Bundesliga wrap: Pulisic shines (again); Schalke tops RB Leipzig
The Bundesliga dipped its toes into a new season on Friday with Bayern Munich’s win over Bayer Leverkusen, then dove right into the waters on Saturday.
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Hertha Berlin 2-0 Stuttgart
Australian attacker Mathew Leckie had a heck of a debut for Hertha, scoring in each half of a win over newly-promoted Stuttgart. Former USMNT player Julian Green was not in the 18 following reports that Stuttgart could sell the winger.
Schalke 2-0 RB Leipzig
Last season, Schalke finished a shocking season at mid-table while RB Leipzig went from newly-promoted to second in the league.
Order was restored for a weekend on Saturday, as ex-Spurs man Nabil Bentaleb converted a penalty kick before halftime to give Schalke a 1-0 lead. Yehven Konoplyanka added insurance in the second half as Schalke started the season right.
Wolfsburg 0-3 Borussia Dortmund
Christian Pulisic scored Borussia Dortmund’s first goal of the Bundesliga season, the cued up Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with a inch-perfect pass through the six to make it 3-0 at Wolfsburg. Marc Bartra also scored for the visitors.
Bayern Munich 3-1 Bayer Leverkusen -- Friday
Mainz 0-1 Hannover 96 -- Martin Harnik scores
Hamburg 1-0 Augsburg -- Bobby Wood plays 87 mins
Hoffenheim 1-0 Werder Bremen -- Kramaric scores
Freiburg vs. Eintracht Frankfurt -- 9:30 a.m. ET Sunday
Borussia Monchengladbach vs. Koln -- 11:30 a.m. ET Sunday