• Bayern beat Schalke 2-0 in Matchday 2 opener.
  • Leipzig pick up historic win over Dortmund.
  • Leverkusen beat Hamburg; Gladbach lose at Freiburg.

FC Bayern München kicked off Matchday 2 with an impressive win at FC Schalke 04 on Friday evening, but it was the super-subs who stole the show on Saturday as Bayer 04 Leverkusen, SC Freiburg, Hertha Berlin, SV Darmstadt 98 and RB Leipzig all picked up victories. will keep you bang up to date with all the build-up, action and reaction...

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22:00 - Over and out!

That brings an end to today's coverage of Super Saturday. After an international break, the Bundesliga once again does what it does best and makes us fall in love with it all over again! We'll see you tomorrow for the final two fixtures. Until then, good night!

RB Leipzig's first-ever Bundesliga home game will not be soon forgotten. © imago

21:45 - An historic win

Facing Borussia Dortmund in your first-ever Bundesliga match on home soil is a daunting prospect for any side, but RB Leipzig rose to the challenge and proved themselves to be no pushovers.

Read: RB Leipzig 1-0 Borussia Dortmund match report

21:20 - Burke makes an immediate impact

On a day super-subs, RB Leipzig's new signing Oliver Burke came off the bench to set up fellow substitute Naby Keita and couldn't stop smiling after the final whistle.

20:55 - Keita revels in win

Naby Keita was a happy man following RB Leipzig's win over Borussia Dortmund.

20:32 - Super Saturday!

It wasn't jam-packed with goals the way some Bundesliga weekends are, but today's action was enough to take your breathe away. The super-subs stole the show in most of the fixtures and we've still got two games to go tomorrow. Excellent!


It's all over in Leipzig! An historic win for RB Leipzig in their first ever Bundesliga home game. A day to remember for Ralph Hasenhüttl and Co. and a day to forget for Borussia Dortmund.


No that isn't a typo! RB Leipzig have taken the lead. Emil Forsberg plays in Oliver Burke, who gets to the byline before playing the ball across goal, where Naby Keita is on hand to slam the ball into the roof of the net.


The best chance of the game goes Dortmund's way. They had Leipzig outnumbered at the back as Andre Schürrle bundled past his marker. He could have gone down, but kept his feet. However, instead of laying the ball off to a team-mate, he goes for goal himself and sees his effort clip the top of the crossbar.

79' - Three good chances for Leipzig!

Timo Werner's pace and work rate have made him a real threat tonight and the youngster, signed from Stuttgart in the summer, twice goes close to an opener, first hitting the side-netting and then stinging the palms of Roman Bürki. Minutes later Dominik Kaiser's corner is met by the head of Marcel Halstenberg, forcing Raphael Guerreiro to clear off the line.

70' - Fresh faces

Oliver Burke has come on to make his debut for Leipzig, while Thomas Tuchel has called upon the services of Ousmane Dembele and Raphael Guerreiro. Dembele almost makes an immediate impact as he gets involved in a foray forward, twice playing in Lukasz Piszczek, who can't pick out a team-mate with either of his crosses.

64' - Forsberg enters the fray

Ralph Hasenhüttl brings on Sweden international Emil Forsberg for Marcel Sabitzer. Can the winger make the desired impact in this fast-paced encounter?

55' - Pace but no end product

There's been an end-to-end feel about the encounter since the restart. The action is fast-paced, and neither side are taking any prisoners, but we're still short of real goalscoring chances.


Based on the way today's other fixtures have gone I think it's fair to say that we can expect goals in the second least, lets hope so!


It's rather surprising that we're goalless at the break, but for now we're still waiting on the opening goal between RB Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund.

43' - Kaiser goes close

Dominik Kaiser's set-pieces have been a great source of threat for Leipzig in the first half and the captain again flashes a dangerous delivery across the face of goal that whistles just past the far post.

40' - On a knife's edge

Right now this game could go either way. Both sides are demonstrating great ambition going forward, whilst also defending determinedly. Marc Bartra, in particular, is looking very solid at the back for Dortmund.

30' - Big chance for BVB

With RB Leipzig looking to counter, Dortmund are the ones dictating the pace of proceedings. The visitors are stretching the play well and almost take the lead as Marcel Schmelzer, Sebastian Rode, Mario Götze all combine to set up Andre Schürrle, whose shot is just wide of the far post.

23' - A difficult question to answer at the best of times

18' - Auba with the opening chance

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang pokes a volley just past the far post. Both teams are getting into the final third, but a lack of end product is hampering their advances.

10' - Lively start

The early exchanges have been full of pace and purpose from both sides. A couple of fouls in midfield have hindered the rhythm of the game, but this looks like it's going to be an exciting encounter.


We're underway in the final game of this super Saturday as RB Leipzig play host to Borussia Dortmund in their first ever Bundesliga home game.




Phew! What a finish that was! In case you missed any of that, here are all the Saturday afternoon full-times…


Astonishing! Pohjanpalo hat-trick! The former Fortuna Düsseldorf loanee steadies himself before firing low past Adler to complete a quite remarkable treble. Chicharito who?


Pohjanpalo has his second. Another great finish by the Finn to put Leverkusen in front at the death!


Incredible scenes at the Johnny-Heimes-Stadion am Böllenfalltor as Sandro Sirigu puts the Lilies into the lead with seconds of normal time remaining.


Nils Petersen makes no mistake from the spot and the points are heading to Breisgau!


Julian Schieber appears to have sealed the points for Berlin…


Things are going from bad to worse for Gladbach…


Maximilian Philipp has his second of the game and Freiburg have turned it around! Philipp’s low volley from the edge of the box finds the bottom corner and the Breisgauer are heading for their first three points of the season.


Anything Bobby Wood can do, Joel Pohjanpalo can too! The Finland international levels for Leverkusen, heading home Julian Brandt’s cross from close range. We have quite a finish on our hands at the BayArena!

77’ - Frankfurt pressing

The Eagles are putting their hosts under considerable pressure. Szabolcs Huszti is the latest Frankfurt player to see his shot blocked by the Darmstadt defence, who are proving almost impossible to penetrate.

70’ - Time running out

Still goalless in the games at Wolfsburg and Darmstadt. Is there time to find a winner?

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63’ - Chicharito denied by the woodwork!

So close to an equaliser. Chicharito, who has had a quiet afternoon by his standards, hits a low shot across the face of goal, but his effort strikes the outside of the far post and rolls out of play. Unlucky.

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It’s not brilliant defending from Leverkusen. HSV counter at speed and a long ball forward finds Bobby Wood, who has the simple task of slotting into an empty net after Bernd Leno fails to clear. The hosts have just over half an hour to prevent a second successive league defeat.


Maximilian Philipp has equalised for the hosts, and it’s another spectacular one. He escapes the attention of a couple of Borussia defenders on the edge of the box before finding the top corner with a curling striker Hazard would have been proud of.

51’ - Köln go close

Marcel Risse’s free-kick is saved by Koen Casteels in the Wolfsburg goal. Anthony Modeste is first to the rebound, but his shot is blocked and the hosts manage to clear.


We’re back underway around the grounds. Let’s have some more goals, lads!

16:29 - And what a goal it was too...!


Just the two goals in Germany’s top flight so far on Saturday afternoon: Vedad Ibisevic has given Hertha the lead at Ingolstadt, while Thorgan Hazard’s stunner has put Gladbach a goal to the good at Freiburg. All other games remain goalless.

41' - Chances at both ends

Both teams have gone close at the BayArena. First, Admir Mehmedi powers a close-range header straight at Rene Adler, before Nicolai Müller is denied by Leno after latching onto Michael Gregoritsch’s through ball. Still goalless.


Pick that one out! Thorgan Hazard, who scored a hat-trick in the recent 6-1 demolition of Young Boys in the Champions League play-off second leg, curls in an absolute beauty from 30 yards out to put the Foals in front. What a strike that was!

31' - Wolves edging closer

Daniel Didavi has just missed a glorious chance to put Wolfsburg ahead against Köln, firing over the crossbar from point-blank range. Mario Gomez has also tested keeper Sven Müller’s palms with a low effort from the edge of the box, but it remains goalless at the Volkswagen Arena.

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22' - Werkself in charge

Still goalless at the games involving German UEFA Champions League participants. Leverkusen have the upper hand against Hamburg, but Gladbach are being matched in every department by a dogged Freiburg outfit. No clear-cut chances to speak of in either encounter.

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15' - Lively start in Darmstadt

Not much in the way of goalmouth action so far at the newly-named Johnny-Heimes-Stadion am Böllenfalltor, but there’s no shortage of effort from both sets of players.

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Genki Haraguchi splits the Ingolstadt defence in two with a sublime pass through the middle. Vedad Ibisevic takes it in his stride and slots under the advancing Orjan Nyland for his first Bundesliga goal of 2016/17!

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15:30 - KICK-OFF!

We’re underway in the five Saturday afternoon matches. Lovely weather throughout Germany today - let’s hope the football is just as enjoyable.

15:16 - New contract for Leno

Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno has signed a new contract with the club, tying him to the Werkself until 2020. Great news for them ahead of their clash with HSV.

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Darmstadt summer signing Änis Ben-Hatira starts against his former club.


Salomon Kalou starts on the bench for Hertha in Ingolstadt.


Andre Hahn, with six goals in his last five league appearances stretching back to last season, drops to the Gladbach bench. Guinea international Ibrahima Traore comes in in his stead.


Javier Hernandez goes straight into the Leverkusen starting line-up after missing out on Matchday 1 with a broken right hand.


Mario Gomez does indeed start for Wolfsburg. His last Bundesliga appearance came for Bayern back in May 2013.

14:26 - Gomez in the house!

Mario Gomez is in line to make his competitive bow in a Wolfsburg shirt against Köln this afternoon. The former Bayern and Stuttgart striker has scored five goals in ten appearances against the Billy Goats...

14:11 - Football fever in Leipzig

"We believe in our own strengths," says RB Leipzig head coach Ralph Hasenhüttl ahead of this evening's historic encounter with Dortmund - the newly promoted club's home debut in the Bundesliga. "We know all about the quality of the opposition, but we have no fear."

13:59 - Hertha's tough nut to crack

After securing a last-gasp win over Freiburg on the opening weekend, can Hertha get the better of an Ingolstadt side who have lost only of their one nine Bundesliga matches on home soil in 2016?

13:36 - Capacity crowd expected in Leverkusen

13:00 - Black Forest delight

The sun is out in Germany's sunniest city, but will it be shining on hosts Freiburg when Gladbach come to town later this afternoon?

12:40 - Darmstadt fans in fine voice

The atmosphere is building nicely ahead of the Hessen derby between SV Darmstadt 98 and Eintacht Frankfurt at the newly named Jonathan-Heimes-Stadion-am-Böllenfalltor.

12:27 - Confident Foals

12:03 - Gomez to start?

Could this man be in line to start his first Bundesliga match in over three years? Wolfsburg didn't need him last weekend as they cruised to victory at FC Augsburg, but Wolves fans would be delighted to see Mario Gomez's name in the starting line-up this afternoon.

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11:37 - Old habits die hard

Joshua Kimmich appears to be getting the hang of this goalscoring malarkey...

11:22 - 'If I know Chicha, he’ll be ready to play'

Leverkusen head coach Roger Schmidt is hopeful Chicharito will be fit to start today's game against Hamburg, telling kicker on Friday: "If I know Chicha, he'll be ready to play on Saturday."

Having watched his side lose their first league match of the campaign at Borussia Mönchengladbach, Schmidt is confident Die Werkself register their first three points of the season against the Red Shorts.

"We're looking forward to finally getting out of the blocks," said the 49-year-old. "HSV used the transfer window very well. They will make things very difficult for us. I'm expecting a tough match."

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11.05 - Pre-warm up

Dortmund travel to Leipzig in Saturday's late game, but it doesn't look like Thomas Tuchel has let his players have a lie-in this morning...

10:45 - Good morning!

Robert Lewandowski netted his fourth goal of the season as Bayern ground out a hard-fought 2-0 win in Gelsenkirchen on Friday. Will Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang follow suit on Saturday? Will Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez make his long-awaited return from a hand injury? Stay tuned to find out!

>>> Recap the action from Friday's Matchday 2 opener between Schalke and Bayern