Olivier Batista Meier - SC Heerenveen - Eredivisie (Netherlands)
Just days after completing a somewhat surprising loan away from Bayern following Hansi Flick’s reported decision to not loan him, Oliver Batista Meier was thrown right into action for Heerenveen in their Eredivisie kickoff against Willem II. Meier started and played 74 minutes in the club’s 2-0 victory, picking up a yellow card.
Willem II will sound familiar to readers of this site, as that’s the club that Otschi Wriedt and Derrick Köhn joined this summer following Bayern II’s 3.Liga championship win. Köhn played 75 minutes in this one, while Wriedt is out of action until the near the beginning of the year due to a broken foot.
Sarpreet Singh & Christian Früchtl - 1. FC Nürnberg - 2.Bundesliga (Germany)
Sarpreet Singh got the start and went a little more than an hour in Nürnberg’s bad 0-3 loss to RB Leipzig. He was deployed as a holding midfielder by Robert Klauß, but Nürnberg was unable to really generate anything as Leipzig cruised to victory.
Christian Früchtl appears, for the time being, to be the club’s number two goalkeeper behind 28 year old Christian Mathenia. The veteran has been the number one in Nürnberg going on his third season now, so Früchtl is going to have to earn his time on the field.
Lukas Mai - SV Darmstadt 98 - 2.Bundesliga (Germany)
Lukas Mai provided a world class assist (That’s right. World Class Assist.) on the winning goal by Mathias Honsak in extra time to help Darmstadt advance 3-2 past Magdeburg in the DFB Pokal. The hosts jumped out to an early 2-0 lead, but Darmstadt fought their way back into it with Mai and Nicolai Rapp providing solid defense in order to help the comeback.
Jakob Mayer - TSV 1860 Rosenheim - Regionalliga Bayern (Germany)
Jakob Mayer and 1860 Rosenheim will kick off the restart of the Regionalliga Bayern on October 10th against SV Schalding-Heining. The reason for the delay is that the Regionalliga Bayern decided to cancel the 2020/21 season and continue to play the 2019/20 season through to completion without Türkgücü Munich who were promoted to the 3.Liga.
The new 2019/21 season will end with the top four teams playing a playoff to determine who will then play the winner’s of the 2020/21 Regionalliga Nord to earn promotion into the 3.Liga for the 2021/22 season. I know this is weird and confusing.
Jonas Kehl - SSV Ulm 1846 Fußball - Regionalliga Südwest (Germany)
In one of the first round shocks, Jonas Kehl and SSV Ulm beat 2.Bundesliga club Erzgebirge Aue 2-0 to advance to the next round. It’s a big result for the club, and they’ll be hoping a sign of things to come for their league campaign.
Ulm has already played two league fixtures, drawing TuS Koblenz and beating SV Elversberg. Kehl did not feature in the opener, but he did start and go the distance against Elversberg.
Marvin Cuni - SG Sonnenhof Großaspach - Regionalliga Südwest (Germany)
The 2020/21 season certainly hasn’t started the way that Sonnenhof Großaspach would’ve liked. After having been relegated from the 3.Liga down into the Regionalliga, the club has now lost their two of their three opening games of the season to FK Pirmasens and Kickers Offenbach.
Marvin Cuni has started all three of those games in the attacking midfield, and after being shut out in the first two matches, Großaspach erupted for goals in the third with Cuni leading the way.
Cuni netted a hat trick against Hoffenheim II to lead Großaspach to their first win of the season, a 4-1 drubbing. For Großaspach, they’ll be hoping to use this result as a springboard to launch their pursuit of promotion back into the 3.Liga.
Jahn Herrmann - Hannover 96 II - Regionalliga Nord (Germany)
Jahn Herrmann and Hannover 96 II have picked up four points from their first two matches. The first was a 2-1 victory against Atlas Delmenhorst, and the second match was a 2-2 draw with SW Rehden. Herrmann has played in the midfield and coming out as a late substitute in both matches. Against Rehden, Herrmann picked up an assist on Marlon Morgenstern’s opening goal.