Borussia Dortmund cruised to a comfortable victory in Wolfsburg. - © © imago / Huebner
Borussia Dortmund cruised to a comfortable victory in Wolfsburg. - © © imago / Huebner

Matchday 4 - as it happened!

Prepare to be spoilt rotten as we bring you live coverage of the first englische Woche of the 2016/17 Bundesliga campaign, including the top-of-the-table tussle between FC Bayern München and Hertha Berlin and RB Leipzig's next big test against Borussia Mönchengladbach.

Matchday 4 fixtures

Fine-tune your Official Fantasy Bundesliga line-ups before the action gets under way!

All matches kick-off at 20:00CEST


VfL Wolfsburg 1-5 Borussia Dortmund
SV Darmstadt 98 1-1 TSG 1899 Hoffenheim
SC Freiburg 1-0 Hamburger SV
FC Ingolstadt 04 0-2 Eintracht Frankfurt


FC Bayern München vs Hertha Berlin
RB Leipzig vs Borussia Mönchengladbach
Bayer 04 Leverkusen vs FC Augsburg
FC Schalke 04 vs 1. FC Köln
SV Werder Bremen vs 1. FSV Mainz 05

Listen to Dortmund's match in Wolfsburg live on Bundesliga Audio!

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23:00 Until tomorrow...

Well, that turned out to be a fascinating night's action and what's great is that there's even more to come tomorrow! We really are spoiling you this week, aren't we? We'll see you then!

22:30 - Sebastian celebrates

Sebastian Rode came on for the last 20 minutes or so in Dortmund's 5-1 thrashing of Wolfsburg.

22:22 - Happy days for Dortmund

The table has a nice look-and-feel for Black-and-Yellows fans!


What did we say about goals coming in the second-half? A breath-taking end to Matchday 4. Here's a look at the results from Tuesday night.

90+2' - GOAL! Darmstadt 1-1 Hoffenheim

Would you believe it. They scored late to clinch a 1-0 win on home soil on Matchday 2 against Frankfurt and now Darmstadt have done it again to rescue a point against Hoffenheim. Denys Oliinyk gets on the end of a last-ditch cross to poke home at the far post and head coach Norbert Meier goes tearing down the touchline to celebrate with his players.

78' Freiburg 1-0 Hamburg

Freiburg substitute Nils Petersen had only been on the pitch 55 seconds before he scored. All nine goals Hamburg have conceded have come after the break, eight of which have been scored by substitutes.

73’ GOAL! - Wolfsburg 1-5 Dortmund

BVB are now home and dry as Lukasz Piszczek scores a fifth, heading in expertly from Guerreiro’s corner. It is the Pole’s first Bundesliga goal since May 2014.

70' GOAL Freiburg 1-0 Hamburg

Rene Adler spills Vincenzo Grifo’s long-range effort and Freiburg substitute Nils Petersen pounces to poke home the home team’s opening goal.

66' Ingolstadt 04 0-2 Eintracht Frankfurt

The hosts have had their best spell since going two down, with Lukas Hinterseer close to touching in a low cross from the right, but they can’t make the most of their possession and Eintracht look comfortable.

62’ GOAL! - Wolfsburg 1-4 Dortmund

Another assist for Castro, this time crossing for Aubameyang to poke in from close range. The points are surely Dortmund’s now.

58’ GOAL! - Wolfsburg 1-3 Dortmund

Dortmund extend their lead against the run of play as Mario Götze plays Gonzalo Castro through on goal. With goalkeeper Koen Casteels out quickly to narrow the angle, Castro flicks the ball to his right to leave Ousmane Dembele with an easy tap-in.

53’ GOAL! - Wolfsburg 1-2 Dortmund

The Wolves’ two half-time substitutes combine to get the hosts back in this. Paul Seguin feeds Daniel Didavi inside the box, and the summer signing’s first-time effort flies in past Bürki.

50’ Wolfsburg 0-2 Dortmund

What a save from Bürki! Draxler has to score at the back post with the goal at his mercy, but Bürki scrambles across to save and does well to keep out Mario Gomez’s follow-up effort to.

49' Ingolstadt 0-2 Frankfurt

What a goal! Bastian Oczipka latches onto a rebound from a corner, and from around 25 yards he smashes in a low, first-time shot with his left that tears past Nyland into the bottom corner,

46' - GOAL! - Darmstadt 0-1 Hoffenheim

With just 34 seconds of the second half played, Hoffenheim have taken the lead. Darmstadt's backline's complacency proves costly as Andrej Kramaric has time and space to pick out the bottom corner.

HALF TIME - Darmstadt 0-0 Hoffenheim

Hoffenheim enjoyed the lion's share of possession, but it was Darmstadt that looked more dangerous in the first half with Antonio Colak and Alexander Milosevic going closest to an opener.

HALF TIME - Freiburg 0-0 Hamburg

HSV forward Bobby Wood came closest to opening the scoring in a tight first half at the Schwarzwald-Stadion, the USMNT striker hitting the post. However, with all four of Freiburg's goals this season coming in the second half and Hamburg conceding all eight after the break, the omens point to plenty of excitement when the action resumes here.


Only three first-half goals to speak of, but if Matchday 2 taught us anything then second-half goals have not been rarity in the 2016/17 campaign!

45+1' GOAL! Ingolstadt 04 0-1 Eintracht Frankfurt

After the quietest of first halves, David Abraham powers a header from a corner on the right past a helpless Nyland to give Eintracht the lead.

37’ - Wolfsburg 0-2 Dortmund

Ricardo Rodriguez goes close to giving the Wolves a foothold in the game, curling a sublime free-kick around the wall from just outside the box. However, Roman Bürki dives to his right and fists it away at full stretch.

36’ - Freiburg 0-0 Hamburg

A lapse in the Freiburg defence allows Bobby Wood to muscle his way through the centre but the USMNT striker was left to look on in despair as his thumping shot bounced off the inside of the post and away from danger.

30' - Ingolstadt 04 0-0 Eintracht Frankfurt

Little to shout about in Bavaria so far, but it is the away side that have had the best chances. Ingolstadt keeper Orjan Haskjold Nyland has kept out long-range shots from Alex Meier and Marco Fabian in the best moments of a low-key affair.


25' - Darmstadt 0-0 Hoffenheim

Despite having the majority of the possession Hoffenheim are failing to penetrate Darmstadt's disciplined defence. Nadiem Amiri has come closest to an opener, but his low shot was saved by Michael Esser.

20' - Freiburg 0-0 Hamburg

We still await the opening goal at the Schwarzwald-Stadion but both SC Freiburg and Hamburger SV have enjoyed bright starts to the encounter. The visitors' Nicolai Müller has had the game's best chance thus far with a shot that swerved away from the target.

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16’ - GOAL! Wolfsburg 0-2 Dortmund

An outstanding goal from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang puts the guests two up. The Gabon international skips past Philipp Wollscheid on the left-hand edge of the box, opens up his body and curls the ball into the far corner.

15' Ingolstadt 04 0-0 Eintracht Frankfurt

A disjointed opening phase, with Eintracht having to replace the injured Rebic with Gacinovic after only 12 minutes. Neither keeper truly tested so far.


10' - Delight for Köln

They may not be in action tonight, but as if topping the table overnight on Matchday 3 wasn't enough, the Billy Goats are now the only team yet to concede following Guerreiro's effort.

4' - GOAL! - Wolfsburg 0-1 Dortmund

Well that didn't take long did it? Dream start for the visitors as summer signings Marc Bartra and Raphael Guerreiro combine, with the latter charging into the box to collect a pass before his shot takes a minor deflection past Koen Casteels.

20:00 - KICK-OFF!

We're underway around the grounds. Stay here for updates from all four fixtures!

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19:30 - Abrashi replaces Söyüncü

19:25 - Kerem Demirbay makes first start for Hoffenheim

19:20 - Meier makes five changes

19:15 - Fabian looking to maintain momentum

19:10 - Attacking line-up for Ingolstadt

19:05 - Kuba the captain!

19:00 - Wood up front, Kostic out

Filip Kostic is not in Hamburger SV's squad due to a hamstring injury, but Bobby Wood keeps his place as the lone striker.

18:50 - Aubameyang returns, Pulisic keeps his place

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang returns to Borussia Dortmund's starting line-up for the trip to Wolfsburg after missing out against SV Darmstadt 98. Elswhere, Christian Pulisic makes a second consecutive start, lining up alongside Mario Götze - one of four fresh faces in Thomas Tuchel's first XI.

18:24 - Still time to tweak your team!

Kick off on Matchday 4 is approaching fast, but there's still time to makes changes to your Official Bundesliga Fantasy team!

18:00 - Kiessling nearing return to fitness

Good news from Bayer 04 Leverkusen coach Roger Schmidt about striker Stefan Kiessling.

17:31 - Turn on, tune in!

Don't forget that you can listen to live commentary on Vfl Wolfsburg v Borussia Dortmund tonight right here on the Bundesliga website! It is one of five live streams we bring you from the most exciting league in the world every week.

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16:55 - Gomez still seeking first goal

Mario Gomez has yet to hit the net since returning to the Bundesliga, but can the wily hitman get off the mark for Vfl Wolfsburg against Borussia Dortmund tonight? Stick with us to find out!

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16:15 - Matthaus in Buenos Aires

The legend that is Lothar Matthäus is in the Argentinian capital on the latest stop of the Legends Tour to promote the Bundesliga, where he was presented with the number 10 shirt that is so sacred to the country because of Matthäus' great opponent, Diego Maradona.

Find out more about his visit to Argentina on the Legends Tour

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15:32 - Nouri's Bundesliga bow

What a couple of days it's been for this man. Can Alexander Nouri get off to a winning start as SV Werder Bremen head coach? His side take on Mainz on Wednesday - only Bayern have scored more Bundesliga goals against the Zerofivers than Werder. Good omen, perhaps?

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15:16 - Raffael setback?

Sky Sports News Germany are reporting that Gladbach midfielder Raffael will miss Wednesday's trip to the Red Bull Arena with a groin injury. The Brazilian has scored twice for the Foals so far this season.

14:33 - Alaba ready to roll

No sign of fatigue from David Alaba this afternoon...

14:17 - Bundesliga audio

Remember you can listen to Dortmund's clash with Wolfsburg and Bayern's encounter with Hertha (on Wednesday) live on Bundesliga audio. You can access the page by hovering over STATS in the top menu bar and scrolling down to BUNDESLIGA AUDIO.

14:01 - Bittencourt blow

Köln boss Peter Stöger: "Leonardo Bittencourt is unavailable for tomorrow..."

The former Hannover 96 star suffered a thigh injury in the Billy Goats' win over Freiburg last time out.

13:36 - Leverkusen wary of FCA

Die Werkself head coach Roger Schmidt is not taking anything for granted ahead of tomorrow's visit of FC Augsburg, saying:

"Augsburg have been difficult to play against for years - their change of coach in the summer has done nothing to change that."

13:20 - Weinzierl defiant

Markus Weinzierl hasn't enjoyed the best of starts to life in the FC Schalke 04 hot seat, but the former FC Augsburg boss has a full squad to choose from for Wednesday's clash with high-flying Köln, and is confident his players can turn things around.

12:55 - Ancelotti on Hertha

Bayern coach Carlo Ancelotti confirmed the leaders viewed the visit of Hertha Berlin on Wednesday as a real top of the table clash.

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...but refused to be drawn on whether Lahm, Hummels or Alaba would return to the side.

12:32 - Fantasy Update

Flo 'The Scout' Reinecke has left a life-size cut out of himself in the lounge for my wife and kids to remember me by. Why? It’s midweek-fixture time in the Bundesliga and he’s on call 24/7. His notebook is crammed with names that will help you climb the Official Fantasy Bundesliga table.

Take advantage of Flo’s Official Fantasy Bundesliga tips here

12:05 - FCB preparations underway

League leaders FC Bayern are preparing for Wednesday's top-of-the-table clash with Hertha Berlin at their Säbener Straße training complex.

11:56 - Ingolstadt braced for Eagles test

FC Ingolstadt 04's coach Markus Kauczinski is expected to field the same starting eleven that came close to gaining a result against Bayern München on Saturday. There are several changes expected in Eintracht Frankfurt's line-up, however. Ante Rebic will likely start instead of Mijat Gacinovic, and Michael Hector could replace Jesus Vallejo.

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10:29 - Schuster on Leverkusen test

FC Augsburg coach Dirk Schuster is next to answer the media's questions. Stay tuned for that one...

*Dirk Schuster's press conference ahead of #B04FCA starts at 10:45CEST.

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10:15 - Quartet still missing for Borussia

Gladbach's personnel situation remains unchanged ahead of Wednesday's trip to Leipzig, according to Andre Schubert. Patrick Herrmann, Josip Drmic, Alvaro Dominguez and Mamadou Doucoure are all still out injured.

"It's going to be a difficult game. Leipzig are tough in the tackle, dangerous on the counter and play at a high tempo," says Schubert. "They've also bought some very good players. They aren't an ordinary promoted side."

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09:21 - Tuesday pressers

We'll also be bringing you the best bits from Tuesday's pre-match press conferences a little later on. Andre Schubert, Carlo Ancelotti and Markus Weinzierl are all due to face the media today ahead of their respective teams' encounters on Wednesday.

Monday 19 September

20:00 - Bis morgen!

That's all for our rolling coverage for Monday. We'll be back first thing on Tuesday with all the build-up to the Matchday 4 games.

19:20 - The clock is ticking...

If you're hoping to make changes to your fantasy team before Tuesday's action gets underway, you'd better get a move on! You will have to make a decision on who to buy and sell much quicker than usual, with the fantasy transfer window slamming shut at 19:58 CEST on Tuesday.

Don't worry, though: Here's how you can use the transfer market to your advantage.

18:33 - Three points a must for Ingolstadt

One club desperate for three points - no matter how they get them - are FC Ingolstadt 04. Die Schanzer have lost their last two in the league after holding Hamburger SV to a draw at the Volksparkstadion on the opening day of the season. Markus Kauczinski's charges play host to an Eintracht Frankfurt side full of confidence after Saturday's impressive victory over Bayer 04 Leverkusen. A certain Marco Fabian will be hoping to pick up where he left off in that one.