Dortmund woes continue


A review of the weekend’s action so far in the German Bundesliga as Schalke defeated Borussia Dortmund.

Schalke picked up their second Bundesliga win in a week as they beat local rivals Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in the Revierderby.

Joel Matip gave the Royal Blues the lead before Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting added a second goal.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang pulled one back, but despite their efforts, Dortmund were unable to find an equaliser as they fell to their third league defeat in six games.

Bayern Munich kept up their unbeaten start to the new league season with a 2-0 win at Cologne.

A 19th-minute Mario Gotze strike and a 69th-minute Danile Halfar own goal secured Pep Guardiola’s side a fourth win in six Bundesliga matches.

Borussia Monchengladbach also remain unbeaten and their 2-1 win at Paderborn saw them move up to second.

Patrick Herrmann and Raffael gave Gladbach an early two-goal lead, while Jens Wemmer pulled a goal back for Paderborn.

Stuttgart picked up their first league win of the campaign as a second-half goal from Daniel Schwaab gave them a 1-0 victory over Hannover.

Freiburg and Bayer Leverkusen played out a goalless draw at the Mage Solar Stadion.

In Saturday’s late game, goals from Ricardo Rodriguez and Ivica Olic gave Wolfsburg a 2-1 victory over Werder Bremen.

Mainz and Hoffenheim remained unbeaten after six games of the Bundesliga season after sharing a goalless draw at the Coface Arena on Friday night.

Chances were few and far between with the league’s top goalscorer Shinji Okazaki ruled out with an injury.

Hoffenheim had arguably the most chances, but the best fell to the hosts just before the interval with Filip Djuricic wasting it.


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