Bundesliga Roundup Matchday 6
Bundesliga Roundup Matchday 6
FC Bayern 2:VFL Wolfsburg 0
Bayern Munich squandered a two-goal lead to be pegged back for a 2-2 draw by Wolfsburg at the Allianz Arena on Friday night.
Lewandowski netted early goal through penalty in 33 mins.Arjen robben made the lead 2:0 before half time.In the 2nd half a howler from Bayern Munich goalkeeper Sven Ulreich helped Wolfsburg pull off an improbable comeback at the Allianz Arena.Arnold gave Wolfsburg the best of starts to the second half with a direct free-kick which Sven Ulreich let through as Bayern’s lead was cut in half before Robben wasted a good chance to restore their two-goal lead immediately. Franck Ribery sent another gilt-edged chance over as Bayern wasted chances to make it a more comfortable evening, and they were punished as Didavi glanced a header in off the far post to earn the Wolves an unlikely point at the Allianz Arena.
RB Leipzig 2:Frankfurt 0
RB Leipzig returned to winning ways on Matchday 6 as goals from Jean-Kevin Augustin and Timo Werner helped secure all three points at home to Eintracht Frankfurt.At 28 min Brilliant work from Marcel Sabitzer on the right freed Timo Werner, whose shot was parried into Jean-Kevin Augustin’s path, and the Frenchman made no mistake from close range.At 67 min Frankfurt’s defence was breached again when Augustin teed up Werner on the edge of the box,The Germany striker made no mistake, producing a fine finish for his fifth goal of the season and although substitute Ante Rebic for frankfurt reduced the arrears late on, Leipzig held on to take three points.
TSG Hoffenheim 2: Schalke 0
Julian Nagelsmann’s Hoffenheim got the better of Domenico Tedesco’s Schalke when the Bundesliga’s two youngest coaches pitted their wits against each other on Matchday 6 thanks to goals from Dennis Geiger and Lukas Rupp.After an enterprising start, Nagelsmann’s Hoffenheim took a deserved, early lead. Havard Nordtveit had already drawn a superb save from Ralf Fährmann by the time Dennis Geiger fired into the bottom corner to put the hosts ahead. Tedesco’s Schalke responded well to going behind, however, and dominated proceedings before the break: cutting in from the flanks, both Amine Harit and Yevhen Konoplyanka drew good saves Oliver Baumann.Schalke continued in positive fashion after the restart, Konoplyanka hitting the bar in the 49th minute. Nagelsmann responded by introducing Sandro Wagner in an attempt to change his side’s tactics, but little could stem the Royal-Blue tide. Amine Harit was everywhere for the visitors, who went close through substitute Guido Burgstaller and Naldo before time was up. Ultimately, though, as Schalke threw everything forward, Hoffenheim struck on the break, Lukas Rupp sealing the win.
Werder Bremen 0: Freiburg 0
Werder Bremen and Freiburg remain winless in the Bundesliga this season after they shared a goalless draw at the Weser Stadium.Fin Bartels squandered the home team’s first chance of the game halfway through the first half with an air-shot as the goal was gaping. At the other end, Florian Niederlechner almost diverted Janik Haberer’s shot in, but Jiri Pavlenka managed to tip the looping ball over at full stretch. Pavlenka did well again to turn Mike Frantz’s shot wide as Freiburg pressed and probed.Philipp Lienhart struck the outside of the post, prompting the game to open up a little more after the hour mark had been passed, and this also saw more forward movement from Bremen. Ludwig Augustinsson skied a good opportunity for the hosts, but lack of precision persisted at both ends, and as a result, both sides were left still waiting for their first wins of the season.
VFB Stuttgart 0: Augsburg 0
Augsburg remain one of the toughest teams to beat in the early stages of the 2017/ 18 Bundesliga season, earning a hard-fought point in a 0-0 draw away to Stuttgart.The scoreline might suggest this was a dour draw between two cautious teams but the first half was anything but. Both sides looked to get forward as often and as quickly as possible, only for attacks to peter out at either end against well-drilled back lines. The best chance of the first 45 minutes fell to Rani Khedira, who powered into the box shortly before the interval and forced a smart save from Ron-Robert Zieler.The match followed a similar pattern in the second half and there were one or two more openings as the game progressed, with Alfred Finbogasson and Caiuby trying their luck from distance for the visitors. However, neither side could ultimately find the desired breakthrough, leaving each with a deserved point.
Mainz 1: Hertha 0
A Pablo De Blasis penalty was the difference between Mainz and Hertha Berlin as the hosts picked up a 1-0 win at the Opel-Arena.Alexandru Maxim did his best to craft openings for the hosts, but his final touch too often let him down. It was not for the lack of trying, though, with Mainz running a combined 2.3km more than their opponents in the first half, but neither side managed a single shot on target in a tactical opening 45 minutes.Video Assist helped unlock the proceedings with a foul on Yoshinori Muto inside the area ultimately resulting in the awarding of a penalty, which Pablo Di Blasis tucked past Rune Jarstein. Hertha were suddenly sparked into life and Vedad Ibisevic snapped their first shot wide with only Rene Adler to beat, while Valentin Stocker also gave the German goalkeeper work to do as Mainz held on to all three points, with Hertha also losing Ibisevic to a late red card.
BVB 6:BMG 1
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s hat-trick was the catalyst as Borussia Dortmund warmed up for Real Madrid’s midweek visit in style.Borussia Dortmund returned to the Bundesliga summit after producing a scintillating attacking display to crush Borussia Monchengladbach 6-1 at Signal Iduna Park.Peter Bosz’s side had briefly lost top spot following Hoffenheim’s 2-0 win over Schalke earlier on Saturday, but an imperious performance secured all three points against a shell-shocked Gladbach.
Hannover 0: Koln 0
Cologne finally got their season underway following five consecutive defeats with a hard-fought draw at promoted Hannover, who remain unbeaten back in the top flight.Unbeaten Hannover almost had the perfect start only minutes into the game when Ihlas Bebou found space in the box on his first Bundesliga start, but the Togo international got his header all wrong from Kenen Karaman’s cross. The chances were coming thick and fast for the hosts, and really should have been in front inside the opening ten minutes as Bebou turned provider, but Niklas Füllkrug somehow managed to put the ball the wrong side of the post from 5 yards out. Cologne’s Jhon Cordoba put an effort into the side-netting, but Hannover remained on top and on the half-hour mark Salif Sane crashed a header against the bar. The Billy Goats managed a sustained period of pressure before the break through a number of set pieces, but Andre Breitenreiter’s Hannover were the only team that looked likely to score in the first half.Cologne came out with more intent in the second half and really should have opened the scoring through right-back Lukas Klunter after U19 Fritz Walter Medal winner Salih 0zcan slipped him in, but the full-back fluffed his lines in front of goal. Clear-cut chances remained a premium following that. Sane did test Timo Horn with a free-kick from 25 yards, but it was never enough to beat the Billy Goats’ keeper as the visitors held on for their first point of the season.
Leverkusen 3:Hamburger 0
Kevin Volland and Bundesliga debutant Lucas Alario got the goals as Bayer Leverkusen recorded a second win of the season at home to Hamburg in the Matchday 6 curtain-closer on Matchday 6.Kevin Volland scored a brace for the second home game in succession to help Leverkusen earn just their second win of the season on Sunday evening. New signing Lucas Alario made an instant impact on his Bundesliga debut, scoring one and providing an assist for Volland late on as Die Werkself secured a 3-0 win that lifts them to tenth in the table.Hamburg could not be faulted for effort and were arguably the better side in the second half, but could simply find no way through the hosts’ resolute defence. It’s now four consecutive Bundesliga defeats for HSV, who have failed to score at all in those games, leaving them down in 15th place with six points from as many outings.