Is Robert Lewandowski really the best striker in the world? 5 goals in 9 minutes would suggest yes. Thomas Berthold takes an in-depth look. The Pole is profiting from a shake-up at Bayern but it won't last forever.
The Bundesliga is back. Bayern Munich bested Bayer Leverkusen 3-1 on opening night, but the visitors put up quite a fight, especially after the break. Carlo Ancelotti will not be entirely satisfied.
The German Cup draw for the second round saw some enticing match-ups, notably for Bayern Munich who must travel to the side that pushed them the most last season.
Saturday's first round action saw every top flight side safely through. There were equally few surprises on the scoresheets, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang grabbing a hat-trick and Robert Lewandowski a brace.
Most of the talk around Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund is still centered on Ousmane Dembele. But BVB look just fine without him, and Mario Götze is a reason why.
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