Two top games in the Bundesliga and two superstars of world football – all within just three hours.
► One 15.30 The pursuit duel between Leverkusen (2nd) and BVB (5th) increases.
► At 16 o’clock there is the first game with Cristiano Ronaldo (36) since his return to Man United. Opponent: Newcastle United.
► At 5 p.m. Paris, the new club of Lionel Messi (34), surprise climber Clermont Foot awaits.
► At 18.30 Julian Nagelsmann (34) has to run with master Bavaria at his ex-club Leipzig.
Four games, four hits!
Reus fit for the chase hit
The captain is on board!
Marco Reus (32) had to cancel the international match in Iceland (4-0) on Tuesday due to knee problems and returned to Dortmund early. Now he’s fit again!
Coach Marco Rose (44) in front of the bang in Leverkusen: “He’s doing better. I assume that he can play. “
The fact is: After a long form crisis, Reus is finally the leader that the BVB bosses wanted.
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Important for BVB: Marco Reus’ commitment Photo: INA FASSBENDER/AFP
But Giovanni Reyna (18 / strain) and Emre Can (27 / knee) are missing. Leverkusen is still hoping for Exequiel Palacios (22) to play.
The Argentine came on on Friday night against Bolivia (3-0) eight minutes before the end. He then flew back from Buenos Aires via Madrid.
Coach Gerardo Seoane (42): “In terms of the seasons, he really didn’t play much. So he is sure to be physically ready to play. Let’s see how he slept. It was a night flight. Then we will consider whether he will be there. “
Nagelsmann: I’m not a “baron of lies”
Trip to the past!
Julian Nagelsmann (34) returns to Leipzig 121 days after his game on the RB Bank in the cup final against Dortmund (May 13, 1: 4).
The new Bayern coach: “Of course I’ve read things like Lies Baron and so on about myself. I won’t let that get too close to me. I still go into the game full of anticipation and am not shaking now. “
And further: “It’s not that bad when people whistle. As far as I am concerned, all 34,000 can whistle. That’s okay. I don’t hear so well on the right anyway. Then that doesn’t bother me either. “
Background: Some fans had already announced in advance that they would greet their ex-coach with whistles.
With Nagelsmann, three assistant coaches (Glück, Zembrod, Toppmöller), team psychologist Pelka, defense boss Upamecano and captain Sabitzer changed to the record champions in the summer. The two most recently hit stars got fit in time, Müller (adductors) and Davies (knees) are even in the starting line-up.
Leipzig is in the thick of things with a new captain. Goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi (31) takes over the armband from Sabitzer.
Messi threatens the bank again on home debut
Home premiere with a goal record!
IOn Thursday night Lionel Messi (34) overtook Brazil legend Pelé (80) with his three goals in a 3-0 win against Bolivia, and is now the best South American international goalscorer with 79 goals.
On Saturday (5 p.m. / DAZN) he will celebrate his home premiere for Paris against Clermont Foot. But as with his PSG debut in Reims (2-0), he is initially threatened with the bank.
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From beginning to? Lionel Messi has bankrupted Clermont FootPhoto: WITTERS
Reason: Messi has had a grueling return journey and only arrived back in Paris on Friday.
A cancellation of an international match in favor of his new club is out of the question for Messi. According to the Spanish newspaper “Sport”, he has an “Argentina clause” in his contract, according to which the national team has priority in the event of scheduling problems.
Mission guarantee for Ronaldo
After 4493 days he is back in the Premier League!
Cristiano Ronaldo (36) will play against Newcastle with Manchester United on Saturday afternoon (4 p.m. / Sky).
The Portuguese: “I’m ready and I think I’ll do great things in the next three or four years.”
CR7 made his last league game for United on May 16, 2009 (0-0 against Arsenal). Sir Alex Ferguson (79) was still his coach at the time.
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The fans are happy: Cristiano Ronaldo will finally wear the “Red Devils” jersey againPhoto: OLI SCARFF / AFP