There were thrills and spills aplenty across the Bundesliga 2 at the weekend as Germany's second tier kicked off its 2017/18 season. bundesliga.com rounds up the action…
Nuremberg are the first Bundesliga 2 leaders of the new campaign on after a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Kaiserslautern on Matchday 1 lifted them to the summit on goal difference. Darmstadt, relegated from the Bundesliga last term, likewise earned three points thanks to a 1-0 win at home to Greuther Furth.
The Bundesliga 2 standings after Matchday 1
There was no such joy for the other relegated team, Ingolstadt, who slipped to a 1-0 reverse at home to Union Berlin. The capital club, coached by former Schalke boss Jens Keller, are tipped to be one of the promotion favourites this season. Elsewhere, the fixture between Heidenheim and Aue was postponed due to heavy rainfall.
A total of 18 goals were scored in the second division across the weekend, all from different players. St. Pauli's Christopher Buchtmann grabbed the very first one of the season, however, in a 1-0 win in Bochum on Friday.
Watch: The top 5 goals from Matchday 1
Düsseldorf 2-2 Eintracht Braunschweig
Dresden 1-0 Duisburg
Kiel 2-2 Sandhausen
Heidenheim – Aue (match abandoned)
Nuremberg 3-0 Kaiserslautern
Darmstadt 1-0 Greuther Fürth
Bielefeld 2-1 Regensburg
Ingolstadt 0-1 Union Berlin
Bochum 0-1 St. Pauli
Watch: A Matchday 1 blooper from Kaiserslautern keeper Marius Müller