Bundesliga Goals of the Weekend: Haaland Back Amongst it, Socially Distanced Defending, 20-Yard Headers & More

Robbie Copeland
May 17, 2020, 8:18 PM GMT+1
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Football without fans isn't quite the same...but after two months without football of any description, we'll take what we can get.

After an eight-week absence that aged us all by a decade or two each, the Bundesliga was back at its majestically nonsensical best this weekend, and as it always does, it provided us with more than a few barn-storming goals to dissect.

Oh how we've missed it.

Alasanne Plea - Eintracht Frankfurt 1-3 Borussia Monchengladbach

"Right, lads, they're not third in the league for no reason. Keep it tight early doors, no stupid mistakes, and we might be al...oh what's the f***ing point."

Within 37 seconds of the hotly-anticipated restart, Eintracht Frankfurt were probably left wishing Germany had done a France and called the season early doors.

Alassane Plea's gorgeous one-two with Jonas Hofmann, complete with a clinical low finish, set the tone for this one from the first minute - quite literally - as Gladbach kept their faltering title challenge on life support.

Mattheus Cunha - Hoffenheim 0-3 Hertha Berlin

Mattheus Cunha, FIFA 20 career mode hero Mattheus Cunha, likes a magnificent individual goal like most of us like a drink of water.

His ludicrous roulette and chip over Lukáš Hrádecký last April made a mockery of the sport we know as 'football', and here he goes again.

This one starts out a bit route one, but that all changes the minute Cunha takes the ball down on his left foot, wriggles his way inside and glides towards goal.

The finish isn't half bad either.

Erling Haaland - Borussia Dortmund 4-0 Schalke

Another goal for the immutable Haaland takes him to ten goals in nine Bundesliga appearances.

That's 13 in 12 for Dortmund in all competitions, and 41 in 34 in total this season.

In five of the six competitions in which he has featured in 2019/20, he has scored more goals than he has made appearances. Someone tell him to turn the difficulty up.

Ademola Lookman (Almost) - RB Leipzig 1-1 Augsburg

OK, this one isn't even a goal - but it's still a hell of a strike.

The swerve on this one as it swirls outwards and knocks an unwitting camera man out of his senses really has to be admired - even if, for what he was trying to achieve, it was a pretty poor effort.

Renato Steffen - Augsburg 1-2 Wolfsburg

Headers from the edge of the box are one of the great casualties of the modern game, but if we were going to get one anywhere, it was always going to be in a mid-table-ish Bundesliga clash.

Full credit should also go to the BT Sport social media team for becoming the first ever to craft a pun out of the homophonic nature of the word 'header.'

Pierre Kunde - FC Koln 2-2 Mainz

Fair play to FC Koln for taking social distancing so seriously, but in the game of football, it's not the most effective strategy to deploy.

Six feet were judiciously kept between the Koln defenders and Mainz's Pierre Kunde at all times, and the Cameroonian took full advantage with a mazy dribble and finish to level the game up.

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