The Bundesliga winter break ends tonight with Borussia Mönchengladbach facing off against Bayern. While the defending champions from Munich are far ahead at the top of the table, third placed Gladbach is having their best season in 37 years.
Senior executives with Ruhr district rivals Dortmund and Schalke have both spoken out against the idea of playing Bundesliga matches abroad. This comes with Spain's La Liga aiming to stage a league game in Miami.
After a furious start in which the visitors took a shock lead from the spot, Bayern took full control against Bayer Leverkusen and took all three points thanks to goals from Corentin Tolisso, Arjen Robben and James.
There's panic in Gelsenkirchen after two defeats in two for Schalke - and Gladbach and Bayern to come. But looking at the bigger picture, there's no need to worry, writes DW's Matt Ford.
Leverkusen's start to the season has been a flop. They've lost their first two games and look hopeless. After defeat to Wolfsburg, Leverkusen's keeper has rubbed salt in the wound by saying the basics are missing.
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