- Bayern held to their second successive draw by ten-man Frankfurt.
- Modeste at the double for Köln as they beat Ingolstadt to go second.
- Leipzig go third with win over Wolfsburg.
Returning from the international break, the Bundesliga provided thrills aplenty during Matchday 7. Saturday's action saw FC Bayern München drop more points in Frankfurt, while 1. FC Köln moved up to second and Borussia Mönchengladbach missed two penalties in the same game...
The Wolves' remain without a Bundesliga victory since Matchday 1 after succumbing to a third defeat of the campaign at home on Sunday. They were outfought by promoted side Leipzig, who took all three points thanks to a wonderful long-range strike by Emil Forsberg, who even missed a penalty in the first half. The victory means Leipzig extend their unbeaten run to seven matches and move up to third in the standings, just two points behind leaders FC Bayern München.
Mainz moved up to seventh in the standings after winning at home for the first time this season. Coach Martin Schimdt's men were the better side throughout and deservedly went ahead early on through Pablo de Blasis. The visitors had the chance to equalise against the run of play on the stroke of half-time, only for Antonio Mirko Colak to see his penalty saved. Darmstadt were punished for that miss in the second period when Yunus Malli converted a spot-kick after being felled inside the box, and although Jerome Gondorf pulled a goal back in stoppage time - also from the penalty spot - it was too little to late.
FC Bayern München made a perfect start as they travelled to Eintracht Frankfurt, with Arjen Robben giving them a tenth-minute lead. The Eagles got back on level terms before half-time, though, thanks to Szabolcs Huszti's powerful finish. The writing looked to be on the wall for the hosts when Joshua Kimmich restored Bayern's advantage and Huszti was sent off for a second bookable offence. But the ten men of Frankfurt dug deep and Marco Fabian grabbed a dramatic late equaliser, extending the champions' winless run to three games in all competitions.
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1. FC Köln once again had Anthony Modeste to thank as they kept up their superb start to the season. The Frenchman scored both of his side's goals in their victory over FC Inglostadt 04 - becoming the Bundesliga's leading scorer in the process, with seven in seven. The win saw unbeaten Köln leapfrog Borussia Dortmund and Hertha Berlin to go second in the table.
Borussia Mönchengladbach missed not one but two penalties as they failed to get the better of ten-man Hamburger SV at BORUSSIA-PARK. Still searching for a first win of the campaign, Hamburg had Cleber sent off on 25 minutes for bringing Lars Stindl down in the area. Andre Hahn's resulting spot-kick was brilliantly saved by Rene Adler, while Stindl crashed a second penalty off the crossbar after the break. Hamburg just about held on for their second point of the season, while Gladbach's ten-game home winning streak in the Bundesliga came to an end.
Buoyed by a comfortable victory over Borussia Mönchengladbach on Matchday 6, FC Schalke 04 travelled to FC Augsburg seeking their first away points of the season. Newcomer Nabil Bentaleb put them ahead with a stunning strike, but there was to be no victory for Royal Blues coach Markus Weinzierl against his former side, as Daniel Baier came up with a long-range beauty of his own to rescue a draw.
Watch: Bentaleb discusses his screamer for Schalke in Augsburg:
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim picked up their third Bundesliga win on the bounce as they got the better of Baden-Württemberg rivals SC Freiburg. Sandro Wagner made the most of a dreadful back pass from Caglar Söyüncü to open the scoring, and though Freiburg equalised through substitute Florian Niederlechner in the 77th minute, Andrej Kramaric converted a late penalty to hand Hoffenheim the local bragging rights, and push them up to fifth in the table.
SV Werder Bremen earned their second win of the Alexander Nouri era, with Zlatko Junuzovic and Ousman Manneh scoring either side of a Hakan Calhanoglu header to deliver a 2-1 win over Bayer 04 Leverkusen at the Weser Stadium. Match-winner Manneh, 19, is the first Gambian ever to score in the Bundesliga, while the Green-Whites are now three points clear of the relegation places.
Watch: Manneh reflects on scoring the winner against Leverkusen:
Hertha Berlin threatened Borussia Dortmund's record of reaching 25 home matches without defeat when Valentin Stocker stroked home Vedad Ibisevic's sublime back-heeled through ball. The visitors were denied a first win in four games against Dortmund, however, after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang made up for an earlier penalty miss by netting his sixth goal of the campaign with ten minutes remaining.
Watch: Dortmund head coach Thomas Tuchel's reaction to the draw: