Double trouble: There won’t be much rest for Maximilian and Johannes Eggestein after the Bayern game on Saturday, as the brothers will be flying to Mainz to appear on “das aktuelle sportstudio”. The show is broadcast late on Saturday evenings and the pair will be taking questions before trying to out-score each other on the “goal wall”. Max Kruse and Florian Kohfeldt have already appeared as guests this season.
Another record for Piza: The game on Saturday will be a special one for Claudio Pizarro. He faces his old club and, of course, there’s another record relevant to the game. He’s the only player in Bundesliga history to score more than 80 goals for two different clubs. The Peruvian scored 87 goals in 224 league games for Bayern, and has 106 in 216 for Werder. Pizarro will be hoping that he can add to this tally tomorrow afternoon.
Useful advice: When Florian Kohfeldt is assessing upcoming opponents, he often asks Claudio Pizarro for advice. Having been around for so long, the striker knows a lot about other Bundesliga teams. Kohfeldt has done the same before the upcoming game against Bayern, but it’s not about getting tips on the opponents. Pizarro knows the people in charge at the club, but “he can’t tell us a lot about the style that Bayern play. It’s been three years since he played for them. They’re a different team now, with a new manager,” said Kohfeldt on Thursday.
Second time in a row: After some unbelievable saves in Freiburg, Jiri Pavlenka made the FIFA 19 Team of the Week. He follows in the footsteps of Milot Rashica, who earned a place in the team last week after his incredible performances for Kosovo in the UEFA Nations League.