The German Bundesliga returned with a bang this weekend giving football fans something to shout about after a long hiatus.
With social distancing now reflected in football as it is in everyday life, it will take some time to get used to the new sporting landscape, but it's good to have the game back on our screens.
Here's a quick roundup of the action.
🐝 Dortmund hammer Schalke in the Revierderby
Julian Brandt turned out a man of the match performance for BVB at Signal Iduna Park, creating two goals in Dortmund's 4-0 romp of Schalke. Teenager Erling Håland was on the score sheet again too, the Norwegian has now notched 10+ goals in three different competitions this season.
📈 Leipzig drops points in the title race
Julian Nagelsmann's impressive RB Leipzig side fell seven points adrift of the title-setting pace with a 1-1 draw at home to Freiburg. They had Danish striker Yussuf Poulsen to thank for his late equalizer but it could have been even worse for the hosts, as Freiburg had an injury-time goal chalked off for offside. Leipzig now sits in 4th position on the Bundesliga table.
🔥 Köln & Mainz serve up a cracker
Mainz staged an impressive late comeback to salvage a point in an entertaining 2-2 draw away to FC Köln. Mainz's African duo, Nigerian striker Taiwo Awoniyi and Cameroonian midfielder Pierre Kunde, got the goals for the visitors in arguably the match of the round.
🔧 Back to business for Bayern
The Robert Lewandowski goal-scoring express just keeps going, full speed ahead. Bayern's Polish superstar got on the scoresheet again as the Champions picked up where they left off with a routine 2-0 win away to Union Berlin. Benjamin Pavard got the other goal. For the record, that's now 26 Bundesliga goals for Lewandowski in 2019-20.
Tonight, relegation-threatened Werder Bremen host Bayer Leverkusen in the final match of the round.
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