The Bundesliga returned with a bang this past weekend, as the top five all registered wins and FC Köln got the better of Borussia Mönchengladbach in the Rhine Derby.
Bayer Leverkusen continued their excellent run of form as goals from Jeremie Frimpong and Alejandro Grimaldo helped them earn a hard fought 2-1 win over Wolfsburg. Maxence Lacroix was on target for Niko Kovac’s side, but Leverkusen managed to get the three points to stay top in the Bundesliga standings.
Second-placed VfB Stuttgart also kept their winning run going, as they handed the hapless Union Berlin a 3-0 defeat. Serhou Guirassy, Silas and Deniz Undav scored for the high-flying Stuttgart. Although Guirassy picked up a muscle injury after netting his 14th goal of the season.
Julian Brandt’s second-half winner was enough for Borussia Dortmund to see off the challenge of Werder Bremen on Friday evening. While Bayern Munich heaped more misery on Mainz 05, earning a 3-1 win thanks to goals from Kingsley Coman, Harry Kane and Leon Goretzka.
Florian Kainz led from the front as FC Köln claimed their first win of the season. The Billy Goats captain scored twice to lead his side to a 3-1 win over Borussia Mönchengladbach in the Rhine Derby. Luca Waldschmidt was also on the scoresheet for Köln.
Loïs Openda scored a brace as RB Leipzig managed to return to winning ways. Emil Forsberg was also on target as Marco Rose’s side beat Darmstadt 3-1.
Eintracht Frankfurt moved up to seventh place in the Bundesliga standings by claiming a come from behind 3-1 win over TSG Hoffenheim. Goals from Omar Marmoush, Ansgar Knauff and Ellyes Skhiri helped the Eagles claim the three points after Maximilian Beier had given Hoffenheim the early lead.
FC Augsburg came from two goals behind to beat Heidenheim 5-2 on Sunday in Jess Thorup’s first game in charge.
SC Freiburg also earned a hard-fought comeback win, as they beat VfL Bochum 2-1. Gonçalo Paciência opened the scoring for the Ruhr side, before Ritsu Dōan and Vincenzo Grifo found the back of the net to help Freiburg turn the game on its head.