You are not logged in or registered. Please login or register to use the full functionality of BayernForum.com

Promoted Rostock vow to spoil FCB party

News that's automatically retrieved from the official FC Bayern Munich website.
 

Promoted Rostock vow to spoil FCB party

Postby FCBayernNews » Wed Aug 08, 2007 7:45 pm

08.08.2007

After 825 days away from the German top flight, Hansa Rostock return to the Bundesliga fray on Saturday determined to give Bayern a run for their money on the opening day of the season. “We’re not going to Munich just to take pictures of the stadium or say hello. We’ll play with two up front,“ Hansa boss Frank Pagelsdorf promised on Wednesday.

The north-easterners, due to arrive in the Bavarian capital on Thursday, are troubled by injuries in the very department cited by their coach. Regis Dorn (knee surgery) is a definite non-starter, while Enrico Kern is rated doubtful with back pain. Pagelsdorf may also be without new defensive signings Benjamin Lense and Heath Pearce, both nursing muscle strains.

<b>Rostock due a win?</b>

The Rostock squad was reduced by one at the start of the week when Maik Wagefeld returned to third division Dynamo Dresden after a year on loan with Hansa. Five days ahead of the Bundesliga opener, Wagefeld and the club from the former GDR agreed by mutual consent to terminate the player’s contract, originally set to run until the end of the season.

If the unwritten laws governing series of results are to hold, Rostock are due a win in Munich at the weekend, as the men from Mecklenburg have always gone home from Bavaria with all three points in the season following promotion to the top flight. The north-easterners won 2-1 in 1991-2, before Pagelsdorf guided them to a 1-0 success in 1995-6.

<b>Beinlich thrilled at big-name opponents</b>

Rostock captain Stefan Beinlich appeared in that match. The 35-year-old former Germany international, who turned out for Leverkusen, Berlin and Hamburg before returning to the Baltic coast a year ago, expressed pleasure at taking on “global stars such as Luca Toni and Franck Ribéry.” The veteran midfielder retains a strong sense of humour: “It’ll be a very special day for Ribéry, because it’s another chance for him to share the pitch with me. I’ll stop playing one of these days, but he’s got his career ahead of him,” the former Aston Villa youth commented with a grin.
User avatar
FCBayernNews
News fetcher
 
Years of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membership
 
Posts: 10679
Joined: Thu Aug 31, 2006 11:46 am
Has thanked: 0 time
Been thanked: 161 times

Return to Official FC Bayern News

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Twitterbot [bot] and 1 guest