Charlotte Rimmington rounds up the action from Bundesliga Match Day 5.
Six Bundesliga teams were in European action last week so for them this will be their third game in seven days.
Bayern Munich made it five wins out of five with a 3-0 win over VfL Wolfsburg. Bastian Schweinsteiger opened the scoring in the 24th minute with a right footed shot before Mario Mandzukic doubled their lead in the 57th minute. Mandzukic scored his second goal of the night to wrap up all three points
High fliers Eintracht Frankfurt extended their unbeaten run drawing 3-3 with Borussia Dortmund. The Bundesliga champions were in front by half time thanks to goals from Lukas Piszczek and Marco Reus. Frankfurt pulled two goals back just after half time through Aigner and Inui. Gotze put the champions in front with a 54th minute goal before Bamba Anderson equalised for the home side who now sit in second position in the table.
Fortuna Dusseldorf made it five games without conceding a goal with a 2-0 win over Greuther Fürth. Goals from Oliver Fink and Ken Ilsoe confirmed the win for the newly promoted side who now sit in fifth position in the table.
Schalke 04 finished match day 5 in fourth place in the table following a comfortable 3-0 win over Mainz 05. A penalty from Farfan and a goal each from Holtby and Pukki gave the home team the win over a Mainz side who are hovering above the relegation zone.
Borussia Mönchengladbach battled to get a 2-2 draw with Hamburg. Rafael van der Vaart opened the scoring for the visitors in the 23rd minute before Martin Stranzl equalised in the 39th minute. Hamburg’s dominance was rewarded as Rudnevs put them in front just before half time and three points could have been secured in the second half as Hamburg were awarded a penalty after Martin Stranzl was sent off for the home side. Van der Vaart was unable to score from the penalty spot before Mönchengladbach’s Dominguez equalised in the last minute to ensure a point.
FC Augsburg were unable to move off the bottom of the table following 3-1 defeat against Bayer Leverkusen. The visitors dominated the game and had scored three goals by half time. The home side scored a consolation goal early in the second half but remain at the bottom of the table at the end of match day 5.
Hannover 96 moved up to third in the table following a 4-1 win over Nurnberg. Lars Stindl and Szabolcs Huszti each got a goal with Dider Konan scoring twice for the home side before Chandler scored a consolation goal in the 73rd minute for Nurnberg.
Freiburg were beaten 2-1 at home by Werder Bremen. The visitors came from behind with goals from Joseph Akpala and Aaron Hunt to claim all three points.
VfB Stuttgart’s start to the season got worse on Wednesday night losing 3-0 to 1899 Hoffenheim. Goals from Takashi Usami, Joselu and Fabian Johnson ensured victory for Hoffenheim and despair for Stuttgart.
At the end of match day 5, Bayern Munich are top of the table with an unbeaten five wins out of five and FC Augsburg remain on the bottom of the league with just one point. However, we must remember it is only match day 5 and as is so common in the Bundesliga, the action never stops.