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Bundesliga Matchday 3 Review: Bayern Munich Suffer Shock defeat

The Bundesliga produced some really shocking results this weekend, something that has come to be expected across most European leagues after the international break. Following the return of German top-flight football to our screens this past weekend, we take a look at how things unfolded in our Bundesliga matchday 3 review.

Hoffenheim boss, Julian Nagelsmann maintained his unbeaten record against Bayern Munich on Saturday as his side grabbed a shocking 2-0 win. A win for Hoffenheim wouldn’t have been deemed shocking had they been tipped for a victory prior to the match. The way the game played out, though makes the result seem borderline unreal.

Hoffenheim had just six shots throughout the game with three of them being on target as opposed to Bayern who has 6 shots on target and 10 shots off target including a strike from Robert Lewandowski which came off the cross bar.

What truly highlighted Bayern’s domination, though was the possession stats. Bayern dominated 68% of the ball and yet still managed to lose to a side that hardly put attacking moves together.

Mark Uth bagged both goals for the home side at the Wirsol Rhein-Neckar Arena, and Carlo Ancelotti has since blamed his side’s loss on a lack of concentration.

A stroke of luck shone on Leipzig last weekend as they secured a 2-0 victory away at Hamburg and are now level on points with Bayern, but sit above them on the league table as a result of their goal difference.

Liverpool-bound Naby Keita opened the scoring for Leipzig in the 67th-minute before Timo Werner also bagged a goal in the 75th-minute to put the win beyond doubt.

Borrusia Monchengladbach were beaten 1-0 by Eintracht Frankfurt with the latter’s new signing, Kevin-Prince Boateng helping his side to the victory courtesy of a 13th-minute goal.

FC Cologne succumbed to an Alfred Finnbogason masterclass as Augsburg secured a 3-0 win over last season’s surprise act.

Finnbogason opened the scoring in the 22nd minute before scoring from the penalty spot 10-minutes later. He completed his hat-trick in stoppage time as he left Peter Stoeger’s side at the bottom of the league table, yet to pick up a single point after three games this season.

Freiburg and Borussia Dortmund played out a goalless draw with Freiburg going down to 10-men in as early as the 29th-minute. Despite their opponent’s depleted numbers, 78% possession and a multitude of goalscoring opportunities der BVB were still unable to secure the three points.

Bayer Leverkusen’s abysmal start to the season continued away at the Opel Arena as Mainz secured a 3-1 victory over the now relegation strugglers, despite them dominating possession for the entirety of the tie.

Dominik Khor opened the scoring for Leverkusen, before goals from Yoshinori Muto, Abdou Diallo and Suat Serdar helped Mainz to the victory.

Wolfsburg put an end to Hannover 96’s perfect start to the Bundesliga season as they held them to a 1-1 draw with goals from Daniel Didavi and Martin Harnik cancelling each other out at the Volkswagen Arena.

Hertha Berlin and Werder Bremen also played out a similar result in what turned out to be an evenly contested tie. Goals from Matthew Leckie and Thomas Delaney saw the game end as a 1-1 draw.

Nabil Bentaleb, Naldo and Guido Burgstaller were all on target as Schalke 04  secured a 3-1 win over Stuttgart during the weekend at the Veltins Arena. Schalke now sit in 5th-place level on points with Bayern Munich and seems keen on challenging for a Champions League spot this term.

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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