Bundesliga Matchday 2 in pictures
The second round of fixtures started with a thriller in Cologne, one that leaves Borussia Dortmund in a strong position. But Bayern Munich answered on Saturday in Gelsenkirchen.
Hertha Berlin 0-3 Wolfsburg
The fastest VAR call since it's introduction to the Bundesliga (we think) overturned a decision to award Hertha Berlin a penalty after 18 seconds. Unfortunately for the hosts, that was as close as they came as Wolfsburg turned on the style in the capital. Wout Weghorst's penalty gave the visitors a half-time lead, with late goals from Josip Brekalo and Jerome Roussillon completing a handsome win.
RB Leipzig 2-1 Eintracht Frankfurt
On the same day his new contract until 2023 was confirmed, Timo Werner scored the goal that sent Leipzig on their way. The striker, still only 23, impressed again but had his afternoon end early with a tight hamstring. Yussuf Poulsen scored the goal of the game to keep RB perfect and put more clouds over a Frankfurt side showing early signs of suffering from second-season syndrome.
Düsseldorf 1-3 Leverkusen
When Peter Bosz's aggressive tactics pay off, his teams play thrilling football - and Leverkusen did just that in the first half to end the contest quickly. After an own goal helped get them started, Charles Aranguiz smashed in a second before Karim Bellarabi tucked in a third following neat play in the box. Leverkusen are fun to watch, but they'll face much tougher tests than Fortuna Düsseldorf.
Cologne 1-3 Borussia Dortmund
Jadon Sancho and Julian Brandt inspired a second-half comeback for Borussia Dortmund to make it two wins in two games. After a poor first 45 minutes and with Cologne deservedly leading, Dortmund changed their approach and equalized thanks to a fine strike by Sancho. Then Brandt, fresh off the bench, found space and delivered passes that guided Dortmund to victory.
Schalke 0-3 Bayern Munich
Even though Philippe Coutinho and Ivan Perisic made their Bayern debuts, it was Robert Lewandowski who stole the show. The Pole sealed his seventh Bundesliga hat trick with a stunning trio of goals that left Schalke without a chance. A penalty was followed by a sumptuous free kick just after the restart. Schalke were denied two penalties before Lewandowski tucked in a third.
Augsburg 1-1 Union Berlin
Union Berlin have their first ever Bundesliga point, goal and red card after drawing a poor quality game in Augsburg. Both teams had suffered heavy defeats on matchday one and both lacked quality here. Swiss midfielder Ruben Vargas (above) opened the scoring with his first ever goal for Augsburg and Sebastian Andersson equalized for the visitors before Keven Schlotterbeck was shown a straight red.
Hoffenheim 3-2 Werder Bremen
Hoffenheim recorded their first Bundesliga victory AN - after Nagelsmann. But they were made to work hard for it by a resilient Werder Bremen side who took the lead through Niclas Füllkrug and later equalized through Yuya Osako despite being town to ten men. In between, Ermin Bicakcic and Ihlas Bebou had put Hoffenheim 2-1 up, before Pavel Kaderabek scored the winner late on.
Paderborn 1-3 Freiburg
Paderborn's desire to play attacking football will surely win them fans this season - including opposition fans if the scorelines stay the same. Streli Mamba continued his scoring streak with an impressive early strike for the hosts but Bundesliga veterans Freiburg were clinical. Luca Waldschmidt (penalty) and Nils Petersen put them 2-1 up by halftime before Chang Hoon Kwon added a late third.
Mainz 1-3 Borussia Mönchengladbach
Set-pieces were the order of the day in Mainz as Marco Rose got his first win as Gladbach coach. Robin Quaison headed the hosts into an early lead from a corner before Gladbach new boy Stefan Lainer lashed home from a Neuhaus free-kick. In the second half, Alassane Plea's weak free-kick slipped underneath Florian Müller, before substitute Breel Embolo quickly added a third for his new club.