Bundesliga round-up: Neuer inches closer to stellar record, Wolfsburg's Maximilian Arnold makes history

Matchday 10 in the Bundesliga has come to a wrap. The action kicked off on Friday with Mainz's 4-1 thrashing of Augsburg before an onslaught of weekend fixtures. Bayern Munich and Dortmund, the top two teams in the league, took to the field simultaneously, locking horns with Hoffenheim and Arminia Bielefeld respectively. The Bavarians marched to a routine 4-0 win while Haaland and Co. triumphed via a 3-1 scoreline. 

RB Leipzig also came away with all three points this round as Die Roten Bullen beat bottom-of-the-table Greuther Fürth 4-1. However, not every top team enjoyed the weekend as Bayer Leverkusen suffered an unwanted slip-up, drawing 2-2 with Koln in the follow-up game to their 5-1 defeat at home to Bayern Munich.

Elsewhere, Union Berlin were also held to a draw as they suffered a 1-1 stalemate away to Stuttgart while Freiburg maintained their stellar form, beating Wolfsburg 2-0 on Saturday to remain hot on Bayern's heels. Here's everything you need to know about the recent round of fixtures in the Bundesliga.

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  • Bayern Munich superstar Manuel Neuer reached an excellent feat. The German shot-stopper started in goal for the win over Hoffenheim, as usual, racking up his 300th victory in the Bundesliga. Only one man in the entire history of the German top-flight has recorded more wins than the 2014 World Cup winner and that is fellow Allianz Arena icon Oliver Kahn (310), which Neuer should soon overtake.

  • Wolfsburg did not enjoy the weekend, with mid-table side suffering a disappointing 2-0 loss at home to Freiburg. However, it was a memorable fixture for Maximilian Arnold as he made his 260th Bundesliga outing, becoming the player with the most German top-flight appearances for the Wolves.

  • Koln were able to shock Leverkusen in the Rhine Derby as they came back from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Wirtz and Co. Anthony Modeste was the orchestra behind this comeback as he netted both goals, reaching the half-a-century mark in the Bundesliga (50 goals) along the way.

  • Dortmund beat struggling Bundesliga outfit Arminia Bielefeld, with Bellingham, Hummels, and Can all getting on the scoresheet. Bellingham's goal stole all the headlines as the promising English midfielder netted a brilliant solo effort, dribbling past the opposition's entire defense before finding the back of the net. Check it out in the video below.

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Bayer Leverkusen vs Wolfsburg: After back-to-back slip-ups, Leverkusen know they cannot afford to drop anymore points. A few rounds back, Wirtz and Co. were level on points with league leaders Bayern Munich. Fast forward to today and they are in fourth, slipping five points behind in the title race. In Wolfsburg they will face a team on a four-game losing streak in the league. Die Werkself will hope to return to winning ways as soon as possible.

Borussia Dortmund vs Köln: Koln held Leverkusen to a 2-2 stalemate, coming back from 2-0 down to pick up a point. However, can they pull off something similar against Dortmund next weekend? With six wins from their last seven league fixtures, there's little to suggest BVB will drop points. Unfortunately, top scorer Erling Haaland suffered an injury and could be out for some time, potentially leaving Marco Rose without his talisman forward.

Union Berlin vs Bayern München: Lewandowski and Co. have been nothing but rampant this season, once again, but come the weekend, the defending champions will be in for an interesting fixture. In Union Berlin, the title holders will face a fifth-placed team who could have been fourth had it not been for a last-ditch equalizer from Stuttgart. Will Urs Fischer's side pull off an upset against Nagelsmann's team? Tune in to find out.

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