Jonas Hector is a starter for one of a handful of teams with a realistic shot at winning the World Cup this summer. The 27-year-old left back helped Germany win the 2017 Confederations Cup and played a vital role in getting Die Mannschaft to the semifinals of the 2016 Euros, scoring the winning penalty kick against Gianluigi Buffon in the quarterfinals.
Borussia Dortmund hammered top four rivals Bayer Leverkusen 4-0 at the Westfalenstadion on Saturday with goals from 18-year-old Jadon Sancho, Maximilian Philipp and a Marco Reus brace. Christian Pulisic provided the assist on Sancho’s opener after beating three defenders near midfield before playing in the English phenom.
If there were a book, this would be one of the oldest tricks in it. The Cristoph Kramer goal vs Wolfsburg on Friday wasn’t anything new or special, it was just a reminder to players everywhere to never switch off during match, even for a moment.
Kramer and Borussia Monchengladbach were hosting Wolfsburg in a Friday night contest in the Bundesliga with the home side already in front with goals from Lars Stindl and Raffael. Near the end of the half, Monchengladbach was given a free kick outside the Wolfsburg 18-yard box.
Fans of the Bundesliga and Mexico will remember fondly two seasons ago when Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez signed with Bayer Leverkusen from Manchester United and took Germany by storm, scoring 26 goals in all competitions, 17 in the league.
Marco Fabian also arrived in Germany that season, transferring during the winter window from Chivas Guadalajara to Eintracht Frankfurt. Chicharito is no longer in the Bundesliga, but Fabian still is, and he scored against Chicharito's old club when Frankfurt met Leverkusen on Saturday.
Was it meant to be a cross?
Do we care?
Does Christian Pulisic care?
The American international opened the scoring for Borussia Dortmund against Stuttgart Sunday with this very silly thing:
It may have been a cross, but he'll take it!
For the sixth straight season, Bayern Munich is the Bundesliga champion, clinching the league crown with five matches to play after a 4-1 win over Augsburg on Saturday. But more than any other celebrations we’ve seen this year, the Bayern Munich title celebrations were endearing and heartfelt, despite this being nothing new for Die Roten.