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Union Berlin rock German football with the scalp of Dortmund | Andy Brassell

It hasn’t taken Union long to make an indelible mark that threatens to change projections for the Bundesliga as a whole

“Berlin’s football world,” wrote Berliner Morgenpost’s Michael Färber on Sunday morning, “is upside down.” A look at the fledgling Bundesliga suggests as much, with Union in comfortable mid-table, a position they would give their eye teeth to be in come the end of the campaign, with Hertha only kept off the foot of the table by Mainz, who are yet to register a point.

That’s not it though – and not just because tables are of limited relevance three games into the season. Saturday night’s events in Köpenick, in the south-east of Berlin, didn’t just rock Union, or football in the capital, but the whole of Germany. In Union’s debut season among the elite, it hasn’t taken them long to make an indelible mark that threatens to change projections not only for their season, but for the Bundesliga’s as a whole.

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