Week 6 – Saturday Bundesliga Update

Another Saturday of Bundesliga action has finished. 17 goals were scored between 7 matches. Let's recap each match.

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Saturday of Week 6 in the Bundesliga has come to a close, and with exciting Sunday games coming up, let’s recap all the games from Saturday and the result between Red Bull Leipzig and Augsburg on Friday.

Red Bull Leipzig v. Augsburg

It was a Friday night affair as Red Bull Leipzig met Augsburg at the Red Bull Arena. A goal in the 52. minute made it 1-0 to die Roten Bullen, before a stunning strike from Augsburg’s Don-Won Ji brought them level. Swedish international, Emil Forsberg finished the game off, making it 2-1 for Red Bull, and helping them to set a new record for the club, as the first Bundesliga newcomers to be unbeaten in their first six matches.

Final Score: 2-1

Bayern Mϋnchen v. 1. FC Köln

An efficient and strong display from the visitors were able to hold the supergiants to a 1-1 draw at the Allianz Arena.The match had a special guest in the stands, as Arnold Schwarzenegger was in attendance to cheer on Bayern. Joshua Kimmich helped Bayern take the lead shortly before half-time. Anthony Modeste slotted home another goal for Köln in the 63. minute, adding to his 4 previous goals of the campaign. This was the first match of the season Bayern haven’t won. Köln have impressed many this season, only conceding 3 goals in all competitions.

Final Score: 1-1

SV Darmstadt v. Werder Bremen

A thrilling 2-2 draw between SV Darmstadt and Werder Bremen was played out Saturday afternoon at the Jonathan-Heimes-Stadion am Böllenfalltor. Antonio Colak made it 1-0 for the homeside, before goals from Bremen’s Lamine Sane and Serge Gnabry made it 2-1. It wasn’t meant to be for Bremen though, as Antonio Colak notched his second goal in the 73. minute to score the match’s last goal. 1 point separates Bremen and Darmstadt (15 & 14), as both clubs look to improve on shaky form.

Final Score: 2-2

FC Ingolstadt 04 v. 1899 Hoffenheim

Ingolstadt hosted Hoffenheim at the Audi Sportpark. Goals from Sandro Wagner and Kerem Demirbay made it 2-0 at half-time for Hoffenheim. Despite Ingolstadt’s best efforts, they weren’t able to come back with a strong showing in the second half, only making it 2-1 in the last minute of the match as Austrian international, Lukas Hinteregger scored a consolation goal. Ingolstadt are still without a win this season, so it’s the pressure is on Markus Kauczinski and his men to sort out their poor start. Hoffenheim are 1 of the 4 Bundesliga sides undefeated so far in the campaign.

Final Score: 1-2

Sport-Club Freiburg v. Eintracht Frankfurt

It was a relatively quiet affair between Freiburg and Frankfurt, as the sole goal of the match, a early in-the-box strike from Vincenzo Grifo was able to sink Frankfurt to their second defeat of the season. It was a fine display from the promoted side, Freiburg.

Final Score: 1-0

Hertha BSC v. Hamburger SV

It was a routine day in the capital as home side Hertha sent Hamburg back home with their 5th defeat of the season. A brace from Vedad Ibišević sunk the Hamburg ship, scoring in the 29. minute and in the 70. minute. Despite the hard work of Lewis Holtby in the Hamburg midfield, Hamburg weren’t firing on all cylinders. American, Bobby Wood needs to look to start scoring for the port city, before it’s too late.

Final Score: 2-0

Bayer 04 Leverkusen v. Borussia Dortmund

This match would’ve made any Bundesliga fans mouth water, as these two Bundesliga supergiants paired up in Saturday’s late match. Goals from Admir Mehmedi and Chicharito gave BVB a rare defeat. Very unlucky for Dortmund, as they were unable to pick up points on a day which saw Bayern draw against Köln. Roger Schmitz men will look to jump up the table after this impressive win.

Final Score: 2-0

Sunday’s matches:

 Wolfsburg v. Mainz 05

Schalke 04 v. Borussia Mönchengladbach

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