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Greuther Fürth 3 St. Pauli 0. Poor performance all round from Die Freibeuter der Liga

by Ryan O'Grady

Two goals in two minutes from Kacper Przbyłko and Zsolt Korcsmár in the first half and a wonderful free kick from Florian Trinks earned Die Kleeblätter a comfortable 3-0 victory against a very poor St. Pauli side, piling the pressure on coach Roland Vrabec to get the team going this season. This was a meeting between […]

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Bochum Moves into Tie for First Following Sunday Win at Braunschweig

by Court Wilson

New forward Simon Terodde’s header in the 77th minute gave VfL Bochum the lead for good Sunday, as they were able to hold on to a 2-1 victory over Eintracht Braunschweig and now sit atop the 2. Bundesliga standings in first place based on goal differential. Terodde, acquired from FC Union Berlin during the summer, […]

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Bayer Leverkusen 4 Hertha Berlin 2: Werkself come back twice in six-goal thriller

by Aleix Gwilliam

Bayer Leverkusen recorded their second victory of the season and moved up to the top spot in the Bundesliga after a hard-earned 4-2 victory against Hertha Berlin in a match they had to come from behind on two occasions. Goals by Jedvaj, Spahić, Brandt and Bellarabi, all in the second half, were enough to see Roger […]

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FC Augsburg 2-3 Borussia Dortmund: Klopp’s Side Survive Late Scare

by Ryan O'Grady

Two early goals from Reus and Sokratis as well as a tap in from new boy Adrián Ramos were just enough for Borussia Dortmund to see plucky FC Augsburg off. In a seemingly comfortable position with 10 minutes to go with the score at 3-0 to BVB, two late goals from the home side brought […]

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2. Bundesliga in Review: Match Day 3

by Randall Hauk

Nürnberg, 1860 München, Fortuna Düsseldorf, St. Pauli . . . The above could be a list of clubs expecting to play for promotion this season in the 2. Bundesliga. Rather, it is a list of clubs that might have had such high expectations entering the season, but are instead now locked into a battle against […]

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Penalty kick in final minute spoils Paderborn’s historic debut

by Court Wilson

Paderborn was one minute away from a dream start to their Bundesliga season, but a last-minute penalty kick awarded to Mainz in stoppage time forced the newly promoted team to settle for a 2-2 draw in front of a lively sold out home crowd. At the beginning of the match it looked to be a […]

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1. FC Köln splits points with Hamburger SV in goalless return to the Bundesliga

by Randall Hauk

The home side was fresh-arrived to the Bundesliga after a two-year tour in the second league. The visiting side had narrowly avoided its first-ever relegation from the Bundesliga and posted a new record for lowest point total for a side to retain the class in the German top flight. Considering the relative proximity of the […]

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Müller and Robben help Bayern launch Bundesliga season with victory

by Randall Hauk

FC Bayern München and its roster full of World Cup stars returned to domestic action Friday night, downing VfL Wolfsburg before 71,000 at Allianz Arena, collecting goals from two of the best in Brazil this summer, Thomas Müller and Arjen Robben, en route to a 2:1 Bundesliga-opening victory. Despite the return of several world champions […]

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Tough away task made easy by RB Leipzig

by Stephen Killen

RasenBallsport Leipzig earned their first three points of the season after a resounding 3-0 victory against 1860 München at the Allianz Arena. The win sees the newly promoted side move up to third in the table thanks to three unanswered goals that leaves the Bavarians at the foot of the table without a single point. […]

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Heidenheim Successful in 2. Bundesliga Debut

by Stephen Killen

Newly-promoted 1 FC Heidenheim didn’t have quite the successful pre season that they’d hoped, losing 4-3 to Borussia Dortmund and losing 2-4 to Stuttgart but got key experience playing the top quality players.  Meanwhile, Benno’s  FSV Frankfurt, beginning their seventh season in Germany’s second division, had an extremely successful run of test matches, highlighted by a […]

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