The Bundesliga Home Challenge heads into round two this weekend, with a host of entertaining matches on the horizon.
We’ve already seen huge E-Sport success with the La Liga Santander Challenge, where Marco Asensio and Real Madrid came out victorious, and now the Bundesliga are following suit.
29 clubs from Bundesliga, Bundesliga 2 and a referee’s team will pit their wits against each other on FIFA 20, with the tournament played in online mode on the Playstation 4 console. To make things fair, all teams have been given a matching skill level of 85.
So, what are the results so far? And what can we expect from round two? Read on to find out.
Who is in the Bundesliga Home Challenge?
Arminia Bielefeld: Andreas Voglsammer/Marcel Hartel
Augsburg: Marco Richter/Yannic Bederke
Bayer Leverkusen: Wendell/Kai Wollin
Bochum: Vitaly Janelt/Jan-Luca “Bassinho” Bass
Borussia Dortmund: Achraf Hakimi/Erné Embeli
Borussia Mönchengladbach: Jonas Hofmann/Yannik “Jeffry 95” Reiners
Cologne: Rafael Czichos/Tim “The Strxnger” Katnawatos
Darmstadt: Felix Platte/Yannick de Groot
Dynamo Dresden: Justin Löwe/Marcel Gramann
Eintracht Frankfurt: Nils Stendera/Andreas Gube
Freiburg: Mark Flekken/Nico Schlotterbeck
Greuther Fürth: Timothy Tillman/Fabio Sabbagh
Hamburg: Sonny Kittel/Leon Krasniqi
Hannover: Julian Korb/Marcel Deutscher
Hertha Berlin: Maximilian Mittelstädt/Elias Nerlich
Hoffenheim: Munas Dabbur/Marcel Schwarz
Holstein Kiel: Dominik Schmidt/Cihat Kormaz
Jahn Regensburg: Tom Baack/Federico Palacios
Mainz: Florian Müller/Julian Greis
Nürnberg: Tim Handwerker/Felix Schimmel
Paderborn: Rifet Kapic/Lucas Fiedler
RB Leipzig: Nordi Mukiele/Moritz Mäde
Referees’ Team: Deniz Aytekin/Daniel Schlager
Schalke: Nassim Boujellab/Tim “Tim_Latka” Schwartmann
St. Pauli: Luca Zander/Tom “FCSP Tom” Köst
Stuttgart: Atakan Karazor/Burak May
Union Berlin: Keven Schlotterbeck/Julius Kade
Wehen Wiesbaden: Sascha “M_0cki” Mockenhaupt/Simon “Bremo” Döring
Werder Bremen: Davie Selke/Erhan “Dr. Erhano” Kayman
Wolfsburg: Lino Kasten/Benedikt “Salz0r” Saltzer
Bundesliga Home Challenge round one results
- Darmstadt 4-2 Bayer Leverkusen
- Freiburg 5-5 Wehen
- Arminia Bielefeld 4-8 Holstein Kiel
- Union Berlin 5-1 Regensburg
- RB Leipzig 1-2 Hamburger SV
- Werder Bremen 4-5 Nurnberg
- Augsburg 2-1 Hannover
- SG Dynamo Dresden 2-8 Eintract Frankfurt
- FC Koln 5-3 Stuttgart
- St. Pauli 1-4 Schalke 04
- Mainz 3-3 Borussia Dortmund
- Hertha Berlin 6-3 Paderborn
- Greuther Furth 2-3 Hoffenheim
When is the Bundesliga Home Challenge second round and how can I watch live?
Round two kicks off at 2:30 PM (UK time) on Saturday, April 4. Those interested in watching live can do so via the official Bundesliga website. Simply click here and press play.
Bundesliga Home Challenge round two fixtures
Saturday, 4th April
- Hannover vs Darmstadt
- Hertha Berlin vs Freiburg
- FC Koln vs Greuther Furth
- Borussia Dortmund vs Holstein Kiel
- Hoffenheim vs Mainz
- Paderborn vs Wehen
- RB Leipzig vs Werder Bremen
- Borussia Monchengladbach vs Referees
Sunday, 5th April
- Nurnberg vs St. Pauli
- Eintracht Frankfurt vs Arminia Bielefeld
- Regensburg vs Stuttgart
- Bayer Leverkusen vs SG Dynamo Dresden
- Wolfsburg vs Schalke 04
- Hamburger SV vs Augsburg
- Bochum vs Union Berlin
Achraf Hakimi: Is there anything the Borussia Dortmund full-back can’t do?
With seven goals and 10 assists across Bundesliga and Champions League play so far, it’s safe to say Borussia Dortmund full-back Achraf Hakimi has continued to make waves this season.
The Moroccan has made that right-back spot his own, noted for bombing up and down the touchline with relentless energy and providing BVB with an added attacking dimension. If Hakimi’s form continues in this manner, there’s a good chance he’ll become a regular at Real Madrid once he returns to his parent club.
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But it’s not just on grass where Hakimi thrives, with the 21-year-old also proving his worth on the virtual pitch. He lines up alongside professional FIFA player Erné Embeli for Borussia Dortmund and will take on Holstein Kiel’s Cihat Kormaz in round two on Saturday.
Borussia Dortmund: 10/11
Holstein Kiel: 23/10
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