Stuttgart moved out of the relegation zone with a win over Darmstadt on Sunday - © © gettyimages / Pretty
Stuttgart moved out of the relegation zone with a win over Darmstadt on Sunday - © © gettyimages / Pretty

Live reaction: Matchday 11

Things tightened up at the top and the bottom of the Bundesliga on Matchday 11, with FC Bayern München dropping their first points of the season and Borussia Dortmund taking full advantage.

Allow to keep you up to date with all the latest Bundesliga news after another defining weekend of Bundesliga action.

Matchday 11 results

Friday 30 October
Eintracht Frankfurt 0-0 FC Bayern München

Saturday 31 October
FC Schalke 04 1-1 FC Ingolstadt 04
FC Augsburg 3-3 1. FSV Mainz 05
SV Werder Bremen 1-3 Borussia Dortmund
1. FC Köln 0-0 TSG 1899 Hoffenheim
Hertha Berlin 1-4 Borussia Mönchengladbach
VfL Wolfsburg 2-1 Bayer 04 Leverkusen

Sunday 1 November
VfB Stuttgart 2-0 SV Darmstadt 98
Hamburger SV 2-1 Hannover 96

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Monday 2 November

That's all from us from Matchday 11. Be sure to join us again as we build up to Matchday 12 which features the mouthwatering, bone-juddering derbies on the Rhine and the Ruhr.

Traore loving life under Schubert

As well as discussing the Juventus game, Gladbach winger Ibrahima Traore has been busy singing Schubert's praises...

Schubert oozing positivity

Gladbach caretaker head coach Andre Schubert sees no reason why the Foals cannot get the job done against Juventus in tomorrow's must-win encounter in UEFA Champions League Group D...

Schubert on injuries:

Foals gearing up

In-form Borussia Mönchengladbach are preparing for tomorrow's Champions League clash with Juventus.

Bayern 'will be ready' for Arsenal clash

Bayern München stars Philipp Lahm and Robert Lewandowski, meanwhile, went face to face with the assembled media at the club's Säbener Straße training compound ahead of the Bundesliga leaders' group game at home to Arsenal FC in the Champions League on Wednesday:

The Wolves have landed... Eindhoven ahead of their Champions League clash with PSV on Tuesday.

Derby fever

It is the week leading up to the Revierderby and Schalke appear to be drumming up support for Sunday's trip to Dortmund.

Gone but not forgotten

Lucien Favre guided Borussia Mönchengladbach to third in the Bundesliga and a place in the Champions League last season, and he will not be forgotten by the Foals, especially not on his birthday!

The essentials

If you missed any of the action this weekend, just click on the Tweet below to ensure you still know all of the essential information from Matchday 11.

Wolves ready for take-off

More from the Wolfsburg party travelling to Eindhoven...

Preparing for Arsenal

Champions League football also for Bayern this week, with Arsenal paying the Allianz Arena a visit. It's not misty in Munich today, as the Bavarians look to bounce straight back from dropping their first points in the Bundesliga this season.

Mitch back!

Good news for VfB Stuttgart the day after their morale-boosting win over SV Darmstadt 08 - Mitchell Langerak is back in training, continuing his recovery from a knee injury.

Autumn in Bremen

SV Werder Bremen are wishing their fans a nice start to the week, posting this picture of a very autumnal Weser Stadion.

European action

It is another week of UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League action, with VfL Wolfsburg the first on their travels, albeit for a relatively short trip to Eindhoven. They are heading to Holland already to prepare for Tuesday night's clash with PSV.

That Monday feeling

Darmstadt not only have a 2-0 defeat to Stuttgart tempering their mood, they also have to try to lift their spirits despite some grey and foggy weather in Germany this morning.

Newspaper reaction

Still top

Bayern may have dropped their first points of the season on Friday night, but they are still sitting pretty at the top of two tables,

DFB Cup draw

On Sunday afternoon, the draw for the last 16 of the DFB Cup took place, with three all-Bundesliga ties coming out of the hat. Click on the Tweet below to be directed to our overview of the German domestic cup competition.

Sunday, 1 November

See you tomorrow!

That's it for today! Hannover 96 wrapped up the weekend with a 2-1 victory away to Hamburger SV. We'll be back tomorrow with all the reaction from Matchday 11. Make sure you tune in!


And here are the teams for today's late game between northern rivals Hamburg and Hannover.

And we're off!

Hats off to Stuttgart's skipper, who is making his 300th appearance this afternoon. Don't forget to follow the action live on Bundesliga radio!


The line-ups are in for Stuttgart vs Darmstadt. Serey Die and Christian Gentner return for the Swabians at the Mercedes-Benz Arena this afternoon.

Future FCB star?

Might this little chap be walking out to a packed Allianz Arena in a few years time? Certainly, if Medhi Benatia has anything to do with it...

Off the mark

It was not the prettiest of games, but new Hoffenheim head coach Huub Stevens will have been happy to leave Cologne with a share of the spoils on Saturday afternoon. The point lifts the Sinsheimers above Baden-Württemberg rivals Stuttgart, but they will drop back into the bottom two if the Swabians avoid defeat against Darmstadt.

Darmstadt are in the building

Not long now until the first of today's two Bundesliga matches gets underway in Stuttgart...

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Bring on Juventus

After Gladbach's sixth straight Bundesliga win at the Olympiastadion on Saturday, Foals skipper Granit Xhaka has spoken about his newfound self-confidence and Tuesday's Champions League clash with the Italian champions. Click here for the interview!

Sane strikes again

Schalke starlet Leroy Sane netted his fourth league goal of the season to earn the Royal Blues a share of the spoils against Ingolstadt. We'll be bringing you an interview with the German U19 international later today, so keep your eyes peeled for that!

At the races

FC Bayern München's midfield warrior Arturo Vidal has been making the most of his day off today...

Muto saves Mainz

Everything you need to know about yesterday's game at the WWK Arena really... Want to find out what hat-trick hero Yoshinori Muto made of it all? Click here!

See you Tuesday!

Borussia Dortmund have been given the day off on the back of their 3-1 victory over Bremen on Saturday. Thomas Tuchel's players will be back on Tuesday, though, to prepare for their upcoming UEFA Europa League tie against Qäbälä.

About time

In Saturday's blockbuster encounter between Wolfsburg and Leverkusen, Nicklas Bendtner netted his first goal since the 2015 Supercup to give Dieter Hecking's side a first-half lead. Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez equalised for Die Werkself, but substitute Julian Draxler scored late on to lift the Wolves up to third in the table. Unsurprisingly, we didn't have to wait long for Bendtner to take to social media after the match. Patience is a virtue, Nicklas...

Vital points at stake

After key impressive wins for Dortmund, Wolfsburg and Borussia Mönchengladbach on Saturday, our attention turns to the other end of the Bundesliga table on Sunday. Struggling Stuttgart and Hannover - both desperate for points - take on Darmstadt and Hamburg respectively this afternoon. Who will emerge triumphant? Stay tuned to find out...

Saturday, 31 October

That's all folks - for now!

The action may be over for Saturday but there is plenty more in store on Sunday afternoon. Both Stuttgart and Hannover are in need of victories to help them pull away from the drop zone, but they face resilient opponents in Darmstadt and Hamburg respectively. Drama and goals are guaranteed, so make sure you check back with us tomorrow. Until then, gute Nacht!

Wolves go third

A goal from supersub Julian Draxler earned Wolfsburg a 2-1 win at home to Leverkusen, with the victory taking them above Schalke in the table. Nicklas Bendtner had opened the scoring at the Volkswagen Arena, before Javier Hernandez equalised with a well-taken header. Click here for our full report and here to see our XXL Matchday 11 picture gallery.

On the radio

Don't forget you can listen to Leverkusen's trip to Wolfsburg live on Bundesliga radio right here. Alternatively, keep tabs on events at the Volkswagen Arena on the live match ticker. Take your pick!

Wolfsburg - Leverkusen team news

Talking points

And breathe! To recap the afternoon's action, Borussia Mönchengladbach moved into the top four for the first time this season following an emphatic 4-1 win at Hertha Berlin. Borussia Dortmund also picked up three points on the road, downing SV Werder Bremen 3-1. The other big story of the day so far, meanwhile, comes from the WWK Arena, where Yoshinori Muto scored a sensational hat-trick to rescue 1. FSV Mainz 05 a point in a thrilling 3-3 draw with FC Augsburg. Elsewhere, FC Ingolstadt held FC Schalke 04 to a 1-1 draw and Huub Stevens' debut in the TSG 1899 Hoffenheim hot seat ended goalless at 1. FC Köln.

All set!

Kick-off is upon us in this afternoon's early games, so our rolling bulletins here we'll be on ice until after the final whistle. Never fear, however, as you can stay up-to-date with all the latest from around the grounds on our live ticker and on the free Bundesliga app. Enjoy!

Team news

The line-ups are in for today's early kick-offs. See who's starting for your side below:

We're getting closer

Less than an hour and a half to go until today's 15:30CET/14:30GMT kick-offs get underway!

Stevens steps in

Huub Stevens takes charge of Hoffenheim for the first time at the RheinEnergieStadion this afternoon. Like Augsburg, the Sinsheimers are in deep trouble at the foot of the table and could do with a morale-boosting victory.

Three points a must

Bottom-of-the-table Augsburg are desperate for a win at home to Mainz today. They won't be able to blame the weather by the looks of things...

Where in the world...?

Remember to tune in to Werder Bremen vs Borussia Dortmund live on Bundesliga radio today (wherever you are!).

Stage is set

Hertha's Olympiastadion looking resplendent ahead of the Old Lady's meeting with Gladbach.

Morning stroll

Die Werkself are preparing for today's blockbuster clash against the Wolves with a relaxing walk around Wolfsburg. Victory for Roger Schmidt's side would see them leapfrog Dieter Hecking's side in the table...

Ruhr district rivalry resumes

Which do you prefer?

Brandt sings Chicharito praises

For more of's exclusive Julian Brandt interview ahead of today's game between Wolfsburg and Leverkusen, click here!

Happy Halloween!

Expect plenty more of these as the day progresses...

Brotherly love?

Cameroonian brothers Joel and Marvin Matip face each other for the first time in there careers at the Veltins-Arena this afternoon.

One mind...

Salomon Kalou's Hertha Berlin face the unenviable task of taking on Borussia Mönchengladbach this afternoon. The Foals have won their last five in the league and travel to the Olympiastadion in fine fettle, but Pal Dardai's Berliners go into the game in fifth place in the table having picked up ten points from their last five matches. This one's almost too close to call...

Super Eagles!

Lukas Hradecky and Co became the first team to take points of FC Bayern München in the league on Friday night, as Eintracht Frankfurt held the runaway leaders to a goalless draw at the Commerzbank Arena. Head over here to find out what the players and coaches made of the stalemate.

Friday, 30 October

More to come tomorrow

That concludes our rolling live coverage for the day, thanks very much for joining us. Be sure to check back in again on Saturday, as we'll have all the latest news, build-up and reaction from across Germany's top flight. Until then, good night!

Bayern held!

Pep Guardiola's men were unable to extend their ten-game winning run away to Frankfurt, who put in a valiant display to take a point from a 0-0 draw. Read our full match report here, and check out the best XXL snaps of the action right here.

...and it's live!

You can follow all the action on the radio here, on our liveticker here or on Twitter here. Whatever you do, make sure you enjoy the game!

Bayern vs Frankfurt line-ups

Don't forget to read our match preview here.


The champions have arrived in Frankfurt. Line-ups to follow shortly...

Bayer Leverkusen are on Twitter in Spanish

Matchday 11 overview

There are some outstanding fixtures this weekend.

Action shot...

...for Darmstadt's Luca Caldirola.

Schalke working hard

Bremen limbering up...

...although it's a tough task tomorrow when Dortmund come calling.

PEA shooter

While Tuchel talks, his star striker and Bundesliga joint-leading scorer, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, has been taking light-hearted shots at his own team mates.


Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel, who will pit his wits against Breitenreiter's in the Revierderby on Matchday 12, has also been in press conference action ahead of his team's MD11 encounter at SV Werder Bremen (kick-off Saturday 15:30CET/14:30GMT).


FC Schalke 04 boss Andre Breitenreiter has been speaking to the's what he had to say ahead of Saturday's meeting with FC Ingolstadt 04 (kick-off 15:30CET/14:30GMT).

The Guide: MD11

Scared yet?

With Halloween bang in the middle of Matchday 11, takes a look at some of the scariest moments in Bundesliga history.

Frankenstein goes to Ingolstadt

Frankenstein went to university in Ingolstadt before creating his monster...given their trip to FC Schalke 04 occurs on Halloween, the Royal Blues had better watch out.

Top game: MD 11

Halloween in Hamburg

It seems Johan Djourou's house has some unexpected guests ahead of Halloween...the question is whether the HSV defender will be able to sleep or will he be haunted by the ghosts of 90 minutes' past following Sunday's derby with Hannover 96?

Hearty Hertha

Given they were pushed to extra-time in their midweek DFB Cup win at FSV Frankfurt, Hertha Berlin's players needed a healthy dose of post-match pasta to boost their energy levels ahead of Saturday's demanding test at home to on-song Borussia Mönchengladbach.

Good morning! The excitement is building as FC Bayern München ready themselves to kick off Matchday 11 at Eintracht Frankfurt this evening (kick-off 20:30CET/19:30GMT). We'll take you all the way to kick-off here on

Thursday 29 October

With that ladies and gentleman will will bid you farewell for today. Be sure to check back in tomorrow for all the pre-match build-up ahead of FC Bayern München's trip to Eintracht Frankfurt and the eight other fixtures taking place around the grounds in Germany!

Getting the Z's in!

You'd imagine that Werder Bremen's Alejandro Galvez will be dreaming of defeating Dortmund tonight. Whether that will turn into a reality will be determined on Saturday.

Perfect pre-match meal?

Dortmund travel to Bremen on Saturday, but considering his midweek exploits Shinji Kagawa has deserved to treat himself.

Holger's heart of gold

He may be on the road to recovery, but Holger Badstuber always find times to send well wishes to his fans.

Schmelzer looking sharp

Borussia Dortmund's Marcel Schmelzer and his significant other were dressed to the nines on Thursday afternoon.

Eyes on the prize

There's always time for a pose in the midst of pre-match preparations.

Training ground bust-up?

It's unlikely that there will be as much ambiguity when it comes to FC Bayern's goalscoring exploits against Eintracht Frankfurt.

Cause for concern

Question marks remain regarding the fitness of several first-team regulars at Wolfsburg.

Goalscoring greats

Here is the company Lewandowski is in when doing what he does best - scoring goals.

Easier to score...

...than to remain balanced on just one leg. Just ask Robert Lewandowski (with a cheeky nudge from Arturo Vidal)

Looking forward

There has not been too much joy for FC Augsburg this season, but maybe a convincing DFB Cup win on Wednesday night could get their season back on track.


It's the Halloween weekend, and here's a (not really) scary picture of David Alaba - six years ago. Hasn't changed a bit, has he?

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Pepped up and ready for Frankfurt

Bayern coach Pep Guardiola has held his pre-match press conference, and given his team the evening off - the record champions will travel to Frankfurt on Friday. Here are some excepts from his press conference:

Scary weekend

Of course this weekend is Halloween, and we have got plenty to put the frights up you!

Stevens up first

Huub Stevens was wasting no time settling into his new job as head coach of TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, holding his pre-match press conference early on this morning. Here's what he had to say to the early-risers:

Guten Tag!

Hello, good afternoon and welcome back to our Bundesliga updates ahead of the next round of matches in the German top flight. We'll be bringing you all of the latest news as and when it happens over the course of the Halloween weekend of action in which the Bundesliga is bound to cast a spell on you!

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