BUNDESLIGA ROUNDUP MATCHWEEK 1
Bayern Munich 3-1 Bayer Leverkusen:
Bayern Munich opened their latest Bundesliga title defence with a 3-1 win against Bayer Leverkusen on Friday at Allianz Arena. Niklas Sule and Corentin Tolisso were on target on their Bundesliga debuts for Bayern as the champions’ title defence started with a 3-1 win at home to Leverkusen. After a poor set of pre-season results, questions had been asked about whether Bayern were ready for the new league season, but they dispelled any worries with a comfortable display on Friday. A pair of Bayern debutants combined for the opening goal after just nine minutes when Sule headed a left-wing free-kick from former Hoffenheim team-mate Sebastian Rudy across goal and out of Bernd Leno’s grasp.The second goal came nine minutes later as Arturo Vidal recycled a corner for Tolisso to head at the back post, and Bayern’s third came shortly after the restart thanks a Robert Lewandowski penalty given for Charles Aranguiz’s shirt-pull, via the Bundesliga’s new video assistant referee (VAR) system.Admir Mehmedi replied with a fine consolation goal and made it 3:1.
Hamburger 1-0 Augsburg:
Hamburger secured 3 points from their home match at VOLKSPARKSTADION.At 8 mins Nicolai Müller’s (Hamburger SV) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the bottom left corner assisted by Walace with a cross following a corner made 1:0.After conceding an early goal the visitors started to put pressure on Hamburger but Goal keeper Mathenia’s excellent saves snatched 3points from the visitors.
Hertha 2-0 Stuttgart :
Hertha Berlin BSC grabbed 3 vital points from their 1st home match at OLYMPIASTADION against newly promoted VFB Stuttgart. In the first half both teams made several attacks in the oppositions’ boxes but it ended on 0:0.In the second half, on 46th minute, Mathew Leckie’s (Hertha Berlin) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner Assisted by Vedad Ibisevic.At 62 mins Pál Dárdai’s side extended their lead when Mathew Leckie (Hertha Berlin) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner following a corner had beaten the Stuttgart goalie. Finally the vistors capitulated to Hertha by 2:0.
Hoffenheimn 1-0 Werder Bremen:
Hoffenheim bounced back from their midweek defeat to Liverpool in the UCL Playoffs with a narrow victory over Werder Bremen. They had to wait until the 84th minute though for substitute Andrej Kramaric to score the only goal of the game.
Mainz 0-1 Hannover:
Newly promoted Hannover snatched 3 points from their first away match against Mainz at opel Arena. Ater ending goal less 1st half visitors put a goal on the 73rd minute from Martin Harnik (Hannover 96) right footed shot from the centre of the box.Mainz attempted many attacks on the visitor’s box but they failed to break Hannover goal keeper Tschauner.Finally the match ended with 1:0 in favour of the away side.
Wolfsburg 0-3 Dortmund:
Christian Pulisić shone for Borussia Dortmund as Peter Bosz got his first Bundesliga campaign off to a winning start with a convincing 3-0 victory over Wolfsburg.Having already caused havoc down the right flank, the 18-year-old – who netted in the DFL-Supercup against Bayern Munich – thumped Dortmund into the lead 22 minutes in.Dortmund wasted no time in extending their lead, Bartra’s sublime effort looping over Casteels and into the top right corner from an acute angle to make it 2-0 five minutes later.In the 2nd half Aubameyang made no such mistake at the other end, however, as last season’s top scorer in the Bundesliga latched onto Pulisic’s terrific cross to open his account for the 2017-18 season.After securing 3 points BVB are in the top of the table after 1st matchweek.
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Schalke 2-0 RB Leipzig:
The last season’s Runners-up RB Leipzig lost their early match against mighty Schalke at Veltins Arena. After a bad season last year by their standards, Schalke had a difficult first game at home to Leipzig, however after weathering an early storm they lead from the spot after Dayot Upamecano fouled Franco di Santo, with Nabil Bentaleb converting the penalty.
Yussuf Poulsen had a goal controversially, but probably correctly, disallowed for Leipzig in the second half, before Yevhen Konoplyanka, a forgotten man under Markus Weinzierl last season, scored on the counter to make the game safe.
Freiburg 0:0 Frankfurt :
Eintracht Frankfurt gained one point from their away at SCHWARZWALD-STADION against host Freiburg.Both teams played well but failed to net a single goal.This is the 1st match in this season to end with a goalless draw.
Borrusia Mönchengladbach 1:0 FC Koln :
BMG gained crucial three points from their first home match at Borrusia Park against their Rhine counterpart FC Koln. It was called ‘mini Rhine derby’. In the first half both teams played extremely well but failed to score.
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After Gladbach somehow failed to find the target in a dominant first half display, Nico Elvedi was the unlikely source of the only goal being scored. Köln put plenty of pressure on the opponent in the closing stages but had to settle for a defeat.