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Bundesliga wrap: Pulisic shines (again); Schalke tops RB Leipzig

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Dortmund’s Christian Pulisic celebrates scoring the first goal of the game against Wolfsburg, during the German Bundesliga soccer match between VfL Wolfsburg and Borussia Dortmund in the Volkswagen Arena in Wolfsburg, Germany, Saturday Aug. 19, 2017. (Peter Steffen/dpa via AP)


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

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