From "A" like American football over "F" like football to "Z" like decathlon: the world of sport is diverse. Every day, somewhere on the globe, more or less significant events take place which, due to the dominance of fewer sports, are quickly drowned out and receive no real attention.
November 10: Liverpool beat Manchester City
Jürgen Klopp has won the summit of the English Premier League with leaders FC Liverpool. The Reds defeated champion Manchester City 3-1 (2-0) on their twelfth matchday home crowd. The Champions League winner, who has remained unbeaten in the league and has been waiting for a league title for 30 years, is now in the international break with nine points ahead of rival and defending champion City. Fabinho (6th minute), Mohamed Salah (13th) and Sadio Mané (51st) scored on Sunday in the entertaining match at Anfield for the efficient Reds. The goal of Bernardo Silva (78.) came too late for the team of coach Pep Guardiola, the pressure in the final phase, although again significantly increased, but was unsuccessful.
November 10: Bundesliga – Gladbach expands the table top, Bayer tames the "wolves", Freiburg beats Frankfurt
Borussia Mönchengladbach has consolidated the league lead in the Bundesliga. Werder Bremen defeated Werder Bremen 3-1 (2-0) at home and are now four points ahead of pursuers RB Leipzig and Bayern München. In front of 54,022 spectators in the Borussia Park Ramy Bensebaini (20th minute) and Patrick Herrmann (22/59) with their hits the fourth league home win in series safe. Leonardo Bittencourt shortened in stoppage time. Bensebaini saw, however, in the 87th minute yellow-red. For Bremer it was the seventh game without a win in succession, so fell the team of coach Florian Kohfeldt back to 14th place.
Bayer Leverkusen has stopped its small crisis and has moved closer again to the international places. After four games without three points win the team of coach Peter Bosz won at VfL Wolfsburg 2: 0 (1: 0) and improved with now 18 points in the top half of the table. Karim Bellarabi (25th minute) and Paulinho (90 + 6) scored the Leverkusen goal. However, Kai Havertz suffered a thigh injury and had to be replaced at halftime. The young star is now probably out for the upcoming internationals. The Wolfsburg, who are without victory for seven competitive games, slipped to tenth place.
In the third Sunday game, SC Freiburg continued its success story and is going to Champions League rank 4 lying in the international break. Nils Petersen scored the 1-0 winner against Eintracht Frankfurt in the 77th minute. The excitement came but only far in injury time. Frankfurt defensive line Abraham stretches Freiburg coach Christian Streich down with a veritable body check to make a throw-in. Referee Felix Brych shows him the red card immediately. The scene, however, triggers wild turmoil. All players and supervisors jump up from the Freiburg Bank. Because of an attack on Abraham the Freiburg Grifo also gets red.
10th November: Bielefeld storms second division top – Nuremberg and Hannover in crisis
Arminia Bielefeld is the league leaders in the 2nd Bundesliga in the international break. The Ostwestfalen desklassierten Bundesliga relegated 1. FC Nuremberg in their own stadium with 5: 1 (3: 0) and benefited from the blunder of the previous leader Hamburger SV, who had come on Saturday not over 1: 1 at Holstein Kiel. The Arminia set with their sixth away win successively a second league record and spoiled Marek Mintal after the separation of coach Damir Canadi his debut as interim coach of the Franks thoroughly. In front of 28,624 spectators in Nuremberg, Jonathan Clauss (10th minute), Andreas Voglsammer (13th) and Fabian Klos (15th) basically made it all clear after a quarter of an hour. The completely overburdened Franconia scored after the break by Asger Sörensen (59) the 1: 3. In direct return Klos (60th) restored the three-goal gap but. Reinhold Yabo (73.) went one better.
Meanwhile, Hannover 96 is waiting for a rebound one week after the departure of coach Mirko Slomka. With interim coach Asif Saric the Lower Saxony was under clear and distinct 0: 4 (0: 1) at 1. FC Heidenheim. After three draws, the "Reds" are now without victory for four games. Darmstadt 98 came in the third game of the day to a 2: 2 (0: 1) against Jahn Regensburg.
November 10: Boxer Dwight Ritchie dies during training
Once again there has been a death in boxing. As reported by the Sports Information Service (SID), Australian professional Dwight Ritchie collapsed during a workout after a body shot in the ring and could not be reanimated. They confirmed Dwight's promoter Jack Ellis. Dwight, who had his last fight last August, was only 27 years old.
Dwight is already the fifth boxer to have died in the past four months. For example, the American boxer Patrick Day succumbed to his head injuries in October, which he had suffered during a heavy knockout strike. In September, only 21-year-old Bulgarian Boris Stanchov collapsed during the fifth round of a fight and died of heart failure. Already in July, the Argentine Hugo Santillan and Maxim Dadaschew (Russia) suffered fatal injuries in cattle.
November 10: Mainz 05 separates from coach Sandro Schwarz
The FSV Mainz 05 separates from coach Sandro Schwarz. This is the result of intense talks on Saturday night and Sunday morning, said the Bundesliga club on Sunday. The Rheinhessen have already lost eight of their eleven matches so far. Most recently, they lost their highest Bundesliga defeat at 0: 8 in Leipzig and had to defeat on 2:03 on Saturday also Unioner Berlin.
November 10: Flick remains for the time being coach of Bayern
Hansi Flick remains after the convincing success against Borussia Dortmund first continue coach of Bayern Munich. "We'll continue with Hansi until further notice, he has done well now and he has our confidence," said CEO Karl -Heinz Rummenigge after the 4-0 win over Borussia Dortmund. "Hansi said before the game, the two games are now the finish line first, he crossed the finish line brilliantly today." Now you can continue with Flick on, said Rummenigge. You have to give the coach a "big compliment".
"I do not know what he said, I was not there, for me it is, and that has not changed, that these two games were the task, I enjoyed being able to work with the team also in the function, "said Flick, when he was approached on the Rummenigge statement. I have an employment contract as an assistant coach at FC Bayern München, which runs until 2021. What should I think, I am completely relaxed. "
November 9: Second division favorites HSV and Stuttgart drop points
The top teams of the second league have surprisingly left points. The third VfB Stuttgart lost 0-1 (0-1) with promoted VfL Osnabrück already the fourth of the last five league games, and the HSV succeeded in Nordderby at Holstein Kiel after a long under-score only a 1-1 (0: 1). The Hamburg have now with 26 points three points ahead of Stuttgart. The laughing third could be Arminia Bielefeld: The Ostwestfalen (25 points) can take over the league standings with a success at 1. FC Nuremberg on Sunday (13.30 / stern live scores). The Stuttgart threaten to lose the connection after the recent defeat. It remained after the early goal by Marcos Alvarez (4th minute) much time to turn the game in Osnabrück, but the superiority in half two was not enough. The Hamburger SV rescued in the Nordderby against Kiel defender Timo Letschert. The substitute Dutch met in injury time (90. + 1) to 1: 1 and saved the league leaders after all still a point. The reward for a strong fighting performance of HSV, who after the red card for Bakery Jatta (26) had to play for a foul almost 70 minutes in outnumbered. In the third game of the day SV Sandhausen defeated SpVgg Fürth 3: 2 (1: 1). The guests had twice taken the lead.
November 9: 1. FC Cologne separates from coach Achim Beierlorzer
Football Bundesliga club 1. FC Cologne has separated after the 1: 2 against TSG Hoffenheim by his coach Achim Beierlorzer. This has the Bundesliga confirmed. Beierlorzer is released with immediate effect, the club shared via Twitter, In the meantime co-trainers André Pawlak and Manfred Schmid take over the care of the professional team. But immediately you are looking for a new coach. "I am sorry that we are forced to take this step, because we really appreciate Achim Beierlorzer, but the hoped-for sporting success has not been achieved so far and it is our job to do everything we can to help the FC achieve its goals," he said sporting director of the FC, Frank Aehlig, the decision on the homepage of the FC. Beierlorzer had been committed only in the summer for 700,000 euros from second division Jahn Regensburg. After initial euphoria, he came quickly into the criticism, the return to the Bundesliga for the Cologne had been under no good star; the goaties are currently in the table again on a relegation place.
Already on Friday evening also Armin Veh had to go prematurely. The sports director, who had announced his exit from the contract in the summer of 2020 at the end of October, now stops with immediate effect. "In our current situation, in which the 1. FC Köln must make important decisions for the future, it is consistent in my view that we end the cooperation in the short term," Veh was in a statement of the club immediately after the game against Hoffenheim cited.
November 8: Bitter last-minute defeat for Cologne – Veh already gone, followed by Beierlorzer?
Another setback for the team, immediate resignation of the sports director, impending knockout for the coach – the days of Achim Beierlorzer at 1 FC Cologne seem after a last-minute knockout. counted against TSG Hoffenheim. After the 1: 2 (1: 0), the only committed in the summer coach of the Bundesliga club has to continue to fear for his job. The hits of the Hoffenheim Sargis Adamyan (48th minute) and Jürgen Locadia by penalty (90. + 8) sealed on Friday before 49,100 spectators the already eighth defeat of the Cologne in the eleventh season game. The opening goal by Jhon Cordoba (34) was not enough for the FC. Shortly after the final whistle, the club announced that it would dissolve the actually still running until 30 June 2020 ongoing contract with sports director Armin Veh with immediate effect. On the other hand, the score continues to rise: The fifth victory in a row helped the Kraichgauer in second place – at least for one night.
November 8: St. Pauli's Sieglos series continues, Dresden wins the basement duel
The FC St. Pauli has continued its sporting dry spell in the 2nd Bundesliga. In the home game against VfL Bochum the Kiezclub had to settle for a meager 1: 1 (1: 1) despite a superior game and thus remained in the fifth league game in series without victory. In front of 29,546 spectators at the sold-out Millerntor Stadium, Simon Zoller (5 minutes) brought the visitors into the lead, which the strong Waldemar Sobota (10) equalized.
By contrast, Dynamo Dresden celebrated after five defeats in series an important victory and coach Cristian Fiel for the time being removed from the criticism. In the cellar duel with the new tail light SV Wehen Wiesbaden Dynamo won 1-0 (1-0). Before 25.444 spectators was the Swede Alexander Jeremejeff (41) with his goal the match winner in the Rudolf Harbig Stadium.
November 7: Löw wants to solve Kroos and Goretzka EM ticket with returnees
With half a dozen returnees, but without the further spurned Mats Hummels Joachim Löw wants to book the ticket for the European Football Championship 2020. The national coach waived as announced despite the failure of defense chief Niklas Süle on a return action of him in March botched Dortmund central defender for the last two qualifying matches of the national football team on November 16 in Mönchengladbach against Belarus and three days later in Frankfurt against Northern Ireland.
"Above all, of course, is that we qualify for the European Championship next year, so we want to win against Belarus and Northern Ireland, which will demand our most combative everything," said Löw. Löw no longer mentioned the name Hummels on Friday. "In general, we give the players who are now there, our full confidence, they are our attention," said the coach.
In the squad are for the defensive again the last injured Matthias Ginter, Jonathan Tah, Nico Schulz and Jonas Hector. The young Freiburg Robin Koch is also part of the 24-player squad that Löw nominated on Friday. Emre Can can only play in the second match against Northern Ireland after his red card in Estonia (3-0). The only player without international duty is repeatedly nominated Berlin defensive player Niklas Stark.
"I would have liked that we would be even further in the development of this young team, especially in times of change, you need a certain continuity, but that was not possible because of the many injuries, we could barely get involved," said Löw.
The national coach can also bet on Toni Kroos and Leon Goretzka. The midfield players had missed the internationals in October injured. Ex-World Champion Kroos explicitly described Löw as a "stabilizer".
In addition to Süle (Bayern Munich), the DFB head coach has to do without Leroy Sané (Manchester City), Marcel Halstenberg (RB Leipzig), Thilo Kehrer (Paris Saint-Germain) and Kevin Trapp (Eintracht Frankfurt). For Julian Draxler (Paris Saint-Germain) came a call as well as for the highly appreciated by Löw Chelsea defender Antonio Rüdiger after long injuries to early.
The national team is tied for the last two games in the elimination round for the tournament in 2020 with 15 points each with the Netherlands in second place. Northern Ireland follows in third place with 12 points. The group winner and the group second solve the tournament ticket.
7th November: Europa League – Gladbach back in the game, setbacks for Wolfsburg and Frankfurt
Bundesliga leaders Borussia Monchengladbach has secured the chance to qualify for the second round of the Europa League. The team of coach Marco Rose won in the evening with 2-1 (1-0) against AS Roma and thus decided the direct comparison with the Italians in Group J for themselves. Rome's Federico Fazio put Gladbach in the lead with an own goal (35th minute), before the central defender managed to equalize (64 '). Marcus Thuram (90. + 5) ensured the celebrated victory at the last minute. In the remaining two group games Borussia still plays at Wolfsberger AC and against Istanbul Basaksehir and can make the jump to the sixteenth final on their own.
Of the VfL Wolfsburg has conceded in the fight for the entry into the knockout phase of the Europa League despite a 1-0 lead a bitter home defeat. The team of coach Oliver Glasner defeated the KAA Gent with 1: 3 (1: 0). This means that VfL are now three points behind the Belgians in Group I but can still reach the second place needed to progress on their own. João Victor shot Wolfsburg in front of 11,620 spectators in the 20th minute in the lead. Roman Jaremtschuk (50th), Laurent Depoitre (65th) and Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui (76th) scored the match for the visitors, who had won 2-2 in the first leg after a 0-2 draw.
Eintracht Frankfurt must tremble after conceding at the last minute to progress in the Europa League. The team of coach Adi Hütter lost in the evening with 1: 2 (0: 0) in the rival Standard Liege and thus gambled in direct comparison, the bonus of a 2-1 home win two weeks ago. Thus, the pressure on the Hesse already for the forthcoming visit at the group favorites FC Arsenal in three weeks. The Eintracht could have safely moved into the sixteenth finals with a victory. The goal for the Eintracht scored Filip Kostic free-kick in the 65th minute to 1: 1 in the meantime.
November 7: Bayern should have canceled Wenger
According to media reports, the Bayern should have no interest in a commitment of Arsène Wenger as successor to dismissed coach Niko Kovac. Accordingly, there were no specific negotiations between the club and Wenger, but only a phone call between Karl-Heinz-Rummenigge and the Frenchman. The "Bild" newspaper cited the club with the words: "Arsène Wenger has called Karl-Heinz Rummenigge on Wednesday afternoon and basically signaled interest in coaching at Bayern Bayern appreciates Arsène Wenger for his work as coach at Arsenal very, but he is not an option as a coach at Bayern Munich. "
November 7: Erdogan accuses Uefa of "lynching"
In the controversy surrounding the military salute of Turkish footballers, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused the Uefa of a "discriminatory attitude". "The athletes who represent our country abroad have been victims of a lynching campaign since the beginning of the operation (in Syria)," Erdogan said Thursday. "We reject the discriminatory, unfair and political attitude towards our national team and our clubs."
The European Football Association launched an investigation against the Turkish national team on 15 October after players had shown military salute in encounters with Albania and France as a tribute to the Turkish soldiers in northern Syria. The Uefa sees in this gesture of support for the controversial Turkish military operation against the Kurdish militias in Syria a possible "political provocation".
Especially after the game on October 14 in Paris, there had been sharp criticism. Several French politicians demanded the cancellation of the game, but Turkish media pointed out that the French international Antoine Griezmann saluted repeatedly before President Emmanuel Macron, including in the World Cup final in Russia. It was the right of the players "to salute our soldiers after a victory," said Erdogan.
November 7: speculation about Kovac's successor – Wenger's probably hot candidate
There was only one topic for the Champions League match between FC Bayern München and Olympiakos Piraeus on Wednesday evening. Who will be the new coach of the German record champions? Following the refusals of Erik Ten Haag, Thomas Tuchel and Ralf Rangnick, Frenchman Arsene Wenger currently appears to be the hottest candidate for the successor to Niko Kovac. The 70-year-old expressed himself in a TV show on Tuesday, however, still cautious. Wenger was until summer 2018 coach of the Arsenal in the Premier League and is apparently ready for a new office after a year and a half off. "Of course, being a coach has been my whole life so far, anyone who has trained once will say the same thing," Wenger said diplomatically on Tuesday. As the "Bild" reported on Wednesday, Wenger should meet on Saturday after the match against Borussia Dortmund with officials of FC Bayern. "Of course I will not comment on that," sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic said after the 2-0 victory against Piraeus from the speculation.
November 6: Champions League – Bayer wins surprisingly, Bayern lackluster in the second round
Bayer Leverkusen has scored the first points in the Champions League on matchday four and has maintained its small chance of reaching the round of the last sixteen. The Werkself defeated Favorit Atlético Madrid 2-1 (1-0) and are now four points behind second-placed Spaniards in fourth. An own goal by Thomas (41.) and a goal by Kevin Volland (55.) sealed the Bayer victory. Alvaro Morata could only shorten (90. + 4). Previously, the Leverkusen Nadiem Amiri had seen the red card (84.). At the last minute goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky saved the victory with a parade against Morata.
Bayern Munich has reached the knockout stages of the Champions League prematurely. After a 2-0 (0-0) work victory against Olympiakos Piraeus, the German football champion is already after the fourth of the six group matches, the move into the knockout phase no longer to take. In the first game under interim coach Hansi Flick top scorer Robert Lewandowski (69th minute) and Ivan Perisic (88th) ensured their success with their goals. Three days after the departure of head coach Niko Kovac Bayern showed in front of 70,000 spectators in the sold out Allianz Arena, however, over long distances a weak performance.
November 6: "Bild" – No to Bayern, Rangnick advisor waves off
After Erik Ten Haag and Thomas Tuchel also Ralf Rangnick has excluded a possible commitment to record champions Bayern Munich. In an interview with the "Bild" his adviser Marc Kosicke declared: "No, Ralf Rangnick is not available". One does not believe that what Ralf Rangnick brings, is currently being sought at Bayern. "That's why it makes no sense to hold concrete talks." After the separation of Niko Kovac has taken over co-coach Hansi Flick. According to Uli Hoeneß he is to serve Bayern at least until the international break on 16 November.
November 6: Second refusal to Bayern – also Tuchel not interested
For the German coach Thomas Tuchel a commitment at FC Bayern Munich is currently out of the question. "I'm not interested because I'm a Paris Saint-Germain coach, I have a contract and I do not think about another club," Tuchel said at his club's press conference on Tuesday before the Champions League match against Bruges. The 46-year-old pointed out that he also has a contract in Paris for the upcoming season. Tuchel is the second trainer candidate after Ajax coach Erik Ten Haag, who refuses a short-term commitment to the record champions.
November 6: After a dispute with the fans: Granit Xhaka deposed as Arsenal captain
The former Gladbacher Bundesliga pro Granit Xhaka has been dropped after his dispute with his own fans as captain of Arsenal. As his successor ex-Dortmunder Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was determined by coach Unai Emery. At the same time Xhaka is not considered in the Europa League match against Vitoria Guimaraes. The Swiss international had been booed during his substitution at 2: 2 against Crystal Palace a week and a half ago, which he had acknowledged with clear gestures. Xhaka then said in a statement that there had been some violent insults in the social media against him and his family. However, he gave up an explicit apology.
5 November: After 2: 0 deficit – BVB still wins against Inter Milan
Borussia Dortmund has after a furious catch-up again best chances to move into the knockout stages of the Champions League. Coach Lucien Favre's side were 3-0 down to Inter Milan after a 2-0 deficit to break into second place. The overwhelming doubles goalscorer Achraf Hakimi (51./77.) And Julian Brandt (64.) made for the hardly considered possible turn, after Inter by Lautaro Martinez (5th) and Matias Vecino (40.) 2: 0 in Leadership had gone.
November 5: RB Leipzig after victory in St. Petersburg before knockout round
RB Leipzig is close to the first entry into the knockout round of the Football Champions League. The Bundesliga club earned a deserved 2: 0 (1-0) at Russian champions Zenit St. Petersburg. Already with a draw against Benfica in three weeks in their penultimate game of Group G, the Saxons would reach the knockout stages. Diego Demme (45. + 5) and Marcel Sabitzer (63.) scored in St. Petersburg with their goals for the decision.
November 5: Schalke boss Clemens Tönnies returns after a break until December
One more day, then the time-out for Clemens Tönnies after his racist derailment before the Paderborn Day of craft in August expired. However, the chairman of the supervisory board of FC Schalke 04 will only return to the home game of the miners against Eintracht Frankfurt in mid-December. According to a report of the "Sport Bild", the reason is not that Tönnies wants to prolong his term of office, but rather the professional obligations of the meat wholesaler.
Not only the regular meetings of the control committee were taboo for Tönnies after a decision of the Schalke Ehrenrat. In order not to worry about even more attention, occupied Tönnies with a ban on visiting the home games. He looked at the games on television, even though he had "no stadium ban," as Schalke company spokeswoman Anja Kleine-Wilde emphasized. Tönnies will miss the home games against Dusseldorf and Union Berlin and therefore the entire first round will not be in the Schalke Arena – a novelty in Tönnies 25 years as a member of the supervisory board.
5th November: Champions League – Final again soon on Free-TV
At the Champions League final in May 2019, many German football fans literally looked into the tube. In free-to-air television, no live images of the victory of Liverpool FC were shown. This will not change in this and the next season. In May 2022, the German press agency learned that the final in the most important European club competition should once again be on free TV. According to the latest call for tenders of the TV rights contains a corresponding offer only for free-to-air television. Rights holder UEFA did not want to comment at the moment. Until 3 December, media companies can submit offers for the rights packages of the German market during the seasons from 2021 to 2024. Most recently, pay-TV providers Sky and DAZN had secured the rights to all games.
November 5: Ten Hag declines Bayern – for the time being
Erik ten Hag, as one of the trainer candidates at FC Bayern Munich has a short-term involvement with the German football champions excluded. "I can confirm that I will stay with Ajax this season and I feel connected to the players and to many people in the club," said the coach of Ajax Amsterdam on Monday evening at a press conference in London. Ajax is a "fantastic club". The Dutch play in the Champions League on Tuesday evening at Chelsea.
The 49-year-old Dutchman ten Hag was considered a candidate for the successor of coach Niko Kovac, of which Bayern had split on Sunday evening. Ten Hag knows Munich from his time with the second Bayern team (2013-15). He caused a furore in the preseason with Amsterdam, as the team narrowly missed the Champions League final. Ten Hag is contractually bound to Ajax until 2022.
5 November: Six months after heart attack – Casillas trains again
Spain goalkeeper icon Iker Casillas is back on the field. The 38-year-old posted on Twitter via Twitter a picture of his football boots and commented: "Six months and three days you were in the locker". Casillas, who is under contract to Portuguese top club FC Porto, suffered a heart attack in early May. Afterwards, doctors had implanted a stent in a hospital. As the Spanish sports newspaper "AS" reported, Casillas trained for half an hour alone on the grass.
November 4: Professional sprinter sentenced to more than eight years in prison for drug import
Dutch professional sprinter Madiea Ghafoor has been sentenced to eight years and six months' imprisonment for importing drugs and drug trafficking aid. The 27-year-old had knowingly brought about 50 kilograms of ecstasy and about two kilograms of crystal meth in the car across the border in June, said the judges at the district court Kleve on Monday. The defendants' claim that they did not know about the drugs was implausible.
Nobody would give a courier drugs in the street sale value of 1.5 million euros, if he did not know. The risk would be far too high, the chairman Judge Jürgen Ruby stated in the verdict. The sentence was above the sentence required by the prosecution. She had pleaded for seven years and six months in prison.
Ghafoor cried during the sentence and kept sobbing. Her lawyer Norman Werner announced that she would challenge the verdict. The defendant had previously been told by her lawyer that she had wanted to dope before the World Cup in Doha because of a form low, and thereby engaged in the transport of doping agents.
Customs officials had routinely checked the 27-year-old in June after their entry on the highway at Emmerich and thereby found the partially welded multiple drugs and over 12,000 euros in cash.
November 4: Ferrari defends itself against fraud allegations of Verstappen
Sebastian Vettel's Formula 1 racing team Ferrari has defended itself against fraud allegations of the competition. "I've heard these comments, they are very disappointing," team principal Mattia Binotto said after the US Grand Prix Sunday in Austin, Texas: "These comments are completely wrong, they're not good for the sport, and everyone should be a bit more careful . "
Red-Bull driver Max Verstappen had attacked the Scuderia in an interview with the Dutch TV station Ziggo after the race and said: "You'll get that if you have to stop cheating." Thus, the 22-year-old played on speculation that Ferrari uses a trick when injecting the gasoline into the engine and exploits a gap in the rules. Binotto denied such a process, which should have helped the Scuderia to more engine power.
In the paddock it was noticeable that the Ferrari cars were slower on the straights compared to the previous weeks. "We looked at the data, their top speed is very different than in the last race," said Mercedes Motorsport Director Toto Wolff. But he could not really say what that really was.
Binotto did not want to know about the lack of speed. Before the race in Austin was technically synonymous nothing has been changed to the engines. "We were close to pole position on Saturday and our performance has shown that we are still fast," said the Italian. Charles Leclerc could not keep up as the race fifth but not with the top. Vettel retired early due to a defect.
4 November: Robert Lewandowski is operated in the international break
Bad news for Robert Lewandowski: As reported by "Sport1" and "Sport Bild" in unison, the top striker of Bayern Munich must undergo a minor surgery on the groin. For the upcoming games against Olympiacos Piraeus in the Champions League and the Bundesliga crash against his former club Borussia Dortmund, the Pole will be the record champion but available.
The subsequent intervention will take place during the international break. After that, Lewandowski will probably pause for seven days. Robert Lewandowski is seen by many as the life insurance of Bayern and stands after 16 official matches for the club at an incredible 20 hits. The announcement of Lewandowski's failure falls amid the chaos surrounding the departure of Bayern coach Niko Kovac.
November 3: Mercedes driver Hamilton prematurely Formula 1 World Champion again
Lewis Hamilton has crowned World Formula 1 champion for the sixth time and is only one more title away from Michael Schumacher's record. The Mercedes superstar sufficed on Sunday at the United States Grand Prix in Austin a second place behind his last remaining World Cup rival Valtteri Bottas, to finally hang the Finn. With now 67 points advantage Hamilton in the last two rounds of the season and computationally unassailable. Third was Max Verstappen in the Red Bull.
For the British, it was the third time that he was allowed to premierize a title in Austin. Only Schumacher was even more successful with seven World Cup triumphs than Hamilton, who left the five-time champion Juan Manuel Fangio behind. For the sixth victory in Texas but it was not enough for the 34-year-old despite daring tire strategy, because Bottas overtook him just before the end.
Sebastian Vettel experienced a disastrous day. The Ferrari driver retired in the eighth round with a broken suspension on the rear axle. Nico Hülkenberg finished ninth in the Renault.
November 3: Bayern fires Niko Kovac
FC Bayern Munich fired coach Niko Kovac on Sunday night. This was announced by the club via Twitter. Previously, the "Bild" newspaper reported on it. Already on Wednesday evening against Piraeus in the Champions League another coach should sit on the bench. Kovac had come under pressure after the 1-5 debacle in Frankfurt on Saturday. For the time being, assistant coach Hans Flick will be in charge of the team, the statement said. This should prepare the team "for the important matches in the Champions League against Olympiakos Piraeus and against Borussia Dortmund next Saturday".
Bayern boss Rummenigge is quoted as saying: "The performance of our team in recent weeks and the results have shown us that there was need for action." Uli Hoeneß, Hasan Salihamidžić and I have an open and serious with Niko on this basis this Sunday Interview with the consensus result that Niko is no longer coach of FC Bayern.
Niko Kovac himself is quoted in the press release: "I think this is the right decision for the club at the moment, and the results and the way we last played made me decide that. " He and his brother Robert "thank FC Bayern for the past one and a half years".
November 3: Draw in the DFB Cup: Bayern against Hoffenheim – Schalke receives Hertha BSC
Defending champions FC Bayern München will face TSG 1899 Hoffenheim in the round of 16 of the DFB Cup. In other Bundesliga duels Eintracht Frankfurt plays against RB Leipzig, the FC Schalke 04 against Hertha BSC and Werder Bremen against Borussia Dortmund. This resulted in the draw on Sunday in Dortmund. The games will be on 4./5. February 2020. Third league representative 1. FC Kaiserslautern receives Fortuna Dusseldorf, the regional team SC Verl occurs at home against Union Berlin, the 1. FC Saarbrücken gets it after the coup against Cologne now in front of their own audience in a South-West duel with the Karlsruher SC to do. In addition, Bayer Leverkusen plays against the Bundesliga relegated VfB Stuttgart.
November 3: Hannover 96 separates from coach Mirko Slomka
Hannover 96 have separated from coach Mirko Slomka. This was announced by the football second division side on Sunday. Thus, the Bundesliga relegated pulls the consequences of the so disappointing season so far. The Lower Saxony have not won a home game in the current season and therefore lag behind the expectations miles behind.
The direct ascension ranks are already far away. Unfortunately, it was not possible to advance the development of the team as we have wished, "said Hannovers sporting director Jan Schlaudraff." Six home matches in particular without a single victory are simply not enough on the bottom line. "
Who succeeds Slomka, has not yet decided. One candidate should be Markus Anfang, who last worked in Cologne. Slomka had succeeded in the summer of Thomas Doll, from which the club had split after relegation from the First League. Slomka had already coached Hannover from 2010 to 2013, leading the club twice to the Europa League. In his second term of the 52-year-old but could not build on his former successes. Already after the 0: 4 home defeat against 1.FC Nuremberg Slomka had end of September before the end.
After much deliberation, the majority shareholder Martin Kind once again expressed his confidence in him. After the disappointing 1: 1 against SV Sandhausen on Friday evening, the responsible responded but now.
November 2: Hooded storm into place after Berlin derby – Union players crowd them back into the block
The first Berlin city derby in the upper house of German football has been overshadowed by fireworks and rioting. In the end, probably only the players of the victorious FC Union Berlin prevented worse.
After the final whistle – as repeatedly during the game – fireworks rockets flew out of the block of Hertha BSC supporters in the direction of the Union players. Some hooded chaos among the home fans then stormed hooded on the square and apparently wanted to go over to the guest block. The Union players, however, firmly opposed them and were able to move them on the court to turn back. Before the block, the players then celebrated extensively with their fans.
The game had previously been interrupted briefly due to fireworks fire. Referee Deniz Aytikin had even sent the players in the meantime in the cabins.
In the end Union won 1: 0 thanks to a late penalty.
2 November: Wrong guest's mantle – FC St. Pauli apologizes to the KSC
The matchday of FC St. Pauli in the 2. Bundesliga started unhappily – and ended as well. When the guests from the Karlsruhe SC sounded on Saturday not the Baden song for the KSC through the Millerntorstadion, but the anthem of the third division 1. FC Kaiserslautern. "Dear Karlsruher SC, please excuse, that just the wrong song was running.That must not happen, we are very sorry!" Wrote the Kiezclub via Twitter.
The game was also anything but desired for the Hamburgers. In the final phase they gambled a 2-0 lead and had to settle for a 2-2 against KSC.
2 November: South Africa celebrates another world title
South Africa has crowned rugby world champion for the third time. The Springboks prevailed in the World Cup final in Yokohama on Saturday against the favored Englishmen with 32:12 (12: 6) and brought after 1995 and 2007 again the coveted Webb Ellis Trophy. So the South Africans drew after titles with the New Zealanders, who had secured on Friday by a clear 40:17 (28:10) against Wales the bronze medal. Decisive for the triumph of the team of coach Rassie Erasmus were a superior defensive, successful penalties by Handre Pollard and late attempts by Makazole Mapimpi and Cheslin Kolbe.
November 1: Windsurfer Philip Köster celebrates fifth world title – and becomes father
Germany's most successful windsurfer has won the Waverider World Championship for the fifth time. In front of the island of Maui, which belongs to Hawaii, the 25-year-old German-speaking Philip Köster reached the top finals of the season after winning three quarter-finals this season. The main round of the season's highlight was in permanent doldrums.
Constant podium finishes at the World Cup rounds this year had given Köster first place in the world rankings even before the showdown on Hawaii. The strong competition could no longer displace him without a fight.
For the son of Hamburger Auswanderer who grew up on Gran Canaria, this eighth year since his first World Cup title win in 2011 at the age of only 17 will remain doubly unforgettable. On the outskirts of the Mercedes-Benz Aloha Classics in Hawaii, the jumping athlete announced at the beginning of the week that his Slovenian partner Manca Notar is expecting his daughter in the coming year. "My luck could not be greater," Köster said.
November 1: German Judo Federation confirms "incident" between Under-21 coach and athlete
The German Judo Federation is investigating an incident between an African-backed athlete and a coach during preparation for the U-21 World Cup. "There was an incident, a coach should have behaved badly," said DJB President Peter Frese the German Press Agency. He could not name details. Next Friday, the association's legal committee in Potsdam will discuss the case and listen to both the coach and the athlete.
Previously, the "Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung" reported that an 18-year-old athlete from Hamburg, the only judoka of the German U-21 national team with African roots, in preparation for the World Cup in Marrakech in Kienbaum near Berlin to own account of one Country coach "badly abused and physically attacked" should have been. There are different statements about what happened, said Frese. "But if something like this happens, we as an association have the duty to take action immediately and to investigate the matter," affirmed the head of the DJB.
Both the coach and his national association had not responded to inquiries from the "FAZ". On Friday morning, the affected national association and the coach were initially not reachable.
October 31: Gladbach coach Rose blocked for the next cup match
Coach Marco Rose of Bundesliga club Borussia Mönchengladbach has been banned for the next match in the DFB Cup with an indoor ban. This decided the sports court of the German Football Association, after the coach had seen the red card in the cup match at Borussia Dortmund. Rose had left his coaching zone and unsported in the direction of the referee.
As the DFB announced, the indoor ban begins half an hour before the game and ends half an hour after the game. The coach must not be in the interior, in the changing rooms, in the player's tunnel or in the cabin. Throughout the period he may not contact the team, either directly or indirectly. If Rose does not participate in any cup match until June 30, 2022, a previously unreported ban would end.
The coach has approved the verdict, so it is final.
October 31: Cologne CEO Armin Veh does not renew his contract
Armin Veh will end his involvement as Managing Director at 1. FC Köln at the end of the season. This was announced by the Bundesliga club, after the exit of the 58-year-old had been speculated for some time. Veh, who has been working in Cologne for almost two years, had a contract until the end of the season. Decisive are personal reasons, Veh said. "I have been in the front row of professional football for more than 30 years and have felt in my reflections and discussions about the future that I do not plan on going beyond the summer and want to commit myself to such a responsible job," it said Message from the club.
The new FC president Werner Wolf is in good hands that the decision of Veh will not negatively affect the current situation of the club. "Regardless of the question of who will take over the position of Sporting Managing Director of 1. FC Köln in the future, the FC is fully capable of acting and we are now calmly and in the light of the sporting development on the next steps to advise new recruitment," said the club boss. As possible successor candidates, the former FC manager Andreas Rettig and the former Cologne player Horst Heldt traded.
October 31: NBA star Curry suffers hand fracture – OP still unclear
Basketball superstar Stephen Curry suffered a broken hand and threatens to fail the Golden State Warriors for a long time. The 31-year-old crashed in the third quarter in the 110/12 121 loss to the Phoenix Suns in the North American professional league NBA on the left hand. At first Curry tried to keep playing, then he left the floor.
After a magnetic resonance tomography, it should be decided whether Curry needs surgery. This also depends on the downtime. For the Warriors this is a serious setback. The champion of 2017 and 2018 has started badly anyway in the season. In the first four games only one victory jumped out.
October 30: NRW Order of Merit for Manuel Neuer
Football goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has been awarded on Wednesday by Prime Minister Armin Laschet (CDU) with the Order of Merit of North Rhine-Westphalia. The 33-year-old native of Gelsenkirchen was honored in the Düsseldorf State Chancellery for "his exemplary social commitment", above all in the Ruhr area and in his hometown. The 2014 World Cup champion has been involved in numerous social projects in the area for many years. In 2010 he founded the "Manuel Neuer Kids Foundation", which focuses on disadvantaged children and young people in the region. "When I heard about the award, I was startled at first," explained the Bayern goalkeeper.
"It's a very special honor, and of course I really like the award," emphasized Neuer. For him, the "true heroes" are the many full-time and volunteer employees of his foundation who do their daily work.
October 30: Leicester fan taps 9-0 and clears
More likely, in jest, a fan of English Premier League side Leicester City has tipped a 9-0 victory for his side in the match against Southampton FC. As the Daily Mirror reports, the man set his mark on Friday at 3: 0 for Leicester and after a dismissal for Southampton ten pounds on the record result. The "Foxes" actually scored six more goals, triumphing 9-0 and the 41-year-old was rewarded with 1,500 British pounds at odds of 150: 1.
October 30: "Sport Bild": Hoeneß wants to promote Salihamidzic to the Board
Four days before his departure as FC Bayern München president Uli Hoeneß wants to promote sports director Hasan Salihamidzic to sports director. According to a report by the "Sport Bild", this staffing could be approved by the Supervisory Board on 11 November. Hoeneß, who will chair the panel for the last time, believes he is a great supporter of Salihamidzic's promotion, which will run until 30 June 2020 as sports director.
Hoeneß will no longer run for president at the general meeting of the German football championship on 15 November. Designated successor of the 67-year-old is the longtime Adidas boss Herbert Hainer. Hoeneß wants to give the 65-year-old also the post of chairman of the supervisory board. But he still wants to be part of the supervisory body.
October 29: Ibrahimovic Post is puzzling
With an Instagram post, the Swedish football star Zlatan Ibrahimovic has fueled speculation about his sporting future. "Hola España, you know what, I'll come back!", He announced on Tuesday in a short video message in an Insta story. What he alluded to exactly remained unclear at first. Most recently, the 38-year-old had been a regular secret – sometimes only for PR reasons. Ibrahimovic, whose contract expires at the end of the Los Angeles Galaxy at the end of the year, had been repeatedly associated with the Italian clubs SSC Napoli and Bologna in recent days. In 2009, the eccentric was once in the "La Liga" under contract – moved after just one year at FC Barcelona but in dispute with Pep Guardiola back to the Italian Serie A. In 29 games "Ibrakadabra" had met 16 times for the Catalans. The fans of LA Galaxy, where the Swede kicks since 2018, were allowed to celebrate fifty-two goals in 56 games with Ibrahimovic.
October 28: Arsenal captain Xhaka provokes his own fans
Granit Xhaka, captain of Arsenal FC, has caused a scandal during a match. In the match against Crystal Palace, the midfielder was replaced in 61 minutes. The own fans gave the 27-year-old a whistling concert, as reported by "Sportbuzzer". Visibly agitated, the Premier League pro had also fueled the boos by rowing wildly with his arms, grabbed his ear and apparently called "Fu ** Off".
After brushing off with coach Unai Emery, who does not have a good reputation among the Gunners' fans, he took off his shirt and disappeared in the tunnel. "Xhaka was wrong", Emery is quoted by "Sportbuzzer". The player may face internal consequences. "We'll stay calm now, talk to him and then decide in the club."
Xhaka is critically eyed by the fans of the London club, as he is closely linked to the controversial coach Emery, not least by the captaincy. In addition, Emery is the successor to the popular Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger – and has not really managed to conquer the hearts of fans alike.
October 28: Tiger Woods clinches 82nd win on US tour
Tiger Woods has finally returned to the greens of the world after his escapades, injuries and personal problems. Twenty-three years after his first victory, the 43-year-old triumphed for the 82nd time in a tournament of the PGA Tour at the weekend. With the title at the ZOZO Championship in Japan, he set the record of the 2002 deceased US golf legend Sam Snead, who also came in the 1940s and 50s to 82 successes – in his resignation, however, was 52 years old.
Woods, who only had his fifth knee surgery on the left knee at the end of August, dominated the premiere tournament of the PGA Tour in Japan from the start, leaving no chance for the competition. He won the Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club with a total of 261 strokes ahead of Japan's golf star Hideki Matsuyama and Rory McIlroy from Northern Ireland and the South Korean Sungjae Im. For his record victory, the Californian collected a prize money of $ 1.755 million.