Summary

  • Newcomers Leipzig draw 2-2 in Hoffenheim on Bundesliga debut.
  • Hertha beat Freiburg 2-1 in earlier game.
  • Gladbach edged past Leverkusen in top match.

Recap the highlights from the opening weekend of Bundesliga action...

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19:32 - TRANSFER UPDATE

Leipzig announced an exciting new signing at the final whistle, with Scottish winger Oliver Burke arriving on a five-year deal from Nottingham Forest.

FULL TIME – HOFFENHEIM 2-2 LEIPZIG

A thoroughly entertaining match ends all square, probably a fair result on the balance of play. Leipzig will arguably be the happier of the two after that last-gasp equaliser ensured their Bundesliga debut did not end in defeat.

90' – HOFFENHEIM 2-2 LEIPZIG

Amazing scenes! Hoffenheim appeared to have the points in the bag but then Leipzig' right-back Benno Schmitz pops up on the right and delivers a sumptuous ball across the face of goal. Marcel Sabitzer charges in at the back post and pokes the ball over the line to equalise!

83' – HOFFENHEIM 2-1 LEIPZIG

Hoffenheim look to have snatched the win thanks to an outstanding goal on the counter. After winning possession in their own half, Sebastian Rudy powers forward and his clever reverse pass puts Mark Uth one-on-one with goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi, who gets a touch on the striker's shot but cannot prevent it from going in.

73' – HOFFENHEIM 1-1 LEIPZIG

It's a gripping finale, with both teams going for the win, rather than settling for a point. The visitors go close to taking the lead for the first time, but somehow Baumann saves Marcel Sabitzer's shot to keep Hoffenheim level.

58' – HOFFENHEIM 1-1 LEIPZIG

Hoffenheim's lead lasted just a matter of minutes, with Leipzig hitting straight back, and it is Dominik Kaiser setting a captain's example with his and Leipzig's first ever goal in the Bundesliga. Game on!

55' – HOFFENHEIM 1-0 LEIPZIG

Lukas Rupp has marked his Hoffenheim debut with a goal, sweetly striking the ball low into the bottom right-hand corner as Lepizig failed to clear their lines sufficiently from a corner. So it's not going to end goalless, but then did anybody really think it might?

51' – HOFFENHEIM 0-0 LEIPZIG

Pirmin Schwegler has been sent on for Hoffenheim to make his 50th Bundesliga appearance for the club. Coach Julian Nagelsmann clearly saw the need for some change with his side under quite a lot of pressure in the first half, and that pressure is continuing with Leipzig on the front foot again in the second half.

SECOND HALF – HOFFENHEIM 0-0 LEIPZIG

The final 45 minutes of the opening weekend of Bundesliga action is underway and the way the first half was, it would be a surprise if it ended in the first goalless draw of the season.

HALF-TIME – HOFFENHEIM 0-0 LEIPZIG

A very entertaining first half at the Wirsol Rhein-Neckar-Arena with league newcomers Leipzig looking excellent value for their place as the 55th club at German football's top table. Their captain Dominik Kaiser has had a few good efforts, but Oliver Baumann has held firm in the Hoffenheim goal.

43' – HOFFENHEIM 0-0 LEIPZIG

After curling a shot just wide of the far post, Kaiser again hits the target, and once again Baumann is there to thwart him. It is quite surprising that this game has got so far without a goal being scored yet.

35' – HOFFENHEIM 0-0 LEIPZIG

How about a statistic to confirm how exciting this final Bundesliga game of the opening weekend has been? Well, there have been ten shots on goal already from Leipzig and five from Hoffenheim. That is a rather telling statistic, even if the main one continues to show two zeroes.

30' – HOFFENHEIM 0-0 LEIPZIG

Baumann being kept very busy in the Hoffenheim goal, but he is responding to everything Leipzig are throwing at him. Still goalless in Sinsheim, but you get the impression that will not last for long.

Click here for the report of Hertha Berlin's 2-1 win over Freiburg.

Lukas Rupp is tackled by Leipzig's Dominik Kaiser

27' – HOFFENHEIM 0-0 LEIPZIG

We have had a break for drinks and the action is underway again. The players certainly needed that breather after a hectic first quarter of the game.

13' HOFFENHEIM 0-0 LEIPZIG

Another good chance for Leipzig with Baumann saving from Dominik Kaiser. There appear to have been more chances in this opening 13 minutes than there were in the first hour of the earlier game between Hertha and Freiburg.

5' – HOFFENHEIM 0-0 LEIPZIG

What a start in Sinsheim! Both sides have already had great chances to open the scoring in a lively and entertaining opening. Sebastian Rudy's effort was tipped over expertly by Peter Gulacsi at one end before Oliver Baumann is forced to show his reactions to deny Marcel Sabitzer.

KICK-OFF – HOFFENHEIM 0-0 LEIPZIG

We are underway in Sinsheim, where RB Leipzig have become the 55th club to appear on the Bundesliga stage.

FULL TIME – HERTHA 2-1 FREIBURG

Heart-breaking for Freiburg, who thought they had snatched a point, but Hertha take the spoils with that last-gasp Schieber winner.

90+5' – HERTHA 2-1 FREIBURG

Don't speak too soon! Hertha have regained the lead with almost the last kick of the game, Julian Schieber somehow slotting the ball in with a deflection.

90+3' – HERTHA 1-1 FREIBURG

It's a great header from Freiburg captain Höfler from Grifo's corner which may well have snatched Freiburg a point in the capital. Just a few minutes left now and Hertha have only ten men, with Per Skjelbred limping off only seconds before that goal with an injury.

90' – HERTHA 1-0 FREIBURG

Darida gets a standing ovation as he leaves the field with Jens Hegeler coming on. A defensive change for Hertha, looking to preserve the points.

77' – HERTHA 1-0 FREIBURG

That goal from Darida means he has scored Hertha's last two: the final goal they scored in the 2015/16 campaign and their opener of the new season. Furthermore, his last five goals have all made it 1-0 to Hertha.

Can Streich muster a way back into this game for Freiburg?

69' – HERTHA 1-0 FREIBURG

Freiburg's response is to send Olympic silver-medallist Nils Petersen on, and within seconds Vincenzo Grifo goes close with a shot curling just inches wide of the far post.

62' – HERTHA 1-0 FREIBURG

It was in the air and Hertha have broken the deadlock. Darida supplies it, making room for a right –foot shot from just inside the penalty area, placed perfectly beyond Schwolow's reach. He lifts one arm in celebration, but out of respect for his former club, he does not get too carried away.

Hertha's players celebrate the opening goal at the Olympiastadion.

56' – HERTHA 0-0 FREIBURG

It certainly looks like Hertha have been sparked into life – two good chances in a row for the Old Lady with the crossbar rattling after Nicolas Höfler almost scores an own goal. That came after another excellent Haraguchi effort stung Schwolow's palms.

54' – HERTHA 0-0 FREIBURG

A good counterattack from Hertha culminates in a Darida shot which is blocked. That has helped the home fans find their voice, and can their team respond again in turn?

16:35 - Line-ups - HOFFENHEIM VS LEIPZIG

With the second half underway in Berlin, here are the teams who will be marching out onto the field in just under an hour's time in Sinsheim.

SECOND HALF - HERTHA 0-0 FREIBURG

Back underway at the Olympiastadion and Niklas Stark appears to know the key to victory for the hosts:

16:17 - Coming up

It's half-time in our opening Sunday fixture, so a good time to remember what is coming up later on today.

HALF-TIME - HERTHA 0-0 FREIBURG

The half-time whistle blows with no goals as yet in the German capital, where the mercury has hit 35 degrees.

39' – HERTHA 0-0 FREIBURG

Grifo's shot takes a wicked deflection and loops up onto the roof of the net – a let-off for Hertha as that ball could have gone anywhere. A cloud has covered the sun and the pace of the game has just picked up.

25' HERTHA 0-0 FREIBURG

It's a sweltering day in the capital and perhaps that's why this game is yet to really get going. Florian Niederlechner has been lively for the visitors but neither defence has truly been troubled. The players have just taken a breather to replenish their fluids.

Genki Haraguchi had the first chance of the game for Hertha.

23' HERTHA 0-0 FREIBURG

Haberer is through on goal, but Jarstein is alert and quick off his line to pounce on the ball just at the edge of his penalty area! A first sign of life from Freiburg.

19' HERTHA 0-0 FREIBURG

The second shot of the game is also Hertha's, with Vedad Ibisevic's header plucked out of the air comfortably by Alexander Schwolow. The two teams still getting to know each other here.

6' - HERTHA 0-0 FREIBURG

Haraguchi gets in the first shot on goal, but he snaps at it a bit and the ball goes wide of the far post. The sun is shining in the German capital and the temperatures are extremely high, which could explain the slow pace to begin with.

Kick-off – HERTHA 0-0 FREIBURG

The ball is rolling at the Olympiastadion, Freiburg's return to the Bundesliga is underway.

Dardai has made a bold decision in leaving Kalou on the bench.

Kick-off -25 minutes - Hertha Berlin vs SC Freiburg

Salomon Kalou has been left on the Hertha bench, which may not be good news considering the four games he did not start last season all ended in defeat for the Old Lady. Meanwhile, SC Freiburg's Vincenzo Grifo is back in a Bundesliga match for the first time since 17 February 2013, when he was on the losing side for TSG 1899 Hoffenheim against VfB Stuttgart.

14:40 - Line-ups

The teams are in for today's first Bundesliga fixture:

14:23 - Leno fine

Bernd Leno took quite a pummelling in the Leverkusen goal on Saturday, so much so he underwent tests on Sunday morning. The good news for Leverkusen and Germany fans is that he has a clean bill of health and can report for national team duty on Monday!

13:36 - All the fours for Gladbach

An interesting fact from Borussia Mönchengladbach, who have started the season with four straight wins (two in the UEFA Champions League, one in the DFB Cup and one in the Bundesliga). The last time that happened was 44 years ago, when they went on to finish fifth and lift the DFB Cup. A good omen, perhaps?

13:14 - Jung injured

It has certainly been gruelling first weekend of action in the Bundesliga with Hamburger SV the latest club to report an injury. Gideon Jung has torn muscles in his hip and will miss two to three weeks. He came off midway though the second half of Hamburg's 1-1 draw with Ingostadt on Saturday.

12:44 - Streich returns

Christian Streich is back in the Bundesliga with his SC Freiburg side heading to the capital for their first game back in the top-flight after a season-long sabbatical in Bundesliga 2. Find out more about him and his side by consulting our match preview here.

This charismatic chap is returns to the Bundesliga today: SC Freiburg coach Christian Streich.

12:36 - UK Bundesliga broadcaster

If you are based in the United Kingdown, here is a reminder of where you can see today's Bundesliga matches.

12:30 - Schürrle backs out

Dortmund's Andre Schürrle will not be reporting for international duty this week due to a back problem, his club have confirmed.

12:01 - Schalke blow

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting is set to spend the next few weeks in Gelsenkirchen recovering from the injury he picked up on Saturday, rather than representing his country Cameroon.

11.00 - Guten Morgen!

The new Bundesliga campaign is already off to a great start. Goals have been raining in and the league's sharpest shooters have already found their range. Borussia Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang notched two goals against Mainz after Bayern superstar Robert Lewandowski had scored a hat-trick against Bremen on Friday. The race to finish top scorer is already off to a blistering start. Sunday sees newly-promoted SC Freiburg mark their return to the big-time with a trip to the capital to face Hertha Berlin, while RB Leipzig take their Bundesliga bow at TSG 1899 Hoffenheim.

Re-live all the Saturday action here