- Bayern beat Ingolstadt and stay top.
- Hertha go level on points with Bayern after beating Schalke.
- Mainz pick up first win of the season in Augsburg.
There were goals galore on Matchday 3 as bundesliga.com rounds up the action...
Hertha became only the second team after Bayern to maintain a perfect start to the Bundesliga season, overcoming Schalke 2-0 in the German capital in the final game of the weekend. Goals from Mitchell Weiser and Valentin Stocker sealed the victory to take the Old Lady to nine points from three games, while condemning their visitors to a third straight league defeat, and still looking for their first Bundesliga goal this term.
After throwing away a three-goal lead to draw 4-4 last week, Mainz were more determined than ever to pick up three points here and opened the scoring after just seven minutes through Colombia striker Jhon Cordoba. The hosts managed to equalise in the second half but the visitors' grit allowed them to bounce back, with goals from Yunus Malli and Yoshinori Muto securing a richly deserved win.
Thorgan Hazard and Raffael each grabbed two first-half goals to set Gladbach on their way to a comfortable victory over Bremen, who have now lost all three league matches so far this term. USMNT striker Aron Johannsson was sent off in the second period for the visitors, for whom the only source of consolation on a frustrating evening was a superb goal from new signing Serge Gnabry.
Bayern were made to work hard for the points, but their quality shone through to extend Carlo Ancelotti's winning start to six matches in all competitions. Manuel Neuer made some huge saves - great if you have him in your Official Fantasy Bundesliga team - while Xabi Alonso and Rafinha rolled back the years with two goals of genuine quality. Köln's time at the top is over; Bayern return to the summit.
Thomas Tuchel's charges followed up a rampant 6-0 triumph in the UEFA Champions League in midweek with another thumping victory at home to Darmstadt. USMNT starlet Christian Pulisic scored one and made another the day before his 18th birthday, with Gonzalo Castro netting a brace and Sebastian Rode getting his first goal for the club.
Watch: Pulisic on his fine form and celebrating his 18th birthday on Sunday:
Watch: Fabian reflects on scoring his first Bundesliga goal and the win over Leverkusen:
Wolfsburg huffed and puffed, but failed to blow Hoffenheim's house down in a frustrating afternoon for the Wolves at the WIRSOL Rhein-Neckar-Arena. Mario Gomez was denied by Oliver Baumann's smart double save on the hour, and Jeffrey Bruma crashed a header off the crossbar, but it ended goalless.
The Bundesliga's new boys continued their fine start to the season with a superb away win, biding their time before scoring all four goals in the final 24 minutes of the match.
Watch: Köln's Anthony Modeste on his brace against Freiburg: