Bundesliga Roundup Matchday 10
The fixtures on Matchday 10 ended in this fashion:-
Werder Bremen 0-3 Augsburg
A rapid double blow at the end of the first half helped Augsburg back to the top half of the table, condemned Werder Bremen to a 10th league game without a win and left Alexander Nouri’s job in the balance. Augsburg got the breakthrough just before the interval when first Michael Gregoritsch rose highest to power home a header, his third goal in three games, before Alfred Finnbogason converted a penalty he won himself. Gregoritsch added a second to complete a comfortable win after Cauiby was allowed to stroll half the length of the pitch to set him up.
Stuttgart 3-0 Freiburg
An early sending off enraged Freiburg boss Christian Streich and condemned his side to a fourth loss of the season. Caglar Soyuncu saw red just 12 minutes in after the VAR ruled he had attempted to bring a through ball under control with his hand when heading back towards goal. Stuttgart made the extra man tell before the break, Daniel Ginczek sweeping home before Benjamin Pavard flicked in a header to register his first Bundesliga goal. Simon Terodde slammed home the third late on.
Bayern 2:0 RB Leipzig
Bayern Munich have gone top of the Bundesliga after a comfortable 2-0 win over 10-man RB Leipzig at the Allianz Arena on Saturday.Bayern Munich went top of the Bundesliga after Willi Orban’s sending off played a big role in the champions securing a 2-0 win at the Allianz Arena, despite Robert Lewandowski going off injured.It quickly became apparent that Leipzig were in for a long day in Munich, Orban sent off for a professional foul on Arjen Robben with the help of VAR and James Rodriguez – who has struggled so far at Bayern – opening the scoring after a fine move in the 19th minute.Lewandowski essentially wrapped things up with a cool finish before half-time, though he then had to be withdrawn with what appeared to be a hamstring problem, making him a doubt for Tuesday’s Champions League trip to Celtic.
Hannover 96 4:2 Borussia Dortmund
Dan-Axel Zagadou scored and then saw red as Borussia Dortmund failed to win for the third Bundesliga game running at Hannover on Saturday.Borussia Dortmund were reduced to 10 men as their grip on top spot in the Bundesliga weakened further in a thrilling 4-2 reverse at Hannover.Dortmund were defeated in a hectic contest after Dan-Axel Zagadou was shown a straight red card for a trip on Jonathas, meaning reigning champions Bayern Munich can overthrow Peter Bosz’s men at the summit if they avoid defeat against RB Leipzig later on Saturday.
Jonathas broke the deadlock from the penalty spot and then turned provider for Ihlas Bebou to restore the hosts’ lead after Zagadou hit back with his first Bundesliga goal.Andriy Yarmolenko struck a brilliant second equaliser, but Felix Kraus converted the free-kick that was awarded after Zagadou’s dismissal and Bebou wrapped up the points with four minutes remaining.After wining homegame newly promoted hannover is now at 4th with 18 points while bvb is now 2nd with 20 points
Hoffenheim 1-3 Borussia Mönchengladbach
Vincenzo Grifo had a big day in his first start for Gladbach as they came back to beat Hoffenheim. Gladbach faced a 1-0 deficit at the break after Kerem Demirbay scored from outside the penalty area, but fortunately for the Foals, Grifo was on his game. He picked out Thorgan Hazard at the far post to allow his Belgian teammate to score the equalizer and then dribbled past two Hoffenheim defenders before teeing up Matthias Ginter for the go-ahead strike. Jannik Vestergaard and Nico Elvedi combined for the third goal.
Leverkusen 2-1 Cologne
The Werkself had another big second-half comeback against a Mittelrhein club as they beat Cologne in the BayArena. Sehrou Guirassy had given the Billy Goats a halftime lead, but Leon Bailey erased it in the second half when he finished off a through ball from substitute Lucas Alario. Sven Bender finished off a header from Jonathan Tah to complete the turnaround. Leverkusen are now unbeaten in their last five league games and the result for Cologne may have cost Peter Stöger his job.
Hertha Berlin 2-1 Hamburg
Defenders got the job done for Hertha as they rebounded from their elimination from the German Cup on Wednesday. Niklas Stark scored a glancing header from the near post to open the scoring, and Karim Rekik doubled the scoring just after the break with a similar header. Teenager Fiete Arp scored a consolation goal for Hamburg, his first ever as a professional.
Schalke 1-1 Wolfsburg
Wolfsburg looked justifiably upset when referee Markus Schmidt pointed to the spot after Thilo Kehrer went down in the penalty area after soft contact from Joshua Guilavogui — Nabil Bentaleb converted the penalty to give Schalke the 1-0 halftime lead. Schmidt gave Wolfsburg a penalty as well when Naldo and Benjamin Stambouli sandwiched Yannick Gerhardt in the penalty, but Mario Gomez slipped and hit the spot kick off the crossbar. Wolfsburg had the last laugh, though, as Divock Origi lightly tapped the equalizer over the goal line in stoppage time. The result was Wolfsburg’s sixth consecutive draw, each of which came after Martin Schmidt replaced Andries Jonker as head coach.
Mainz 1-1 Frankfurt
Frankfurt’s Marius Wolf was a rare bright light in a disappointing derby.A draw was probably the right result in a thoroughly uninspiring Rhein-Main derby. Frankfurt took the lead shortly before half-time when Stefan Bell turned a Marius Wolf cross into his own net. One-dimensional and lacking creativity, Mainz appeared on course for their first defeat at home to Frankfurt in 31 years. But local honor was saved when Suat Serdar equalized with what was practically Mainz’s first shot on goal in the 71st minute.