FC Bayern Munich, led by star striker Harry Kane, is at the top of the German table, at least for the time being. soccer-Invaded the Bundesliga. England national team captain Kane increased his season tally to 17 league goals with twice in a wild game on Saturday, in a 4:2 (2:0) win against newly promoted team 1. FC Heidenheim. He would have been the top scorer last season. VfB Stuttgart beat Borussia Dortmund 2:1 (1:1).
After scoring hat-tricks against Darmstadt and Dortmund as well as two goals in a preliminary secured group win in the Champions League against Galatasaray Istanbul, Kane, who is the most expensive purchase in the club’s history at around 100 million euros, also scored against Galatasaray Istanbul. Beat many times. Strong newcomer. The 30-year-old scored impressively to ensure a convincing 2-0 lead at half-time (14th, 44th). Leroy Sané created both goals in front of 75,000 spectators.
After the break, Heidenheim showed great courage and came back into the game brilliantly against a poor Bayern thanks to Tim Kleindienst (67′) and Jan-Niklas Beste (70′). Eleven minutes after his substitution (72nd), Rafael Guerreiro allowed Bayern to celebrate the victory, with OFB teammate Konrad Leimer opening the scoring. Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, who also came as a joker, then made everything clear (85th).
Bayer Leverkusen can knock FC Bayern out of first place in the table with a win against 1. FC Union Berlin on Sunday.
In the duel for third place, VfB Stuttgart missed the next upset of Borussia Dortmund thanks to an excellent comeback from Serhou Guirassy. The striker came on as a substitute in the 67th minute and scored the winning goal with a penalty kick in the 83rd minute. Dortmund are now eight points behind leaders Bayern. Borussia also lost defender Mats Hummels in the 28th minute, who was named for the international match against Austria on 21 November.
Four days after beating Newcastle 2–0 in the Champions League, BVB produced a very weak first half. But VfB missed several chances – and missed a penalty kick for the third time in a row. In the 11th minute, BVB keeper Gregor Köbel denied Chris Fuhrich, who scored the penalty himself. The Swiss was the first Dortmund goalkeeper to save a penalty in the Bundesliga in ten years and subsequently distinguished himself several times.
Stuttgart quickly shook off Dortmund’s surprising lead through Niklas Fulkrug (36′) and immediately equalized through Deniz Undav (42′). In a thrilling last half hour, ÖFB teammate Marcel Sabitzer hit the post for Dortmund (62nd), before Guirassy ended VfB’s penalty epidemic and scored his 15th goal of the season.
1. FC Köln are still bottom of the table after a 1-1 (0-1) draw with VfL Bochum. In a game with two Austrian captains, Florian Kenz (Cologne) and Kevin Stöger (Bochum), Lukas Daschner gave the host VfL the lead (25th), with Davy Selke (54th) equalising.