In recent weeks, Eintracht Frankfurt have appeared unbeatable. But, even during this rich vein of form, they could not get past the “tactical genius” of Wolfsburg and their manager Bruno Labbadia. Adi Hüttler’s team lost 2-1 against Die Wölfe in their first loss in 12 in all competitions. Frankfurt lacked the cutting edge that we have become accustomed to in recent weeks and were not at their best, but we must take nothing away from Wolfsburg. This victory follows their 1-0 win against equally high-flying RB Leipzig in the previous matchday. They appear to be refinding their early season form.
Borussia Dortmund look as strong as ever. A 2-0 win at home against a defensive Freiburg bore ressemblance to their win against Mainz last week: Once again, this was a performance of champions. They never looked under threat against their opponents, with Marco Reus and Paco Alcacer grabbing the all important goals. The latter, in particular, continues to break records. He is the first player to score 10 in his first eight games in the Bundesliga, and has scored those goals in just 281 minutes as he leads the league’s goalscoring charts. Lucien Favre will be hoping he can keep up this streak in next week’s Revierderby against Schalke.
There were also good wins for RB Leipzig and Bayern Munich, who won 2-0 and 2-1 respectively. Hertha Berlin will also be happy with their weekend’s work, as they beat Hannover 2-0 away from home.
We cover all of the action, as always, before moving on to our In Depth section. Following our debate on the best foreign players in the Bundesliga, we went with a similar theme this week, but instead concentrated on German players abroad. Each of the Bundesliga Diaries panel talks you through their favourite such player. Like last week, we will be running a poll on our Twitter page to see if you guys agree!
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