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TEAM PROFILES

Arminia Bielefeld, Augsburg, Bayer Leverkusen, Bayern Munich, Bochum, Borussia Dortmund, Borussia MG, Eintracht Frankfurt, Fortuna Düsseldorf, Freiburg, Greuther Fürth, Hertha Berlin, Hoffenheim, Köln, Leipzig, Mainz, Paderborn, Schalke, Stuttgart, Union Berlin, Werder Bremen, Wolfsburg

RESULTS

Frankfurt 1-6 Bayern
Bochum 1-2 Mainz
Augsburg 0-4 Freiburg
Wolfsburg 2-2 Werder
Union 3-1 Hertha
Gladbach 3-1 Hoffenheim
Dortmund 1-0 Leverkusen
Stuttgart 1-1 Leipzig
Köln 3-1 Schalke

Matchday 2

Freiburg 1-3 Dortmund
Hoffenheim 3-2 Bochum
Werder 2-2 Stuttgart
Leipzig 2-2 Köln
Leverkusen 1-2 Augsburg
Hertha 1-1 Frankfurt
Schalke 2-2 Gladbach
Mainz 0-0 Union
Bayern 2-0 Wolfsburg

CURRENT TABLE

# Team MP W D L F A G P
1 Bayern Munich 2 2 0 0 8 1 +7 6
2 Borussia Dortmund 2 2 0 0 4 1 +3 6
3 Borussia Mönchengladbach 2 1 1 0 5 3 +2 4
4 FC Cologne 2 1 1 0 5 3 +2 4
5 Union Berlin 2 1 1 0 3 1 +2 4
6 Mainz 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 4
7 SC Freiburg 2 1 0 1 5 3 +2 3
8 TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 2 1 0 1 4 5 -1 3
9 Augsburg 1907 2 1 0 1 2 5 -3 3
10 Werder Bremen 2 0 2 0 4 4 +0 2
11 RB Leipzig 2 0 2 0 3 3 +0 2
12 Stuttgart 2 0 2 0 3 3 +0 2
13 Schalke 04 2 0 1 1 3 5 -2 1
14 Hertha Berlin 2 0 1 1 2 4 -2 1
15 Wolfsburg 2 0 1 1 2 4 -2 1
16 Eintracht Frankfurt 2 0 1 1 2 7 -5 1
17 VFL Bochum 2 0 0 2 3 5 -2 0
18 Bayer 04 Leverkusen 2 0 0 2 1 3 -2 0

UPCOMING FIXTURES

Matchday 3

Gladbach vs Hertha
Augsburg vs Mainz
Wolfsburg vs Schalke
Stuttgart vs Freiburg
Dortmund vs Werder
Leverkusen vs Hoffenheim
Union vs Leipzig
Frankfurt vs Köln
Bochum vs Bayern

DFB POKAL

Kaan-Marienborn 0-2 Nürnberg
Dynamo Dresden 0-1 Stuttgart
Neustrelitz 0-8 Karlsruhe
1860 Munich 0-3 Dortmund
Viktoria Berlin 0-3 Bochum
Straelen 3-4 St Pauli
Wernigerode 0-10 Paderborn
Bayreuth 1-3 Hamburg
Illertissen 0-2 Heidenheim
Elversberg 4-3 Bayer Leverkusen
Lübeck 1-0 Hansa Rostock
Jahn Regensburg 2-2 Köln (4-3)
Carl Zeiss Jena 0-1 Wolfsburg
Offenbach 1-4 Düsseldorf
Stuttgarter Kickers 2-0 Fürth
Bremer SV 0-5 Schalke
Rehden 0-4 Sandhausen
Schott Mainz 0-3 Hannover
Rödinghausen 0-2 Hoffenheim
Kaiserslautern 1-2 Freiburg
Lohne 0-4 Augsburg
Oberachern 1-9 Borussia MG
Engers 1-7 Arminia Bielefeld
Braunschweig 4-4 Hertha Berlin (6-5)
Waldhof 0-0 Holstein Kiel (5-3)
Erzgebirge Aue 0-3 Mainz
Cottbus 1-2 Werder Bremen
Chemnitz 1-2 Union Berlin
Ingolstadt 0-3 Darmstadt
Magdeburg 0-4 Frankfurt
Ottensen vs Leipzig
Viktoria Köln vs Bayern Munich

HISTORY AND FORMAT

Kicking off in 1963, the Bundesliga is the elite football competition in Germany. It is the best-attended football league in the world and is currently ranked the fourth strongest in Europe. Matches are played at a fast pace with plenty of honest endeavour and sportsmanship. The Bundesliga tends to boast the highest goals per game ratio of the major European leagues. As the teams only have to play 34 league matches and participate in one domestic knock-out cup, the DFB Pokal, players are able to remain fresh all the way to the end of the season.

Format-wise, 18 teams take part in the competition each year with the top three entering the Champions League directly; the fourth placed side enters preliminary qualifying. At the other end of the table, the bottom two teams are automatically relegated, whilst the team in 16th place plays a two-legged relegation playoff with the team finishing third in the 2. Bundesliga.

Bayern Munich are the most successful team in the history of the competition with 31 titles to their name. They are the current holders of the Meisterschale after cruising to their tenth consecutive league win by eight points. Munich were thrashed 5-0 by Gladbach in the Pokal, which was eventually won by Leipzig, who claimed their first major piece of silverware with victory on penalties over Freiburg. The Bundesliga all-time top scorer is Gerd Müller, with 365 goals.

ROLL OF HONOUR

31 Bayern Munich 5 Borussia Dortmund, Borussia Mönchengladbach 4 Werder Bremen 3 Hamburg, Stuttgart 2 Köln, Kaiserslautern 1 1860 Munich, Braunschweig, Nürnberg, Wolfsburg

20 Bayern Munich 6 Werder Bremen 5 Eintracht Frankfurt, Borussia Dortmund 4 Köln, Schalke 3 Stuttgart, Borussia Mönchengladbach, Hamburg 2 Karlsruhe, Nurnberg, Fortuna Düsseldorf, Kaiserslautern 1 Rot-Weiss Essen, Schwarz-Weiss Essen, 1860 Munich, Kickers Offenbach, Bayer Uerdingen, Hannover, Bayer Leverkusen, Wolfsburg, Leipzig

QUIZZES

WHO’S COMING UP?

# Team MP W D L F A G P
1 Paderborn 4 3 0 1 11 4 +7 9
2 Heidenheim 4 3 0 1 7 1 +6 9
3 Darmstadt 4 3 0 1 7 3 +4 9
4 Hamburg 4 3 0 1 5 1 +4 9
5 Holstein Kiel 4 2 2 0 9 5 +4 8
6 Jahn Regensburg 4 2 1 1 5 1 +4 7
7 FC St. Pauli 4 2 1 1 9 6 +3 7
8 Fortuna Düsseldorf 4 2 1 1 6 5 +1 7
9 FC Kaiserslautern 4 2 1 1 6 5 +1 7
10 Sandhausen 4 2 0 2 6 6 +0 6
11 Hansa Rostock 4 2 0 2 3 6 -3 6
12 Hannover 96 4 1 1 2 6 8 -2 4
13 Nürnberg 4 1 1 2 4 6 -2 4
14 Karlsruhe 4 1 1 2 6 11 -5 4
15 Greuther Fürth 4 0 3 1 5 7 -2 3
16 Magdeburg 4 1 0 3 5 9 -4 3
17 Arminia Bielefeld 4 0 0 4 2 9 -7 0
18 Eintracht Braunschweig 4 0 0 4 0 9 -9 0

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