Charlotte Rimmington rounds up the action from the Bundesliga Match Day 7.
Another week, another round of European matches that increase the pressure on seven Bundesliga teams. A shock defeat for Bayern Munich at Bate Borisov, draws for Schalke 04 and Borussia Dortmund, defeats for Borussia Mönchengladbach and VfB Stuttgart and wins for Bayer Leverkusen and Hannover 96 rounded up a largely unsuccessful European week.
Match day 7 kicked off on Friday evening with FC Augsburg picking up their first win of the season, with a 3-1 victory over Werder Bremen, which moves them off the bottom of the Bundesliga table. The home side opened the scoring in the 2nd minute with a goal from Werner, before Kevin de Bruyne equalised for Bremen in the 19th minute. Goals from Hain and Baier in the 32nd and 72 minutes ensured all three points for Augsburg.
Bayern Munich bounced back from their defeat in the week to make it seven wins out of seven in the Bundesliga. Two goals from Franck Ribery ensured Munich stayed at the top of the table five points ahead of second place Eintracht Frankfurt.
Eintracht Frankfurt went into their match on Sunday against Borussia Mönchengladbach as favourites following their strong start to the season but the visitors suffered their first defeat of the season. Mönchengladbach started strongly and went a goal in front with a screamer from Juan Arango. Luuk de Jong doubled the lead for the home side with a volley in the 24th minute to seal only their second win this season.
Schalke 04 beat VfL Wolfsburg 3-0 on Saturday and only added more pressure on their former manager Felix Magath. Magath’s side, who currently sit second bottom, were convincingly beaten by Schalke with goals coming from Farfan, Afellay and Neustadter.
Freiburg beat Nurnberg by the same scoreline with goals from Makiadi in the 36th minute and Terrazzino and Coligiuri leaving it until stoppage to score their goals. Nurnberg have now gone four games without collecting a point.
Fortuna Dusseldorf were beaten for the first time this weekend as Mainz won 1-0 at the Bruchweg Stadion. The visitors had Fink sent off in the 78th minute following a second yellow before Noveski left it late to score in the 85th minute.
Hamburg continued their ascent up the Bundesliga with a 1-0 win over Greuther Fürth who have now not won in their last four home games. Son’s goal in the 17th minute was enough to secure all three points.
Hannover 96 made it a massive 22 home games unbeaten with a 1-1 draw against Borussia Dortmund. The home side went behind to Lewandowski goal in the 26th minute before Mame Diouf maintained Hannover’s record and equalised in the 86th minute.
Bayer Leverkusen opened the scoring against VfB Stuttgart on Sunday afternoon in the 13th minute with the first of Kieβling’s goals of the game. The home side equalised six minutes later from the penalty spot to see the teams go in level at half time. Stuttgart took the lead in the 52nd with Ibisevic’s second goal before Kieβling also scored his second goal to equalise for Leverkusen.
At the end of match day 7, the top three remain the same with Bayern Munich occupying the top position followed by EIntracht Frankfurt and Schalke 04 but down at the bottom Wolfsburg, Augsburg and Stuttgart are all fighting for survival.
We now go into a two week international break with the Bundesliga restarting on Friday 19th October with 1899 Hoffenheim playing at home against Greuther Fürth. Until then, have a nice couple of weeks!!