The Hard Tackle takes a look at the potential relegation candidates in the new edition of the Bundesliga, which is set to get underway on Friday
Borussia Dortmund ran riot on Wednesday as they demolished second-division Paderborn 7-1 to book their place in the third round of the German Cup. With top scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on the bench, right-winger Gonzalo Castro was Paderborn’s main tormentor with two goals and two assists in Dortmund’s biggest win of the season so far. Paderborn took a shock lead through ex-Wolfsburg striker Srdjan Lakic after 21 minutes, but it lasted just four minutes as Thomas Tuchel’s team let the goals fly. Colombia striker Adrian Ramos slotted home the hosts’ first, then set up Castro before Japan midfielder Shinji Kagawa netted just before the half-time whistle to make it 3-1 at the break. Dortmund’s Germany midfielder Ilkay Gundogan then netted a penalty before Castro claimed their fifth. Henrikh Mkhitaryan set up Lukasz Piszczek for a tap in, then slammed home the seventh himself just before the final whistle. This was the first defeat Paderborn’s new coach, ex-Germany international Stefan Effenberg, has […]
Borussia Dortmund just managed to keep FC Augsburg at bay to earn their first points of the season. Newly promoted sides FC KAi??ln and SC Paderborn pulled off memorable wins to pick up their first wins of the season. Here is a look back at the action from a thrilling matchday 2 in the Bundesliga.