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09.15.2018

The Bundesliga's oldest coach goes against the youngest

On Matchday 3 of the Bundesliga, TSG travel to play newly promoted Fortuna Düsseldorf in what will be just the third encounter between the two sides. Achtzehn99.de gives fans and friends of TSG all the dates, facts and figures you need to know ahead of #F95TSG.

Did you know that...

…it's only the third time that the two teams have faced each other?

The two matches took place during the 2012/13 season. The games ended in a 1-1 draw and a 3-0 win for TSG.

…Kerem Demirbay and Kevin Akpoguma have both played for Fortuna Düsseldorf?

In 2015/16, Kerem Demirbay was sent out on loan to Fortuna by his parent club Hamburger SV, while Kevin Akpoguma played his football from 2015 to 2017 by the banks of the Rhine. There will also be a reunion with Fortuna's Takashi Usami, who was on the books at TSG during the 2012/13 season.

…it was Fortuna Düsseldorf who were relegated in 2013 as a result of the ''Miracle in Dortmund''?

Two late Sejad Salihovic goals from the penalty spot secured a legendary 2-1 win in Dortmund for TSG, but they also pushed the team from the banks of the Rhine out of the relegation play-off spot and condemned them to direct relegation.

…TSG head coach Julian Nagelsmann was sitting on the bench the last time the two sides came head-to-head?

The 31 year old was Markus Gisdol's assistant coach when TSG won 3-0 in April 2013.

…Fortuna have taken a 1-0 lead in both of their Bundesliga matches so far this season but failed to come away with the win on both occasions?

Düsseldorf are without a win so far this season, despite the fact they took the lead in both their 2-1 defeat against FC Augsburg and their 1-1 draw in Leipzig. TSG on the other hand have yet to lead 1-0 in a match this season, but they managed to turn things around against SC Freiburg and come away with a 3-1 win, their first of the season.

… TSG don't perform well away to newly promoted sides?

The last ten matches they've played away to teams freshly promoted to the Bundesliga haven't brought a single win for Hoffenheim. The last victory over a new arrival to the Bundesliga was in March 2013, when TSG won 3-0 in Fürth.

…the oldest and youngest coaches in the Bundesliga are going head-to-head?

64 year old Friedhelm Funkel is currently the oldest coach plying his trade in the Bundesliga. His opposite number, 31 year old Julian Nagelsmann, is the youngest.

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