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Football in one of Europe’s major leagues returned on Saturday as the Bundesliga resumed after a two-month absence due to the coronavirus crisis.
Although no fans will be on the field, the German top flight is sure to be watched by millions of people from home as they back up and run.
The headlines between Schalke and Borussia Dortmund are the main topic of the Riveraderby title, while the title-optimistic Arab Leipzig and Borussia Montengladbach are also taking action on Saturday.
There are clashes between Fortuna D ডsseldorf and Padbourne, who are fighting for two places and six points.
Elsewhere, Augsburg host Wolfsburg and Hoffenheim fight Hertha Berlin.
Using Opta data, we look forward to all aspects of Saturday’s Bundesliga fixtures.
Fortune Dাসsseldorf vs. Padburn
10 – Fortune relegation has occupied the playoff spot and won one of their last 10 league matches against Padburn, beating them in the second tier in April 2014.
22 – Fortune’s tally of 22 points from 25 games presents their second-worst points at this stage of the Bundesliga season. They have also won four league matches without a win.
4 – Padbourne have lost their last four Bundesliga games. They last ran at similar rates in September and October this season, when they suffered five defeats in the bounce.
2 – #Bundesliga Returns in 2 days – Sanchooo10 This is the only player in the Bundesliga season to reach double figures (14) and assists (15) for both goals. DoubleDouble. @ Dark yellow #Optacountdown #Bundesligacountdown #OptaFranz pic.twitter.com/8LkvQjj2bv
– OptaFranz (্ট OptaFranz) May 14, 2020
Borussia Dortmund vs. Schalke
180 – This will be the 180th Revierderby. Dortmund have won one of their last eight meetings, beating Schalke 2-1 in December 2018.
1 – Their only league defeat at Signal Iduna Park under Lucian Favre in Dortmund’s 4-2 win over Schalke.
14 – David Wagner’s Schalke were one point behind Dortmund before the first meeting of the season, but 14 points have now separated the team.
9 – Since signing for Dortmund in January, Earling Holland (9) has scored more than twice as many goals as Schalke (4) since the mid-season break.
387 – Sanchez has only been able to score once in the last 387 minutes of Bunchesliga action, where Dortmund have scored the same amount 10 times per minute.
800 – If Dortmund can win, it will be their 800th Bundesliga win. In the meantime, they could have won at 2,500 as the Bundesliga should have been recognized at least once on Saturday.
Arabic Leipzig vs. Freiburg
2 – Leipzig did not enjoy the best start of 2020 before the suspension of the league. They have won just two of their last seven Bundesliga games, drawing their last two.
43 – Against the current Bundesliga team, Leipzig has more losses than Bayern (50 per cent) than Freiburg (43 per cent).
26 – Leipzig conceded just two goals in the Budesliga, meaning they have the best joint defense with Bayern.
252 – Freiburg’s 3-1 win over Union Berlin last time ended the club’s 252-minute run without a goal. They have netted three times against Union, more than in their previous six matches (2).
Hoffenheim v Hartha Berlin
8 – Unbeaten in the last eight Bundesliga matches against Hoffenheim Hertha. They have never managed an unbeaten run in a top flight against any other team.
5 – However, Hoffenheim have played their last five Bundesliga games without a win.
48 – Meanwhile, Hertha has scored 48 goals after 25 Bundesliga games this season. They finally left at least many at this stage in 1990-91, when they retired.
3 – #Bundesliga Come back in 3 days – Philip Max has scored the top 3 straight free-kicks in the league this season. FCA_World #Optacountdown #Bundesligacountdown #OptaFranz pic.twitter.com/bNrxG0qzBK
– OptaFranz (্ট OptaFranz) May 13, 2020
Augsburg vs. Wolfsburg
8 – Augsburg’s heaviest Bundesliga defeat came against Wolfsburg in May 2019, they went 8-1 away from home.
18 – Wolfsburg have won just one goal in the second half of the Bundesliga this season, with Augsburg losing 16 since the winter break.
20 – Warder Bremen (21), who is only fighting, got more points in this position than Augsburg (20).
Eintracht Frankfurt vs. Borasia Monchengladbach
0 – After winning both Bundesliga matches against Gladbach in 2017-18, Frankfurt have not won any of their last three matches against the French.
34 – However, Aintracht has beaten Gladback a total of 34 times in the Bundesliga. They have just recorded more wins against Bremen.
49 – Gladbach has taken 49 points from the first 25 Bundesliga matches of the season – just like the 1974-75 title win campaign.
100 – If Oscar Wendt attends the Gladback triumph, he will win his 100th Bundesliga, becoming the first player of foreign descent to reach the milestone with the club.