Impressive win for Bundesliga newcomers

RB Leipzig continued their impressive start to life in the German top-flight as they claimed a resounding 4-0 victory at Hamburger SV, while there was also a big win for Borussia Mönchengladbach.

TSG 1899 Hoffenheim were held to a goalless draw with VfL Wolfsburg, while Eintracht Frankfurt overcame Bayer 04 Leverkusen 2-1.

Javier Hernandez cancelled out Alexander Meier’s 53rd minute effort with his goal on the hour mark but Marco de la Mora sealed the points for his side with his 79th minute goal.

Hamburger SV were totally outplayed in their clash against RB Leipzig at Volksparkstadion where Emil Forsberg netted through a 66th minute penalty ahead of two Timo Werner goals on 72 and 77 minutes, with Davie Selke rounding off the tie in the second minute of stoppage time.

FC Ingolstadt opened the scoring just eight minutes into their clash with Bundesliga champions FC Bayern München as Dario Lezcano poked the ball through Manuel Neuer’s legs after a good ball from Mathew Leckie.

The hosts were level just four minutes later as Robert Lewandowski lobbed Orjan Nyland after latching onto a Franck Ribery pass in behind the Ingolstadt defence. And Bayern were in the lead five minutes into the second half though Xabi Alonso with a sharp low finish, after he was also teed up by Ribery.

Carlo Ancelotti’s side made the result safe as Rafinha netted with six minutes to play with a shot into the bottom-left corner of the net following another pin-point Ribery delivery.


Borussia Dortmund ran riot over SV Darmstadt 98 at Signal-Iduna-Park with Gonzalo Castro opening the scoring on seven minutes after being fed through by Ousmane Dembele.

The Lilies held out for the remainder of the first half but had no answer to a ruthless Dortmund after the break. Adrian Ramos netted with just three second half minutes played as he poked home from close range after a good initial stop from Michael Esser.

Christian Pulisic was next to get on the scoresheet in the 54th minute with a simple tap-in before Castro got his second of the night on 78 minutes after Marcel Heller was dispossessed by Pulisic who found Castro in the box. Sebastian Rode (84′) and Emre Mor (88′) then made it a match to forget for Norbert Meier’s charges.


In the final match of the day, Borussia Mönchengladbach defeated SV Werder Bremen 4-1 as Thorgan Hazard opened the scoring on 11 minutes before adding a second with 17 minutes played. Raffael added a third from the penalty spot on 21 minutes with the same player on target again four minutes before the halftime break.

Serge Gnabry pulled one back for Bremen after 73 minutes but it was a case of too little too late for the visitors.

Results

Hamburger SV 0-4 RB Leipzig
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 0-0 VfL Wolfsburg
Eintracht Frankfurt 2-1 Bayer 04 Leverkusen
FC Bayern München 3-1 FC Ingolstadt 04
Borussia Dortmund 6-0 SV Darmstadt 98
Borussia Mönchengladbach 4-1 SV Werder Bremen

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