After a two-month break, the German football championship resumed last weekend.
Starting at 13:00, four matches of the 26th round of the Second League were played, all four without spectators, in front of empty stands and with numerous prescribed epidemiological measures.
Among other things, these instructions also concern the celebration of hits, for which it is explicitly emphasized that there is no usual celebration and hugging of the shooter and his teammates’ congratulators.
The Ruhr derby as a Bundesliga warm up
In First League, Borussia Dortmund defeated Schalke 4-0 in a big derby in the province of Ruhr.
29 minutes into the match, the visitors’ central line of defence had to look on as Erling Haaland dashed through, knocking home 3 – 0 for Raphael Guerreiro.
With this triumph, Borussia Dortmund came only one point behind the leading Bayern, which will play against Union Berlin on Sunday, while Schalke fell from seventh to the eighth position because it was overtaken by Freiburg, which took a point away from RB Leipzig by playing 1: 1. In the remaining matches, Hertha beat Hoffenheim 3-0 as guests, while Fortuna Dusseldorf and Paderborn played 0-0.
Eintracht Frankfurt was defeated in the last match on Saturday by Borussia Mönchengladbach with a convincing 3: 1, but the Eintracht player had the moment of the match. Martin Hinteregger of Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday staged one of the biggest clean-ups not only in the Bundesliga but in history.
Bayern leads the table with 55 points from 25 appearances. Second is Borussia Dortmund with one point less and one game more, Borussia (M) has 52 points and RB Leipzig is fourth with 51 points.
What to expect this weekend?
This weekend also kicks off with a derby, this time its the Berlin derby on Friday, but the highlight of the weekend’s action will be battle between Mönchengladbach and Bayer Leverkusen. If Leverkusen can grab a point or 3 on the road, they’ll greatly enhance their odds to make the Champions League.