Thomas Tuchel's BVB celebrated a dominant 4-0 victory over Gladbach on Saturday evening - © © imago / Moritz Müller
Thomas Tuchel's BVB celebrated a dominant 4-0 victory over Gladbach on Saturday evening - © © imago / Moritz Müller

Matchday 1 live bulletins

Cologne - After big wins for FC Bayern München and Borussia Dortmund, last season's Bundesliga runners-up VfL Wolfsburg joined them at the top by beating Eintracht Frankfurt on Sunday afternoon.

As ever, will be bringing you all the reaction to the first weekend's action of the 2015/16 season...

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Sunday 17 August

That's a wrap

Bayern have beaten Dresden 3-0 in a nice little run-out for Pep Guardiola's men.

Testing the ground

After the press conference, the Werkself staged their final training session in the Olimpico "where the ball will be rolling at 20:45 tomorrow."

Serious business

While Bayern's Monday night clash with Dresden is a charitable event, there is more serious business for Bayer 04 Leverkusen on Tuesday night in Rome. They face Lazio in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League play-off, with a place in the group stage up for grabs. Today, coach Roger Schmidt and midfielder Christoph Kramer met the media at the Stadio Olimpico.

Translation: "I'm looking forward to hearing the anthem, but I want my first real Champions League game to come in a month's time."

Make that three

Bayern on top

Bayern are leading Dresden 2-0, thanks to goals from Arjen Robben and Arturo Vidal

They start young in Hanover

Marcelo has decided to take his kids to work on his day off - who knows if one of these will not become a future Hannover 96 star?

Crowd pleasers

FC Bayern are keeping Dynamo Dresden's fans entertained in a friendly match - who cares if it's raining?

Extra hours on the training ground

While Adler pumps iron, there are plenty of other HSV players "working overtime, practising their free kicks, sprinting and shooting."

Adler on the mend

Hamburger SV goalkeeper Rene Adler was in the weights room today, but will return to the training pitch tomorrow after injury, reads this tweet.

Open to the public

TSG 1899 Hoffenheim will stage open training sessions on Tuesday (10:00 CEST) and Wednesday (15:00 CEST) this week.

Little and large

SV Werder Bremen midfielder Felix Kroos met towering NBA megastar Dirk Nowitzki earlier. The Green-Whites perhaps could have done with his aerial presence in Saturday's 3-0 defeat to FC Schalke 04.

Wendt's delight

Oscar Wendt was only ever going to sign on the dotted line at Gladbach now, wasn't he?

Aubameyang's shout-out to Gabon

It's Independence Day in BVB forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's native Gabon today...

That was quick!

FC Bayern have landed in Dresden ahead of tonight's friendly with Dynamo.

Sane still going?

It's not entirely true since he set up a goal to end it, but we get the gist of this Tweet from Schalke, praising Leroy Sane for his energetic assist for Klaas-Jan Huntelaar.

Many happy returns

Birthday greetings also from to Gladbach's Englishman!

Werkself touch down in Italy

Bayer Leverkusen and Christoph Kramer, meanwhile, have arrived in Rome where they'll be facing Lazio in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League play-off tomorrow night.

Bayern off to Saxony

The Bundesliga leaders will be taking off shortly as they make their way to Dresden where they will face third-tier Dynamo this evening.

Public training in Frankfurt

The Eagles, who suffered a narrow 2-1 defeat to Wolfsburg yesterday evening, are inviting their fans to come and watch them at the Commerzbank Arena tomorrow at 11 CEST / 9 GMT.

Wendt to stay

Sweden left-back Oscar Wendt has put pen to paper on a new deal that will keep the 29-year-old at Borussia Mönchengladbach until the end of the 2017/18 campaign.

Die Schanzer make a splash

A debut win over 1. FSV Mainz 05 and now two players in German sports specialist magazine kicker's Team of the Day: top-flight newcomers FC Ingolstadt 04 are making themselves feel right at home in the Bundesliga.

Translation: Who'd have thought it? Two Schanzer players in kicker's team of the day in Roger and Matip.

Champions League calling

After coming from behind to beat TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 2-1 on Saturday afternoon, Bayer 04 Leverkusen have turned their attentions to tomorrow's UEFA Champions League group stage play-off first leg away to Serie A club Lazio...

Translation: Off we go! Die Werkself are on their way to Rome.

Birthday wishes

FC Schalke 04 birthday boy Johannes Geis enjoyed a solid debut in the Royal Blues' 3-0 win away to SV Werder Bremen at the weekend. A couple of days early, but not a bad way to celebrate!

The Wolves' den

You have to go all the way back to 8 March 2014 for VfL Wolfsburg's last home defeat in the Bundesliga (6-1 against FC Bayern)...

Hummels calls for more of the same

Following Saturday's one-sided 4-0 win over Gladbach, Dortmund captain Mats Hummels could scarcely have asked for much more from his side...

Lighting up the skies

If you weren't lucky enough to be in attendance for Bayern's five-star win over Hamburger SV, you might not know about the upgrades the club have made to the Allianz Arena. Check this out...

Sunday, 16 August

Welcome back!

The Bundesliga returned from its annual summer holiday on Friday and it was well worth the wait. Champions FC Bayern didn't disappoint, while last season's chasing pack - Borussia Mönchegladbach aside - all picked up opening day wins. Stay with us for more Matchday 1 reaction.

Reason to be cheerful...

...if you are a Wolfsburg fan. A remarkable statistic to round off a remarkable day, but the weekend is not over yet! We will be back in the morning bringing further reaction to the first matchday of the new season, so be sure to tune in again tomorrow!

Bogey team

Stuttgart's wait for a home win over Köln continues after they were beaten 3-1 at home to the Billy Goats in the final game of this exciting opening weekend.

Workmanlike Wolves

Wolfsburg edged past Frankfurt 2-1 in Sunday's first fixture, but the Eagles made life difficult for them. You can read our match report here.

Translation: 'That's it! Wolfsburg get their first three points of the new season with a 2-1 win over Eintracht Frankfurt.'

Fresh faces in Frankfurt starting XI

Newly-signed Lukas Hradecky, David Abraham and Luc Castaignos are all going start for Eintracht Frankfurt in the Eagles' first Bundesliga game of 2015/16 away to Wolfsburg. Kick-off is at 15:30 CEST / 13:30 GMT, and you can follow the action LIVE on Bundesliga radio.

Wolves head coach Dieter Hecking, meanwhile, opts for Koen Casteels in goal for the injured Diego Benaglio, with former Gladbach attacker Max Kruse also in the starting line-up:

Retro gamers

What a great little graphic from those busy bees at FC Bayern...

Bremen look at the bright side

Losing so comprehensively at home to Schalke wasn't the start to the season the Green-Whites were hoping for, but there were a few plus points to be taken from the game...

Get well soon, Matija!

Here's wishing FC Schalke 04 defender Matija Nastasic a speedy recovery after the Serbian ruptured his Achilles' tendon in yesterday's 3-0 win away to SV Werder Bremen. The 22-year-old, who had surgery the same evening, is likely to be out until at least early next year.

Translation: Chin up, Matija!

Leverkusen on a high

Bayer 04 Leverkusen sensation Julian Brandt says die Werkself "are full of confidence" going into their midweek UEFA Champions League play-off first leg away to Lazio, after coming from behind to beat TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 2-1 on Saturday.

Travel-sick Billy Goats

By the same token, Köln haven’t won away in the league since beating Hamburger SV 2-0 on 31 January 2015...

It's good to be back

Not to put a dampener on things, but Stuttgart haven’t won a single one of their last ten home games against this evening's visitors Köln...

Translation: Matchday! The Bundesliga's back at last!


Recent favour Wolfsburg over Eintracht in the two sides' recent head-to-head record. Only just, mind.

Fortress VfL

Supercup 2015 winners Wolfsburg can't wait for the action to get under way at the Volkswagen Arena, where Dieter Hecking's men are unbeaten in the league since 8 March 2014.

Saturday, 15 August

Catch you on Sunday!

Our live updates have now finished for the day, thanks for joining us. We'll be back bright and early tomorrow with more reactions to the Matchday 1 games so far, as well as the build-up to Wolfsburg's clash with Eintracht Frankfurt, and Stuttgart's match at home to Köln. Until then, adieu.

Schalke setback

The Royal Blues may have earned a convincing 3-0 win over Werder Bremen today but they nevertheless had some bad news: central defender Matija Nastasic looks set for a lengthy lay-off after picking up an injury during the game.

All smiles

Ilkay Gündogan has taken to Twitter following the victory, posting this picture with Sokratis Papastathopoulos...

Pierre's little brother

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, scorer of Dortmund's second goal in their 4-0 victory over Borussia Mönchengladbach, has posted a picture of himself with youngster Julian Weigl, who enjoyed an outstanding Bundesliga debut on Saturday evening. What song is he talking about, do you think?

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Team news

It's been a typically rip-roaring day of action in the Bundesliga so far, and the good news is there's plenty more still to come! In today's late game Borussia Dortmund welcome Borussia Mönchengladbach to the Signal Iduna Park. Here's a look at the starting line-ups:

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Leverkusen triumph

Newcomers pick up points

Updates on ice

The afternoon kick-offs are fast approaching so make sure you tune in wherever you are on your platform of choice. We'll be back later this afternoon with all the latest updates from around the grounds.

Today's confirmed line-ups

Top of the pile

Sitting at the league's summit - for the time being at least - Bayern were able to enjoy a relaxed and fun-filled day of training in Munich today.

Reus against his old colleagues

Borussia Dortmund and Germany star attacker Marco Reus will be up against his former side Mönchengladbach this evening. Find out how the fan favourite has fared against the Foals since switching allegiances three years ago right here.

Lilies make the news

As SV Darmstadt 98, aka the Lilies, prepare to make their official Bundesliga comeback after a 33-year absence against Hannover 96 this afternoon, midfielder Jan Rosenthal thinks he might have stumbled across a pre-match omen in the morning paper...

Translation: Matchday! If that's not a sign...

Debutant's ball

FC Ingolstadt 04 take their Bundesliga bow away to 1. FSV Mainz 05 at 14:30 CEST, looking to "write history", reads this tweet...

Hoffenheim in relaxed mood

Kevin Kuranyi and the rest of the TSG Hoffenheim camp have been out for a leisurely stroll ahead of this afternoon's clash with Bayer 04 Leverkusen.

Billy Goats itching for opener

Spare a thought for 1. FC Köln: they have to wait another day before taking on VfB Stuttgart.

Ujah ready and raring

SV Werder Bremen summer signing Anthony Ujah is likewise feeling pretty pumped...

Hunter at the ready

FC Schalke 04 striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar can't hide his excitement ahead of this afternoon's trip to Bremen.

Battle of the Borussias

What a way to start the season for fans of a Gladbach persuasion!

Bayern back on the pitch

Pep Guardiola's charges have already taken to the training field on a sunny morning in the Bavarian capital.

Packed-out Signal Iduna Park

81,359 spectators will be attending Mönchengladbach's visit to Dortmund in the Battle of the Borussias today.

Thomas Müller, meanwhile, who found the net twice at the Allianz Arena, seemed rather impressed by the Bavarians' curtain-raising display:

Costa making an impression

Douglas Costa, who joined Bayern München from Ukrainian giants FC Shakhtar Donetsk in the summer, was a happy man indeed after enjoying a dream Bundesliga debut for the defending champions, setting up one and scoring another in their 5-0 opening victory at home to Hamburger SV.