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Bundesliga wrap: BVB stays red hot, Hoffenheim goes second (video)

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Borussia Dortmund is alone atop the Bundesliga table with 16 points and a plus-18 goal differential, while Hoffenheim moved ahead of Bayern Munich for second place on Saturday.

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Borussia Dortmund 6-1 Borussia Monchengladbach

It wasn’t the Christian Pulisic show this time, as star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang bagged a hat trick, Maximilian Philipp added two goals, and Julian Weigl’s knuckling shot from distance rounded out the scoring. Lars Stindl scored for the visitors.

Pulisic went 64 minutes for the hosts.

Hoffenheim 2-0 Schalke

A second-straight start for American central midfielder Weston McKennie unfortunately yieled a second-successive loss, as Dennis Geiger scored in the 13th minute and Lukas Rupp salted away the win in the 90th. McKennie went 74 minutes, won seven tackles, and covered 9.47 kilometers in the loss.

RB Leipzig 2-1 Eintracht Frankfurt

Jean-Kevin Augustin and Timo Werner gave last season’s upstarts a 2-0 before Ante Rebic set the stage for a promising final quarter hour with a 77th minute tally.

Elsewhere
Bayern Munich 2-2 Wolfsburg — Friday
Stuttgart 0-0 Augsburg
Mainz 1-0 Hertha Berlin
Werder Bremen 0-0 Freiburg
Hannover vs. Koln — 9:30 a.m. ET Sunday
Bayer Leverkusen vs. Hamburg — Noon ET

Transfer rumor roundup: Man United targets Weigl, Loftus-Cheek to Newcastle?

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With Premier League sides getting closer and closer to their return to the pitch next month, moves are coming in hot.

Here’s a look at some of Thursday’s top stories.


Manchester United is preparing to strike it hot with a move for Everton’s Romelu Lukaku, but Jose Mourinho could also be in the market for some midfield help as the Red Devils target a Borussia Dortmund man.

United is said to be intrigued by BVB’s Julian Weigl as an option in the central midfield after previously showing interest in Chelsea’s Nemanja Matic and Eric Dier of Tottenham.


Promotion side Newcastle is reportedly interested in acquiring Chelsea’s Ruben Loftus-Cheek as the club returns to the PL in 2017/18.

The Englishman made just 11 appearances for Antonio Conte‘s side last season in all competitions, and the move would surely allow the midfielder to receive more playing time.


With Lukaku closing on a move away from Goodison Park, Everton is lining up its potential replacement at striker.

The club is reportedly seeking out Mexican international Raul Jimenez, with the 26-year-old coming off of an 11-goal season for Portuguese side Benfica.


Leicester has acquired Sevilla midfielder Vicente Iborra on a four-year contract to help bolster the club’s strength in the center of the park.

The 29-year-old tallied seven goals for the La Liga side last season.