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Bundesliga Bulletin: Bayern Munich score eight, Erling Haaland Dortmund's hero

The 2020-21 Bundesliga season started with a flurry of goals, plenty of joy for the away teams, a host of exceptional individual performances - and fans in stadiums. Read all the latest on the Bundesliga here. Bundesliga Matchday 1 headlines: Bayern score eight on opening night Fans at some grounds ... Read full article »

Bundesliga: Life after Timo Werner and Kai Havertz begins for Leipzig and Leverkusen

While Chelsea teammates Kai Havertz and Timo Werner took on defending Premier League champions Liverpool, RB Leipzig and Leverkusen began life in the Bundesliga without their stars. The question is, did they miss them? While Timo Werner was silenced and Kai Havertz subbed off after a Chelsea teammate ... Read full article »

Opinion: Reyna, Haaland, Bellingham and Sancho star for Borussia Dortmund – and the Bundesliga

Borussia Dortmund's young starlets shone in an opening-day win over Gladbach. After Friday night, it wasn't just an important performance for BVB, but for the Bundesliga as a whole, writes DW's Matt Ford. Borussia Dortmund have developed a reputation in recent years as the premier address for the world's ... Read full article »

Bundesliga: Borussia Dortmund vs Borussia Mönchengladbach

Closing the show on Saturday evening the ‘Battle of the Borussias’ as Dortmund and Gladbach look to get 2020-21 off on the right foot. Follow all the build-up in DW’s match blog. Borussia Dortmund 0-0 Gladbach Zorc stays calm "Bayern Munich are the best team in Europe and therefore in the world ... Read full article »

Bundesliga: Stuttgart learn hard lesson against Freiburg on top-flight return

VfB Stuttgart suffered an opening-day derby defeat on their return to the Bundesliga. They face the same challenges as other traditional German giants this season, a tightrope between tradition and modernity. Stuttgart 2-3 Freiburg (Kalajdzic 71', Wamangituka 81' – Petersen 8', Sallai ... Read full article »

Bundesliga: Bayern Munich vs. Schalke – live blog

Reigning champions Bayern Munich get the ball rolling in the 2020-21 Bundesliga campaign as they welcome Schalke to the Allianz Arena on Friday night. Follow all the build-up followined by live updates here on DW: Team news Bayern Munich (4-2-3-1): Neuer - Pavard, Süle, Boateng, Hernandez - Kimmich, ... Read full article »

Bundesliga: ‘Best Bayern team ever’ appear untouchable as title defense begins

Bayern will embark on their eighth straight title defense just 26 days after their treble triumph in Lisbon. The club has a few issues to untangle, but their grip on the Bundesliga looks as unbreakable as ever. Bayern Munich go into the new season not only as the dominant force in German football, but ... Read full article »

Bundesliga: 'Elevator club' Arminia Bielefeld back in the top flight

In Germany, Bielefeld is most known for a satirical conspiracy with claims that the city doesn’t in fact exist. But after 11 years away from the big stage, the club is once more out to prove pranksters wrong. The city of Bielefeld has long been the butt of jokes. A popular satircal conspiracy theory ... Read full article »

Opinion: Return of Bundesliga fans reveals Germany's misplaced priorities

Tens of thousands of German football fans are set to return to Bundesliga stadiums amid the coronavirus pandemic. DW's Felix Tamsut believes German clubs and authorities need to get their priorities straight. My home country, Israel, was once hailed one of the world's safest in dealing with COVID-19. ... Read full article »

Iran appeals to the CAS to get ban from international judo overturned

The CAS is set to hear Iran's appeal against its ban from international judo competition. The Iran Judo Federation has denied that a judoka was pressured to avoid facing an Israeli at the World Championships. The appeal that the Swiss-based Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) started hearing this Wednesday ... Read full article »

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