• Jamie Lashley

Nkunku stars in stunning Schalke smashing

Former PSG midfielder Christopher Nkunku assisted an incredible FOUR second-half goals in Gelsenkirchen to help RB Leipzig hammer Schalke 5-0. The title-challengers showed no signs of tiredness after their impressive midweek 1-0 win at Tottenham Hotspur, as Marcel Sabitzer opened the scoring inside one minute, with his 25-yard shot deceiving young Schalke goalkeeper Alex Nübel. Across the Bundesliga Bayern Munich continue to be the Bundesliga pacesetters as they picked up another three points against a plucky Paderborn on Friday. The victory was far from comfortable, as the relegation battlers frustrated the German champions, with the scores level with only a few minutes to go. But Robert Lewandowski latched on to Serge Gnabry’s cross to net his second of the game and secure a 3-2 result. Hans-Dieter Flick’s men will face Chelsea in the Champions League on Tuesday in London. After the world watched Erling Haaland at his ruthless best with a double against French giants PSG during the week, there was no surprise to see the Norwegian superstar on the scoresheet once more. The teenage striker got the second goal of Borussia Dortmund’s 2-0 win against Werder Bremen, with his incredible start to life in Germany showing no signs of letting up. Hoffenheim grabbed a 92nd minute equalise to rescue a point against Borussia Mönchengladbach, as both sides remain in the race for European qualification. Elsewhere: Whilst most German clubs remain fan-owned, the franchise-funded success of RB Leipzig has led to fury among certain sectors of the sport’s supporters. See here for more on how the East German club became the most hated in Germany, despite only being formed 11 years ago.

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