With twelve Bundesliga games without a win, Cologne went into the derby against Gladbach. But instead of the liberation it came to a debacle for the “Effzeh”. At the same time, leader Hoffenheim put a lead in the sand.

Borussia Mönchengladbach won the Rheinderby against 1. FC Köln sovereignly and rightly 3-1. This is the first time that Marco Rose’s team has won a match this season. For Cologne, it is now the third loss on the third match day.

The runner-up drove a 4-0 against SC Freiburg. Eintracht Frankfurt turned the home game against Hoffenheim after trailing 0-1 and won 2-1. Arminia Bielefeld lost for the first time this season in Bremen, Werder won 1-0. Stuttgart and Leverkusen broke up 1: 1.


1. FC Cologne 1: 3 Borussia Mönchengladbach

Borussia Mönchengladbach has finally found its way forward in the Rhenish derby. The Champions League participant won 3-1 (2-0) at 1. FC Köln and thus celebrated their first victory of the season. With four points now, coach Marco Rose’s team worked their way to the center of the table, the Cologne team are in the basement with no points – and things could soon become uncomfortable for coach Markus Gisdol.

Under pressure: head coach Markus Gisdol (r.) Will slowly but surely run out of arguments. (Source: RHR Photo / Image Images)

The FC has not won 13 league games in a row, the last victory was at the beginning of March, before the corona breach at the later relegated SC Paderborn. On Saturday, Alassane Plea (14th) and Stefan Lainer (16th) shot the Gladbachers, who were extremely strong in the beginning, in the lead, captain Lars Stindl (56th) later added a penalty kick. Elvis Rexhbecaj (84th) scored the honorary goal for FC.

Eintracht Frankfurt 2-1 TSG Hoffenheim

Eintracht Frankfurt put the Bayern conquerors at TSG Hoffenheim bitterly and took the lead. Coach Adi Hütter’s team moved 2: 1 (0: 1) in their own stadium past the Kraichgauer to the first place. For Hoffenheim, who had celebrated a 4-1 surprise grab against record champions Bayern Munich last week, it was the first defeat in the league under new coach Sebastian Hoeneß.

Match winner Daichi Kamada (center) became a protagonist for Eintracht. (Source: image images / student)Match winner Daichi Kamada (center) became the lead for Eintracht. (Source: Schüler / image images)

Daichi Kamada (54th) and Bas Dost (71st) turned the game in favor of the home team in the second round. The sixth goal of the season by the coveted Andrej Kramaric (18th) was not enough for Hoffenheim to win.

Werder Bremen 1-0 Arminia Bielefeld

No spectators, but scored the next victory: Werder Bremen won their ghost match against Arminia Bielefeld. Leonardo Bittencourt (27.) scored the goal of the day and let the Hanze team cheer after the difficult 1-0 (1-0) against the newly promoted team. After the second victory in a row, Werder caught up with Bielefeld with six points and is now in a European Cup spot.

Leonardo Bittencourt (left) is embraced by Jean Manuel Mbom after scoring the winning goal. (Source: Image Images / Noah Wedel)Leonardo Bittencourt (left) is embraced by Jean Manuel Mbom after scoring the winning goal. (Source: Noah Wedel / Image Images)

The team of trainer Florian Kohfeldt showed an appealing performance in the first half even without the actually planned support from their own fans and confirmed the upward trend after the 3-1 last at Schalke 04. The Arminia of trainer Uwe Neuhaus had to take the first win competition. Accept bankruptcy in 2020 (1st and 2nd league).

VfB Stuttgart 1 – 1 Bayer 04 Leverkusen

Stuttering start for Werkself: Bayer Leverkusen also missed their first win on match day three. At VfB Stuttgart, which was again brave, the team of coach Peter Bosz did not get past a 1: 1 (1: 0), it was the third draw in a row.

After Patrik Schick gave the guests an early lead with his first Bundesliga goal for the Rhinelander (7th), Austrian Sasa Kalajdzic (76th) rightly equalized for the Swabians. The Stuttgart company can now look forward to a successful start to the season with four points.

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