German football gets back under way with crazy game in Bundesliga 2 – featuring red card and goal in first FOUR minutes

German football resumed on Saturday with a manic start in the first match of the day.

The opening match saw Erzgebirge Aue host Sandhausen in Bundesliga 2 and the first four minutes saw plenty of action.

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Dennis Diekmeier was sent off in the opening four minutes
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The visitors were reduced to 10 men in the opening stages when Dennis Diekmeier was sent off for a professional foul in the area.

Dimitrij Nazarov fired home from the penalty to give Erzgebirge Aue a 1-0 lead.

The home side ran out 3-1 winners as the man advantage proved crucial with Kruger and Cacutulua getting on the scoresheet.

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The home side took the lead when Dimitrij Nazarov converted from the spot
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Biada netted a consolation for Sandhausen.

The top two tiers of German football were the first across Europe to get back underway on Saturday following a two-month absence.

Chancellor Angela Merkel gave the green light for the sport to resume but all games are being held behind closed doors.

Germany has had 8,000 people die from coronavirus and 176,000 cases but have started to reopen parts of the country this weekend.

In the top flight, Dortmund and Schalke kicked things off in the Revierderby at 2.30pm, which is live on talkSPORT.

On Sunday, leaders Bayern Munich will travel to Union Berlin and you can listen to that game live on talkSPORT 2 with kick-off at 5pm.

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