The Bundesliga managed to get even less exciting on matchday 2. After both Leipzig and Leverkusen could be expected to be less competitive this season after losing key players to Chelsea, there was really only Dortmund left as a serious challenger for Bayern. Today Dortmund had to play in Augsburg, a place they haven't played well at in some time. Two seasons ago they surprisingly lost there, which was among the reasons why they finished two points behind Bayern in the end. Last season they could turn around a 1-3 deficit into a 5-3 win thanks to Haaland's strong debut with three goals. Today they had 80% possession and blew their scoring opportunities while Augsburg was efficient like usual in their home games against Dortmund, so the game ended 2-0 for Augsburg. So embarrassing for Dortmund that they keep losing points to teams where they absolutely shouldn't leave points on the table.
Werder Bremen - who you may remember as barely saving their butts last season - recovered from their disastrous first game (1-4 vs. Hertha) because they were lucky enough to get Schalke on the schedule. Schalke is so damn terrible. If it hadn't been for their super late goal to end the game 1-3, they would have had a goal stat of 0-11 after two matchdays. Not that 1-11 looks good, but it's better than absolutely nothing. Still, if you get outplayed like this by a club that escaped relegation last season and basically still has an identical roster with no improvements due to lack of money, then you are in real trouble. Right now the only positive thing for Schalke is that two other clubs are hot garbage too. Köln hasn't won a Bundesliga game in a very long time either while Mainz has their coach on the hot seat after only two matchdays because coach and team don't seem to get along anymore, emphasized by a crushing 1-4 defeat vs. Stuttgart today.
If nothing else, the battle against relegation keeps the Bundesliga entertaining. No good reason to expect anyone to top Bayern this season, especially because the team from Munich has earned 52 points in Bundesliga games in the year 2020; that's 17 wins and 1 draw with 0 losses. Nobody's going to stop them. This year there's not even an Oktoberfest to cause a hangover; Bayern commonly has had an extended slump during October/November in the past few years.