The Bundesliga was away once again with live football being broadcasted to the world giving people a sense of normality back within the strange unprecedented times. Week two kicked off with a Berlin Derby, the capital which lacked the fans and had an eery atmosphere to it as the teams got us under way.
Hertha Berlin (4) vs Union Berlin (0)
Union who were dispatched calmly aside by Bayern last week struggled once more to find any fluidity between their own passing combinations, which resulted on them failing to hit the target within the ninety minutes. Urs Fischers’ men who are enjoying their debutant Bundesliga campaign are clearly missing their entourage of fans in the post lockdown period.
Meanwhile, Hertha Berlin look to have a change in fortune since the new head coach Bruno Labbadia has taken over making it two from two. A stale first half bought the two teams in level. However, four quick goals being scored by Hertha in 26 minutes. The final nail in the coffin being by ex-Manchester city player Dedryck Boyata which gave Hertha revenge following the earlier derby clash in the season.
Vfl Wolfsburg (0) vs Borussia Dortmund (2)
To the top end of the table, as title challengers Borussia Dortmund looked to add pressure to the 28-time Bundesliga champions as they took on Oliver Glanders’ Wolfsburg.
In a tight possession fought affair Dortmund managed to edge past the German side that just sit inside a European spot, with thanks from their Portuguese talisman Raphael Guerreiro who scored his eighth goal of the season following some intricate team play.
Jaden Sancho introduced off the bench unlocked the well drilled defence once again set up their Moroccan international Achraf Hakimi to seal victory. Moments after Wolfsburg went down to ten men following a high tackle and a VAR review Felix Klaus was shown straight red.
Bayern Munich (5) vs Eintracht Frankfurt (2)
With Bayern’s lead cut from four points to one all eyes were on Munich who don’t seem to feel pressure. As they blew Eintracht Frankfurt away 5-2.
It took the hosts seventeen minutes to break the deadlock, with Thomas Muller adding a second moments before the end of the first half. The Bavarian Giants ended the first half strong and took that into the second as Lewandowski coolly headed in Munich’s third.
Frankfurt who haven’t won in five sprung into life scoring to quick goals in a matter of minutes. However, it was soon short lived as Alphonso Davies capitalised on a mistake and Martin Hinteregger completed his hattrick with an own goal giving Bayern’s fifth.
Borussia Mönchengladbach (1) vs Bayern Leverkusen (3)
Following on from his two goals last week Kai Havertz added another two to his tally as Bayern Leverkusen swept Borussia Mönchengladbach aside beating them 3-1.
The man inform gave Leverkusen the lead before adding his second from the spot with the help of VAR, six minutes after Marcus Thuram had levelled the game for the home side.
As the game drew to a close a goal from Sven Bender within the last 10 minutes gave the away side the victory resulting them sitting in third place.
Paderborn (1) vs 1899 Hoffenheim (1)
Bottom side Paderborn managed to hold onto a point as they drew 1-1 with mid table 1899 Hoffenheim. The home side sit three points a drift off closest rivals Werder Bremen.
The league strugglers conceded an early goal; within the first five minuities through a scrumptious strike from Robert Skov . However, Hoffenheim struggled to hold on as Paderborn managed to level soon after through Dennis Srbeny as he claimed his seventh of the season.
SC Freiburg (0) vs Werder Bremen (1)
Werder Bremen picked up a much needed three points in their bid to avoid relegation, the team to have only missed one season in Germany’s topflight division secured a 1-0 victory over European spot hunters Freiburg.
A 25 yard pile driver of a shot was laser into the corner from Leonardo Bittencourt secured all three points mid-way through the first half giving Werder players and fans hope of top flight football once again.
Schalke 04 (0) vs FC Augsburg (3)
Schalke who have not been helped by the return of football action are without a win in nine topflight games after crashing to a 3-0 defeat to FC Augsburg as they look to avoid a relegation battle.
David Wagner’s’ team who now sit eighth in the German Bundesliga conceded the first goal following a scrumptious well placed freekick by Eduard Lowen, leaving the Royal Blues with an uphill battle. Augsburg played a wonderful game keeping their shape and punished defensive mistakes which resulted in two goals deep into the second half from Noah Sarenren Bazee and Sergio Cordova.
Mainz 05 (0) vs RB Leipzig (5)
Werner hits the treble against Mainz once again as rampant Leipzig celebrate 5-0 victory over the relegation threatened German side.
It took Timo Werner just 11 minutes to continue his goalscoring form as he slotted in his first and Leipzig’s first.
Yussuf Poulsen and Marcel Sabitzer managed to get in on the action adding further goals to the young German sides tally making it 3-0 at the half. However, the game could have easily been close to double digits if the Bulls players had taken their chances.
Mainz struggled even more to contain the high-pressured attack of Leipzig as Werner ran through shortly after the restart. Then he managed to latch onto a quickly taken freekick giving him the match ball once again.
FC Köln (2) vs Dusseldorf (2)
Dusseldorf looked to close the gap between Mainz to one point except two late goals from Cologne meant they had to settle for one point in a hard fought 2-2 draw.
Dusseldorf scored late in the first half and 10 minutes into the second with goals from Kenan Karaman and Erik Thommy who scored moments after a Cologne penalty was saved.
Cologne who threw away a two-goal lead against Mainz last week where on the other side this time as substitute Anthony Modeste came on to score in the 88th minute. With an equaliser coming early on into stoppage time by the Cologne striker Jhon Cordoba