Three games, three victories – the flawless start to the Bundesliga second half of the year, Borussia Dortmund hopes to be able to offer FC Bayern in the title fight maybe yet to offer Paroli.

“It must be our clear goal of staying at the front and to use any chance that may occur, which may occur. We have to be prepared for all scenarios,” said License Player Chief Sebastian Kehl in front of the pursuer duel of the table seconds on Sunday (15:30 Clock) with Bayer Leverkusen.

But the still luscious residue on the Munich does not constitute the future Borussia Dortmunds director’s view of the realities. “Now talk about a really good master chance, would not be right. We know how fast it goes – and Bayern are still incredibly stable,” relativized Kehl.

BVB with defensive problems

How fragile can be the youngest uptrend, Borussia got to feel the pokal clockout against the second division of St. Pauli on January 18th on January 18th. Especially the high number of goals (31) Marco Rose voted thoughtfully and prompted him to train in the two-week pause especially the defensive behavior: “It must be in the head, that we – damn again – our own gate harder and consistent Defend, “asked the BVB coach.

A victory over the pursuer from Leverkusen could help to spare the area of ​​the area as a similar shake as in the previous season, as the qualification for the Champions League lucky after a fulminant final spurt.

Finally, the distance to the Werkself would grow in this case on eleven points. Still, the good starting position does not trust: “We see that the other teams are powerful behind us and remain tuned. The Leverkusen are a serious opponent. They have a great run.”

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BVB coach Rose expects “top game”

The forces of the two teams were guaranteed last spectacle. An average of five hits per game in the past ten Bundesliga duels also increase at Rose the anticipation: “I expect a top game. But we have to be careful that it will not be too big exchange.”

To the chagrin of the football teacher, Torgarant Erling Haaland is missing in the duel of the best home team against the second best outsking team. Because the adductor problems are still not entirely subsided, the hopes on a fast comeback of the Norwegian proved wishful thinking. Even if the 21-year-old on Friday night on Instagram a cheering photo of themselves with the embassy: “Can you hear it? That’s the sound of my early return” posted, the game should come to him too early.

Like Haaland, Northern Emre Can will be available again for the upcoming match at Union Berlin. Whether the defense chiefed by a cold defendant Mats Hummels counts at least as a squad, decides in the short term.

Goal Haaland is missing the BVB

Above all, the failure of Haaland could be the Werkself of use. “That’s certainly not a disadvantage,” Bayer-coach Gerardo Seoane commented, but added, “But BVB has a broad squad and player who can replace him.” According to his assessment, the eight-point projection of the Dortmund is earned. “Our goal must be longer a longer term to close this gap to Dortmund. This club is one step ahead of us in many areas,” said Seoane, who has to do without new access Sardar Azmoun and Africa Cup Participant Edmond Tapsoba.

With all respect for Leverkusen, Rose hopes for the continuation of the uptrend. The question of whether his team would like to put a fragrance brand, he answered with a smile: “If we lose games, that’s a problem. And we do not want to have any problems. A victory does not care for such a fragrance brand at Borussia Dortmund. That smells more – it stinks. “