Leading goalscorers Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Dortmund, l.) and Robert Lewandowski (Bayern) will face off in Der Klassiker on Sunday - © © DFL DEUTSCHE FUSSBALL LIGA
Leading goalscorers Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Dortmund, l.) and Robert Lewandowski (Bayern) will face off in Der Klassiker on Sunday - © © DFL DEUTSCHE FUSSBALL LIGA

Matchday 8: live updates

Cologne - Unsurprisingly, there is one dominant talking point ahead of Matchday 8 in the Bundesliga: Der Klassiker.

bundesliga.com will not only be bringing you all the build-up to the latest instalment of FC Bayern München and Borussia Dortmund's rivalry, but also all the pre-match chatter ahead of the seven other games this weekend.

Matchday 8 fixtures (all kick-offs 15:30 CEST/13:30 GMT unless stated)

Friday 2 October

SV Darmstadt 98 2-3 1. FSV Mainz 05

Saturday 3 October

FC Ingolstadt 04 2-0 Eintracht Frankfurt

Hannover 96 1-0 SV Werder Bremen

Hertha Berlin 3-0 Hamburger SV

Borussia Mönchengladbach 2-0 VfL Wolfsburg

TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 2-2 VfB Stuttgart

Sunday 4 October

FC Schalke 04 vs 1. FC Köln

Bayer 04 Leverkusen vs FC Augsburg (kick-off: 17:30 CEST/15:30 GMT)

FC Bayern München vs Borussia Dortmund (kick-off: 17:30 CEST/15:30 GMT)

Saturday 3 October

Bis Morgen!

It was a Saturday of firsts on Matchday 8, with a first home goal and home win for FC Ingolstadt and a first win of any kind for Hannover 96. On the other hand, it was a Saturday of seconds for Vedad Ibisevic and Kevin Volland, who both netted a second brace of the season.

That's all for tonight. We'll be back tomorrow to make sure you're kept up to date on everything surrounding the biggest fixture of the season so far. Sunday is Klassiker day!

Gladbach 2-0 Wolfsburg reaction

Hertha 3-0 Hamburg reaction

Bundesliga standings

Here's the table after a topsy-turvy Saturday...

Gladbach 2-0 Wolfsburg reaction

Hoffenheim 2-2 Stuttgart reaction

Der Klassiker build-up

Don't forget to click here for all your Klassiker needs.

Thrills and spills

What an afternoon of action, with late drama aplenty! Clock on the scorelines above to read match reports from each game, while stay with us for the latest reaction to Saturday's thrills and spills.

Five minutes to go!

Kick-off is approaching for this afternoon's games. Enjoy all the action, we'll be back at full time to give you the post-match reaction.

Bad news for Stuttgart

VfB Stuttgart have just confirmed that striker Daniel Ginczek has suffered a slipped disc and may be out of action until the winter break.

Matchday 8 line-ups

The line-ups are in! Scroll down to see all the team news for this afternoon's games.

Hannover 96 vs SV Werder Bremen line-ups

Hertha Berlin vs Hamburger SV line-ups

Borussia Mönchengladbach vs VfL Wolfsburg line-ups

FC Ingolstadt vs Eintracht Frankfurt line-ups

TSG 1899 Hoffenheim vs VfB Stuttgart line-ups

Hoffenheim in dark blue

TSG 1899 Hoffenheim will be wearing an alternative dark blue strip for today's match against VfB Stuttgart. The home side will also be sporting a different shirt sponsor, showing their support for the local Rhein-Neckar region.

90 minutes to go!

In 90 minutes, five Matchday 8 games will kick off around Germany. The sun is shining across the country, the clubs are itching for action!

Champions League teams back in action

Borussia Mönchengladbach and VfL Wolfsburg both suffered disappointment in the Champions League this week. They face each other today as both look to bounce back domestically. Find out all you need to know in our match preview.

Bayern press conference

Here's a short reminder of Pep Guardiola's press conference yesterday. The Bayern boss admitted that Arjen Robben and Sebastian Rode are doubts for Sunday's "Klassiker", and was full of praise for new signings Kingsley Coman and Douglas Costa.

Dortmund press conference

Thomas Tuchel has been talking ahead of his side's trip to Munich for Der Klassiker tomorrow. "If our goal is to get back into the UEFA Champions League, then we have to take it step by step," the tweet below reads.

"We want to be Bayern's challenger every day."

"We could have picked up more points but the title is a long way away. At the moment, Bayern deserve to be top."

"It's fun being a Borussia Dortmund fan at the moment. We want to keep meeting that responsibility to the fans."

German Unity Day

It was 25 years ago to this day that Germany reunited.

Pizza for dinner?

Bremen striker Claudio Pizarro celebrates his 37th birthday today.

Mainz kick off the weekend

Die Nullfünfers began the weekend with a dramatic 3-2 win over local rivals Darmstadt. Read the match report of that one here.

Morning all

And with no further ado, it's time to get cracking with Saturday's live Bundesliga bulletins. Relive Mainz's dramatic victory over Darmstadt last night here while we have all your Klassiker needs covered over here.