The Bundesliga is the league that just keeps on giving, and not just on the pitch!! Germany’s top division returned with a bang, and a glut of goals. That comes as no surprise. It has the highest average number of goals per game across all the top five leagues in Europe. Bayern’s press conference gave us enough to talk about off the pitch as well.
Eintracht Frankfurt scored the most, putting seven past a frail Fortuna Dusseldorf. Frankfurt’s Serbian striker Luka Jovic scored five and made history in becoming the first Frankfurt player to do so. Borussias Dortmund and Mönchengladbach both recorded 4-0 victories, with the former leading the league by 3 points from the latter. They beat VfB Stuttgart, who were in their first game under new manager Markus Weinzierl, and Mainz 05 respectively.
Werner Bremen had a good weekend, beating Schalke 04 2-0 to move up to 3rd. For the latter, however, it is their sixth loss from eight Bundesliga games so far this season. The pressure is undoubtedly on manager Domenico Tedesco.
After a succession of poor results, Bayern Munich finally won for the first time in five game, beating Wolfsburg 3-1 away from home. A good result for the Bavarians, but it was almost forgotten amongst the events of the day before. On Friday, at midday, Uli Hoeneß, Karl-Heinz Rummennigge and Hasan Salihamidžić called the aforementioned press conference, where they took aim at the German media’s portrayal of their club. Bearing in mind the result the following day, some could say that it may have worked, but the debate that ensued is unlikely to go away.
We discuss all the nuances of this press conference in our In Depth section, as well as all the summaries of the past weekend’s fixtures.
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