Cologne - VfL Bochum continue to lead the way in Bundesliga 2, although they dropped points for the first time on Matchday 6.
bundesliga.com rounds up the action on Matchday 6 of the Bundesliga 2 season...
SV Sandhausen 1-1 VfL Bochum
Felix Bastians gave VfL Bochum the lead with a penalty early on, but his sixth goal of the season was not enough for all three points as Andrew Wooten earned Sandhausen a share of the spoils from the spot just before half-time. The result ensured the hosts became the first side to take a point off leaders Bochum this season.
1. FC Kaiserslautern 0-2 SC Freiburg
SC Freiburg edged closer to the Bundesliga 2 summit, thanks to a 2-0 win at 1. FC Kaiserslautern. Christian Streich's men left it late, with Amir Abrashi opening the scoring in the 72nd minute and Nils Petersen making sure of the points three minutes from time. The men from the southwest have now won three on the trot.
RB Leipzig 2-0 SC Paderborn
RB Leipzig picked up their first home win of the season with first-half goals from Marcel Sabitzer and Emil Forsberg enough for a 2-0 victory. The Saxons could and perhaps should have added to their lead in the second half, but two goals were enough for all three points.
Fortuna Düsseldorf 3-0 TSV 1860 Munich
Fortuna Düsseldorf registered their first win of the campaign after four straight defeats. Ihlas Bebou’s early strike provided the platform for the victory, with Didier Ya Konan scoring either side of half-time to lift Frank Kramer’s men away from the relegation zone.
SpVgg Greuther Fürth 3-2 1.FC Nürnberg
Guido Burgstaller gave the visitors the initiative after just seven minutes of this derby, but Veton Berisha and Tom Weilandt wrested it back for the hosts. Alessandro Schöpf’s 85th-minute scorcher appeared to have earned Nürnberg a point, only for Sebastian Freis to produce a dramatic added-time winner.
FSV Frankfurt 0-3 Eintracht Braunschweig
Torsten Lieberknecht’s men picked up their third straight win at a canter. Ken Reichel opened the scoring just before the break and Gerrit Holtmann doubled Braunschweig’s advantage. The visitors’ Nik Omladic was sent off shortly afterwards, but Mirko Boland still added the gloss of a third goal six minutes from time.
Karlsruher SC 0-3 1.FC Union Berlin
The club from the capital recorded their first win of the campaign to give Sascha Lewandowski the ideal start as coach. Damir Kreilach fired home a free-kick before the break and Bobby Wood and Collin Quaner then struck in the second half, which means Karlsruhe have now conceded nine times in two outings.
DSC Arminia Bielefeld 0-0 1.FC Heidenheim
Bielefeld are still waiting for a first home win of the season after being held by a Heidenheim side who continued their fine start to the campaign. The visitors could have potentially moved into the top three with a win, but Robert Leipertz’s first-half shot that struck the bar was the closest they came.