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Belgians abroad: Wolfsburg hooked by Werder Bremen for the resumption in the Bundesliga


Wolfsburg were hung at home by promoted Werder Bremen (2-2) for the first day of the German football championship on Saturday. Koen Casteels and Sebastiaan Bornauw played the entire game while Aster Vranckx remained on the bench for Wolfsburg. Former Anderlecht striker Lukas Nmecha gave the home side the lead (11th) but Niclas Fullkrug (21st) and Leonardo Bittencourt (23rd) turned the tide for Werder, back in the Bundesliga after a year out. absence. At the end of the match, Joshua Guilavogui restored the equality (84th).

Hertha Berlin also failed to enter the Bundesliga. The Berlin club lost 3-1 in the derby to Union Berlin. After goals from Theoson Siebatcheu (32nd), Sheraldo Becker (50th) and Robin Knoche (54th), Dodi Lukebakio, who played the entire game, reduced the mark for Hertha (85th). Dedryck Boyata was absent from the match sheet.

Freiburg had to wait for the second half to unfold on the lawn of Augsburg (0-4) with goals from Michael Gregoritsch (46th), Vincenzo Grifo (48th), Matthias Ginter (61st) and Ritsu Doan (79th). On the bench at kick-off, Hugo Siquet entered the game in the 85th minute.

Dortmund did not miss their entry into the Bundesliga after their 1-0 victory against Leverkusen for the first day of the German football championship on Saturday. Thomas Meunier played the entire game while Thorgan Hazard came on in the 23rd minute for the Borussen. The only goal of the game came from the feet of Marco Reus. The German international pushed into the back of the net an attempt by Karim Adeyemi, saved on the line by Lukas Hradecky, the Bayer goalkeeper.

A few minutes later, Adeyemi, one of BVB’s star summer recruits, had to leave the pitch due to injury, replaced by Thorgan Hazard (23rd). At the end of the game, Leverkusen ended the game at ten after the exclusion of Hradecky for taking the ball in his hands outside the large rectangle (90th + 3).


Back in the Premier League after 23 years, Nottingham Forest lost 2-0 at Newcastle for the first day of the English championship on Saturday. On the bench at kick-off, Orel Mangala played 15 minutes for Forest. Newcastle had to wait until the second half to make the difference against the promoted with goals from Fabian Schär (58th) and Callum Wilson (78th). Arrived this summer from Stuttgart, Orel Mangala started the game on the bench and entered the game in the 75th minute.

Wolverhampton, with Leander Dendoncker playing the entire game, also started their league game with a 2-1 defeat at Leeds. Daniel Podence gave Wolves the lead but the hosts reversed the trend thanks to Rodrigo (24th) and an own goal from Rayan Ait Nouri (74th).

Arriving in Southampton this summer from Manchester City, Roméo Lavia played the first match of his Premier League career in Southampton’s 4-1 defeat at Tottenham.

James Ward-Prowse (12th) opened the scoring for the Saints but Spurs responded with goals from Ryan Sessegnon (21st), Eric Dier (31st), an own goal from Mohammed Salisu (61st) and Dejan Kulusevski ( 63rd). Lavia, 18, played the entire game.


Monaco, coached by Philippe Clement, started their Ligue 1 season with a 1-2 success at Strasbourg on the first day of the French football championship on Saturday. Eliot Matazo came on in the 87th minute for the Monegasques while Matz Sels played the whole game in the Strasbourg goal. Former Club Brugge player Krepin Diatta gave Club Brugge the advantage at the end of the first period (43rd). ASM then doubled the bet shortly after the break via Sofiane Diop (53rd) before Strasbourg reduced the mark thanks to Habibou Diallo (65th). In stoppage time, Diallo thought of offering a point to Strasbourg but his goal was canceled by the VAR for an offside (90th + 5).

In the Netherlands, Mickael Tirpan played the whole match in the defeat of Fortuna Sittard against Ajax Amsterdam in the opening of the Dutch championship. Kenneth Taylor (48th), Devyne Rensch (51st) and Brian Brobbey (62nd) scored the ajacid goals after the opening goal from Paul Gladon (6th). Burak Yilmaz reduced the gap at the end of the match (87th).


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