Frankfurt 2-0 Leipzig (0-0)
Leader RB Leipzig has suffered another defeat for the first time after nine unbeaten Bundesliga games. The leaders lost 0-2 on Saturday at Eintracht Frankfurt.
However, the result initially did not change anything about the table constellation – Leipzig remains at the top of the table. The Hessians were able to stabilize at least in midfield after a difficult series of successes – and to the delight of the fans after victories over Bavaria and Leverkusen, they annoyed the next favorites.
The game had started under completely different circumstances. Leipzig took control early and happily combined through the Frankfurt ranks. The hosts, on the other hand, barely managed to counter the pressure. Even if Leipzig barely gave the ball away: there were no compelling opportunities at first.
In the last minutes before the break, Frankfurt also got a little better into the game. However, more than one corner did not pop out.
After the break, things went very quickly: Martin Hinteregger prevailed on the left against two Leipzigers and put the ball back to the penalty area to Almamy Touré. His violent shot landed unsustainable for Leipzig’s Peter Gulacsi in the left corner. Nagelsmann reacted and brought another offensive power with Yussuf Poulsen. But Frankfurt defended concentratedly. In the end Filip Kostic raised for Eintracht. Goncalo Paciencia had served him in the center.
Mönchengladbach – Mainz 3: 1 (1: 1)
Borussia was able to live up to its role as favorite and move up to second place in the table at least until Saturday evening. Gladbach struggled at first, with the first good chance Robin Quaison brought the Mainz guests into the lead after eleven minutes of play. The reaction of the home team was not long in coming: Alassane Pléa was not consistently covered after a free kick after 23 minutes and scored the equalizer (1-1).
As a result, the Gladbachers were significantly better in the game after a slow start. As a result, Marco Rose’s team was the better team for long stretches and was rewarded after 75 minutes of play. Once again it was Pléa who was right and finished 2-1. Shortly before the end of the game Florian Neuhaus scored for the guests to the 3-1 final score. For the foals it was the eighth winning home game in a row.
Freiburg – Paderborn 0: 2 (0: 0)
SC Freiburg missed the second win of the second half of the season. Christian Streich’s team suffered a 2-0 defeat against the bottom of the table in Paderborn, even though they played in half for half an hour.
There was little to be seen from the passively operating Freiburgers, but the guests from Paderborn could not convert the slight advantages into goals. The game’s first goal came shortly after the break. The guests only needed three minutes after the restart to take the lead. Christopher Aniwi-Adjei ran after a long ball from Dennis Srbeny alone to Freiburg’s goalkeeper Alexander Schwolow and, with a little luck, was able to pass the ball past him (48.).
The audience was not given a particularly good game. The game was characterized by many inaccuracies on both sides. After 59 minutes, Paderborns saw Jamilu Collins yellow-red after repeated fouls. Outnumbered the Paderborn had to survive a few Freiburg attacks. In the 84th minute, the guests were awarded a penalty. Abdelhamid Samiri converted the penalty. The SCP, who has now won four games this season, moved past Düsseldorf. Both teams are tied, but Paderborn has the better goal difference. The Dusseldorf players will play in Leverkusen on Sunday.
Wolfsburg – Hertha BSC 1: 2 (0: 0)
Hertha BSC took a happy away win. The Berliners turned a deficit at VfL Wolfsburg to a 2: 1 (0: 0) success. Dodi Lukebakio scored the winner in the final minute. Before that, Jordan Torunarigha (74.) had leveled the Wolfsburg lead by Admir Mehmedi (68.).
Wolfsburg took over the initiative at the beginning, but tried above all to orderly build the game rather than attacking moments. The game did not develop any dynamic. Hertha, on the other hand, needed some time to get into the game. On loan from Dortmund Marius Wolf (13th) did not properly hit the ball alone in the five-meter space. For Wolfsburg, Maxi Arnold (41.) slid the ball slightly over the foot from a distance of 18 meters, the ball flew just past the goal.
After the break, the game got better. But Wolfsburg tried to build up pressure. Admir Mehmedi (68.), who had just been substituted, actually wanted to cross from the left wing on Wout Weghorst. But he simply dived – the ball flew unsustainable for Rune Jarstein in the far corner. Wolfsburg then pushed for the decision. Instead, Jordan Torunarigha (74.) came to a happy equalization after a corner from Maximilian Mittelstädt. Shortly before the end, Lukas Klünter extended a cross to Lukebakio, who hit with a head – Wolfsburg’s Koen Casteels was too far in front of his goal.
Union Berlin – Augsburg 2: 0 (0: 0)
Promoter 1. FC Union continues to establish itself in the midfield of the Bundesliga. On Saturday, the Berliners also won against the direct table neighbor FC Augsburg 2-0 (0-0). After a strong second half, Neven Subotic (47.) and Marcus Ingvartsen (62.) met for the team of Urs Fischer.
In the first half, very little happened at the Alte Försterei. Union tried to move forward in front of their home crowd, but hardly ever got to the Augsburg gate. Augsburg, on the other hand, hardly tried to attack, but was defensive but secure. For most of the game, the ball changed hands in midfield.
Union picked up speed right after the break. Barely two minutes after the restart, veteran Subotic sneaked into a corner by Christopher Trimmel in the Augsburg penalty area and pushed the ball over the line from a short distance. Union used the elation for the next goal. Augsburg could have shortened in the final minute. But Florian Niederlechner was clearly offside when he handed in the ball.