Football eventually made a return after two months, amid the unusual circumstances, and it was the Bundesliga that got the ball rolling Saturday with five matches at the same time. Dortmund’s Lucien Favre proved to be the dominant hand of the day when they blanked Schalke rivals 4-0 at an empty Signal Iduna Park.
Matches are played without fans, owing to the coronavirus pandemic. The first meetings after quarantine were held within the framework of the 26th round.
With a Thorgan Hazard assist, Erling Haaland broke the deadlock in the 29th minute when he found the back of the net. Fifteen minutes later, Raphael Guerreiro doubled the lead with a low finish past Markus Schubert, Schalke’s goalkeeper.
Danger put his name on the scoresheet as he scored himself three minutes into the second half. Guerreiro put the last nail in the coffin in the 62nd minute as he scored a well-deserved brace and pulled the game away from their opponents. They have 54 points out of 26 games with the victory and have inched within one point of Bayern Munich table-toppers.
Hertha squeezed a 3-0 victory over Hoffenheim past Berlin Union to get closer to breaking into the top-10. Kevin Akpaguma broke the deadlock for Hertha in the game’s 58th-minute. A few minutes later, Vedad Ibisevic helped Hertha double the lead, and then Mattheus Cunha scored the third goal and put the game out of control of Hoffenheim.
On 16 May, RB Leipzig shared points with Freiburg (1-1) and Borussia Dortmund (4-0) defeated Schalke in Wolfsburg Beat Augsburg (2-1).
Tomorrow Bayern Munich will perform with Union Berlin.
Augsburg 1-2 Wolfsburg
Fortuna Dusseldorf 0-0 Paderborn
Borussia Dortmund 4-0 Schalke
RB Leipzig 1-1 SC Freiburg
Hoffenheim 0-3 Hertha Berlin