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Bundesliga Matchday 2 Review; Bayern Munich continue Impressive Form

Bayern Munich continued the Bundesliga season as expected with a stellar 2-0 win over Werder Bremen at the Weser-Stadion on Saturday afternoon; we take a look at all the action that took place in our Bundesliga matchday two review,

The usually free-scoring Werder Bremen are yet to score a Bundesliga goal in two games this season which is quite worrying for the club’s supporter’s with a relegation scrap seemingly a possibility despite this being early days in the season.

None other than Robert Lewandowski popped up with the goals for Bayern after a goalless first half. Werder Bremen failed to muster any sort of goalscoring opportunities as Carlo Ancelotti’s men utterly dominated the tie, restricting Bremen to just one shot, which was off target.

Lewandowski opened the scoring in the 72nd-minute, before netting again three minutes later.

Dortmund also maintained their fine start to the new Bundesliga season with a victory over one of last season’s surprise packages, Hertha Berlin.

Hertha were unable to find their rhythm in the game as the likes of Salomon Kalou and Vedad Ibisevic were rendered ineffective by der BVB’s backline.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, amid all the transfer links, kept his composure from the sound of the first whistle, before going on to bag Dortmund’s first goal in the 15th-minute thanks to an assist from Nuri Sahin.

Dortmund’s second goal came courtesy of Sokratis Papastathopoulos in the 30th-minute with either side failing to find the back of the net during the course of the 90miutes after Sokratis’ goal.

After an opening day defeat to Schalke, RB Leipzig bounced back with a bang as they secured a 4-1 victory over Freiburg on Sunday which was somewhat of a statement victory.

Freiburg’s Florian Niederlechner opened the scoring in the 23rd-minute with Leipzig’s looking fans fearing a repeat of last week’s defeat at the hands of Schalke.

After a first half which saw Freiburg maintain a 1-0 lead, the deadly combo of Timo Werner and Emil Forsberg struck with the former scoring a goal in the 48th-minute and the latter providing the assist.

Center-back Will Orban put Leipzig in front with a 55th-minute goal, before Werner completed his brace 16 minutes later.

Bruma closed the scoring in the 80th-minute as Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men coasted to a 4-1 victory.

Cologne seems to be weak up front without their talisman from last season, Anthony Modeste. They succumbed to yet another defeat on Friday, against Hamburg who are yet to lose a game this season.

Andre Han opened the scoring for last season’s relegation escapists in the 28th-minute before Bobby Wood found the back of the net in the 34th-minute.

Mergim Mavraj was sent off in the second half after receiving a second yellow card but going a man down didn’t hamper Hamburg’s performance.

Frederik Soerensen nicked a consolation goal for Cologne in stoppage time before Hamburg issued a quick reply to take the scores up to 3-1, courtesy of Luis Holtby,

Hannover 96 secured a 1-0 victory over Schalke thanks to Jonathas’ 67th-minute strike whilst Holger Badstuber led Stuttgart to a 1-0 victory over Mainz thanks to an assist from Dennis Agogo.

Wolfsburg also won 1-0 away at Frankfurt with Daniel Didavi getting his name on the scoresheet.

Elsewhere, Augsburg and Gladbach played out a 2-2 draw on Saturday. Goals from Alfred Fingbogasson and Sergio Cordova cancelled out the strikes from Gladbach’s men, Denis Zakaria and Oscar Wendt.

Bayer Leverkusen and Hoffenheim ended with the same scoreline, 2-2 with Wendell and Bellarabi bagging a goal apiece. Andrej Kramatic and Mark Uth were on target for Hoffenheim, who have begun the campaign looking shaky.

About the Author Phillip Ekuwem

Phillip is a football writer with an immense love and passion for the beautiful game. He's well versed in European football as he enjoys watching the Premier League, Bundesliga, La Liga and the Serie A.

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