Dortmund’s long nightmare is over. After beating Freiburg 3-1 on September 13th, their form bizarrely spiralled downward and went seven games without a win. However, Dortmund’s winless streak ended with their 1-0 victory over Borussia Monchengladbach at home. The only goal was a bizarre own goal, courtesy of Christoph Kramer. He attempted to a lobbed back pass to his his goalkeeper, Yann Stomer. However, he put too much weight on it and the ball sailed hopelessly over Stomer for an own goal. Marco Reus was far and away Dortmund’s best player on the day. He had three shots on goal, three key passes and completed eight dribbles. Martin Stranzl was a defensive rock for Monchengladbach. He made ten clearances and with six tackles.
Bayern won with their regular ruthless efficiency and dominance, going on the road and beating Frankfurt 4-0. Bayern kept 67% of the possession while completing 85% of their passes. Thomas Muller grabbed a hat trick, which brings him to six goals on the season. Xherdan Shaqiri also found the net, scoring his first goal of the season. Also Frankfurt only had two shots on target. As a result of this, Manuel Neuer got bored and did this.
Wolfsburg extended their winning streak to six games with a 2-0 win over Hamburg. Kevin De Bruyne was the key man in Wolfsburg’s win, as he provided both assists. De Bruyne complimented his two assists with five completed dribbles. For our American readers, Julian Green played 12 minutes but failed to make any meaningful contributions, with only seven touches.
The highest scoring game of the weekend came from Hoffenheim and Koln. Koln went ahead 3-1, Hoffenheim was able to bring the game back to 3-3 before Koln won 4-3 thanks to an 83rd minute goal from Pawel Olkowski, his second of the game. Roberto Firmino has a brace for Hoffenheim.