Borussia dortmund has consolidated its top position in the fubball bundesliga. Four days after the 3-1 defeat in the champions league against real madrid, BVB won 2-1 (2-1) at FC augsburg, which has been surprisingly strong this season.
At the reunion with his old club FSV mainz 05, martin schmidt and vfl wolfsburg did not manage more than a 1:1 (0:0) draw. Eintracht frankfurt won 2-1 (1-0) against vfb stuttgart after being shorthanded. Borussia monchengladbach also defeated hannover 96 2:1 (0:0). Video evidence was used in all four afternoon matches, helping the referees to make the right decisions. In the evening, hamburger SV and werder bremen drew 0:0 in the northern derby.
BVB got off to a dream start in augsburg. Andrej jarmolenko gave the revierclub the lead with a hook as early as the fourth minute. Caiuby, however, struck back for the hosts and headed in the equalizer seven minutes later. In a very entertaining match, shinji kagawa scored the 2:1 for dortmund with a ball chipped with feeling (23.).
Before the break, kagawa and pierre-emerick aubameyang missed the third dortmund goal with good scoring chances. Aubameyang later also missed a penalty kick (79.) carelessly when he lofted the ball centrally into the hands of FCA goalkeeper marwin hitz. BVB is unbeaten in the league for 13 games across the season.
Bremen, on the other hand, is still without a win this season. Coach alexander nouri’s team created few chances in the evening’s top match in hamburg and remains stuck in the bottom of the table. Just like HSV, who are one place ahead of werder in 15th place. Hamburg at least got a point after four defeats in a row, but failed to score for the fifth time in a row.
Stuttgart conceded fourth defeat in fourth away game. The swabians fell behind three minutes before the break through ante rebic. Just seconds after his substitution, simon terodde equalized (61.). Frankfurt’s simon falette was shown the red card for an emergency stop a little later (65).). Outnumbered, sebastien haller became eintracht’s matchwinner: the striker scored the 2-1 with a side-footed strike in the third minute of stoppage time.
In wolfsburg, coach schmidt again failed to win in his third game for the wolves. Just over a week after a respectable 2-2 draw with bayern munchen, josuha guilavogui scored ten minutes after the break to make it 1-0 for the hosts. Yoshinori muto equalized with a well-placed header (64.). Shortly before the end, paul-georges ntep had to leave the pitch with yellow-red (90 minutes).+2).
Promoted hannover 96 suffered its first defeat of the season. Matthias ginter fired the gladbach team in front after a free kick from close range (67.). The narrow lead did not last long: just four minutes after the world champion’s goal, martin harnik equalized for coach andre breitenreiter’s team. In the fourth minute of stoppage time, thorgan hazard scored on a penalty kick to make it 2-1. The game had started ten minutes later because the hanover team bus was stuck in traffic.