Bundesliga Results: Analysis of Bayern Munich vs. Augsburg, All Weekend Matches
There's a full programme of matches in the German Bundesliga this weekend, and this is your one-stop shop for results and recaps as they finish.
On Friday night, Hannover and Eintracht Braunschweig got things going with a 0-0 draw. Not the best of starts, but there should be plenty of goals to come in the rest of the weekend's matches.
Saturday's matches yielded at least three goals in every game, with more still to come from Sunday's fixtures.
Click through the slides to read recaps of the games on their conclusion.
Statistics from Whoscored.com unless stated.
Mainz 1-0 Eintracht Frankfurt
Maxim-Choupo Moting stole all three points for Mainz with an 88th-minute winner against Eintract Frankfurt on Sunday.
"I watched the Hannover-Braunschweig derby and didn't want this game to end 0-0 as well," Moting told Bundesliga.com afterwards.
Freiburg 1-3 Stuttgart
Timo Werner scored twice as Stuttgart won away at Freiburg. Vedad Ibisevic put the visitors ahead early, with Werner soon adding a second.
Mike Hanke pulled one back for Freiburg, but Werner's second wrapped the game up in the last 10 minutes.
Bayern Munich 3-0 Augsberg
Bayern Munich made it 12 games unbeaten at the start of this season with a routine 3-0 home win over Augsberg, with the away side failing to even register a shot on target in the game.
An early goal from Jerome Boateng set the tone for the match, with Franck Ribery doubling Bayern's lead just before the break.
Having dominated the match in terms of chances and possession it was no surprise to see Bayern take the points, but it perhaps was a surprise that they only added one further goal during the game—a late penalty from Thomas Muller.
On target: 9-0
Pass success: 91%-77%
Wolfsburg 2-1 Borussia Dortmund
Borussia Dortmund failed to keep ground with Bayern as they surrendered a lead at Wolfsburg, losing 2-1.
Marco Reus opened the scoring at the end of the first half, but within 10 minutes of the restart the home side were level through Ricardo Rodriguez.
Ivica Olic hit an absolute wonder goal in the 69th minute to put Wolfsburg ahead, and they held on to the lead to move up to fourth place in the Bundesliga table.
Dortmund now trail Bayern by four points.
On target: 4-2
Pass success: 68%-73%
Bayer Leverkusen 5-3 Hamburger SV
Son Heung-Min haunted his former club with a hat-trick for Bayer Leverkusen, as Sami Hyypia's team went level on points with Dortmund in the league table.
The South Korean hit two inside the opening 15 minutes of the game, before HSV hit back with two of their own. Pierre-Michel Lasogga kept up his good goalscoring form by scoring twice for Hamburg, but it wasn't enough to stop Son who finished his hat-trick after 55 minutes.
Stefan Kiessling and Gonzalo Castro also scored for Leverkusen, who are third in the table. Hamburg sit 14th.
On target: 7-6
Pass success: 80%-74%
Schalke 3-1 Werder Bremen, Hoffenheim 2-3 Hertha Berlin, 'Gladbach 3-1 Nurnberg
Schalke 3-1 Bremen
The away side took an early lead thanks to Felix Kroos, but any hopes of a surprise victory were dismissed by a late Schalke comeback. Kevin-Price Boateng scored twice, before Jefferson Farfan hit a 90th-minute third to move Schalke into fifth place.
Bremen have won one in six now and sit eighth.
Hoffenheim 2-3 Hertha Berlin
A back-and-forth game was won by the away side thanks to a late winner from Adrian Ramos.
Hertha had earlier squandered a two-goal lead as a Sejad Salihovic brace pulled the game level, before Adrian's late strike.
The result sees Hertha up to seventh place, with Hoffenheim still in 11th.
'Gladbach 3-1 Nurnberg
Borussia Moenchengladbach put in a big performance to turn around a 1-0 deficit and pick up a 3-1 home win.
Juan Arango and Patrick Herrmann scored for the home team either side of an own goal from Niklas Stark. The win moves them up to fourth, six points behind Leverkusen and Dortmund, with Nurnberg now rock bottom of the Bundesliga.
Friday: Hannover 0-0 Eintracht Braunschweig
Eintracht Braunschweig are down in the relegation zone, so an away point at Hannover is a far better point from them than it is for the hosts.
Hannover had 16 shots to their opponents' five in the game, as per Soccerway, had 54 percent possession and won six corners to Braunschweig's two.
Further evidence, you'd think, that the away side will be pleased with the result.
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