Bundesliga Matchweek 3 Roundup
HAMBURG 0-2 RB LEIPZIG
Leipzig spent the majority of the first half on the front foot as Bruma curled tamely down the throat of Christian Mathenia. HSV continued to frustrate last season’s Bundesliga runners-up, with Papadopoulos setting a fine example in the centre of defence. It looked like it might be one of those days for Leipzig, until Keita collected a quick free-kick and drove an unstoppable effort into the top corner from 25 yards. A clinical breakaway goal from Werner put the seal on the win – HSV’s first Bundesliga defeat of the season.RB Leipzig secured 4th position in the table with six points after their away match.
BMG 0:SGE 1
Making his first start for the Eagles following his debut from the substitutes bench on Matchday 2, former Hertha Berlin, Borussia Dortmund and Schalke schemer Boateng provided the visitors with some much-needed menace up front. The 30-year-old had an effort ruled out for offside in the game’s opening minute but was soon celebrating his team’s opening goal of the campaignat 13 mins, knocking in from close range. Subdued for large parts, Gladbach looked under huge threat from Boateng and the lively Sebastien Haller but Dieter Hecking’s men eventually responded with Thorgan Hazard firing over.SGE is now at 11th position in the table with six points while BMG is 9th after losing 1st game in this season.
SC Freiburg 0-0 Dortmund
Injuries to Marc Bartra and Marcel Schmelzer made a disappointing afternoon even worse for Borussia Dortmund against Freiburg.BVB failed to enlarge their points from arch rival Bayern munich by darwing ten men SCF.Despite the forced changes, Dortmund dominated the match through, especially in the second half with the man advanatage. But Freiburg’s defence stood firm, while Die Schwarzgelben gathered over 80 percent of possession. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang did have the ball in the back of Freiburg’s net with under 10 minutes to play, but the play was pulled back for a foul that had already been given on Sokratis, much to Dortmund’s frustration.BVB remain top in the table while Sc Freiburg is at 15th with 2 points.
FC Augsburg 3:0 Koln
Jonas Hector made an important recovery from Finnbogason to keep Cologne on terms, but the Icelandic forward found room to head in the opening goal moments later. He was laid his and Augsburg’s second on a plate by Hector, who fouled Marcel Heller inside the penalty area and left his side with work to do.
Cologne inevitably had to attack in the second half, but they left gaps which Augsburg could and perhaps should have exploited. Finnbogason hit the post on one of their breaks, going agonisingly close to a hat-trick, while Daniel Baier created opportunities which went begging. His persistence paid off in stoppage time, though, as he pounced when Sergio Cordova’s shot hit the post to complete his hat-trick, and compound Cologne’s woes.
Mainz 3:1 Leverkusen
Mainz came from behind at the Opel Arena to beat Bayer Leverkusen 3-1 and celebrate their first win of the season, leaving their guests still waiting for theirs.A deflected Danny Latza effort provided the first moment of danger before a ruthless counterattack gave Leverkusen the lead. Kohr coolly slotted in his first goal for Die Werkself to open the scoring midway through the first half(22mins). Yoshinori Muto brought the hosts level on the stroke of half-time with an acrobatic volley from six yards out, turning in Daniel Brosinski’s cross for Mainz’s first goal of the season.Abdou Diallo stole in between the defenders and managed to get the deftest of touches with his head in front of Bernd Leno and open his account for Mainz, earning them their first lead of the season early in the second half. Substitute Suat Serdar then drilled in a low, deflected effort from the edge of the area to secure a two-goal cushion, which was enough to secure Mainz their first points of the season.
Wolfsburg 1:1 Hannover 96
Hannover’s incredible unbeaten run in this season’s Bundesliga remains alive after a Martin Harnik goal a quarter-of-an-hour from time denied Wolfsburg maximum points at the Volkswagen Arena.Didavi netted 1st in 52mins from a free kick .After that the visitors put frequent pressure on home side.Hannover equilized when Martin Harnik scored his bundesliga debut goal at 75 mins.Hannover is now at 3rd postion in the table with 7 points while Wolfsburg is now at 12th position with 4 points.
TSG Hoffenheim 2:0 Bayern Munich
Mark Uth scored twice as Hoffenheim recorded a deserved win over defending Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich.Even with the likes of James Rodriguez, Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery on the bench, Bayern started with a genuine spring in their step as Robert Lewandowski grazed a post early on. Hoffenheim gained the upper-hand in the 27th minute, however, with Uth collecting a quick Andrej Kramaric throw and firing low and hard past Manuel Neuer.After Bayern winger Kingsley Coman fired over shortly after the restar capped off a swift Hoffenheim breakaway with his second of the night. The introduction of James almost got Bayern back into the game, but Javi Martinez was unable to steer the Colombian’s cross past the full-stretch Oliver Baumann as the 26-time Bundesliga champions fell to their first Bundesliga defeat of the season.
Hertha 1:1 Bremen
Bremen began the game strongly on a sunny September afternoon in the capital, enjoying more possession and making most of the early running. Pal Dardai has moulded Hertha into a gnarly, competitive unit, however, and they were largely untroubled defensive in the first half. Chances were rare but the hosts made the breakthrough when a defensive error was seized upon and Mathew Leckie lashed in the loose ball after an excellent advantage was played by debutant referee Steinhaus.Bremen could feel somewhat hard done by to be trailing at the break, but they stuck to their task in the second period and were level just shy of the hour mark, as Thomas Delaney arrowed in a smart effort. Vedad Ibisevic and Valentin Stocker both went close to a winner for the home side, but Bremen were decent value for their point.
Schalke 04 3:1 VFB Stuttgart
Quick-fire goals at the start of the second half from Naldo and Guido Burgstaller helped Schalke to a deserved 3-1 win at home to Stuttgart in Matchday 3’s closing fixture. Efforts from Nabil Bentaleb and Chadrac Akolo bookended the first half.By this 3 home points Schalke secured 5th position just before the bayern while newly promoted VFB Stuttgart is now at 14th with 3 points.