Dortmund – Mainz 3-1
For the first time this season, BVB started dominantly in a home game in front of around 60,000 spectators and rewarded themselves with captain Marco Reus’ opening goal (3rd minute). The second goal was contributed by striker Haaland on his comeback after a three-game break due to a thigh contusion with a hand penalty (54th). After the connecting goal by Jonathan Burkardt (87th), BVB had to tremble again before Haaland made everything clear again in stoppage time (90th + 4).
Nati defender Widmer looked unhappy with two goals from Dortmund. First he caused a hand penalty, in stoppage time he lost the ball at the center line. In Dortmund, Gregor Kobel was also involved in a goal. The goalie played a ball straight into the feet of an opponent. Afterwards, the defense around Manuel Akanji was too unsorted.
Union Berlin – Wolfsburg 2-0
1. FC Union Berlin dealt the next setback for coach Mark van Bommel’s team with their first win over VfL Wolfsburg. Lower Saxony, who started the season so well, lost 2-0 (0-0) in the An der Alten Försterei stadium on Saturday and have now been without a win for six competitive games. Taiwo Awoniyi scored the goals in front of 11,006 spectators after fine preparatory work by former Wolfsburg Max Kruse in the 49th minute and Joker Sheraldo Becker (83rd). Kevin Mbabu played through in Wolfsburg. Renato Steffen sat on the bench for 90 minutes.
Frankfurt – Hertha 1: 2
Crisis club Hertha BSC has ended the impressive home series of Eintracht Frankfurt and given its head coach Pal Dardai important arguments for continued employment. The capitals won 2-1 (1-0) on Saturday against the Hessians, who had not lost any of 22 Bundesliga games in their own arena since June 2020.
In front of 32,000 spectators, Marco Richter (7th minute) and Jurgen Ekkelenkamp (62nd) scored the guest hits, which should also help the recently heavily criticized Dardai a lot. In the table, Hertha pulled past the overall weak Eintracht, which was not helped by a penalty from Joker Goncalo Paciencia (78th), with nine points. Nati star Sow played through as usual.
Fürth – Bochum 0: 1
VfL Bochum has brutally prolonged the agonizing wait of SpVgg Greuther Fürth for their first Bundesliga win since promotion. In a weak football basement duel, captain Anthony Losilla hit the Franks with his header goal in the 80th minute to make it 1-0 (0-0). Once again, the Fürth, without a win after the eighth game day, conceded a goal after a standard. Itten was in the starting line-up for the Fürth team, but remained pale.
Freiburg – Leipzig 1: 1
The new era of SC Freiburg in the Europa-Park Stadium began with a draw against RB Leipzig. In the first competitive game after the move on Saturday, thanks to the equalizer from Woo-yeong Jeong (64th minute), the team from Baden made it 1: 1 (0: 1) and gave the runner-up the next small damper. The South Korean attacker scored the first goal with a header in the new home ground and saved the surprise team of the Bundesliga soccer team from coach Christian Streich from their first defeat of the season. Midfielder Nicolas Höfler almost led the SC to victory shortly before the end, but only hit the post.