- Bremen off the bottom after Wolfsburg win.
- Bayern with last-gasp victory in Hamburg.
- High-flying Frankfurt and Berlin share spoils in six-goal thriller.
SV Werder Bremen opened their account after wins for Borussia Mönchengladbach, Bayer 04 Leverkusen, FC Bayern München and FC Augsburg.
bundesliga.com recaps Saturday's roller-coaster ride...
Matchday 5 fixtures
All times CEST
Saturday 24 September
Hamburger SV 0-1 FC Bayern München (15:30)
1. FSV Mainz 05 2-3 Bayer 04 Leverkusen (15:30)
Borussia Mönchengladbach 2-0 FC Ingolstadt 04 (15:30)
Eintracht Frankfurt 3-3 Hertha Berlin (15:30)
FC Augsburg 1-0 SV Darmstadt 98 (15:30)
SV Werder Bremen 2-1 VfL Wolfsburg (18:30)
Sunday 25 September
Friday 23 September
Borussia Dortmund 3-1 SC Freiburg (kick-off 20:30)
21:30 - Good night!
That's all from us here at bundesliga.com for the evening. Be sure to check back on Sunday with TSG 1899 Hoffeneheim taking on FC Schalke 04 before high-fliers 1. FC Köln and RB Leipzig go head-to-head at the RheinEnergieSTADION.
21:20 - Bremen delight
Bremen coach Nouri and goalscorer Thy were understandably ecstatic after ensuring the points that lifted them from the foot of the table.
FULL-TIME - BREMEN 2-1 WOLFSBURG
What a thrilling conclusion at the Weser Stadium as Bremen snatch victory from the jaws of defeat! That's a first win of the season for the Green-Whites and a first for interim coach Alexander Nouri in the Bundesliga.
90+1' GOAL - Bremen 2-1 Wolfsburg
The turnaround is complete! Wolfsburg fail to deal with a Niklas Schmidt corner, and Theodor Gebre Selassie thumps a header into the net. Are Bremen heading for a first win of the season?
86' - Bremen 1-1 Wolfsburg
Holy moley! Wolfsburg go straight up the other end and strike the woodwork through Julian Draxler. Cracking header - Jaroslav Drobny was beaten!
85' GOAL - Bremen 1-1 Wolfsburg
Bremen are level, and boy do they deserve it! Lennart Thy takes the ball off the toe of Serge Gnabry and lashes an unstoppable effort beyond the reach of Koen Casteels from 12 yards. Can they go on and win it?
80' Bremen 0-1 Wolfsburg
Wolfsburg substitute Daniel Caligiuri waltzes beyond one Bremen challenge, but has his pockets picked by Robert Bauer, just as he was about to let rip.
68' GOAL Bremen 0-1 Wolfsburg
Well, this is Bremen’s start to the season in a nutshell. After dominating for long periods, they trail and it’'s their very own Robert Bauer, putting a peach of a cross from Wolfsburg's Jannes Horn past his own goalkeeper, who gives Wolfsburg a lead they barely deserve.
60' - Bremen 0-0 Wolfsburg
As he did in the first half, Serge Gnabry's pulling the strings for Bremen. After sending an effort over, the Germany starlet plays in Izet Hajrovic, who shoots tamely at Koen Casteels.
46' - Bremen 0-0 Wolfsburg
Just the one change at the break: Wolfsburg midfielder Daniel Caligiuri for Paul Seguin.
HALF-TIME - Bremen 0-0 Wolfsburg
Bremen the much more adventurous of the two sides at the break. Still no goals, though.
38' - Bremen 0-0 Wolfsburg
Ousman Manneh chases down a seemingly lost cause and manages to a hook a ball back into the danger zone. Theo Gebre Selassie meets it, but the Bremen right-back drags his effort wide. Will the Green-Whites come to rue these missed chances?
34' - Bremen 0-0 Wolfsburg
Here goes Bremen's Serge Gnabry on one of those blistering runs of his. He winds up, but his effort flashes wide. Such pace!
31' - Bremen 0-0 Wolfsburg
Mario Gomez is just inches away from getting a toe-end on Julian Draxler's teasing cross. Still awaiting his first goal in a Wolfsburg shirt, the Germany international striker...
27' - Bremen 0-0 Wolfsburg
Wolfsburg goalkeeper Koen Casteels with one for the cameras, beating away a Zlatko Junuzovic free-kick. Werder asking all the questions...
17' - Bremen 0-0 Wolfsburg
Really assured start from Werder. Watching them just now it's hard to believe they've lost all four of their Bundesliga matches so far this term.
6' - Bremen 0-0 Wolfsburg
How are Bremen not ahead?! Zlatko Junuzovic's corner is measured to perfection, but Niklas Moisander puts his header wide. Golden chance!
KICK-OFF! Bremen 0-0 Wolfsburg
Under way at the Weser Stadium, where 25 goals have fallen in the last five meetings between the two clubs.
18:14 - Sane blow
Lamine Sane has picked up an injury in the warm-up and will be replaced in the Werder back four by Milos Veljkovic. The 20-year-old Swiss defender is making his fourth Bundesliga appearance.
18:08 - TEAM NEWS
Drobny - Gebre Selassie, Sané, Moisander, Bauer - Fritz (c), Grillitsch - Hajrovic, Junuzovic, Gnabry - Manneh
Casteels - Vieirinha, Bruma, Wollscheid, Horn - Seguin, Gerhardt - Blaszczykowski (c), Arnold, Draxler - Gomez
18:00 - 30 minutes to go..
SV Werder Bremen will be looking to get their season up and running when they host a VfL Wolfsburg side on the rebound from a heavy midweek defeat.
17:30 - Gasping for breath
What drama at the end there! Late goals in Mainz, Hamburg and Frankfurt provided a thrilling end to the afternoon fixtures. Next up it’s Werder against Wolfsburg. Stay tuned…
Hamburger SV 0-1 FC Bayern München
1. FSV Mainz 05 2-3 Bayer 04 Leverkusen
Borussia Mönchengladbach 2-0 FC Ingolstadt 04
Eintracht Frankfurt 3-3 Hertha Berlin
FC Augsburg 1-0 SV Darmstadt 98
90' GOAL Frankfurt 3-3 Hertha
Dramatic scenes in Frankfurt as the home side equalise in the last minute. Michael Hector rescues a point for Frankfurt! Surely! The Jamaican gets up to head home his first ever Bundesliga goal after a fine ball in from fellow substitute Ante Rebic. A fitting end to a remarkable encounter at the Commerzbank Arena.
87’ GOAL Hamburg 0-1 Bayern
Franck Ribery outfoxes his marker and slides across for Joshua Kimmich, who arrives at the far post to spark wild scenes of celebration in the Bayern camp!
78’ Hamburg 0-0 Bayern
Rene Adler, take a bow. Some stop from the HSV custodian, who dives full stretch to turn a Thomas Müller effort around the post.
76’ Hamburg 0-0 Bayern
One-way traffic now, with Bayern laying siege to the HSV goal. Franck Ribery slips in David Alaba, but the Austria international inexplicably opts against shooting and pings a wayward cross out of play.
76’ - GOAL! Gladbach 2-0 Ingolstadt
Oscar Wendt finishes off a flowing Borussia counter-attack to double the hosts’ advantage. No way back now for Ingolstadt, surely…!
70’ - Gladbach 1-0 Ingolstadt
Another great chance for Gladbach to double their advantage as Julian Korb breaks free on the edge of the penalty area. The 24-year-old’s low shot beats Nyland but crashes off the foot off the post and bounces clear.
66' GOAL Mainz 2-2 Leverkusen
Stefan Kießling has been on the pitch for all of a minute and already his contribution has been telling. The former Germany striker heads down for Chicharito who fires home his second goal - and fourth in three games against Mainz - via a wicked deflection.
65’ GOAL Eintracht Frankfurt 2-3 Hertha Berlin
And now Esswein scores! What is going on at the Commerzbank Arena? The substitute cuts in from the right, and curls a beauty into the far corner, just beyond the reach of Hradecky. Now it’s Hertha Berlin who have turned things around in a matter of minutes. What a decision from Dardai to bring Esswein on.
64’ - Gladbach 1-0 Ingolstadt
Fabian Johnson very nearly doubles the Foals’ lead, but Örjan Nyland is off his line quickly and produces a smart save to deny the former TSG 1899 Hoffenheim man. A second Gladbach goal would have been very harsh on Ingolstadt, who have dominated the early stages of the second half at the BORUSSIA-PARK.
59' GOAL Frankfurt 2-2 Hertha
What a beauty from Ibisevic! Alexander Esswein, who replaced Peter Pekarik at half-time, swings in a cross from the right, and the Hertha captain hits it first time, steering a fine volley past Lucas Hradecky. It’s the Bosnian’s second goal of the game, and the visitors are level.
58’ Hamburg 0-0 Bayern
Rene Adler with a fine save to thwart Javier Martinez from point-blank range, before Hamburg captain Johan Djourou repeats the trick with a similarly brilliant block moments later. Bayern most definitely turning the screw…
51’ Hamburg 0-0 Bayern
A worrying sight for Bayern fans as Mats Hummels hobbles off with what looks like a left knee injury. Former Hamburg defender Jerome Boateng comes on in his stead.
46’ GOAL Augsburg 1-0 Darmstadt
After going down to ten men just before the break, Darmstadt will now require a herculean effort in the second half after falling behind. Kok was allowed too much space and his pin-point cross was headed home with aplomb by Finnbogasson.
HALF TIME SCORES
Hamburger SV 0-0 FC Bayern München
1. FSV Mainz 05 2-1 Bayer 04 Leverkusen
Borussia Mönchengladbach 1-0 FC Ingolstadt 04
Eintracht Frankfurt 2-1 Hertha Berlin
FC Augsburg 0-0 SV Darmstadt 98
45’ GOAL Eintracht Frankfurt 2-1 Hertha Berlin
Frankfurt have turned it around! A corner comes in from Blum, and Ibisevic makes a hash of the clearance, inadvertently setting up Alexander Meier for a simple close-range finish. The Eagles take the lead on the stroke of half-time.
43’ Hamburg 0-0 Bayern
Bayern winger Kingsley Coman meets Philipp Lahm’s right-wing cross and forces a routine save from Rene Adler with a stooping header. Food for thought for Carlo Ancelotti and his star-studded substitutes’ bench.
42’ - GOAL! Gladbach 1-0 Ingolstadt
The ball falls to Lars Stindl on the edge of the Ingolstadt penalty area and the 28-year-old makes no mistake, sidefooting into the far corner to give the hosts the lead. Harsh on Ingolstadt, who have matched the Foals in every department so far this afternoon.
40’ Hamburg 0-0 Bayern
Bobby Wood cushions Nabil Bahoui’s long pass into the path of Nicolai Müller, who is denied a clear sight of goal by some brave defending from Javi Martinez. Not having things entirely their own way, Bayern.
39’ GOAL Eintracht Frankfurt 1-1 Hertha Berlin
A lightning-quick counter and Frankfurt are level! The Eagles break after a Hertha corner, with Danny Blum coming down the left flank. He swings the ball into the middle, towards Marco Fabian - who muscles Marvin Plattenhardt out of the way and rifles a left-footed screamer past the helpless Jarstein. Game on.
36' GOAL 1. FSV Mainz 05 2-1 Bayer 04 Leverkusen
Mainz are unbowed by Chicharito's equaliser. Malli whips a deadly delivery into the Leverkusen box and Stefan Bell - captain for the day in the absence of Niko Bungert - bundles home his first goal since October 2015.
33’ - Gladbach 0-0 Ingolstadt
Ingolstadt need to get closer to Mahmoud Dahoud. The 20-year-old is being afforded too much time and space in the middle of the park and very nearly set up Lars Stindl for the opening goal a couple of minutes ago, but the former Hannover 96 skipper failed to control the ball and the visitors managed to clear.
31' GOAL 1. FSV Mainz 05 1-1 Bayer 04 Leverkusen
Mainz's lead lasts all of a minute. From kick-off, Ömer Toprak's long ball forward falls to Charles Aranguiz. The Chilean picks out Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez in the box, and after a smart bit of control the Mexico striker lifts his third goal in three games against the 05ers high into the net.
30' GOAL 1. FSV Mainz 05 1-0 Bayer 04 Leverkusen
Mainz win the ball back with most Leverkusen shirts in the opposite half. Levin Öztunali bombs forward before selflessly squaring for Yunus Malli, who is left with a tap in from mere metres out.
31’ Eintracht Frankfurt 0-1 Hertha Berlin
Frankfurt defender David Abraham is forced off after picking up a knee injury. The Argentine received treatment after a clash but he can’t go on, and is replaced by Michael Hector. Not an ideal start for Eagles boss Niko Kovac against his former side.
17’ Hamburg 0-0 Bayern
Brilliantly simple from Bayern as Thiago instinctively sprays a ball over to the left-hand side for David Alaba. His cross is measured to perfection, but Robert Lewandowski can only steer his header onto the roof of the netting.
19’ GOAL Eintracht Frankfurt 0-1 Hertha Berlin
After a quiet start at the Commerzbank Arena, Stocker is brought down by Seferovic in the Frankfurt penalty area, and the referee points to the spot. Hertha captain Ibisevic steps up and converts to give the visitors the lead.
19’ - Gladbach 0-0 Ingolstadt
The Foals appear to have settled after that early Morales chance. Mahmoud Dahoud has tested Örjan Nyland’s reflexes with a toe-poked effort from the edge of the area, but that’s the closest the hosts have come to a breakthrough.
13' Augsburg 0-0 Darmstadt
Chance for Darmstadt, but Florian Jungwirth’s long range effort flies wide of Michael Esser’s goal.
11' 1. FSV Mainz 05 0-0 Bayer 04 Leverkusen
Leverkusen's Admir Mehmedi is hauled down by Daniel Brosinski on the edge of the Mainz box after a determined run. Wendell strikes the subsequent free-kick with venom, but home 'keeper Jonas Lössl gets down well to save.
4’ Eintracht Frankfurt 0-0 Hertha Berlin
Frankfurt have the first real attempt at the Commerzbank Arena. Danny Blum cuts inside from the right and tries to squeeze the ball past Rune Jarstein at his near post, but the Hertha keeper gets down well and pushes it behind for a corner.
2’ - Gladbach 0-0 Ingolstadt
Alfredo Morales spurns a golden opportunity to give Ingolstadt a shock lead at the BORUSSIA-PARK. The USNMT international latches onto a lofted pass over the top of the Gladbach defence, but fails to connect properly and Yann Sommer is out quickly to smother the loose ball.
2’ Hamburg 0-0 Bayern
Bayern with a rare lapse as Renato Sanches’ misplaced pass allows Hamburg to break. Bobby Wood feeds Nabil Bahoui, but the full Bundesliga debutant fires straight at Manuel Neuer. Encouragement for the beleaguered Dinos.
15:30 - peep peep!!
We're underway around the grounds on what promises to be a thrilling afternoon of football.
15:20 - If the shoe fits...
15:09 - Eintracht Frankfurt - Hertha Berlin
15:00 - Borussia Mönchengladbach vs FC Ingolstadt 04
14:56 - 1. FSV Mainz 05 vs Bayer 04 Leverkusen
14:45 - Hamburger SV vs FC Bayern München
14:32 - Augsburg vs Darmstadt line-ups
14:21 - Robben raring to go again
Arjen Robben had been on the pitch for all of about six minutes when he scored Bayern's third goal against Hertha in midweek, in his first competitive appearance since March. The Dutchman is set to start on the bench again today, but may still get a chance to improve his frightening record against Hamburg.
14:10 - Team news on the way
The five 15:30 kick-offs are fast approaching, so do stay tuned for all the team news and line-ups.
14:05 - Hertha in the house
13:55 - Gladbach's fortress
It's a lovely sunny day in Mönchengladbach, where the Foals will be looking for their 10th straight Bundesliga home win against Ingolstadt today. But how to kill time before kick-off...?
13:34 - Familiar faces
Levin Öztunali and Julian Baumgartlinger will both go up against their former clubs this afternoon, as 1. FSV Mainz 05 host Bayer 04 Leverkusen. The two players swapped sides during the summer transfer window, with Öztunali joining Mainz from Bayer, and Baumgartlinger going in the opposite direction.
13:11 - Alaba ready
Incidentally, Bayern have won their last 11 matches during the Oktoberfest. Can they make it 12 this afternoon?
12:44 - Bundesliga audio
You can listen to Leverkusen's trip to Mainz live on Bundesliga radio this afternoon. Simply follow this link and hit play at 15:30CEST!
12:19 - Congrats, Auba
Quite an achievement by the Gabonese international...
11:59 - Saturday team news
Simply follow the links below for possible line-ups from all of Saturday's games (particularly useful if you're looking to make last-minute changes to your Official Fantasy Bundesliga side!):
11:39 - Cool-down complete
The BVB squad can now sit back, relax and enjoy Saturday's Bundesliga action.
11:22 - 'A lot of fun, but also hard work'
After netting 17 goals in their last five competitive outings, BVB didn't have quite as easy a time of it against Freiburg at the SIGNAL IDUNA PARK on Friday evening. Even so, Dortmund players were satisfied with the hard-fought win over Christian Streich's charges. Click here for the best of the reaction.
11:00 - Guten Tag
What a barnstorming start to Matchday 5! Borussia Dortmund went joint-top of the league for the time being, but there are eight games left to be played. And Saturday is full of highlights with Hamburger SV taking on FC Bayern München, high-flying Eintracht Frankfurt and Hertha Berlin going head to head and Bayer 04 Leverkusen traveling to face 1. FSV Mainz 05.
We'll be with you shortly, in the meantime, refresh your memory with the best of the build-up from yesterday.
Schmidt wary of Mainz
Bayer Leverkusen manager Roger Schmidt believes his side will face their toughest test of the season yet when they travel to in-form Mainz on Saturday. Die Werkself have already faced Borussia Mönchengladbach (1-2), Hamburger SV (3-1), Eintracht Frankfurt (1-2) and FC Augsburg (0-0), and they drew 2-2 with CSKA Moscow in the UEFA Champions League. However, Schmidt is boosted by the return of striker Stefan Kießling from injury.
Carlo Ancelotti press conference
The FC Bayern München coach has confirmed that Manuel Neuer, Robert Lewandowski and Mats Hummels will start for the champions against Hamburger SV tomorrow. Jérôme Boateng and Arjen Robben will be on the bench. The Italian said he would decide on the rest of his line-up after today's final training session.
Oczipka that one out!
Whilst you're waiting for today's action to get underway, why not enjoy some moments of magic from Matchday 4? A stunning drive from Eintracht Frankfurt's Bastian Oczipka has been voted Goal of the Week, edging out a fine individual effort from Borussia Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Franck Ribery's mesmerising dribble for FC Bayern München, and team-mate Arjen Robben's fine strike on his long-awaited return from injury.
SV Werder Bremen centre-back Niklas Moisander will hope to keep Mario Gomez quiet when VfL Wolfsburg visit the Weser Stadium in Saturday's late kick-off. The pair faced off in their time at UC Sampdoria and ACF Fiorentina respectively, and the Finland captain say the Germany striker is one of the best he has faced.
Schuster press conference
FC Augsburg coach Dirk Schuster is expecting a tough test against his former employers. The 48-year-old enjoys hero status at SV Darmstadt 98, having steered the Hessen club back to the Bundesliga after a 33-year absence and masterminded their top-flight survival last term, and he thinks they can secure a third consecutive Bundesliga season...
Kovac relishing Hertha reunion
Eintracht Frankfurt coach Niko Kovac is looking forward to the prospect of taking on his old side Hertha Berlin - coached by former team-mate Pal Dardai - on Saturday. The Croatian was born in the German capital, and had two spells as a player with the Old Lady, from 1991-1996 and 2003-2006. This is the first time he will face them as a coach. Both sides have had a strong start to the campaign, with three wins and a draw, so it ought to be a fascinating contest at the Commerzbank Arena.
"Of course I'm looking forward to the game against Hertha. I played there for eight years, and I was born in Berlin."
On 23 January 2016, Borussia Mönchengladbach lost 3-1 to Dortmund at BORUSSIA-PARK. Since then, it's been nine wins in nine Bundesliga home games for the Foals, who can make it ten on the bounce as they host FC Ingolstadt 04 on Saturday. Summer signing Tobias Strobl will miss out for Gladbach due to a hamstring injury, but they will still be feeling confident against an Ingolstadt side with just one point from their opening four matches.
Mainz "need to stay grounded"
1. FSV Mainz 05 coach Martin Schmidt says his players need to keep their feet on the ground after Wednesday's stunning late win over SV Werder Bremen. The 05ers have made a solid start to the season, with seven points from four games. On Saturday, they'll try to keep up their good run against an out-of-sorts Bayer 04 Leverkusen, who have only picked up a single win so far.
Five out of five for Bayern?
There is of course plenty more action to come in the Bundesliga this weekend, starting with FC Bayern München's trip to Hamburger SV on Saturday. The champions have made their best ever start to a top-flight campaign (four wins from four, 14 goals scored, one conceded), and Hamburg look somewhat ill-equipped to deal with Carlo Ancelotti's Bavarian behemoth. They've taken just one point in four outings, their worst start to a season in five years.