Granit Xhaka (l.) won't be available for Gladbach's upcoming games after picking up an ankle injury in the Foals' draw against champions Bayern on Sunday
Granit Xhaka (l.) won't be available for Gladbach's upcoming games after picking up an ankle injury in the Foals' draw against champions Bayern on Sunday

Matchday 9 bulletins

Cologne - It's only Matchday 9, but Bundesliga pacesetters FC Bayern München are already a staggering 14 points clear of usual top-two roommates Borussia Dortmund, but given Borussia Mönchengladbach's performance against the Bavarians, there could well be another Borussia pushing them close this season.

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As ever, will be bringing you all the reaction from another gobsmacking weekend...


Borussia Mönchengladbach 0-0 FC Bayern München
VfL Wolfsburg 3-0 1. FSV Mainz 05
Bayer 04 Leverkusen 1-0 FC Schalke 04
Borussia Dortmund 0-1 Hannover 96
FC Augsburg 2-0 SC Freiburg
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 1-0 SC Paderborn 07
Hertha Berlin 3-0 Hamburger SV
Eintracht Frankfurt 4-5 VfB Stuttgart
SV Werder Bremen 0-1 1. FC Köln

Monday 27 October

Good omens

Bundesliga strugglers Borussia Dortmund are also in action in the DFB Cup away to Bundesliga 2 outfit FC St. Pauli, albeit a day earlier on Tuesday. The Yellow-Blacks haven't lost against the Hamburg-based club in 25 years and have won their last five on the bounce at the Millerntor...

Bayern getting into gear

Only a day after being held to a hard-fought

0-0 draw

at Gladbach, FC Bayern have their sights set firmly on the DFB Cup where the Bundesliga leaders will be visiting Hamburger SV on Wednesday:

Zinnbauer extends


3-0 defeat at Hertha Berlin

has not rocked the faith Hamburger SV have in their coach Josef Zinnbauer - he was on Monday given a new contract with an expiry of 2016, a timely boost ahead of Wednesday's DFB Cup clash with FC Bayern. HSV made the announcement on Twitter:

Xhaka blow

Borussia Mönchengladbach will have to do without the services of Granit Xhaka for the foreseeable future after the Swiss midfielder twisted his right foot in yesterday's 0-0 draw against Bayern:

Lasogga frustrated

Pierre-Michel Lasogga (r.) still hasn't quite got over Hamburg's

3-0 defeat at Hertha Berlin

on Saturday, but he had warm words for the many Red Shorts faithful that made had made their way to the capital: "Your support is amazing."

Happy Wolves

Following yesterday's

3-0 win against Mainz

, their fourth consecutive in the league, it is fair to say that VfL Wolfsburg have enough reason to begin the new week in positive spirits:

Sunday 26 October

The confirmed line-ups for Wolfsburg vs. Mainz (kick-off 14:30 GMT/15:30 CET):

Nine-goal thriller

There can be no doubting that guests at the Commerzbank Arena on Saturday were given a treat to the tune of nine goals. In one of the most dramatic games in recent history, with more twists and turns than a rollercoaster, the guests VfB Stuttgart prevailed 5-4 over Eintracht Frankfurt. You can

read the match report

and find out what those involved thought with the

post-match reaction


Bundesliga 2

Don't forget - before today's Bundesliga action, there are some mouthwatering matches in the second division which you can follow live on our ticker

by clicking here

. The league leaders FC Ingolstadt 04 are in action while Bavarian rivals 1860 Munich have published their formation for the clash with Eintracht Braunschweig on Twitter:

Countdown to the big match

Some teasing from FC Bayern ahead of their clash at Gladbach. Will

Manuel Neuer

be beaten this time around? The Foals have scored just 12 goals all season, but they have conceded only four. Bayern have netted 21 and let in two.

Birthday boy

A very happy birthday to FC Schalke 04 winger

Jefferson Farfan

, who is currently busy working on his fitness following knee surgery.

Welcome back!

After yesterday's thriller in Frankfurt - not to mention another afternoon of domestic disappointment for Borussia Dortmund - VfL Wolfsburg, 1. FSV Mainz 05, Borussia Mönchengladbach and FC Bayern München have a lot to live up to later today. The Wolves kick off the action

at home to unbeaten Mainz

, before the imperious league leaders round out the weekend's entertainment

at in-form Gladbach

. 'Must-see' doesn't come close...

Saturday 25 October

There have been eighteen goals so far on Matchday 9 of the Bundesliga, and half of those came in Stuttgart's victory over Frankfurt this afternoon. If anyone needed a reason to watch the Bundesliga, that was it! Don't forget to join us on Sunday for VfL Wolfsburg vs. 1. FSV Mainz 05 and (drumroll, please) Borussia Mönchengladbach vs. FC Bayern München. You won't want to miss that one. Bis morgen, everyone!

Here are the teams for Leverkusen's clash with Schalke:

This afternoon's line-ups:

Kick-off nearing

"One hour to go!" reads this tweet by Eintracht Frankfurt, who host Stuttgart at the Commerzbank Arena today:

Signal Iduna Park sold out

Borussia Dortmund may be suffering their worst start to a Bundesliga campaign since 1987, yet the Westphalians will be stepping out in front of a 80,667 sell-out crowd this afternoon, with 6,500 making their way from Hannover.

Third on the spin for Roberto Di Matteo?

The new Schalke boss could extend his winning streak to three today at fellow Champions League participants Bayer Leverkusen (kick-off: 18:30 CET/16:30 GMT).

Friday 24 October


The line-ups are in for tonight's Matchday 9 opener...

Check out FIFA 15's prediction ahead of Sunday's top-of-the-table clash between Gladbach and FC Bayern...

Three out of three for Di Matteo?

Schalke youngster Kaan Ayhan is confident of maintaining the Royal Blues' winning start under new head coach Roberto Di Matteo when they travel to Leverkusen on Saturday evening:

Guardiola wary

Bayern boss Pep Guardiola seems well aware of Mönchengladbach's strengths ahead of their Sunday trip to the Borussia-Park...

Favre ringing the changes

Gladbach head coach Lucien Favre will be rotating his first XI for Sunday's match against Bayern following their Limassol win in the Europa League in midweek, the Swiss has confirmed:

Birthday boys

Many happy returns to Dortmund midfielder

Ilkay Gündogan

and Gladbach defender

Oscar Wendt

who will both be blowing out the candles on their cakes today following successful outings in Europe this week: