Dortmund keeps distance to Bayern before Der Klassiker

Raphael Guerreiro and Hakimi scored against Wolfsburg Bundesliga table
Guerreiro and Hakimi scored the goals that leave Dortmund with 4 points difference to 1st place on the Bundesliga table . Credits: © imago

After last weekend’s Bundesliga return the fans were eagerly waiting for more. The German topflight delivered with another matchday full of exciting games, where the only thing to be missed was surely only the crowds.

And, if you are a football fan, you will be pleased to know that the Bundesliga will have games every day from now on. That’s right: midweek clashes and weekend clashes are due to make the league catch up with the two months absence period.

However, for now take a look at what happened the last weekend, where we saw plenty of amazing individual and team performances. Here’s how the Bundesliga table looks now:

Bayern Munich 5 x 2 Eintracht Frankfurt

It was another good day for Hansi Flick as the recently appointed Bayern coach got a comfortable victory over Eintracht Frankfurt. The Bavarians cemented their lead, just a few days before facing 2nd placed Borussia Dortmund.

Leon Goretzka broke the deadlock, with Thomas Muller and the inevitable Robert Lewandowski gave a 3×0 lead to Bayern Munich. However, Martin Hinteregger, center-back from Frankfurt got an unexpected brace and gave some hope to Eintracht fans.

Unfortunately, Hinteregger himself would complete a hat-trick… on the opposite goal. Alphonso Davies completed the scoreline, the first goal of the season for the Canadian.

A heavy defeat (5×2) for Eintracht Frankfurt, but Bayern are already concerned with Der Klassiker. A victory in Dortmund gets them one step closer to the title.

Wolfsburg 0 x 2 Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund made it 6 points in 2 games since the league return, as they got past easily through Wolfsburg.

Both goals came from Dortmund’s fullbacks. Raphael Guerreiro scored for the second match in a row and Achraf Hakimi completed the score.

Wolfsburg ended the match reduced to 10 men, as Felix Klaus was sent off on the minute 87. Dortmund is 4 points away from Bayern and this Tuesday they face each other on Der Klassiker.

Mainz 05 0 x 5 RB Leipzig

Completing the chasing pack is RB Leipzig. The Red Bull-sponsored team got the better of Mainz 05, trashing the opposition 0x5. If you remember correctly, Leipzig had already got a quite convincing victory over Mainz on the first time they faced this season: 8×0!

Timo Werner had another good day at the office as the German striker scored three times to cement his place as runner up on the Bundesliga tabletop scorer.

In normal times, Timo with his 21 goals in 27 games, would be top scorer… but there is a man called Lewandowski still ahead of him.

Yussuf Poulsen and Marcel Sabitzer also got their name on the scoresheet. Leipzig got 54 points and as 3rd place, will wait for a slip of the top 2 on Tuesday’s Classic.

This Tuesday: ‘Der Klassiker’

You will probably have not enough time to grasp all the emotions from this weekend as the Bundesliga continues this Tuesday. And it’s a big one: Bayern vs Dortmund. It is also the first time two goal machines face each other: Lewandowski and Erling Haaland.

Both players have 35 games played and 41 goals scored. A must watch tiebreaker on the Bundesliga schedule.

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Jorge Costa is a freelance journalist, with a Masters Degree in Journalism and Communication, through the University of Coimbra, Portugal. He specializes in sports and soccer in particular.

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