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Bundesliga wrap: Haaland lights up Hertha; Leverkusen overcomes GK gaffe


21 November 2020, Berlin: Football: Bundesliga, Hertha BSC - Borussia Dortmund, 8th matchday in the Olympic Stadium. Dortmund’s Erling Haaland (l) and Youssoufa Moukoko hug each other after the end of the game. Youssoufa Moukoko is the youngest player in the history of the Bundesliga. One day after his 16. One day after his 16th birthday, the attacker was substituted for Borussia Dortmund in the game at Hertha BSC on Saturday evening. Photo: Soeren Stache/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa - IMPORTANT NOTE: In accordance with the regulations of the DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga and the DFB Deutscher Fußball-Bund, it is prohibited to exploit or have exploited in the stadium and/or from the game taken photographs in the form of sequence images and/or video-like photo series. (Photo by Soeren Stache/picture alliance via Getty Images)

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How weird is this Bundesliga season? There are two unbeaten teams after eight match days, and they sit in third and sixth.

Bayer Leverkusen overcame a hilarious (to neutrals) goalkeeper gaffe to improve to 5W-3D on the young season while Wolfsburg picked up its third win to go with five draws.

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Elsewhere, Erling Haaland was on fire as usual while Mainz picked up a first win of the season to leave Schalke and Koln as the lone winless teams in Germany’s top flight.

Bayern Munich 1-1 Werder Bremen

Florian Kohfeldt’s Bremen is much improved this season and this result is another sign that the club is going in the right direction.

American forward Josh Sargent assisted Maximilian Eggestein’s goal just before halftime and Bayern could only find a Kingsley Coman answer at the Allianz Arena.

It’s Bremen’s fifth draw of the season in eight outings, good for ninth place as one of four teams on 11 points. Bayern’s table lead is down a point.

Hertha Berlin 2-5 Borussia Dortmund

Erling Haaland is just too good.

The Norwegian striker scored four goals on Sunday, one more than his manager even recalled, as Dortmund moved ahead of Bayer on goal differential. That’s one back of the leaders.

Raphael Guerreiro continued his fine season with BVB’s other goal, while USMNT teen Giovanni Reyna came off the bench for the final 13 minutes.

Youssoufa Moukoko, 16, came off the bench in the 85th minute to become the youngest player in Bundesliga history. The future’s as bright as BVB’s yellow shirts.

Matheus Cunha scored both of Hertha’s goals.

Eintracht Frankfurt 1-1 RB Leipzig

Aymen Barkok’s goal just before halftime gave the hosts a lead and Leipzig just couldn’t rally to take advantage of Bayern’s draw.

Yussuf Poulsen came off the bench to nab Leipzig’s equalizer off an Angelino assist.

USMNT midfielder Tyler Adams played right back in a back four for Leipzig and was quite good over 90 minutes.

Arminia Bielefeld 1-2 Bayer Leverkusen

Leon Bailey and Aleksandar Dragovic were your goal scorers for the winners, and the latter is probably going to get a nice dinner off of Bayer goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky after this...


Hoffenheim 3-3 Stuttgart
Schalke 0-2 Wolfsburg
Borussia Monchengladbach 1-1 Augsburg
Freiburg 1-3 Mainz
Koln 1-2 Union Berlin

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