Kimmich flies, Musiala conjures! Wild Bayern victory

FC Bayern is back in the Bundesliga. The Munich team roll over Wolfsburg first – and then let it go. It’s still enough to jump to the top.

Bundesliga crisis over and regaining the lead in the table! Thanks to a lightning start and a dream goal, Bayern Munich won 4-2 (3-1) at VfL Wolfsburg and pushed Union Berlin back from the league throne.

From the start, Bayern followed on from the game against Mainz (4-0) in the cup and put a lot of pressure on the Wolfsburg defense, which Kingsley Coman was to overcome for the first time in the 9th minute.

Bayern rolls over Wolfsburg at the beginning
His imaginary cross into the center became longer and longer, missed the run-in Thomas Müller – and landed in the far corner to the surprise of Wolfsburg keeper Koen Casteels. The Frenchman’s goal was only the beginning of brutal efficiency, because Bayern then got really serious.

After a fantastic cross from City new signing Joao Cancelo, Coman was again completely free and scored a volley just five minutes after his first goal to make it 2-0 (14th). Five minutes later, Thomas Müller headed another Kimmich cross into the net – and Bayern were 3-0 up after just 19 minutes.

It was a special goal for Thomas Müller. Because: The national player played his 427th Bundesliga game for Munich in Wolfsburg and drew level with icon Gerd Müller as Bayern’s record outfield player in Bundesliga history.

Kovac changes – Bayern loses the thread
VfL coach Niko Kovac was forced to change his more defensive system and brought on Jakub Kaminski for a frustrated Maxence Lacroix.

The change was also to be noted directly: After a nice one-two with Paulo Otavio, the Pole was free in front of Yann Sommer and pushed in to make it 3-1 (44th).

Even after the break, Wolfsburg tried to quickly add the next goal. Svanberg missed the big chance to make it 2:3 in the 51st minute, the Swede missed the goal miserably from five meters.

Kimmich sees the first dismissal of his career
During this period, the pendulum swung more and more in the direction of the wolves – all the more so when Joshua Kimmich received a yellow-red card after a tactical foul on Maxi Arnold (54th).

The six saw his first yellow card in the 34th minute after pushing Svanberg over unnecessarily. He was also the first dismissal of his professional career.

With a majority, the Lower Saxony acted decisively, Baku missed the next good opportunity with a header (60th).

Musiala conjures – Blind makes Bundesliga debut
But Bayern continued to be ice cold: Jamal Musiala got the ball on the right and just dribbled away. No one from Wolfsburg could stop the DFB star, who made it 4-1 and decided the game (74th).

Daley Blind came on for Cancelo in the 78th minute and made his Bundesliga debut.

But Wolfsburg didn’t give up. Svanberg rewarded his good performance and completed the 2:4 (80th). The wolves even briefly celebrated the supposed 3:4, but referee Harm Osmers punished a foul by Baku on Goretzka (85th) in the making.

Snowboard: Morgan Dritte in Mammoth Mountain

Snowboarder Annika Morgan has made it onto a World Cup podium for the third time in her career.

The 20-year-old from SC Miesbach finished third in the slopestyle qualification in Mammoth Mountain/USA and made it into a final for the first time since the Olympic Games in Beijing.

Since this had to be canceled due to strong winds, the result of the qualification was counted.

“I’m really happy about the post office. Of course I would have liked to have driven in the final, but that wasn’t possible today,” said Morgan, who thus also fulfilled the qualifying standard for the world championships in Bakuriani, Georgia, which begin in two weeks’ time. The World Cup in Calgary is still on the program for the German freestyle teams next weekend.

Leverkusen in Augsburg without a duo

Bayer Leverkusen has to do without a player duo in the Bundesliga game at FC Augsburg (8.30 p.m. / DAZN). Nadiem Amiri has muscular problems, Sardar Azmoun is ill. Neither of them traveled to Augsburg.

As expected, striker Patrik Schick is still missing from the Werkself squad. The Czech international has only been back in team training for a few days after suffering a groin injury.

In Ermedin Demirovic, FCA is missing the most accurate shooter so far (six goals this season) due to a yellow card suspension. Fredrik Jensen will replace him in the starting XI. The Finn had scored 1-0 for the Bavarian Swabians in the first leg, which Augsburg won 2-1.

Tennis: Zverev ahead of Davis Cup: “I’m fine”

Tennis Olympic champion Alexander Zverev is looking forward to the Davis Cup duel between the German team and Switzerland in Trier. “I’m doing wonderfully,” said the 25-year-old on the sidelines of the draw on Thursday: “It’s getting better from week to week and I hope it stays that way.”

Zverev will play the second single against Stan Wawrinka on Friday, before that Oscar Otte and Marc-Andrea Huesler will open the duel (5 p.m.,, which is about qualifying for the final tournament in Malaga in November. At the Australian Open, where the Hamburger was eliminated in the second round about two weeks ago, he was free of pain for the first time after his seven-month injury break, explained Zverev.

“Fortunately, it stayed that way. That’s very positive news for me,” he said, adding: “I’ve done nothing but train in the last few weeks. I’ve finally been able to train for a long time again and do a lot of physical work make.”

Germany’s team captain Michael Kohlmann expects a tough job against Switzerland. “They have very interesting players,” said the 49-year-old.

After the two singles on Friday, Andreas Mies and Tim Pütz will meet Alexander Ritschard and Leandro Riedi in doubles on Saturday (1 p.m.) for the selection of the German Tennis Association (DTB). Further individual games may then be necessary to determine a winner. The team that gets three wins first books the ticket.

Bundesliga: Borussia Dortmund catching up

Freiburg challenges BVB in the top game. Last week Borussia Dortmund beat Bayer 04 Leverkusen 2-0. Dortmund is now at the top of the table with 34 points. Sport-Club Freiburg beat FC Augsburg 3-1 on Saturday and thus have a tailwind. The first leg between the two teams ended 3-1 for BVB.

In view of the good home statistics (6-1-1), the hosts should start with confidence. Six defeats cloud the record of coach Edin Terzic’s team with otherwise eleven wins and one draw. Nine points from the last five matches are a reasonable result for Dortmund.

The SC recorded ten wins, four draws and four losses on the credit side.

The guests occupy fifth place in the table with 34 points. Freiburg meets a hardened opponent. BVB got down to business and have already received 40 yellow cards. Is Sport-Club Freiburg prepared for the exchange of blows?

The signs point to a balanced game between two equal teams.

Basketball: Bayern start in “Spanish week” with defeat

The German basketball runners-up Bayern Munich started their “Spanish week” in the EuroLeague with a setback. With the 73:82 (32:33) at fellow competitor Valencia Basket, the team of coach Andrea Trinchieri conceded a defeat after four competitive wins in a row.

Due to the halted recovery, Bayern could not further improve their chances of participating in the play-offs again after four successes in the previous five EuroLeague games. The ex-champion is still two wins behind the play-off zone in the lower third of the table, on Thursday (8.30 p.m.) the guest game at FC Barcelona is scheduled.

In Valencia, Munich confidently played along with the momentum of its winning streak in what was possibly a trend-setting duel. Trinchieri’s players did not let themselves be shaken off well into the second half in the hard-fought encounter at eye level with several changes in the lead. Only after an intermediate spurt by the hosts in the final phase of the third quarter was the third-placed Bundesliga player unable to counter sufficiently and fell back decisively. In the last section, Valencia initially extended their lead and only allowed Bayern to make up for the result.

The most successful thrower from Munich was the American Cassius Winston with 22 points. National player Niels Giffey recorded the second-best result with 14 points. In Valencia’s side, Jonas Radebaugh stood out with 14 points out of four players in double figures.

Bayern’s league competitor Alba Berlin will return to action in the premier class on Wednesday (8 p.m.). The German champions meet the French top team AS Monaco in their own hall before the defeated capital city club has to compete in Turkey two days later at title candidate Fenerbahce Istanbul.

Ingolstadt fires coach

The ambitious third division football team FC Ingolstadt has fired head coach Rüdiger Rehm with immediate effect.

“Due to the current sporting situation and the lack of results after the last five defeats from seven games, we have come to the decision that we have to act,” said FCI Managing Director Dietmar Beiersdorfer.

The former Bundesliga club fell back to seventh place after three defeats and is already nine points behind a direct promotion place. Five counters are missing for the relegation place. For the time being, Thomas Karg, Luca Schuster and Christian Liefke will take over the training of the Upper Bavarians. However, the Schanzer strive for a “timely solution”.

NBA: Annoying defeat for Orlando

Annoying defeat for Orlando Magic in the North American professional league NBA: The team of national basketball players Franz and Moritz Wagner had to admit defeat in the Miami Heat 105:110. The Florida team led the game for a long time, but then a fourth quarter with too many turnovers was decisive for Miami.

“We gave it up,” said Magic head coach Jamahl Mosley, who was pleased with his team’s commitment. “But we have to be more mindful of basketball.” Winger Franz Wagner scored 19 points, his older brother Moritz scored nine points. Orlando stays 13th in the table. of the Eastern Conference.

Crisis! German bobs get on later

The German bobsleds want to take the energy and climate crisis into account and go into the ice channel much later than usual next winter. They would also accept a greatly reduced preparation before the start of the World Cup, national coach Rene Spies told SID.

“You have to react, and that’s what we’re doing,” said Spies in the run-up to the World Cup in St. Moritz: “As the German association, we won’t be going on the ice until November next winter, starting training in September or the beginning of October is simply not up to date anymore in the energy crisis.”

A normal World Cup start in the second half of November, like this winter, would be a problem for the German association BSD. “Of course we are in talks with the world association because we need a certain phase for our nomination races,” said Spies: “The IBSF is not stupid, they also recognize what’s going on.”

He therefore strongly assumes “that they will react. If they don’t, we’ll still start later and try to get it right. We also have to make progress, we have to set an example, and for that we need a really much later start date . That’s why we’re doing it as a pioneer next winter.”

Before the start of the current season, double Olympic champion Francesco Friedrich had already drawn a bleak picture of the future. “Probably our grandchildren will only learn about bobsleigh from the history books,” he told Welt am Sonntag.

Spies agrees to a limited extent, “basically” he shares these concerns: “If we continue like this, then I also believe that there will be no more bobsleigh sport in 20 years.” But he sees different approaches. In the future, energy will have to be produced on all bobsleigh tracks in order to compensate. We will also start with that in Germany. If you take advantage of these opportunities, then we will survive. If we don’t do that, Franz is absolutely right, it will be difficult.”

Handball: Shock for World Cup hosts: Gottfridsson breaks his hand

Serious setback for the title dreams of the World Cup hosts: Sweden’s handball players have to do without their thinker and driver Jim Gottfridsson for the rest of the tournament. The playmaker of the European champions and SG Flensburg-Handewitt broke his left hand in the quarterfinals against Egypt (26:22) and will be out for months. The World Cup semifinals in the Tele2 soccer arena against Germany’s conquerors France will take place on Friday (9 p.m./sportdeutschland.TV) without him.

“It’s terribly frustrating because I had the feeling that both I and the team have played a very good tournament so far,” said Gottfridsson. “I dreamed of playing a World Cup final at home.” The 30-year-old wrote on Instagram on Thursday night that he was “upset, sad and disappointed”.

The backcourt player, who was named Most Valuable Player when Sweden won the European Championship a year ago, suffered the injury just seven minutes into the Egypt game. “I think I got stuck in an opponent’s shirt,” said Gottfridsson. He had left the arena in Stockholm with a thick bandage. The devastating diagnosis followed in the hospital.

Gottfridsson’s injury also hit Flensburg hard. The fifth in the Bundesliga table will have to do without their top performers in the coming weeks.