Berlin (dpa) – RB Leipzig spoils coach Manuel Baum’s debut at FC Schalke 04, Eintracht Frankfurt takes care of TSG 1899 Hoffenheim’s first defeat.
The league lead in the Bundesliga changed twice on Saturday: For the time being, Leipzig took over the top with 7 points for Eintracht thanks to a 4-0 (3-0) victory against the Krisen-Königsblauen.
The team from Frankfurt previously won 2-1 (0-1) against Hoffenheim in the surprising top match on the 3rd matchday at home. With a 4-0 (1-0) home win against SC Freiburg, Borussia Dortmund also came into play again. On this Sunday FC Augsburg can climb to the first place with a victory over VfL Wolfsburg, defending champion FC Bayern Hertha BSC in the second match.
The third defeat in the third game faced 1. FC Köln with a 1: 3 (0: 2) in the Rhine derby against Borussia Mönchengladbach. On the other hand, SV Werder Bremen was happy with the second success of the season with a 1-0 (1-0) against newly promoted Arminia Bielefeld. Returnees VfB Stuttgart defied the Bayer 04 Leverkusen Werkself without a win with a 1: 1 (0: 1).
It wasn’t even enough for the Schalke team against strong Leipzigers. After the first half, the visiting team was behind the new trainer Baum with three goals. An own goal by Can Bozdogan (31st) led to the defeat, Angelino (35th) and Willi Orban (45th + 2) raised before half time. RB could not hold the pressure in the second section, otherwise it could have been worse for Baum, who had to replace the goalkeeper at half time. With a penalty kick, country player Marcel Halstenberg (78th) increased to 4-0.
Not even an Andrej Kramaric can fix everything. Surrounded by five Frankfurters, Kraichgauer’s Croatian striker kept the overview and threw the ball into the corner with his left foot in the 18th minute. Thanks to a strong second half with a well-prepared Daichi Kamada, the Frankfurt team managed to turn things around. First the Japanese (54th) met himself, when Bas Dost (71st) played a key role in the preparation.
After defeats in the league against FC Augsburg and in the Supercup against FC Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund has achieved the hoped-for mood improvement. After the opening goal of Erling Haaland (31st), national player Emre Can (47th) scored with a header after the break, before the Norwegian Haaland (66th) struck again and later Felix Passlack (90th + 2) to make it 4: 0 hung up. The fact remains: sports club coach Christian Streich simply cannot win with the Breisgauers against BVB.
In front of 300 admitted spectators, the Gladbachers worsened the situation of Cologne, who have now been waiting for a victory for 13 games in all seasons. Alassane Plea (14th) gave Timo Horn no chance in the goal of Cologne. Shortly afterwards, the goalkeeper, who recently made two decisive errors, was surprised by Stefan Lainer in the short corner. Granted goal number three: Lars Stindl converted a penalty kick (56th). For Champions League participants Mönchengladbach, it was the first victory of the season in the league, and the subsequent goal by Elvis Rexhbecaj (84th) didn’t change that.
Second win in the third game: SV Werder continues to accumulate points at the start of the season. In the meantime, newly promoted Bielefeld suffered its first defeat. After a goal from Leonardo Bittencourt was initially not recognized by video evidence, the 26-year-old struck again shortly afterwards. The goal was scored in the 27th minute.
Defeat, win, draw: VfB Stuttgart returning home won at least one point against Leverkusen. The Bayer team took the lead early: loan Patrik Schick scored in the seventh minute. Moments later, the scorer had to go out injured. Daley Sinkgraven did not survive the first half hour either. With the first win of the season for Leverkusen from coach Peter Bosz, it was nothing again: Sasa Kalajdzic (76th) equalized for VfB.