Berlin (dpa) – With a show of force against newly promoted VfL Bochum, FC Bayern have seized at least for the moment to the top of the league standings.
The Munich team won 7-0 (4-0) to beat VfL Wolfsburg, which hosted Eintracht Frankfurt on Sunday. At the moment, the third is on the fifth matchday of FSV Mainz 05, who played 0-0 in the pursuit duel against SC Freiburg. Borussia Mönchengladbach faced the next setback at 0: 1 (0: 0) in the previously winless FC Augsburg, Arminia Bielefeld made her fourth draw at 0: 0 against TSG Hoffenheim.
In the main game of the night, RB Leipzig with difficulty avoided the fourth defeat of the season in the fifth game. The runners-up reached 1: 1 (0: 0) at 1. FC Köln. Amadou Haidara saved new coach Jesse Marsch’s team with his header in the 71st minute with a points gain. Previously, Anthony Modeste (54th) had put Colonia in the lead.
Bayern left no doubts about the outcome of the game against Bochum from the start. Leroy Sané (minute 17), Joshua Kimmich (27), Serge Gnabry (32) and Vasilios Lampropoulos at own goal (41) ensured clear conditions before the break. After the break, striker Robert Lewandowski (61st), Kimmich (65th) and substitute Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (79th) followed suit. Bochum is now penultimate in the table with three points.
The Gladbachers lost after a 3-1 win against Bielefeld with the second win of the season. Florian Niederlechner (80th) gave Augsburg their first win of the season with his goal and gave Borussia the next low blow with their third loss. Coach Adi Hütter’s team initially slipped to 14th place in the table, Augsburg moved to 11th in the table with five points.
Surprise teams Mainz and Freiburg, who had started well, fought a close and dissolute duel that offered hardly any scoring chances or highlights. At 0-0, however, both teams maintained their position in the league’s leading group. Mainz jumped to third place, at least temporarily, Freiburg initially held fifth.
In Bielefeld, the hosts created a number of good scoring opportunities in the early stages, including Robin Hack who only hit the post (ninth). As a result, the Hoffenheim team took more and more control of the game, but neither team managed to score.
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