Bayer Leverkusen, meanwhile, continued to catch up with their fifth win in a row in a 2-0 win over VfL Bochum, but after 17 rounds they are still seven points behind the places in the European Cup in eighth place. Augsburg defeated Borussia Mönchengladbach 1-0 and scored important points in the relegation battle. Borussia Dortmund had previously shed their misery away from home in the new year and clinched a 2-1 last-minute win at FSV Mainz 05.
In Freiburg, Frenchman Randal Kolo Muani scored in the 42nd minute to put the visitors from Frankfurt ahead, but German national player Matthias Ginter scored the equalizer for Freiburg (47th) in front of 34,700 spectators in the Europa-Park stadium. Eintracht is in fourth place ahead of Saturday’s difficult visit to Bayern Munich. Freiburg, where Philipp Lienhart played through and Michael Gregoritsch was sent off in the finish, slipped to sixth place.
Union again first Bayern hunter
In addition to the new third party RB Leipzig, who celebrated a 6-1 shoot-out at Schalke on Tuesday, Union Berlin also benefited from the division of points in Freiburg. After the 2-1 away win in Bremen, the “Iron”, in which the regular captain Christopher Trimmel was only on the bench, is still three points behind the leader, who only drew 1-1 at home against Cologne on Tuesday, with 33 points had achieved.
In Bremen, the hosts took the lead with a header from Amos Pieper (14′). Just four minutes later, Pieper initiated the equalization through Janik Haberer with an unsuccessful back pass. Kevin Behrens headed the winning goal from a corner by Josip Juranovic (46′). The Croatian newcomer had pushed Christopher Trimmel onto the bench. Romano Schmid was still injured at Bremen, Marco Friedl played through.
Dortmund puts away misery
Fifth Dortmund put their misery away from home in the new year and scored a happy victory in Mainz. Thanks to Joker Giovanni Reyna’s goal in the 93rd minute, after the last five defeats from six guest appearances, a sense of achievement was recorded again. At Mainz, Karim Onisiwo was substituted in the 80th minute.
In the early stages, South Korea’s World Cup participant Jae Sung Lee scored Mainz’s fastest goal of the season after less than two minutes, but Dortmund’s newcomer Julian Ryerson equalized in the fourth minute.
Leverkusen’s goals against Bochum (Kevin Stöger played through) were scored by Edmond Tapsoba (8’/penalty) and Adam Hlozek (53′). For Augsburg (Julian Baumgartliner replacement) ex-Salzburg professional Mergim Berisha was successful against Mönchengladbach (Stefan Lainer up to the 87th minute, Hannes Wolf from the 87th minute) after preliminary work by ex-Sturm Graz striker Kelvin Yeboah (82nd minute). ).
German Bundesliga, 17th round
Mainz – Dortmund 1: 2 (1: 1)
Goals: Lee (2′) and Ryerson (4′), Reyna (93′)
Mainz: Onisiwo until the 80th minute
Leverkusen – Bochum 2:0 (1:0)
Tore: Tapsoba (8./Elfmeter), Hlozek (55.)
Bochum: Stöger played through
Freiburg – Frankfurt 1:1 (0:1)
Goals: Ginter (47′) and Kolo Muani (42′)
Freiburg: Lienhart played through, Gregoritsch until the 91st minute
Augsburg – Moenchengladbach 1-0 (0-0)
Goal: Berisha (82.)
Augsburg: Baumgartlinger on the bench Gladbach: Lainer up to the 87th minute, Wolf from the 87th minute
Bremen – Union Berlin 1:2 (1:1)
Goals: Pieper (13′) and Haberer (17′), Behrens (46′)
Bremen: Friedl played through
Union: Trimmel on the bench
Bayern – Cologne 1: 1 (0: 1)
Goals: Kimmich (90th) and Skhiri (4th)
Bayern: Sabitzer and Wanner on the bench Cologne: Kainz up to the 58th minute, Ljubicic from the 46th minute
Schalke – Leipzig 1: 6 (0: 4)
Goals: Kozuki (65′) and Silva (7′, 44′), Henrichs (15′), Werner (45’+2′), Olmo (83′), Poulsen (89′)
Schalke: Greiml on the bench
Leipzig: Laimer up to 77th, Schlager up to 85th
Hertha BSC – Wolfsburg 0:5 (0:3)
Tore: Svanberg (4.), Arnold (31./Elfmeter), Wind (34.), Baku (72.), Marmoush (86.)
Wolfsburg: Wimmer until the 70th minute, Pervan on the bench
Hoffenheim – Stuttgart 2:2 (1:1)
Tore: Kramaric (11., 94.) bzw. Guirassy (45.+5), Endo (72.)
Gelb-Rote Karte: Ahamada (78./Stuttgart)
Hoffenheim: Baumgartner played through