The Bundesliga delivered a compelling title race final season between two groups. Is it much more broad open this season?
Saturday’s upside-down outcomes appear to point as a lot, with 10-man Bayern Munich shedding 5-1 (!) at Eintracht Frankfurt, RB Leipzig hammering Mainz 8-0, Borussia Dortmund leaping again up within the desk and Borussia Monchengladbach retaining its lead on the prime.
Bayern Munich sees crimson card, walloping by Eintracht
Bayern suffered its worst Bundesliga loss in over a decade, and it was dangerous from the beginning.
Jerome Boateng had a foul upgraded from a yellow card to a crimson within the ninth minute, and Filip Kostić put Eintracht Frankfurt forward later within the first half by ending a lucky deflection (through FOX Soccer):
It is all going unsuitable for Bayern to this point.
— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) November 2, 2019
Eintracht doubled the lead earlier than Robert Lewandowski pulled one again for Bayern.
However the seven-time defending Bundesliga champions couldn’t capitalize on any momentum after halftime, permitting David Abraham to place Eintracht again up 3-1 earlier than Martin Hinteregger’s header on the hour mark sealed a victory:
Bayern hasn’t conceded 5 objectives or misplaced by 4 since April 4, 2009, in a 5-1 away defeat to VFL Wolfsburg. The capitulation and lack of creativeness have been slightly astounding Saturday, given Bayern has all however educated us out of ever anticipating that from them.
It’s one recreation, and everybody has dangerous days, even the enormous golf equipment. However there is perhaps much less wiggle room than ever this season.
RB Leipzig pummels Mainz 8-0
Oh hi there, lack of wiggle room. RB Leipzig jumped forward of Bayern on purpose differential with a deafening 8-0 victory Mainz in East Germany.
Timo Werner recorded a hat trick, Christopher Nkunku’s screamer within the thirty fifth minute was the decide of the purpose litter, and you may watch all of them proper right here (through FOX Soccer):
However the greatest stunner was how ruthlessly informal RB Leipzig’s dominance was. This recreation was 7-0 by the fiftieth minute, and all the pieces Leipzig tried appeared to work.
The match nonetheless fell properly in need of the Bundesliga report for margin of victory, which continues to be Borussia Monchengladbach’s 12-0 win over Borussia Dortmund to shut the 1977-78 season.
However not a lot else went unsuitable for Leipzig, which can be as a consequence of get United States worldwide Tyler Adams again from damage within the coming weeks. Good time to be them.
Gladbach win at Bayer to remain atop the desk
Nearly as good as Leipzig regarded, Borussia Monchengladbach continues to be main the Bundesliga with 22 factors.
Oscar Wendt and Marcus Thuram, son of French World Cup winner Lilian Thuram, scored first-half objectives in a 2-1 away win at Bayer. Leon Bailey was additionally crimson carded within the seventh minute of stoppage time for the hosts.
Can Gladbach mount a real title problem this season? They’ve already misplaced to RB Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund within the league, their hardest competitors but. However they hold accruing factors towards the opposite groups, so that they’re giving themselves a shot.
Don’t overlook about Dortmund
Borussia Dortmund scored thrice within the second half to beat VFL Wolfsburg 3-0 and assume second place within the Bundesliga desk with 19 factors.
Thorgan Hazard had the opener within the 52nd minute, whereas Raphaël Guerreiro added the second a couple of minutes later and Mario Götze closed the present with a penalty within the 88th minute.
Jadon Sancho didn’t get off the bench amid rumors of a Manchester United switch, and Dortmund is certainly higher off with him within the assault than with out.
They positive appeared OK on Saturday although, and able to making good on this title problem after final yr’s fell simply brief.
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