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1. FC Union Without Manuel Schmiedebach back into everyday life

Manuel Schmiedebach is not the kind of footballer that stands out. The 30-year-old midfielder shuns the Public and is one of the less glamorous tasks – he doesn't score goals, but is working in the midfield, is usually right, in the game design and is resolutely in the two fights. With 1. FC Union and the Berlin quickly is essential. After he was replaced in the summer from Hannover 96 to Köpenick, he was in every game in the starting lineup, and after the victory against Cologne, brought the Union-Blog "textile offences," its meaning well: "Against Schmiedebach't you want to play real games."

The Problem for Berlin is: Without Schmiedebach not play want. In the home game against SV Sandhausen Union must waive, on Saturday (13 PM, Sky) but for the first time this season the yellow-locked midfielder gives the Team on the Six as much stability. While coach Urs Fischer for the representation of some of the candidates for selection, the characteristics of wrought-Bach, in spite of the wide squad but no one. For the defensivste Position in the midfield in question Grischa Prömel, Felix Kroos and Michael Parensen. "Nicolai Rapp is also a possibility," says Fischer.

home for the past 17 undefeated

Play Prömel or Kroos against Köln and St. Pauli, both of the more aggressive posts in the Central occupied, blacksmith, Bach's Position back, it would probably rotate the last ailing Robert Zulj for the home team in the starting line-up. Should The Austrians could provide with his technical skills and his physical presence against a probably very defensive-oriented opponent for a playful impulses. Michael Parensen would be a much more defensive variant, and for the opponent, similar to unpleasant, such as wrought Bach, but it has its qualities in the game with the Ball. "We have already tried a lot and I am convinced that we are opting for a good solution", says Fischer, and, as usual, in terms of its personnel decisions are not in the cards. To blacksmith brook and the metatarsal of the injured Sebastian Polter, all the players were available.

After the Highlights against Köln (2:0) on Thursday of last week, and St. Pauli (2:3) on Monday, the Union must now be content again with second-division everyday. Sandhausen has won on Sunday a surprising 3:0 against Bochum, the Berliners but little space, and aggressively defend it. "I don't think my boys will make a difference, whether you are playing against Pauli, Cologne or Sandhausen," says Fischer. "I don't have the feeling that I need to adjust my team specifically on the game." In addition, it was nice to have after a defeat within the shortest possible time, the opportunity to correct "a result."

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The chances are not bad. While Union in Sandhausen as the 0:0 does in the first leg often difficult, in the Stadion an der Alten forsterei only victories to book. Especially since the Berlin are unbeaten at home in 17 Games – seven Times even without Manuel Schmiedebach.

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