Charlotte Rimmington rounds up the action from Bundesliga Match Day 6.
Following a week that has seen 1899 Hoffenheim midfielder Boris Vukcevic hospitalised and now in a coma with life threatening injuries after a car crash, Bundesliga match day 6 has been welcomed with open arms. The routine and familiarity of the Bundesliga will have been a welcome distraction to the Hoffenheim club whose fans paid tribute to Vukcevic before their match this weekend.
Friday evening saw newly promoted Fortuna Dusseldorf concede their first goals this season after a 2-2 draw at home to Schalke 04. Schalke opened the scoring with goals from Huntelaar and Matip before half time before Schahin struck twice for the home side to grab a point that leaves them in sixth position.
I write this particular match round up with a sad face after Borussia Dortmund thrashed Borussia Mönchengladbach 5-0 at the Signal Iduna Park. Former Gladbach player Marco Reus scored twice and goals for Subotic, Gundogan and Blaszczykowski ensured an awful day for Mönchengladbach who were unable to convert any of their chances.
Eintracht Frankfurt kept up their impressive start to season with a 2-1 win over SC Freiburg. The visitors opened the scoring in the 50th minute with a goal from Kruse before Meier scored twice for the newly promoted side to ensure three points. Freiburg’s Guede was also sent off in the 91st minute for a reckless challenge.
1899 Hoffenheim were held to 0-0 draw at home against FC Augsburg on Saturday afternoon. Neither team were able to create any real chances and a red card for Hoffenheim’s Salihovic in the 88th minute rounded up an understandably lacklustre game.
League leaders Bayern Munich kept up their unbeaten run with a 2-0 win against Werder Bremen. Goals in the last ten minutes from Gustavo and Mandzukic meant that Munich remain at the top of the table whilst Bremen sit mid table.
Newly promoted Greuther Fürth fell into the bottom two following a 2-0 loss against Bayer Leverkusen. The visitors will be disappointed to not have got anything from the match but they were unable to convert any of their chances.
Hamburg made it a successful week with two wins and a draw from three games after a 1-0 win against Hannover 96. Rudnevs scored the only goal of the match in the 20th minute and put the game beyond Hannover.
Stuttgart got their first win of the season on Saturday following a 2-0 win against FC Nuremberg. The visitors went in front very early on through Ibisevic before Harnik doubled the lead in the 75th minute.
The last match of the weekend on Sunday evening saw VfL Wolfsburg take on Mainz 05 at the VW-Arena. The visitors opened the scoring in the 27th minute through a Diaz goal. The lead was doubled before half time as Szalai secured the three points.
At the end of match day 6, Bayern Munich remain on top of the table with Eintracht Frankfurt occupying second place. However down at the bottom of the table, Stuttgart, Wolfsburg and Augsburg are in the relegation places.