Thomas Tuchel's Borussia Dortmund leapt to the top of the Bundesliga table with a 4-0 win at Ingolstadt on Sunday - © © imago
Thomas Tuchel's Borussia Dortmund leapt to the top of the Bundesliga table with a 4-0 win at Ingolstadt on Sunday - © © imago

Matchday 2 - as it happened

Cologne - There was no shortage of drama on Matchday 2 of the 2015/16 campaign.

Monday, 24 August

Scroll down to relive the news on the back of yet another exhilarating round of fixtures...


Sunday 23 August

Borussia Mönchengladbach 1-2 1. FSV Mainz 05

FC Ingolstadt 04 0-4 Borussia Dortmund

Saturday 22 August

Hamburger SV 3-2 VfB Stuttgart

TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 1-2 FC Bayern München

FC Schalke 04 1-1 SV Darmstadt 98

Hannover 96 0-1 Bayer 04 Leverkusen

Eintracht Frankfurt 1-1 FC Augsburg

1. FC Köln 1-1 VfL Wolfsburg

Friday 21 August

Hertha Berlin 1-1 SV Werder Bremen

Thanks and bis bald!

That brings to an end our bulletins. We'll be back with a fresh round of live updates on Thursday as we deliver you the best quotes from the Bundesliga sides' pre-Matchday 3 press conferences, but you can also keep track of all the latest from the German top flight on our News page.

Vargas to Hoffenheim

1899 Hoffenheim have confirmed the signing of 2015 Copa America joint-top scorer Eduardo Vargas on a four-year deal that will keep the Chile attacker at the Bundesliga club until the end of the 2018/19 season. The 25-year-old joins from Italian giants SSC Napoli.

'What a feeling'

Seems like Hamburg captain Johan Djourou still can't believe his luck after scoring the winner at home to Stuttgart on Sunday. Read our interview to find out what else the Swiss centre-back had to say after the spectacular 3-2 victory.

'Let's work hard!'

Incidentally, Diaz has been called up to the Costa Rica squad for their upcoming international fixtures. Proof that hard work pays off.


Niklas Stark has joined Hertha Berlin from Bundesliga 2 outfit 1. FC Nürnberg. The 20-year-old defensive midfielder has already joined his new team-mates on the training pitch...

Full commitment

Good to see Dennis Aogo is keeping his fitness levels up! Aogo and his Schalke colleagues take on Wolfsburg on Matchday 3...


The Bundesliga Corner Kings series continues on Tuesday, with Borussia Mönchengladbach next in line to try their hand at finding the net from the corner quadrant. Don't miss it!

Disappointing draw

Find out what Klaas-Jan Huntelaar made of Schalke's draw with Darmstadt. Fair to say the Dutchman wasn't all too happy...

Neuer's warning

Translation: You won't be doing that again, Kevin Volland

Ginter over the moon

Looks like Matthias Ginter has yet to calm down following his first goal in Dortmund colours. Who can blame the lad?

Translation: Very happy with the 4-0 win and my first goal for BVB. Thank you for the support

Better late than never

Douglas Costa has evidently had a lie in on Monday... nice picture though!

Brotherly love

Thomas Müller has taken to Twitter to wish FC Bayern colleague Medhi Benatia a speedy recovery from the thigh injury the Moroccan international sustained against Hoffenheim on Saturday.

Hard at work

Translation: BVB training is underway. Yesterday's subs Hofmann, Ramos and Castro are all taking part, as is Kuba!

Don't be shy!

Leon Balogun hides from the camera during a light run-down with coach Jonas Grünewald.

Happy chappies

That's Christmas and birthday all rolled into one...

Don't look back in anger

No point crying over spilled milk, at least if you're a Borussia Mönchengladbach fan... The Foals are back on the training pitch this morning following their home defeat to Mainz, which saw them slip to the foot of the standings. Lucien Favre and Co. will be desperate to get off the mark at Bremen next weekend...

Wet and windy at Werder

It certainly seems that way, anyway. The majority of the Bremen squad is taking part in this morning's lactate test - just the two players missing...

Ujah nominated

Werder Bremen striker Anthony Ujah, who was on target in die Grün-Weißen's 1-1 draw at Hertha Berlin on Friday, has been called up to the Nigeria squad for the Super Eagles' clash with Tansania on 5 September. Well done, Anthony!

Bayer's date with destiny

It's a huge, huge week for Bayer 04 Leverkusen: Die Werkself trail SS Lazio 1-0 going into Wednesday's UEFA Champions League play-off second leg at the BayArena, and if that wasn't enough, Roger Schmidt's side host champions FC Bayern on Matchday 3.

Translation: Wishing you a good Monday morning and a good start to the week. Looking forward to Wednesday yet?

Knappen cool-down

Schalke's players are taking part in a light training session this morning on the back of their 1-1 draw with Darmstadt on Sunday. Andre Breitenreiter's charges travel to VfL Wolfsburg on Matchday 3 - if that doesn't get the juices flowing, I don't know what does.

Where it all began

Meet SC Ronsberg's very own FIFA World Cup winner: Mario Götze. The 23-year-old, who scored Germany's winner against Argentina in Rio last summer, took his first steps at the regional Swabian club, playing for them between 1995 and 1998.

Good morning!

It certainly is a good morning if you're a BVB fan. Thomas Tuchel's side continued their blistering start to the new season with a resounding 4-0 victory over Ingolstadt on Sunday and now sit proudly at the league's summit, ahead of FC Bayern no less.

Sunday, 23 August

That's all, folks!

What a result that is for Mainz! Martin Schmidt's side have only gone and beaten UEFA Champions League participants Borussia Mönchengladbach in their own back yard. They fully deserved the three points, too, climbing up to eighth in the table courtesy of the win. Gladbach, meanwhile, remain rooted to the foot of the standings.

We'll be back tomorrow with more reaction to the weekend's games. Make sure you join us!

Hey Micki, you're so fine!

Dortmund fans are queuing up to get a glimpse of in-form Armenian midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan as the BVB players board the team bus.

Translation: We're waiting!

Weigl's delight

Another impressive display from 19-year-old Dortmund midfielder Julian Weigl; another celebratory post-match tweet.

Translation: Back to Dortmund now with three points in the bag. A fantastic team performance!

Get that man a selfie stick!

Plenty to celebrate for Messrs Reus and Gündogan following Borussia Dortmund's dominant 4-0 win away to FC Ingolstadt this afternoon.

Home sweet home

Gladbach's Foals are back in their stable this Sunday

Happy Sunday!

It is always a happy Sunday when your team wins - just ask Mario!

Translation: "Great fight and three points! I wish you a pleasant Sunday."


Ingolstadt's first home game in the Bundesliga is about to get underway. There are many ways for you to follow the action, so make sure you do not miss out! First, check whether your local broadcaster is screening the game live. If not, you can follow every touch live on TuneIn - Bundesliga radio. If Twitter is your thing, then we will be posting updates of all the major incidents here.

Counting down

Not long to go now, Ingolstadt fans...

And finally...

The Matchday 2 curtain-closer comes from the Borussia-Park, where Mönchengladbach take on Mainz. Both teams are desperate to register their first points of the season following demoralising defeats on Matchday 1. Who will come out on top this evening?


Translation: Die Schanzer's starting XI for the first ever top-flight home game against BVB.

And here's the BVB line-up...

Translation: 90 minutes to go! The gates are open and fans have already taken their seats. #FCIBVB #Anticipation

Tasty team building

Break for Benatia

Bayern have confirmed that the Moroccan defender has a thigh strain, although it is not clear exactly how long he is going to be absent for. Get well soon Medhi!

When to watch

Not long now before the first game of the afternoon, and it involves Borussia Dortmund. They have put together this Tweet to inform you when to tune in wherever you are around the globe.

Tune in!

Remember, if you cannot watch Ingolstadt vs Dortmund live, we are providing you with the opportunity to listen to the game live. Just click on the link in the below Tweet to get to the live commentary at 15:30 CEST / 13:30 GMT.

Happy Birthday!

It may not have been the best of results for Daniel Schwaab and Stuttgart on Saturday, but after going down to a 3-2 defeat at Hamburg, he turns 27 today.

Bayern stretch it out

The FC Bayern players have been training this morning after snatching a 2-1 win over TSG 1899 Hoffenheim on Saturday afternoon. The champions will have a day off tomorrow, before returning to Säbener Straße again on Tuesday.

Schürrle making progress

VfL Wolfsburg should be able to call on injured forward Andre Schürrle before long. The 24-year-old has yet to feature for the Wolves in 2015/16 owing to a thigh strain.

Dortmund on the road

After Thursday's barnstorming 4-3 win away to Norwegian outfit Odd BK in the UEFA Europa League play-offs, Dortmund head to Bavaria to take on FC Ingolstadt 04 this afternoon, with around 2000 BVB fans expected to make the trip south.

Welcome back!

What a couple of days it's been in the Bundesliga! After Hertha Berlin and SV Werder Bremen got the action under way in a value-for-money 1-1 draw on Friday night, the entertainment continued apace on Saturday. FC Bayern and Bayer 04 Leverkusen won again, but it was TSG 1899 Hoffenheim forward Kevin Volland's nine-second goal against the champions that remains the talking point of Matchday 2 so far. We can't promise there'll be a quicker goal today, but we know for a fact that further thrills and spills are guaranteed. First up, we've got Borussia Dortmund's trip to Bundesliga tenderfoots FC Ingolstadt 04. After that, it's over to Mönchengladbach, where the Foals host 1. FSV Mainz 05, with both sides looking for their first points of the campaign. Don't go anywhere!

Saturday, 22 August

Hamburg winners

Saturday's action ended in dramatic fashion as Hamburg came from behind to beat Stuttgart 3-2, condemning the visitors to a second straight defeat and taking HSV into the top half of the table for the first time in two years!

"90'+ 3 FINAL WHISTLE! HOME WIN! And what a win."

Guardiola 'satisfied'

FC Bayern head coach Pep Guardiola was pleased to come away from Hoffenheim's WIRSOL Rhein-Neckar-Arena with all three points after falling behind after nine seconds and having Jerome Boateng sent off in the second half.

Enjoy the action!

Righto, folks. We'll leave you in the capable hands of our live ticker team for now. Join us again later in the day for the reaction to this afternoon's fixtures. You can also listen to VfL Wolfsburg's trip to Köln live on Bundesliga radio right here, right now. Hold on tight!


Eintracht Frankfurt - FC Augsburg

1. FC Köln - VfL Wolfsburg

FC Schalke 04 - SV Darmstadt 98

Hannover 96 - Bayer 04 Leverkusen

TSG 1899 Hoffenheim - FC Bayern

Bayern well received

The champions have arrived at Hoffenheim's WIRSOL Rhein-Neckar-Arena...

Injury news

Werder Bremen keeper Raphael Wolf is facing a spell on the sidelines after suffering a hip injury playing for the Under-23s.

The stage is set

Just over 90 minutes until the 15:30 action gets underway. Not long now...

Better than Lewa?

He's been around for a little bit longer, but Hoffenheim striker Kevin Kuranyi is ahead of FC Bayern star Robert Lewandowski in the all-time Bundesliga scorers' chart. How the former Germany international would love to open his account for the club against the record titleholders on Saturday...

Last, but not least...

UEFA Europa League participants FC Augsburg travel to Frankfurt this afternoon looking to make up for last weekend's home defeat to Hertha. The Fuggerstädterare likely to have their work cut out against the Eagles, who came very close to leaving the Volkswagen Arena with a share of the spoils on Matchday 1.

Aranguiz setback

Bayer Leverkusen were dealt a major blow on Friday after summer signing Charles Aranguiz was ruled out for several months with a torn achilles tendon. Aranguiz's team-mate Hakan Calhanoglu took to Twitter ahead of Saturday's trip to Hannover to wish the Chilean international a speedy recovery...

Foregone conclusion?

FC Bayern may be unbeaten against Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga, but their recent trips to the WIRSOL Rhein-Neckar-Arena have been anything but straightforward. Having lost to Leverkusen on the opening day, the Sinsheim-based club are hoping to bounce back with at least a draw against the champions.

Home comforts

Peter Stöger's Köln are unbeaten at home this calendar year, but can the Billy Goats continue their fine form at the RheinEnergieStadion against Wolfsburg this afternoon?


Maybe it's a bit early for that, but both Hamburger SV and VfB Stuttgart are desperate for three points after losing to FC Bayern and Köln respectively on Matchday 1. Emiliano Insua, for one, is optimistic going into the two sides' 101st meeting...


Henrikh Mkhitaryan has positively flown out of the traps this season. The Armenian international has already netted seven competitive goals for BVB in 2015/16 and will be looking to add to that impressive tally at FC Ingolstadt on Sunday. Want to know more about Dortmund's in-form midfielder? Here are ten little-known facts about the 26-year-old.

Erwin optimistic

FC Schalke 04 are also in action this afternoon. The Royal Blues will be looking to build on last weekend's 3-0 win at Werder against Bundesliga newboys SV Darmstadt 98, who earned a point against Hannover 96 last weekend. One person, at least, is confident of a Schalke victory...

All square

Anthony Ujah's 26th-minute goal - his first for Werder Bremen - earned die Grün-Weißen a share of the spoils at Hertha Berlin in Friday night's Matchday 2 opener. We've got six more tasty-looking encounters to look forward to on Saturday, including VfL Wolfsburg's trip to 1. FC Köln and FC Bayern München's clash with TSG 1899 Hoffenheim...

Friday, 21 August

Honours even

In Friday's Matchday 2 opener, it finished all square in a 1-1 draw between Hertha and Bremen.

Happy birthday Robert Lewandowski!

Vidal backs Aranguiz to come back stronger

FC Bayern München's Chilean midfielder Arturo Vidal, a former Leverkusen player, has offered his deepest sympathies after compatriot Charles Aranguiz, who only joined Bayer 04 last week, tore his Achilles tendon and will miss the next six months:

"A giant hug brother charles. You're great and you will be much better. Strength and blessings. Chile is with you!"

Bayern out on the field

Wolfsburg taking to the pitch

Germany defender Robin Knoche (l.) and Co have just kicked off their final training session ahead of tomorrow's game away to 1. FC Köln. Check out this exclusive infograhic assembling everything you need to know about Saturday's RheinEnergieStadion clash.

'Get well soon, Charles Aranguiz!'

Leverkusen and Turkey midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu, meanwhile, wishes his new team mate Charles Aranguiz a good recovery. The Chile star will be out for several months after tearing an Achilles tendon in his left foot in training yesterday.

Guardiola: Costa can do even better

Bayern's Brazilian new signing Douglas Costa has taken the Bundesliga by storm after a stunning display in the champions' 4-0 win at home to Hamburger SV, but head coach Pep Guardiola insisted at today's press conference the wing wizard still has room for improvement:

Midfield maestro Thiago Alcantara, meanwhile, could earn his first start of the season away to Hoffenheim on Saturday.

Werder getting into gear

The Green-Whites have just taken to the pitch in the capital to gear up for this evening's Matchday 2 opener away to Hertha Berlin.

Aranguiz blow

Terrible news for Bayer 04 Leverkusen and Chilean new signing Charles Aranguiz, who tore his Achilles tendon in his left foot in team training yesterday evening and will be sidelined "for several months," the club have confirmed. "We're all very shocked and we are of course suffering with him," said sporting director Rudi Völler of the 2015 Copa America winner. "Charles had really been looking forward to playing his first Bundesliga game at Hannover. We will do everything we can to ensure Charles comes back as quickly as possible from this serious injury."

Bayern's Friday schedule

Before making their way to Hoffenheim in the afternoon, Bundesliga leaders Bayern München have a training session scheduled while head coach Pep Guardiola will be speaking to the assembled media at the defending champions' pre-match press conference. Of course we'll be keeping you up to date with all the latest from Säbener Straße, as well as the other 18 Bundesliga sides, right here.

Darmstadt off to Gelsenkirchen

Former Italy Under-21 captain Luca Caldirola and his Lillies, meanwhile, are heading to the Ruhr district city of Gelsenkirchen where they're facing Schalke for their first away game of the new campaign on Matchday 2.

Translation: 'Off to Gelsenkirchen!'

Incoming fans!

The weekly arrival of hundreds of football fans from Great Britain to catch not only FC Schalke 04 matches has begun. With affordable ticket prices, plus the promise of gripping entertainment, there is no surprise that the planes, trains and ferries heading across the channel each week are full of supporters eager for their next dose of Bundesliga.

Many happy returns! adds its best wishes to those of Holger Badstuber to Robert Lewandowski (l.) on his 27th birthday. The Polish star striker and Bundesliga leaders FC Bayern München are up against TSG 1899 Hoffenheim at the WIRSOL Rhein-Neckar-Arena on Saturday.