- Dortmund scrape a point in six goal thriller against Ingolstadt.
- Bayern get back to winning ways.
- Unbeaten Leipzig in second after Werder triumph.
FC Bayern München re-found their winning habit, against Borussia Mönchengladbach. RB Leipzig's fairytale start continued with victory over SV Werder Bremen, while Borussia Dortmund and FC Ingolstadt 04 shared the points in a six-goal thriller.
While earning their fourth victory of the season, Eintracht Frankfurt put in an overwhelming performance against a struggling Hamburger SV. An own goal from Lewis Holtby, the first in his career, set the tone for the rest of the match. Dennis Diekmeier's red card and two further goals from Shani Tarashaj and Haris Seferovic gave new coach Markus Gisdol little to celebrate in his first game in charge at the Volksparkstadion.
Watch: Timothy Chandler's delight at Eintracht winning past Hamburg:
Borussia Dortmund rescued a point in a thrilling six-goal spectacle against FC Ingolstadt 04. Within 24 minutes Ingolstadt left Die Schwarz-Gelben silent, Almog Cohen and Dario Lezcano both scored to put Ingolstadt in the driving seat. However Dortmund's star striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was not going to miss a match without scoring, pulling a goal back in the 59th minute. A further goal from Lezcano restored Ingolstadt's lead as well as Dortmund's fears. However, Adrian Ramos and Christian Pulisic were on hand to ensure they wouldn't be walking away from the Audi Sportpark empty handed. Despite the point, Dortmund sink to an uncomfortable sixth in the table.
Watch: Pulisic praises Dortmund's 'heart' following BVB's late smash and grab against Ingolstadt:
Hertha Berlin are up to third in the Bundesliga standings following their 2-1 victory against 1. FC Köln, a result that brings an end Köln's impressive unbeaten run. Some great attacking play put the Billy Goats on the back foot and unlucky number 13 was truly unlucky for Köln, as Berlin's Vedad Ibisevic netted his sixth goal of the current campaign. Fellow goalscoring star Anthony Modeste added another to his tally in the second half but the joy was short-lived as the Old Lady restored her lead through Niklas Stark.
Watch: Hertha goalscorer Ibisevic praises his teammates following the 2-1 win over Köln:
The BayArena was left stunned on Saturday, having to watch Kevin Volland’s early dismissal and a further three goals scored against them, represented a difficult day at the office for Die Werkself. Hoffenheim’s Kerem Demirbay, Sandro Wagner and Steven Zuber all scored past Bernd Leno. The victory for Julian Nagelsmann's side has them looking like genuine European contenders, with their best points haul since their debut Bundesliga campaign in 2008/09.
In his maiden match in charge, VfL Wolfsburg coach Valerien Ismael, would have hoped for a better outcome. Jeffrey Bruma was shown a red card and a hat-trick of goals from Darmstadt punished the 10-man side. Änis Ben-Hatira found the top corner, Laszlo Kleinheisler powered past Koen Casteels and Sandro Sirigu's low shot gifted Darmstadt three points. A positive for Wolfsburg: Mario Gomez finally found the back of the net, his first also against Darmstadt, one of three Bundesliga teams he was left to score against.
SC Freiburg continued their unbeaten run in the Bundesliga with a 2-1 victory over FC Augsburg. Maximilian Philipp and Nils Petersen both netted to ensure all three points would go Freiburg's way instead of in the pocket of their Bavarian opponent's. Halil Altintop scored, what is becoming an annual tradition for him, his fourth consecutive goal against the Black Forest club for Augsburg. Freiburg remain unbeaten at the Schwarzwald-Stadion, their away record will, however, need some work.
FC Bayern München returned to winning ways with a convincing 2-0 victory over Borussia Mönchengladbach. Taking control of proceedings, the Bavarians consistently amped up the pressure against Gladbach, before South American duo Arturo Vidal and Douglas Costa scored a goal apiece. Foals' coach Andre Schubert altered the set up to stem the flow against his side in the second, which stopped any further goals at the Allianz Arena but did little to change the end result, their third loss of the season.
RB Leipzig extended their unbeaten start to the season to eight games with a 3-1 win over Werder Bremen which takes them up to second behind Bayern. Naby Keita opened the scoring three minutes before half-time and he added their second with 15 minutes remaining. Serge Gnabry pulled a goal back a minute later, but Davie Selke's late strike against his former club sealed Leipzig's latest win.
FC Schalke 04’s recent revival continued as they produced a stirring performance to deservedly beat fellow UEFA Europa League competitors 1. FSV Mainz 05. Nabil Bentaleb was the pick of the Royal Blues bunch as he scored two well-taken goals either side of the interval, while Franco Di Santo chipped in with two assists and Max Meyer grabbed a first league strike since March. Markus Weinzierl’s men are now three games unbeaten in the league and five without loss in all competitions.