Düsseldorf 1. FC Köln remains undefeated after the 2nd matchday. The Rhinelanders fought a 2-2 draw against cup winners RB Leipzig. Meanwhile, VfL Bochum gambled away a 2-0 lead against Hoffenheim. A summary of the Bundesliga games on Saturday.
RB Leipzig – 1. FC Cologne 2: 2 (1: 1) Goal comeback for Timo Werner, but RB Leipzig struggles: In the heated debut of his star returnee, the cup winner missed the first win of the new Bundesliga season. Against 1. FC Köln it was only enough for the Saxons to draw 2:2 (1:1) in a game with some controversial situations, despite Werner’s opening goal (36th).
While RB star player Christopher Nkunku (56th) scored for the hosts who had been outnumbered for a long time, Cologne’s Florian Dietz (40th) and Leipzig’s Josko Gvardiol (72nd) equalized twice with an own goal.
In injury time in the first half, RB noble technician Dominik Szoboszlai (45 + 1) saw the red card because of an elbow blow. After the 1-1 draw at VfB Stuttgart last week, Leipzig has to wait for the first three.
TSG Hoffenheim – VfL Bochum 2:2 (2:2) Second game, first win: coach Andre Breitenreiter celebrated a successful home start in the Bundesliga with TSG Hoffenheim. The Kraichgauer turned an early two-goal deficit and won on the second day of the game through a goal by Munas Dabbur (88th) 3-2 (2-2) against VfL Bochum. While Hoffenheim climbs into the middle of the table, Bochum are stuck in the bottom of the table with zero points.
Christoph Baumgartner (14th), Ozan Kabak (23rd) with a header and Dabbur scored for Hoffenheim in front of 17,005 spectators in Sinsheim. Simon Zoller (10th/13th) gave the guests from Bochum an early lead with a brace. In addition, Manuel Riemann saved a penalty kick from Andrej Kramaric (59th). Hoffenheim was last without a win in the first two games of the season in 2016/2017.
Hertha BSC – Eintracht Frankfurt 1: 1 (1: 0) The European Cup heroes from Eintracht Frankfurt have to wait for their first sporting highlight of the new season. Three days after the defeat in the Uefa Supercup, the Hessians did not get beyond a 1-1 (0-1) draw at Hertha BSC on the second day of the Bundesliga match. This means that coach Oliver Glasner’s team has been without a threesome for ten games across the season.
Despite a committed performance, the Berliners remained without a win in their third competitive game under their new coach Sandro Schwarz, but stopped a series of horrors: Frankfurt had won the last three appearances at Hertha with 11:3 goals. Daichi Kamada secured a point for the Hessians in the Olympic Stadium (48th), Suat Serdar (3rd) had given Hertha the lead. Referee Frank Willenborg took back a late penalty for Eintracht after VAR intervention (90th).
Werder Bremen – VfB Stuttgart 2: 2 (1: 1) Werder Bremen missed the hoped-for victory for the return of the Bundesliga to the Weser Stadium – but at least saved a point in overtime. Thanks to a goal by Oliver Burke (90+5), the newly promoted team came to a 2-2 (1-1) win over VfB Stuttgart in their first home game in the premier league in 448 days. Like the Swabians, it was the second draw in the second game for coach Ole Werner’s team.
Jubilee Niclas Füllkrug gave Bremen the lead in the 4th minute with a powerful header from eleven meters into the top corner. But VfB captain Wataru Endo equalized before the break (38′). Silas Katompa Mvumpa initially turned the game in favor of the Swabians (77′) before Burke scored the final score.