- Category: Bundesliga
Schalke 04 recovered from losing their opening two Bundesliga games against Wolfsburg and Hanover 96 to qualify for the Champions League group stage at the expense of Greek club PAOK on Tuesday and built on that success with what was a convincing home league win against Leverkusen.
Bayer Leverkusen blew their chance to go top of the Bundesliga on Saturday as they lost their 100 percent record with a 2-0 defeat at resurgent Schalke 04.
Defending champions Bayern Munich stay top of the league despite dropping their first points of the season with a 1-1 draw at Freiburg on Tuesday before their dramatic 5-4 win on penalties over Chelsea in Friday's UEFA Super Cup final.
In the battle between the Bundesliga's other two Champions League