “”. Unity is different. After all, the Frenchman returned “” without pain “”, as Kovac further reported.

The fact that Kovac Rummenigge contradicts this should not improve the internal climate on Säbener Straße. The Bavarian duel in Augsburg last year ended with a 3-2 for Munich. This requires a significant increase in performance from the FCA this season. Otherwise, after 1: 8 goals in the defeats against Leverkusen and in Mönchengladbach, the third clear bankruptcy in a row threatens.

Goalkeeper Tomas Koubek has been criticized for a long time, the newcomer must not allow himself to make further mistakes. Even if coach Martin Schmidt assured his regular place as “” fix “”. From Augsburg’s point of view, there is only one hope that Robert Lewandowski will for once not score, as in Poland’s 2-0 win against North Macedonia. Which is not to be expected.

The striker has scored 16 goals in ten competitive FCB games this season and was only left empty-handed in the 2-0 draw in the Supercup against BVB. Tip: Lewandowski disappoints FCA, the game ends 0: 3 Because the Eintracht fans misbehaved, according to Uefa in Guimaraes, they have to stay outside in Liege and at Arsenal FC in London (Photo: REUTERS) Eintracht Frankfurt – Bayer Leverkusen (Friday , 8.30 p.m.): If Leverkusen wins, Peter Bosz’s team will be leaders for at least one night. The Bayer coach therefore says: “” In this phase, every point is very important. “” Which raises the question in which phase the points could be very unimportant. However, he criticized the Friday appointment because the last of his players did not return from their national teams until Wednesday. Unfavorable because “” not optimal “” for the preparation.

The verdict that Uefa had in store for Eintracht Frankfurt is also not ideal, as their fans are not allowed to travel to the Europa League games in Liège and Arsenal. Because in the 1-0 victory at Vitoria Guimaraes home and away fans exchanged numerous seat shells over a separating fence. The Frankfurt fan scene declared that they “” will probably never become one who simply lets seat shells be thrown at their head “”, so they have defended themselves.

And let the Uefa itself only say: “” We don’t really need to say any more about this pile. “” Tip: In terms of sport, Eintracht defends itself in vain this time, 1: 2RB Leipzig – VfL Wolfsburg: The “real” rises in the former central stadium “Top game of the eighth matchday.