Borussia Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored his sixth goal of the season against Bayer 04 Leverkusen on Sunday evening - © © gettyimages / Alex Grimm/Bongarts
Borussia Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored his sixth goal of the season against Bayer 04 Leverkusen on Sunday evening - © © gettyimages / Alex Grimm/Bongarts

Matchday 5 live bulletins

Cologne - Borussia Dortmund maintained their slender lead at the top of the Bundesliga standings after defeating Bayer 04 Leverkusen 3-0 on Sunday evening.

Elsewhere, FC Bayern München continued their winning start with a comfortable 3-0 win at previously unbeaten SV Darmstadt 98 on Saturday, while VfL Wolfsburg kept up the pressure at the top of the table with a 2-0 win over Hertha Berlin.

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MATCHDAY 5 RESULTS (all kick-offs 15:30 CEST unless stated otherwise)

1. FSV Mainz 05 3-1 TSG 1899 Hoffenheim
VfL Wolfsburg 2-0 Hertha Berlin
Hamburger SV 0-0 Eintracht Frankfurt
1. FC Köln 1-0 Borussia Mönchengladbach
SV Werder Bremen 0-1 FC Ingolstadt 04
SV Darmstadt 98 0-3 FC Bayern München
VfB Stuttgart 0-1 FC Schalke 04
Borussia Dortmund 3-0 Bayer 04 Leverkusen
FC Augsburg 2-0 Hannover 96

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Monday, 21 September

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Sunday, 20 September

That's a wrap

That concludes our live coverage for the day, thanks a lot for joining us. You will not have long to wait for the next instalment of Bundesliga action, as Matchday 6 kicks-off on Tuesday. See you then!

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Breitenreiter thankful

FC Schalke 04 earned themselves a narrow win over Stuttgart on Sunday, but the Royal Blues may well have left the Mercedes-Benz Arena empty-handed if it hadn’t been for goalkeeper Ralf Fährmann, who pulled off save after save to keep the Swabians at bay.


Stuttgart v Schalke is goalless at the interval. In the meantime, let's take a look at the line-ups for the two late games:


The line-ups are in for the first of the three Sunday matches: VfB Stuttgart vs FC Schalke 04!

Fond memories

Schalke beat Stuttgart 4-1 in last season's corresponding fixture, with Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting bagging a hat-trick. Will the Royal Blues leave the Mercedes-Benz Arena with three points in the bag once again? We'll find out in around five hours' time...

Many happy returns!

Plenty to smile about this morning for birthday boy Julian Draxler, whose Wolfsburg side recorded a 2-0 win over Hertha on Saturday to keep the pressure on FC Bayern and BVB at the top of the Bundesliga table.

'Auba focused'

Loyal support

Borussia Mönchengladbach fans remain fully behind their side, despite seeing the Foals lose their fifth consecutive league match at the home of their bitter rivals on Saturday. Lucien Favre's charges were beaten 1-0 by Köln, with Anthony Modeste grabbing the only goal of the game.

A day of firsts...

...and comebacks for FC Bayern! A fine day all round for the record champions, who beat previously unbeaten SV Darmstadt 98 3-0 at the Böllenfalltor to maintain their winning start.

First home points?

FC Augsburg put in an impressive display in the UEFA Europa League on Thursday, despite an eventual 3-1 defeat to La Liga outfit Athletic Club. Today, Markus Weinzierl's team welcome fellow strugglers Hannover 96 to the WWK Arena hoping to register their first home win of the campaign. Hannover, meanwhile, are still searching for their first victory of the season.

Vital points at stake

VfB Stuttgart, who are yet to win in the league this season, host FC Schalke 04 at the Mercedes-Benz Arena at 15:30 CEST. Alexander Zorniger's side are desperate for the points, while the Royal Blues are looking to close the gap on the top four after an inconsistent start to the 2015/16 campaign.

Sunday showdown!

Welcome back everyone! After another day of goals, drama and passion in the Bundesliga on Saturday, we turn our attentions to the Signal Iduna Park. At 17:30 CEST, Borussia Dortmund take on Bayer 04 Leverkusen in the standout tie of Matchday 5. Don't miss it!

Saturday, 19 September

Bis morgen!

That concludes our live coverage for today, but we'll be back bright and early on Sunday morning, so make sure to check in!

Sommer positive

Gladbach goalkeeper Yann Sommer is determined to remain upbeat following his side's sixth consecutive defeat in all competitions this season. His tweet below says: "We'll get back on our feet and keep fighting!"

Hamburg held

Hamburger SV and Eintracht Frankfurt played out an entertaining goalless draw at the Volksparkstadion. The stalemate extends Frankfurt's unbeaten league run to nine matches, but had it not been for HSV keeper Jaroslav Drobny the Eagles may well have collected all three points.

Ingolstadt delight

FC Ingolstadt have become the first newly-promoted side to win their first three away games in the Bundesliga. The Bavarian outfit celebrated in style on Twitter...

"Goal for the Schanzer!!! Unbelievable, we're ahead in the 93rd minute! How awesome is that?!

Happy anniversary!

Wolfsburg celebrated their 70th anniversary earlier this week. Prior to the Wolves' clash with Hertha Berlin on Saturday, the home fans held up a huge banner that read "70 years of success". Dieter Hecking's side beat the capital club 2-0 thanks to Bas Dost's brace.

Derby winners!

Anthony Modeste has plenty of reason to be cheerful this evening after netting the only goal of the game in Köln's derby victory over Gladbach. The Frenchman has now scored for goals in five league matches for the Billy Goats this season.

Bayern maintain winning start

The Bavarians' 100 per cent league record this season remains intact after Pep Guardiola's side beat Darmstadt 3-0. There were also wins for VfL Wolfsburg and FC Ingolstadt, while FC Köln got the better of Rhine rivals Borussia Mönchengladbach at the RheinEnergieStadion.

Click on the results at the top of the page for our match reports!

Team news

Hamburger SV vs Eintracht Frankfurt

Emir Spahic goes straight into the HSV starting XI following suspension, but Swedish midfielder Albin Ekdal misses out.

SV Werder Bremen vs FC Ingolstadt 04

The Bundesliga's all-time leading foreign goalscorer Claudio Pizarro is once named again on the substitutes' bench for the visit of Ingolstadt.

VfL Wolfsburg vs Hertha Berlin

Dante and Julian Draxler make their home Bundesliga debuts against the boys from the capital. Nicklas Bendtner also starts for the Wolves.

1. FC Köln vs Borussia Mönchengladbach

Granit Xhaka's back for the Foals following suspension...

SV Darmstadt 98 vs FC Bayern

A much-changed Bayern side, with Pep Guardiola handing Kingsley Coman his full debut and Joshua Kimmich, Juan Bernat and Sebastian Rode all making their first Bundesliga starts of the season.

Dortmund Memorabilia

How about this for a trip down memory lane? Dortmund midfielder Julian Weigl's first experience of live Bundesliga action came by way of the 2009/10 Matchday 27 encounter between BVB and Bayer 04 Leverkusen - a game die Schwarz-Gelben won 3-0!

"Five years ago it was my first live game in the stadium. Tomorrow I could be on the pitch - awesome!"

Tuchel calls for A-game

Tuchel also said Dortmund will have to be at their best to beat Leverkusen and prevent the Werkself from playing their high-pressing game.

Reus on the verge of return

Marco Reus could feature for Borussia Dortmund in tomorrow's game against Bayer 04 Leverkusen after sitting out the last two through injury, according to Thomas Tuchel. Neven Subotic (back) and Sven Bender (virus) are expected to miss out, however.

"Marco trained fully and will do so again today. Then we'll make a decision."

Aubameyang: 'I want 20 goals'

Dortmund hitman Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang said at today's press conference that he is aiming to find the net 20 times this season. "I also made a bet with the coach [Thomas Tuchel]," revealed the Gabon star. Aubameyang also looked ahead to Sunday's clash against western rivals Bayer Leverkusen: "We want to put them under pressure and force them to commit mistakes."

O'zapft is!

With Munich's Oktoberfest beginning today, here's a quick reminder of how Bayern have fared during the world-famous funfair in the last seven years:

Hoffenheim trio out

Kevin Volland, Pirmin Schwegler and Mark Uth will all be unavailable for Sunday's training session after picking up knocks in Friday defeat to Mainz, Hoffenheim have confirmed.

Müller the man


Bayern attacker Mario Götze, scorer of Germany's World Cup-winning goal last summer, will be wearing a special pair of boots today against Darmstadt:

Rode's Darmstadt reunion

"Looking forward to playing at home again," says Bayern midfield dynamo Sebastian Rode ahead of today's trip to Darmstadt. The 24-year-old represented the Lilies at youth level in the 2004/05 season.

Beister boost

More good news for Mainz after yesterday's win against Hoffenheim, with summer signing Maximilian Beister back in training having after a knee injury.

Dante keen

Seems like former Bayern centre-back Dante can't wait for his first Bundesliga home game with Wolfsburg to kick off.

Here's what Wolves boss Dieter Hecking has to say ahead of the 2009 champions' game against Hertha:


Hello and welcome to another day of live bulletins, with all five fixtures kicking off at 15:30 CEST / 13:30 GMT this Saturday. To start with, how about checking out our exclusive preview of Darmstadt 98 vs Bayern München? There's also the Rhine derby between 1. FC Köln and Borussia Mönchengladbach and Wolfsburg's clash with Hertha Berlin at the Volkswagen Arena.

Friday, 18 September

Well, that was an entertaining start to the weekend indeed!

The Malli show!

Yunus Malli starred with a brilliant hat-trick as Mainz emerged 3-1 victory over a under-par Hoffenheim side at the Coface Arena. The hosts have temporarily risen to third while Hoffenheim now have one point from five games. You can read the match report over here.

Fast approaching!

With kick-off just around the corner, don't forget that there are a multitude of ways to follow Mainz's clash wit Hoffenheim. You can listen live on the radio by following this link and you can find out how to watch the match wherever you are in the world over here. Alternatively, there's your handy live ticker here so there's no excuse to miss a minute of action! Enjoy the game and join us here after the final whistle.

Teams are in!

It should be a thriller at the Coface Arena this evening - kick-off is in just under 45 minutes! Enjoy a full match preview here.

Gamefaces on

"Now the boys have arrived!" reads Mainz's tweet below.

Friends off, rivals on

"I'm looking forward to tomorrow's game against the Swiss Wolves Timm [Klose], Diego [Benaglio] and Ricardo [Rodriguez]," reads Hertha star Valentin Stocker's tweet below.

Hunter positive

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar has netted three times in the last two games for the Royal Blues.

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Calm before the storm?

Dress rehearsal

Wolfsburg are taking part in their final training session ahead of tomorrow's encounter with Hertha. Centre-back Dante has had plenty to smile about since joining the Wolves, who have not conceded a goal since the Brazilian's arrival from FC Bayern München.

That's a wrap!

Bremen host FC Ingolstadt on Saturday with the visitors looking to make to make history at the Weser-Stadion. No newly-promoted side has ever won their first three away games at the start of a campaign. Ingolstadt have already beaten Mainz and Augsburg on the road in 2015/16.

Wakey wakey!

Mario Götze and Rafinha have some fun at Joshua Kimmich's expense during Bayern's trip to Darmstadt...

Friday evening showdown

Today's Matchday 5 opener comes from the Coface Arena, where Mainz are looking to bounce back from last weekend's 2-1 defeat to Schalke. Japan striker Yoshinori Muto bagged a brace in his last home match for the carnival club. Mainz fans will be hoping he picks up where he left off this evening.

Corner Kings!

How did Ingolstadt get on? Find out here!

Schalke in Stuttgart

And the Hunter is all smiles after a successful evening in Cyprus.

Happy Birthday, Marwin!

As UEFA's tweet below highlights, it's been quite the year for Augsburg keeper Marwin Hitz. He scored a goal of the month, made his Switzerland debut and, last night, featured in die Fuggerstädter's European debut.

Guess who?

Could it be a pair of Bayern's South American superstars?

Derby fever!

The Rhine derby is under 24 hours away...

"24 hours to go! The thermometer currently reads: derby fever!"

Weiser selected

Summer signing Mitchell Weiser is in Hertha Berlin's squad for Saturday afternoon's 15.30 CEST kick-off in Wolfsburg.

Hard at work

Bremen, who welcome Ingolstadt this weekend, are putting in the hard yards on the training ground.

Brothers in arms

David Alaba has tweeted this touching picture of him and his best mate, Franck Ribery. The Frenchman has been out of action since March.

Doubts over Lewandowski, Alonso and Vidal

Pep wary of Darmstadt

Despite his Bayern side having started the season with four wins from four, FC Bayern coach Pep Guardiola inisists Bayern won't be taking Darmstadt lightly on Saturday. The encounter at the old-school Merck-Stadion am Böllenfalltor has been sold out for weeks and is set to be at full capacity.

Gisdol targets improvement

Without a win all season in all competitions, the pressure's mounting for Markus Gisdol's Hoffenheim as they prepare to tackle Mainz at the Coface Arena.

"We've still got to find our feet as a team in attack. Kuranyi and Volland joined up late [with the squad for pre-season training]. There's still room for improvement."

Refugees welcome

1. FSV Mainz 05 have invited around 400 refugees to tonight's clash with TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. Click here to find out more about what the Bundesliga clubs are doing to help with the Europe-wise crisis.

David vs Goliath

Promoted SV Darmstadt 98 welcome defending champions FC Bayern to the Merck-Stadion am Böllenfalltor on Saturday afternoon. The Lilies stunned Bayer 04 Leverkusen last weekend to record their first Bundesliga win since 1982 and extend their unbeaten start to the season to four matches, so you can bet your bottom dollar Bayern head coach Pep Guardiola has studied those highlight tapes thoroughly. We'll find out later.