FC Bayern has been back at the top of the table since last weekend. After Dortmund had messed up, the record champions solved their mandatory task against Hertha BSC. This time, the Munich team are in a long-distance duel for the championship. The game at Werder Bremen in the live ticker.

As a teenager, Thomas Tuchel was enthusiastic about the Bremen spectacle football. As a coach of FC Bayern Munich, he does not want to see Werder do magic and cheer against his team on Saturday evening (6:30 p.m. / Sky) in the top Bundesliga game. “Gladbach and Werder were my teams when I was young and as a child,” reported the 49-year-old Tuchel before Bayern’s guest appearance at the Weser Stadium. His father was a Gladbach fan, “there was no choice (for him), that was predetermined”. At Werder, he was particularly impressed by the attacking football under the legendary coach Otto Rehhagel.

“Werder was the team that played alongside Bayern in Europe. And Werder was somehow always a spectacle with Otto Rehhagel and Rune Bratseth and whoever played there,” said Tuchel. He was reminiscent of many great European Cup evenings in the Weser Stadium. “It was always a spectacle when the floodlights went on there. That was incredibly attractive. For many years, Bremen were the team in the Bundesliga after Gladbach that fought with Bayern for the championship. Even later with Thomas Schaaf as a trainer.”

Werder always played offensively with a ten and two strikers. “As a football fan, it was attractive to watch and replay the games in the garden,” said Tuchel. There has always been a special atmosphere in the Weser Stadium and Werder “a special club in the Bundesliga”.