Matchday 7 of the Bundesliga took place this past weekend with some newly-found glow, after five of the seven German teams active in European competitions picked up victories, in the prior midweek there. Only TSG Hoffenheim and Bayern Munich failed to do so.
These results are a first step in the attempt to bring back lost prestige to German soccer.
But for most, if not all of these clubs, the Bundesliga remains their “bread and butter”. Therefore, let us get into the action.
Round 7 of the league began Friday night, as Werder Bremen defeated VfL Wolfsburg 2-0. With this score, Werder earned a place near the top of the table for itself for now. Wolfsburg meanwhile, is clearly coming back down to earth after its own surprisingly strong start to the season.
On Saturday afternoon, the spectacle took place in Dortmund, where the local Borussia team played FC Augsburg. The hosts recovered from having been 1-0 and 2-1 down, before taking a 3-2 lead, conceding the 3-3 equalizer and winning the game 4-3, deep into added time.
Substitute Paco Alcacer scored three of those goals, while another sub, Mario Götze also found the net. That ensued that BVB remained top of the league for now.
Elsewhere, Hanover 96 overcame VfB Stuttgart 3-1 for its first win of the season, while costing VfB coach Tayfun Korkut his job.
Meanwhile, Mainz 05 drew Hertha BSC Berlin 0-0 and Schalke 04 defeated Fortuna Düsseldorf 2-0.
On Saturday evening, Borussia Mönchengladbach pushed Bayern deeper into crisis, by hammering them 3-0 in Munich. The Bavarians now occupy sixth place in the Bundesliga table!
On Sunday, SC Freiburg drew Bayer Leverkusen 0-0. Later, Eintracht Frankfurt defeated TSG Hoffenheim 2-1, and RB Leipzig destroyed 1.FC Nuremberg 6-0.
All major European leagues will now go on a two-week international break.