But at the top of the standings is FB Stuttgart, who shot rookie Grother Fürth 5:1 even without Austrian Football Association striker Sasa Kalajdich, who has struggled with Covid-19. Wolfsburg also had success with a 1-0 win over VfL Bochum and TSG Hoffenheim, who beat FC Augsburg 4-0. Armenia Bielefeld and Freiburg won 0-0, Union Berlin and Bayer Leverkusen 1-1.
RB Leipzig, the title winner, will only appear at FSV Mainz 05 on Sunday, and series champions Bayern Munich did not pass 1-1 at Borussia Moenchengladbach on Friday.
BVB sets a record at the start of Bayern Munich
In Dortmund, superstar strikers Haaland and Marco Reus, and new coach Marco Rose, made a stunning debut. Thanks to goals from Reus (goal 23/100 in the Bundesliga), Thorgan Hazard (32), Haaland (34, 70) and Giovanni Reina (58), the BVB secured their seventh consecutive win in front of 25,000 spectators. This set the record for Bayern in the league from 2012 to 2018.
But for Frankfurt, a false start was perfect one week after their 2-0 defeat to Waldhof Mannheim in the third division. A 1:1 equalizer meanwhile through an own goal by Felix Paslak (27) and a late second goal for newcomer Jens Peter Hauge (86) couldn’t change that.
Haaland participated in all five goals
Although Borussia had to dispense with several well-known players such as Mats Hummels, Emre Kahn, Thomas Meunier and Julian Brandt, he took charge from the start. Above all, the intense pressure described by former Salzburg coach Rose, has caused serious problems for Eintracht. Even their own target could not stop their activity. Before the break, they responded twice – and both times Haaland participated. The Norwegian did the preparatory work in 2-1 through Hazard, in 3-1 he scored himself from 12 meters after conquering the ball against Ilsanker.
After the break, BVB switched first to speed, but at least with a 4:1 by Reyna from a short distance after repeated prep work by Haaland, the match was decided. The grand display of the two exceptional talents in Dortmund’s attack ended in 5:1 when Reus Haaland set a perfect example and turned the pitch into a crazy house with his 62nd goal in the BVB’s 61st competitive match.
Stuttgart victory without Kalajic
Stuttgart advanced without Kalajdic against Fürth after half an hour through Wataru Endo, who replaced Philip Klement (36) in the ninth minute against the sick Atakan Karazor. Mark Oliver Kempf (55, 76) and Hamadi Al-Ghadawi (61) made the balance of power more clear. Substitute Jimmy Loehling (93) only managed to achieve the goal of consolation for the Franks.
Wolfsburg coach Mark van Bommel has made a successful debut in the Bundesliga, even if success against rising Bochum has been muted. Wout Weghorst initially missed a huge opportunity to take the lead, and the Dutch striker failed with a hand penalty kick caused by Robert Tisch on Bochum goalkeeper Manuel Riemann (5). Tesche saw the red card. Wolfsburg (with Xaver Schlager until the 81st minute) was superior to ten guest players, and Weghorst (22) made up for his slips with a winning goal.
Hoffenheim prevailed with Christoph Baumgartner (until the 74th minute), but without patient Florian Grealish in Augsburg. Jacob Bron Larsen (37) was the first to score, and in the end Sargis Adamian (79), Jorginho Reuter (87) and Sebastian Rudy (95) took the big win perfectly. Andrej Kramaric prepared the first three goals from Hoffenheim.
Draw in Bielefeld and Berlin
There was a points split for the “Austrian” Bielefeld squad against Freiburg. Arminia’s newcomer Alessando Schöpf played as well as captain Manuel Prietl, Christian Gebauer and Patrick Wimmer, who had recently come from Vienna Austria, and followed the match from the bank.
Leverkusen had to be satisfied with the draw when coach Gerardo Sewan made his debut at Union Berlin. Taiwo Owenyi (seventh) scored for the “iron” captain Christopher Tremmel (up to 81st place) and Moussa Diaby (12th place) for the Werkselv team, the early goals in the duel between the two main teams in the European Cup. Julian Baumgartlinger did not appear in Leverkusen until the 89th minute.
German Bundesliga, first round
Mönchengladbach – Bayern Munich 1: 1 (1: 1)
Goals: Nida (10) and Lewandowski (42)
Gladbach: Liner, Wolff shined until the 72nd minute
Stuttgart – Grather Fürth 5:1 (2:0)
Toure: Endo (30.), Clement (36.), KMPF (55., 76.), Al-Ghadawi (61.) bzw. berth (93.)
Stuttgart: Calajdic not in the squad (Kove)
Wolfsburg – Bochum 1: 0 (1: 0)
Target: Wighurst (22.)
Red card: Tesche (4./Bochum)
Wolfsburg: Schlager until the 81st minute, Pervan substitute
Augsburg – Hoffenheim 0:4 (0:1)
Toure: Bron Larsen (37), Adamjan (78), Rutter (87), Rudy (95)
Augsburg: Gregorich from the 64th minute
Hoffenheim: Bosch played through, Baumgartner until the 74th minute, Grealish not in the team (injured)
Bielefeld – Freiburg 0-0
Bielefeld: Brettle and Schopf played, replaced Gebauer and Wimmer
Freiburg: Lienhardt played through
Union Berlin – Leverkusen 1:1 (1:1)
Tor: Awoniyi (7.) bzw. Diaby (12.)
Berlin: Tremmel until the 82nd minute
Leverkusen: Baumgartlinger from the 89th minute
Dortmund – Frankfurt 5:2 (3:1)
Targets: Rios (23), T. Hazard (32), Haaland (34, 70), Reina (58th) and Paslak (27./ET), Hauge (86th).
Frankfurt: Hinterger played through Ilsanker until the 46th minute
Mainz – Leipzig
Cologne – Hertha BSC
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