Hoffenheim draw, Hannover hammer Ingolstadt

Bottom-of-the-table TSG Hoffenheim showed character to grind out a 3-3 draw with Borussia MG , the rest of Saturday’s Bundesliga action going pretty much according to the form book.

The match at the Rhein-Neckar-Arena between TSG 1899 Hoffenheim and Borussia Monchengladbach saw the game swinging from one side to the other before finally ending in a 3-3 draw.

The visiting team drew first blood early on, with USA international Fabian Johnson netting five minutes into the game. Their lead was only to last for six minutes as Steven Zuber leveled for the home side, before Eugen Polanski put Hoffenheim in front for the first time on 34 minutes.

Nadim Amiri then made it 3-1 when he scored two minutes after the break. Monchengladbach however made sure they stayed in the game when Josip Drmic converted his chance in the 56th minute. Johnson completed the come-back when he notched his brace in the 87th minute.

Bremen’s tough season continued when they were beaten 3-1 by Hamburger SV at the SV Weserstadion. The home side found themselves on the back foot after only three minutes when Ivo Ili%u010Devi%u0107 scored, following Pierre Lasogga’s assist.

Hamburger doubled their advantage with 26 minutes played, with Austrian midfielder Michael Gregoritsch getting the goal. Bremen were back in the contest on 62 minutes as when Anthony Ujah scored, but the deficit was back to two goals when Nikolai Müller scored for Hamburger six minutes later.

Hannover 96 lifted themselves away from wrong end of the table by easing to a comfortable 4-0 win over FC Ingolstadt at the HDI-Arena. The home team were dominant from the outset and were 2-0 up within the opening 10 minutes, courtesy of goals by Marcelo and Leon Andreasen.

Kenan Karaman, who had assisted for the second goal, was to make it 3-0 when he netted on 24 minutes. The visiting team managed to keep Hannover off the score-sheet for an hour, but there was still time for one more goal as Uffe Bech got in on the act in the 85th minute.

Bayern München meanwhile made it 13 wins from 14 games with a 2-0 victory over Hertha Berlin at the Allianz Arena. It took 34 minutes for the first goal to arrive, with Thomas Müller the man to break the deadlock. It was then 2-0 four minutes before half time when Kingsley Coman netted.

Mainz 05 were 2-1 winners over Frankfurt at the Coface Arena as the hosts extended their unbeaten run to four matches. Yoshinori Mut%u014D gave the home side the perfect start when he netted after only five minutes.

The lead was extended to two goals in the 42nd minute through Yunus Malli’s goal, while the visitors were down to 10 men when Alexander Meier was sent off on 40 minutes. Frankfurt were on the score-sheet in the 61st minute through Haris Seferovi%u0107, but Mainz held on for the victory.

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