Munich (AP) – Led by the outstanding Robert Lewandowski, FC Bayern Munich has celebrated the next goal festival in the Bundesliga.
Three days after the 4-0 win against Atlético Madrid at the start of the Champions League, the German record champions won 5-0 (2-0) against Eintracht Frankfurt thanks to Lewandowski’s three goals. RB Leipzig successfully defended the top of the table with a difficult 2: 1 (1: 1) win against Hertha BSC.
In the Revier derby, Borussia Dortmund achieved a fully deserved 3-0 (0-0) win against FC Schalke 04, so BVB remained level on points behind Bayern third in the table. After the goals of Manuel Akanji (55th), Erling Haaland (61st) and Mats Hummels (78th) for Dortmund, the Royal Blues have been waiting for a victory for 21 games across the seasons. Borussia Mönchengladbach aggravated the crisis at the still pointless FSV Mainz 05 and prevailed 3: 2 (1: 2). In a duel between two teams from mid-table, 1. FC Union Berlin and SC Freiburg separated 1: 1 (1: 1).
Lewandowski and Bayern are more accurate than any other team in Bundesliga history. No other professional has scored ten goals this season after five matchdays before the exceptional Polish striker. The 22 goals from Munich are also unmatched at this point. After Lewandowski’s three-pack (10th / 26th / 61st minute), substitute international Leroy Sané (73rd) scored with a fantastic left-footed shot and Jamal Musiala (90th). The fifth success of the Munich team was marred by the injury of Alphonso Davies.
Front runner Leipzig had a long time against Hertha. New signing Jhon Cordoba (8th) brought the Berliners into the lead, Dayot Upamecano (11th) equalized for RB. Even after the yellow-red card for Herthas Deyovaisio Zeefuik (50th), coach Julian Nagelsmann’s team had to wait until the final quarter of an hour before Marcel Sabitzer (77th) scored the winning goal with a penalty kick.
Even an outstanding Jean-Philippe Mateta could not end the Mainz misery. The Frenchman’s two goals (23./36.) Were not enough because Gladbach’s captain Lars Stindl (19.), substitute Jonas Hofmann (76.) and national player Matthias Ginter (83.) scored.
In a low-level game in front of more than 4000 spectators, both Union and Freiburg missed the leap forward. Vincenzo Grifo (34th) put Freiburg in the lead, Robert Andrich (36th) equalized shortly after for the capital city.
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