The Bundesliga golden goal table

If a game of football were to end after the first goal had been scored, the table in the Bundesliga would look very different indeed. During the first seven match days of the current season four sides have managed to take the lead on six occasions. None of them have so far been able to see out all of their leads.

The most extreme example of this is Fortuna Düsseldorf, who have only won once after taking the lead on six different ocassions. Friedhelm Funkel’s team have, in fact, lost four of the matches from leading positions. Borussia Dortmund have three draws and Bayern have two draws after taking the lead in six matches. SC Freiburg are the final team who have been ahead on six different occasions. Christian Streich’s side have taken four wins, one draw and lost once from leading positions during those matches.

Gladbach, Dortmund and Freiburg have been specialists at turning around deficits this season. All three sides have managed to turn around two games after falling behind.

Four teams have a perfect record after taking the lead. Gladbach (five wins), Wolfsburg (four wins), RB Leipzig (four wins) and Union Berlin (1 win) have won all of their matches after taking the lead.

Paderborn on the other hand, are the most shocking example of how poorly a lead can be defended. They have taken the lead three times during matches, drawing once and losing twice from winning positions.

So how would the golden goal table of the Bundesliga look? Take a look below, the results might surprise you.

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Niklas Wildhagen

Niklas is a 33-year-old football writer and podcaster who has been following the Bundesliga and German football since the early 90s. You can follow him on Twitter, @normusings, and listen to his opinions on @TalkingFussball.

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