Robert Lewandowski (l.) and FC Bayern have been enjoying themselves at Munich's Oktoberfest after their 4-0 win over Hannover
Robert Lewandowski (l.) and FC Bayern have been enjoying themselves at Munich's Oktoberfest after their 4-0 win over Hannover

Matchday 7 bulletins

Cologne - Bundesliga leaders FC Bayern München were the big winners on Matchday 7, while there was yet more domestic disappointment at the Signal Iduna Park for Borussia Dortmund following their defeat to Hamburger SV.

Monday 6 October had all the reaction to the latest round of action in the league of world champions, plus plenty of info as attention turned to the forthcoming round of international fixtures.


Hertha Berlin 3-2 VfB Stuttgart
FC Bayern München 4-0 Hannover 96
Borussia Dortmund 0-1 Hamburger SV
Bayer 04 Leverkusen 2-2 SC Paderborn 07
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 2-1 FC Schalke 04
SV Werder Bremen 1-1 SC Freiburg
Eintracht Frankfurt 3-2 1. FC Köln
VfL Wolfsburg 1-0 FC Augsburg
Borussia Mönchengladbach 1-1 1. FSV Mainz 05

Until next time!

That draws to a close our rolling updates for Matchday 7. With a large amount of the Bundesliga's stars jetting off around the world to represent their countries, we'll be back in two weeks with all the action from round 8 in the German top flight.

"Have a say in Euro 2016"

The Bundesliga's many World Cup heroes are united again this week as Germany take on Poland and the Republic of Ireland in the latest round of UEFA European Championship qualifying. According to head coach Jögi Löw, meanwhile, there is a lot more to come from his side in the coming years:

En route

Bundesliga 2 side FC Ingolstadt 04's American defender Alfredo Morales is on his way to meet up with his international team-mates. The USA, managed by former Bayern and Germany boss Jürgen Klinsmann, will be hosting friendlies against Honduras and Ecuador during the international break.


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Comeback trail

FC Schalke 04 winger

Jefferson Farfan

has been busy working on his fitness following knee surgery. The Peruvian international, who went under the knife in July, was restricted to just 19 Bundesliga appearances last season because of the injury.

Many happy returns

Spare a moment to wish Borussia Dortmund great Jürgen Kohler a Happy Birthday. The uncompromising defender won three Bundesliga titles - his first coming whilst on the books at FC Bayern München in 1989-90 - as well as the UEFA Champions League with BVB in 1997.

All set

FC Bayern's Swiss pocket rocket

Xherdan Shaqiri

is looking forward to representing his country during the international break. Switzerland travel to Slovenia on Thursday, before facing San Marino five days later on Matchday 3 of the UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying campaign…

Time for a break

After a hectic few weeks of fixtures, the Bundesliga breaks for a fortnight due to international games. Plenty of Bundesliga stars are on their travels, but not Gladbach's Fabian Johnson. He was meant to be jetting off to the States, but will instead be paying his club's treatment room a visit. At least he gets Tuesday and Wednesday off anyway (see below)...

Hamburger SV have released eight players for international duty:

Goal of the week
The ballots are open for Matchday 7's goal of the week. Check out the top five strikes on the video below (courtesy of the Bundesliga's official YouTube channel) and then click here to place your vote.

VfL Wolfsburg were straight back into training following their narrow victory over Augsburg, as the following tweet shows:

"To loosen up the legs after beating Augsburg, a bicycle tour is on the menu today."

Have your Bundesliga fill!

As if marvelling at the best of the weekend's goals were not enough, why not check out what we've got in store on the official Bundesliga YouTube channel? Savour 's attempted lob from inside his own half against Hannover, being attacked by a rogue football boot, and plenty more besides...

En route

FC Ingolstadt 04's American defender Alfredo Morales is on the way to meet up with his international team-mates. The USA, managed of course by former Bayern and Germany boss Jürgen Klinsmann, host friendlies against Honduras and Ecuador.


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Dortmund captain Mats Hummels reflects on BVB's latest setback...

Sunday 5 October

Here are the two teams set to face off at the Borussia-Park this afternoon

Say cheese...!

Says it all really...

Look who's late to the party...

Here are the line-ups for the first of today's Bundesliga matches. Don't forget to follow the action from the Volkswagen Arena on our ticker!

FC Bayern coach Pep Guardiola, meanwhile, has no such problems...

More from FCB's trip to the Oktoberfest...

Let's see what Lewandowski, Xabi Alonso and Bayern's other newcomers make of the world's biggest beer festival...

FC Augsburg's trip to VfL Wolfsburg is one of two top-flight encounters on Sunday, the other being Borussia Mönchengladbach's clash with 1. FSV Mainz 05.

Saturday 4 October

Here are the line-ups for Eintracht Frankfurt's clash with 1. FC Köln at the Commerzbank Arena:

The line-ups for Saturday's

other 15.30 CEST kick-offs

have all also been released:

TSG 1899 Hoffenheim - FC Schalke 04

Bayer 04 Leverkusen - SC Paderborn 07

SV Werder Bremen - SC Freiburg

While further north,

Borussia Dortmund

head coach Jürgen Klopp has opted for an attacking-looking line-up for their

crucial game


Hamburger SV


FC Bayern

's line-up for

their clash


Hannover 96

in the Allianz Arena has just been released...

Frankurt could climb into the top four of the Bundesliga table if they win and other results go their way this weekend...

Well, did you?

Will the sun still be shining over the Signal-Iduna-Park later today, or will the clouds have gathered over Dortmund once more?

The Royal Blues have drawn four and lost two of their six league encounters at Hoffenheim...

"We want to banish the memories of the derby defeat. I hope [the fans] will be able to see that today."

Will the record champions have even more reason to celebrate after today's game?

Friday 3 October

Good night

Here's a quick look at what's still to come on Matchday 7 before we sign off. Hopefully you'll join us for the rest of the weekend action - after tonight, you'd be mad not to!

Many happy returns

The evergreen Claudio Pizarro turned 36 today. The Bundesliga's highest-scoring foreign player will be hoping to add to his tally of 176 goals against Hannover on Saturday.

The Ramos question

Borussia Dortmund's Twitter page suggests

Adrian Ramos

could get the nod over Ciro Immobile against Hamburg on Saturday. Find out what the Colombian international striker, who scored twice as a substitute at Anderlecht in midweek, makes of his side's upcoming encounter in

this exclusive chinwag



Step by step

FC Bayern München pass master Xabi Alonso's the talk of the Bundesliga after

setting a new record

for most touches in a single game (204) against 1. FC Köln last week (204), but what of the man whose 177-touch best-mark he broke? According to Pep Guardiola, Thiago Alcantara is on the mend…

Eintracht Frankfurt's players look fairly relaxed ahead of their match with 1. FC Köln on Saturday evening...

Given FC Bayern's current form, it's little wonder he's pleased

FIFA 15 predicts... Find out what happened when Borussia Mönchengladbach and 1. FSV Mainz faced off in the latest edition of EA Sports' football simulation video game on our official YouTube channel:

If Saturday's encounter between Dortmund and Hamburg is half as entertaining as last season's corresponding fixture, we'll have quite a game on our hands. Find out what happened when BVB welcomed HSV to the Signal Iduna Park last term, courtesy of our official YouTube channel:

Kevin-Prince Boateng's Schalke travel to the Rhein-Neckar-Arena to face TSG 1899 Hoffenheim on Saturday

36 years young and still going strong at FC Bayern. Many happy returns, Claudio!