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Bundesliga wrap: BVB goes atop the table with wild comeback

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It’s nearly October, and Bayern Munich is not atop the Bundesliga.

[ MORE: What did we learn from PL Saturday? ]

Have you wiped your eyeglasses, phone, or computer screen? Cause that’s a true statement.

Bayer Leverkusen 2-4 Borussia Dortmund

For about an hour, Bayer Leverkusen’s turn in form looked to have firm roots in the soil. Bidding for a third-straight win following an 0-4 start, the hosts got goals from Mitchell Weiser and Jonathan Tah to stun visitors intent on claiming the top of the table.

Jacob Bruun Larsen and Marco Reus scored five minutes apart to level the score in the 69th minute, and Paco Alcacer scored twice in the final nine minutes as Borussia Dortmund won at BayArena.

USMNT star Christian Pulisic missed a lot of the fun, subbing off shortly after BVB pulled to within one via Brunn Larsen.

Hoffenheim 1-2 RB Leipzig

Six teams are now within three points of first place after Yussuf Poulsen scored his fifth and sixth goals in all competitions, and RBL only conceded a stoppage time penalty from Andrej Kramaric in moving sixth. The Danish 24-year-old has three of his goals in Bundesliga play.

Schalke 1-0 Mainz

Alessandro Schopf’s 11th minute goal was one of just two shots on target for Schalke, but the perennial contenders don’t care how their first league win arrived, just that it’s here.

Elsewhere
Hertha Berlin 2-0 Bayern Munich — Friday
Stuttgart 2-1 Werder Bremen
Wolfsburg 2-2 Borussia Monchengladbach
Nurnberg 3-0 Fortuna Dusseldorf
Eintracht Frankfurt vs. Hannover — 9:30 a.m. ET Sunday
Augsburg vs. Freiburg — Noon ET Sunday

STANDINGS

Team GP W D L GF GA GD Home Away PTS
 Borussia Dortmund 6 4 2 0 19 5 14 3-0-0 1-2-0 14
 Bayern Munich 6 4 1 1 12 5 7 2-1-0 2-0-1 13
 Hertha BSC Berlin 6 4 1 1 12 7 5 3-0-0 1-1-1 13
 Mönchengladbach 6 3 2 1 12 9 3 3-0-0 0-2-1 11
 Werder Bremen 6 3 2 1 11 8 3 1-2-0 2-0-1 11
 RB Leipzig 6 3 2 1 10 9 1 2-1-0 1-1-1 11
 VfL Wolfsburg 6 2 3 1 10 9 1 1-2-1 1-1-0 9
 FSV Mainz 05 6 2 2 2 4 4 0 2-1-0 0-1-2 8
 1. FC Nürnberg 6 2 2 2 7 10 -3 2-1-0 0-1-2 8
 1899 Hoffenheim 6 2 1 3 10 10 0 1-1-1 1-0-2 7
 SC Freiburg 5 2 1 2 8 9 -1 1-1-1 1-0-1 7
 Bayer Leverkusen 6 2 0 4 7 13 -6 1-0-2 1-0-2 6
 FC Augsburg 5 1 2 2 7 8 -1 0-1-1 1-1-1 5
 Fortuna Düsseldorf 6 1 2 3 5 9 -4 1-0-2 0-2-1 5
 VfB Stuttgart 6 1 2 3 5 10 -5 1-1-1 0-1-2 5
 Eintracht Frankfurt 5 1 1 3 6 9 -3 0-1-1 1-0-2 4
 FC Schalke 04 6 1 0 5 3 9 -6 1-0-2 0-0-3 3
 Hannover 96 5 0 2 3 4 9 -5 0-1-1 0-1-2 2

Must-See Goal: Jozy Altidore puts USMNT in front with Bicycle Kick

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Jozy Altidore put his stamp on the game and gave U.S. Men’s National Team coach Gregg Berhalter more to speak about with one fell swing.

Altidore finished off a corner kick in spectacular fashion, executing a perfect bicycle kick to put the USMNT up 1-0 in the 66th minute. The goal came one minute after the entrance of Christian Pulisic, which perhaps was on the mind of the Panama defense.

It was Altidore’s second-straight game vs. Panama with a goal. His last two were in October 2017, when the U.S. pummeled Panama, 4-0. Of course, a few days later, a tired USMNT failed to win at Trinidad and Tobago.

FOLLOW LIVE, Gold Cup: USMNT closes out group v. Panama

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It’s a fully-changed starting XI for the U.S. Men’s National Team as it closes out the group stage against Panama at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas.

Omar Gonzalez and Matt Miazga start together in the backline, Jozy Altidore returns to the starting lineup up top, and Jordan Morris and Jonathan Lewis feature on the wings alongside Altidore. Ten of the 11 players now ply their trade in MLS, including the Gonzalez, who recently moved to Toronto FC.

[ FOLLOW LIVE: USMNT takes on Panama in Kansas City]

Hit the link above to follow along for the next two hours, and check back on PST for a full recap and in-depth analysis after the final whistle.

Must-See Goal: Wayne Rooney v. Orlando City

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I’m going to go out on a limb and say it. Wayne Rooney just scored the most amazing goal in Audi Field’s young history.

In the 10th minute of D.C. United’s match against Orlando City SC on Wednesday evening, Rooney noticed Orlando’s Brian Rowe straying way off his line. And so, with an audacious but accurate attempt, Rooney let fly from 65 yards and SCORED. Just check this goal out below.

[FOLLOW LIVE: USMNT v. Panama]

Rooney took advantage of a crazy bounce and with his literal first touch, unleashed a thunderbolt that Rowe couldn’t catch up to. It automatically becomes one of the top contenders for the MLS Goal of the Year, and should make it on every top ten countdown this evening and tomorrow.

Benfica: Atletico Madrid make $143 million bid for Felix

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The legend of Joao Felix appears to have reached full market value potential.

The 19-year-old Portuguese striker is coming off a breakout year for Benfica, and now the Portuguese giants have received an impressive $143 million offer from Atletico Madrid for Felix. The club confirmed the offer in a statement on its website, stating it was analyzing the deal. Felix has a $136.5 million release clause in his contract, but it appears the additional $7 million is in processing costs.

[READ: Kroos wants to retire at Real Madrid]

Felix was outstanding at Benfica last year, scoring 15 goals with seven assists in 26 league games and three goals and one assist in five Europa League game. Felix has already made his international debut for Portugal.

If confirmed, Felix would become the fifth-most expensive transfer in world history, and the second-most expensive transfer for a teenager behind Kylian Mbappe.