Berlin (dpa) – RB Leipzig spoils coach Manuel Baum’s debut at FC Schalke 04, Eintracht Frankfurt ensures 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 (7) ahead of Eintracht thanks to a 4-0 (3-0) win against the Krisen-Königsblauen.
The Frankfurt team had previously won 2-1 (0-1) against Hoffenheim in the surprising top game on the 3rd matchday at home. With a 4-0 (1-0) home win against SC Freiburg, Borussia Dortmund also got back into position. On this Sunday, FC Augsburg can climb to first place with a win at VfL Wolfsburg, defending champions FC Bayern Hertha BSC in the second game.
The third defeat in the third game conceded 1. FC Köln with a 1: 3 (0: 2) in the Rhenish derby against Borussia Mönchengladbach. On the other hand, SV Werder Bremen was happy about 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 coach Baum with three goals. An own goal by Can Bozdogan (31st) initiated the defeat, Angelino (35th) and Willi Orban (45th + 2) increased before the break. RB couldn’t keep the pressure up in the second section, otherwise it could have been even worse for Baum, who had to replace the goalkeeper during the break. With a penalty kick, national player Marcel Halstenberg (78th) increased to 4-0.
Even an Andrej Kramaric cannot fix everything. Surrounded by five Frankfurters, the Kraichgauer’s Croatian striker kept an overview and flicked the ball into the corner with his left foot in the 18th minute. Thanks to a strong second half with Daichi Kamada in great shape, the Frankfurt team managed to turn things around. First the Japanese (54th) met himself, when Bas Dost (71st) wear scored, he played a key role in the preparation.
After the defeats in the league against FC Augsburg and in the Supercup against FC Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund managed to raise the mood as expected. After the opening goal by Erling Haaland (31st), national player Emre Can (47th) scored after the break with a header, 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 aggravated the situation of Cologne, who have now been waiting for a victory across all seasons for 13 games. Alassane Plea (14th) gave Timo Horn no chance in the Cologne goal. Shortly afterwards, the goalkeeper, who recently made two decisive mistakes, was surprised by Stefan Lainer in the short corner. Conceded goal number three: Lars Stindl converted a penalty kick (56th). For Champions League participants Mönchengladbach it was the first win of the season in the league, and Elvis Rexhbecaj’s follow-up goal (84th) didn’t change anything.
Second victory in the third game: SV Werder continues to collect points at the start of the season. Meanwhile, promoted Bielefeld suffered the first defeat. After a goal by Leonardo Bittencourt was initially not recognized by video evidence, the 26-year-old struck again shortly afterwards. The goal in the 27th minute was given.
Defeat, victory, draw: VfB Stuttgart returnees won at least one point against Leverkusen. The Bayer team took the lead early: Loan Patrik Schick scored in the seventh minute. Only a little later, the goalscorer had to go out injured. Daley Sinkgraven didn’t survive the first half hour either. With the first win of the season for Leverkusen from coach Peter Bosz, it was again nothing: Sasa Kalajdzic (76th) equalized for VfB.