Leipzig back to winning ways, Mainz thump Hamburg

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RB Leipzig moved back to the top of the Bundesliga table with a comfortable 2-0 win over Hertha Berlin at the Red Bull Arena on Saturday afternoon.

The title hopefuls suffered their first setback of the season in a 1-0 defeat to Ingolstadt last time out and bounce back in sensational fashion.

They dominated the match from start to finish and goals from Timo Werner (40′) and Willi Orban (62′) handed them the points on the day and they will perhaps be slightly disappointed they weren’t able to score more.

Elsewhere a 75th minute strike from Martin Hinteregger gave FC Augsburg a 1-0 win over VfL Borussia Monchengladbach while goals from Artjoms Rudnevs (28′) and Serge Gnarby (40′) cancelled each other out in a 1-1 draw between SV Werder Bremen and 1. FC Köln.

FC Schalke 04 and SC Freiburg also played out to a 1-1 draw after Florian Niederlechner’s 64th minute opener was cancelled out by Evgen Konoplyanka’s 74th minute strike, while the best action of the day could be found in the 3-1 victory for 1. FSV Mainz 05 over Hamburger SV.

The hosts got off to a terrible start against Hamburg, who opened the scoring through Bobby Wood just 21 minutes in.

However, they responded magnificently and drew level through Danny Latza 14 minutes later. That proved to be the start of a stunning day for the German midfielder, who added his second of the day in the 56th minute before completing his hat-trick 11 minutes later to secure a 3-1 win for his side.

Bundesliga Saturday afternoon results:

Mainz 3-1 Hamburg
Augsburg 1-0 Borussia Monchengladbach
Leipzig 2-0 Hertha Berlin
Schalke 1-1 Freiburg
Werder Bremen 1-1 Koln