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Bundesliga Matchday 4 Review: Bayern Munich back to Winning Ways

Bayern Munich bounced back from their fluke defeat against Hoffenheim with a win over Mainz. Along with all the Bundesliga games of the weekend, here’s the full lo-down of Bayern’s clash with Mainz in our Bundesliga matchday four roundup.

After latching onto a ball from Joshua Kimmich, Thomas Muller opened the scoring for Bayern in the 11th-minute before Arjen Robben doubled the Bavarians’ lead 12 minutes later courtesy of a second assist from Kimmich.

Bayern went into the half time break with a 2-0 lead and got off to a scoring start in the second 45 as Robert Lewandowski found the back of the net in the 50th-minute.

Lewandowski struck again in the 77th-minute through Kimmich’s 3rd assist of the day.

Bayern’s huge victory at the Allianz Arena was not enough to see them go top of the table as Dortmund and Hannover 96 sit a point above the Bavarians with 10 points each.

Dortmund secured a 5-0 win over FC Cologne on Sunday in the highest-scoring game of the weekend.

Maximillian Philipp opened the scoring for der BVB in the second minute which set the tone for the thumping Cologne were about to receive.

Cologne held firm for the entirety of the first half, but Sokratis’ 45th-minute strike gave Dortmund a 2-0 lead at half time, and spurred them on to approach the second half with attacking impetus.

Aubameyang bagged two goals in two minutes (59,60) whilst Maximillian Philipp closed the scoring with his brace in the 69th-minute.

Friday night’s game saw newly-promoted Hannover 96 extend their unbeaten run in the Bundesliga with a 2-0 win over Hamburg.

After a goalless first half, Martin Hamik and Ihlas Bebou came up with the goods in the second half thus helping Hannover to the win at the HDI Arena.

Lowly Wolfsburg succumbed to a 1-0 defeat away at the Mercedes Benz Arena with Stuttgart being the more clinical side in an evenly matched encounter.

The newly-promoted side earned the three points through a 42nd-minute strike by Chadrac Akolo.

Stuttgart now sit in 9th place on the league table well above Wolfsburg who sit 14th having won just one game this season.

The usually free-scoring Werder Bremen are yet to find a win this season, and missed out on a chance at doing so during the weekend as they were beaten 2-1 at home to Schalke.

Ludovic Sane opened the scoring for Bremen in the 20th-minute but an own goal from Milos Veljkovic drew the scores level in the 22nd-minute.

Leon Goretzka managed to grab a late winner for Schalke thanks to an assist from Daniel Caligiuri.

Frankfurt were unluckily beaten 2-1 at home to Augsburg on Saturday in a game they dominated. Despite having twice as much shots and possession than Augsburg, Frankfurt still managed to leave the Commerzbank Arena without a single point.

Philipp Max opened the scoring for Augsburg in the 20th-minute before Caiuby bagged a goal in the 76th-minute.

Luka Jovic scored Frankfurt’s lone goal in a fluke win for Augsburg.

Leipzig’s slow start to the season continued against Borussia Monchengladbach. Goals from Timo Werner and Jean-Kevin Augustin cancelled out Thorgan Hazard and Lars Stindl’s strikes with Naby Keita getting a red card towards the end of the game.

Hoffenheim and Hertha Berlin played out a 1-1 draw with Sandro Wagner and Alexander Esswein scoring for their respective sides.

Bayer Leverkusen secured their first win of the season as they thumped Freiburg 4-1.  A brace from Kevin Volland along with strikes from Charles Aranguiz (who also snagged two assists) and Julian Brandt helped Leverkusen to the victory.

 

About the Author Phillip Ekuwem

Phillip is a football writer with an immense love and passion for the beautiful game. He's well versed in European football as he enjoys watching the Premier League, Bundesliga, La Liga and the Serie A.

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