Charlotte Rimmington rounds up the action from the Bundesliga on match day 8.
Following an international break that saw the German national team surrender a four goal lead against Sweden, the eight match day of the Bundesliga was a welcome return to domestic football.
Friday night saw a dramatic match between Hoffenheim and Greuther Fürth finish 3-3 at the Rhein-Neckar Arena. A goal each from Firmino for the home side and Stieber for Fürth saw the teams go into the break all level. Hoffenheim took the lead in the 67th minute through Joselu before Fürth equalised in the 84th minute. The match wasn’t finished there though, as Joselu scored again for the home side just five minutes later. Greuther Fürth were not done there though as Sobiech secured a point with 93rd minute equaliser!
Borussia Mönchengladbach were swept aside on Saturday afternoon by Werder Bremen. Bremen won 4-0 at home against a Mönchengladbach side who were in need of a win in the league. Goals from Petersen and Arnatovic, and Fullkrug and Junuzovic on either side of half time ensured three points went to the home side.
Eintracht Frankfurt, who have only been beaten once this season, continued their bright start with a 3-1 win over Hannover 96. Goals from Matmour and Jung put them 2-0 in front. Despite a goal from Hannover in the 43rd minute, Frankfurt secured all three points in the 82nd minute with a goal from Meier.
Bayer Leverkusen were held to a 2-2 at home to Mainz 05. Leverkusen were 1-0 in front through a Stefan Kiessling goal before Mainz took the lead with goals from Szalai and Risse. Gonzalo Castro rescued a point for the home in the 87th minute.
Bayern Munich gave newly promoted Fortuna Dusseldorf a Bundesliga wakeup call by beating them 5-0 to ensure their eight win this season. Munich were 2-0 in front by half time before Thomas Muller scored twice and Rafinha completed a convincing victory in the 87th minute.
Borussia Dortmund were beaten by Schalke 04 2-1 on a day that saw hundreds of fans from both sides arrested before the match. The Revier derby saw Schalke go two goals in front through Afellay and Hoger before Lewandowski gave his side a consolation goal in the 55th minute.
SC Freiburg secured their first away win this season with a 2-0 win at Wolfsburg. A converted penalty in the 40th minute and a goal six minutes from time ensured Freiburg picked up all three points.
Nurnberg picked up their first point in five games with a 0-0 draw against Augsburg. Neither team capitalised on their chances with leaves them in the bottom three of the table.
Stuttgart sealed three points in the 30th minute beat Hamburg 1-0 at the AOL-Arena on Sunday afternoon. Vedad Ibisevic’s goal was enough to secure victory for the away side.
At the end of match day 8, Bayern Munich remain on top with eight wins out of eight. Eintracht Frankfurt occupy second place, five points behind the leaders and Schalke now have a five point advantage over fourth place Borussia Dortmund. Nurnberg, Augsburg and Wolfsburg occupy the bottom three positions of the table at the end of the weekend.