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Bundesliga 2019/20 [13. Spieltag] - 29 Nov-2nd December 2019

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7 minutes ago, Faithcore said:

Nice to see Werder winning again. Rashica is a beast.

Furthermore the returning of Ludwig Augustinsson plays a big part as well.

Some Werder fans did not believe in him and claimed he would not return during this year but he proved all those doubters wrong. 

I think that Ludwig Augustinsson's return is a huge boost to the team. He's one of the best left backs in Europe. He's one of their best players and he played an important part in their win today. 

I am sure he will go straight back into the Sweden starting 11 now that he is fit again.

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Eintracht Frankfurt are away to Mainz tonight. Mainz are fresh from thrashing Hoffenheim 5-1 in Hoffenheim, despite playing all of the 2nd half with one man less, due to the sending off of Mainz's Bote Baku in the 45th minute.

Having said that, I have a good feeling about Frankfurt tonight despite the fact that they are playing away from home. Hutter has changed the team around as he always done, but I do really happen to like his player selections and his formation in this game. The defence looks strong and younger with Hinteregger, Toure and N'Dicka protecting Ronnow in goal. The usual first choice widemen Kostic and Da Costa almost always play well. While the centre of midfield looks solid with Rode, Sow and Kohr. While Paciencia is partnered with the in form Kamada up front.

I am feeling optimistic.

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Kohr has just missed a sitter, he should of done better with his volley. He should of at least made his shot hit the target.

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Goal Frankfurt!! Hinteregger with a tidy finish! The move started from a short corner, eventually the ball comes to the Toure, who lays it off to Hinteregger in the box and he duly responds with a well placed goal. Nice to see the two defenders combining well there in attack after a corner.

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It's a straight red card for Kohr in the 44th minute! I have to say that it is a deserved red card as Kohr brought down Oztunali when he was through on goal. This will now really give Mainz a chance to get back into the game.

Kohr has not had the best of games this evening, even prior to his sending off. Hopefully Frankfurt play sensibly and are able to maintain their lead. Ronnow has just made an excellent save from Kunde's free kick right at the end of the first half. 

The second half will be intriguing.

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Mainz have equalised, Onisiwo turned in St Juste's long range shot. Mainz have pressed though from the start of the 2nd have, earlier Ronnow made an excellent save from Edmilson's shot. Mainz have also just had another goal, but it doesn't count because it was offside.

Right now, I'd be satisfied with a draw.

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Mainz take the lead 2-1 now, the big Hungarian center forward Szalai scores a beautiful goal, after Onisiwo headed a cross down to him, Szalali turned his man a shot home from close range. Mainz have been threatening from the start of the 2nd half with their 1 man advantage. First Ronnow made a super save from Onisiwo and then a few minutes later Ronnow spilled a powerful long range effort only to excellently block the close range rebound. 

But eventually Mainz's pressure has paid off and the red card has really changed the dynamics of this game. Joveljic has just come on for Rode, so it looks like Hutter is not wasting time looking for the equaliser.

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Fuck me, we're down to 15th again. Makes our point against Hoffenheim even more important though. 

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Mainz win 2-1 and gain 3 more points. The red card obviously played its part in this game. But near the end Kostic had a good shot saved and then Kamada messed up right at the end of the game when he had options to pass to players either side of him. But in truth Mainz were much the better side in the 2nd half in that 2nd half and Ronnow made several more saves to the ones I have already mentioned.

All in all we started well, but credit to Mainz, they took full advantage of their 2nd half one man advantage to turn Frankfurt's first 1-0 lead to 2-1 in favour of Mainz. Their pressing game also helped them create several chances in the 2nd half.

Well done to Mainz and back to the drawing board for us.

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4 minutes ago, Tommy said:

Fuck me, we're down to 15th again. Makes our point against Hoffenheim even more important though. 

Yes, Mainz's second win on the trot in the league has propelled them to 12th place, leaving you guys in 15th. You guys will have to watch out that Hertha or Koln don't catch you up soon.

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15 minutes ago, Michael said:

Yes, Mainz's second win on the trot in the league has propelled them to 12th place, leaving you guys in 15th. You guys will have to watch out that Hertha or Koln don't catch you up soon.

Yup, and there's hoping that the new-coach-effect Mainz are having right now will wear off. Gonna be a very tough season, but there are some positive signs, like the 2nd half against Hoffenheim, that keep me hopeful. 

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8 minutes ago, Tommy said:

Yup, and there's hoping that the new-coach-effect Mainz are having right now will wear off. Gonna be a very tough season, but there are some positive signs, like the 2nd half against Hoffenheim, that keep me hopeful. 

I think it will be a scrap at the bottom, as there are several decent sides fighting for their survival. Paderborn are the only side who I can quite confidently say will go down from what I have seen. But which other team will automatically get relegated is anyone's guess.

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So the Frankfurt fans were burning flares, and the referee sent Sebastian Rode to the stands to speak to them. He came back to the referee and said: "They told me to piss off." :4_joy:

 

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2 minutes ago, Tommy said:

So the Frankfurt fans were burning flares, and the referee sent Sebastian Rode to the stands to speak to them. He came back to the referee and said: "They told me to piss off." :4_joy:

 

:rofl::rofl::rofl: At least he was honest about what they said ROFL!

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14 hours ago, Michael said:

Mainz take the lead 2-1 now, the big Hungarian center forward Szalai scores a beautiful goal, after Onisiwo headed a cross down to him, Szalali turned his man a shot home from close range.

He had a rough time with us - trying very hard without much success but still kept his place in the International team. At least it gives hope to Burgstaller who is having the same torrid unsuccessful time with us at present.  A move to a new club might spark his game into light again, but - as with Adam S - it's not working at the moment.

 

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26 minutes ago, SchalkeUK said:

He had a rough time with us - trying very hard without much success but still kept his place in the International team. At least it gives hope to Burgstaller who is having the same torrid unsuccessful time with us at present.  A move to a new club might spark his game into light again, but - as with Adam S - it's not working at the moment.

 

Yes, Szalai has been a consistent regular starter for Hungary over the past decade, in fact he has probably been their best striker during that period. Scoring 21 international goals in 61 caps for Hungary is not a bad record. His last goal came this November just gone against Uruguay. He also scored Hungary's first goal against a strong Croatia team this year, in a Euro 2020 qualifier, inspiring Hungary to a 2-1 win over the Croats.

To be honest, I prefer Szalai to Burgstaller. Sure Szalai also had a tough time at Schalke just as Burgstaller has, but Szalai has better technique and he seems more effective than his Austrian counterpart. 

I think that if you set out teams to suit the strengths of Szalai and Burgstaller, I reckon that Szalai would offer a lot more. He is the more complete forward in my opinion. He doesn't fluff as many chances as Burgstaller does and Szalai has delivered in big games for Hungary, like his crucial goal for Hungary against Austria at Euro 2016. Szalai's scoring record at Mainz was quite good as well, where he averaged a goal every 3 games for a struggling club.

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I was beginning to think I was being too hard on Burgstaller and nudge seemed to indicate that I was being too critical - at least now I have one understanding mind to rely on:P

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