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Bundesliga 26th round summary: Perfect Dortmund, floppy Leipzig and flying Leverkusen

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Football officially returned this weekend with the 26th matchday of the German Bundesliga. Check out our round review.

Borussia Dortmund stole the headlines across Europe with a 4-0 victory over local rivals Schalke in the 156th Revierderby.

The Balck and Yellows showed a perfect performance, making a big statement in the upcoming title race with reigning champions Bayern Munich.

Hansi Flick’s side, however, did not fall under the pressure, securing an easy 2-0 win at Union Berlin to keep their four-point advantage on the top of the table.

The biggest disappointment of the 26th matchday came from Leipzig, as the Red Bulls failed to beat Freiburg (1-1), noting their third consecutive draw in the Bundesliga.

Borussia Monchengladbach took the opportunity to move up to the third place in the standings with a 3-1 away win at Eintracht Frankfurt, while Kai Havertz led Bayer Leverkusen to a flying 4-1 victory over Werder Bremen in the final game of the round, on Monday evening.

Player of the Round – Kai Havertz

Bayern Leverkusen’s 20-year old starlet Kai Havertz is our choice for the Player of the Round award, as he netted a brace within five minutes, captaining his boyhood club to a 4-1 win in Bremen last evening.

The attacking midfielder also played a fantastic game and was all over the pitch, snitching the award from Thorgan Hazard, who registered a goal and assist in Dortmund’s derby win against Schalke on Saturday afternoon.

Moment of the round

The moment of the 26th round could be only one this weekend and that’s the first goal after a two-month break due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

And that goal was scored by the revelation of the 2019-20 campaign – the talented Norwegian striker, Erling Braut Haaland. In case you missed it, check out the video below.