BundesLiga results – Lewandowski  rescues Bayern; Dortmund win big

​Borussia Dortmund 3 – 0 Wolfsburg

Eintracht Frankfurt 0 – 2 Ingolstadt

Hertha Berlin 1 – 1 Bayern Munich

Hoffenheim 2 – 0 Darmstadt

Mainz 05 0 – 2 Werder  Bremen

Hamburger SV 2 – 2 Freiburg

  • Hertha Berlin 1 – 1 Bayern Munich

Robert Lewandowski equalised in the sixth minute of stoppage time as Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich 

escaped defeat at Hertha Berlin.

Carlo Ancelotti’s side, eight points clear at the top after this draw, have lost once in the league all season.

But they fell behind in the 21st minute as Vedad Ibisevic turned in Per Skjelbred’s free-kick.

Lewandowski, Bayern’s top scorer, came on as a substitute to prod in the equaliser amid a goalmouth scramble.

Lewandowski’s goal was the latest scored in the Bundesliga since records were first kept in 1992 – clocked officially at 95 minutes and 57 seconds

The point extends Bayern’s lead at the top as closest challengers RB Leipzig do not play until Sunday, when they visit Borussia Monchengladbach.

  • ​Borussia Dortmund 3 – 0 Wolfsburg

Lukasz Piszczek had a hand in all three goals as Borussia Dortmund swept aside Wolfsburg at the SIGNAL IDUNA PARK.

      Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had already tested Diego Benaglio when Jeffrey Bruma inadvertently headed a Piszczek cross into his own net to give Dortmund a deserved lead. 

      BVB continued to circulate the ball with purpose and precision, but a lapse in concentration almost let the Wolves back in on the stroke of half-time, with Yunus Malli curling agonisingly wide from the edge of the box.

      Normal service was resumed early in the second half, however, with Piszczek’s opportunistic finish giving Dortmund a deserved two-goal cushion. 

      Benaglio thwarted Gonzalo Castro moments later, but the Swiss stopper was powerless to prevent Ousmane Dembele adding his name to the scoresheet with a towering header from Piszczek’s inch-perfect cross. 

      An offside flag denied Aubameyang a piece of the goal-scoring pie 15 minutes from time.

      • Eintracht Frankfurt 0 – 2 Ingolstadt

      Eintracht Frankfurt, third at the start of play, fell to their first home defeat of the season as strugglingIngolstadtboosted their survival chances with a 2-0 win.

      Romain Bregerie opened the scoring for the visitors in a game of two penalties and two red cards.

      Eintracht, who had David Abraham sent off for a wild lunge on Dario Lezcano before the break, then saw Makoto Hasebe’s penalty saved. 

      Pascal Gross made it 2-0 from the spot for Ingolstadt, who later had Mathew Leckie dismissed.

      • Hamburger SV 2 – 2 Freiburg

      Aaron Hunt dramatically missed a late penalty as Hamburg failed to make it three consecutive Bundesliga wins, playing out an entertaining 2-2 draw with Freiburg at the Volksparkstadion.

      Full of confidence after back-to-back wins, it was little surprise to see Hamburg take the lead with their first shot. Latching onto Lewis Holtby’s low cross, Hunt applied a delicate touch to steer the ball past Freiburg keeper Alexander Schwolow.

      The visitors hit back eight minutes later when Maximilian Philipp calmly slotted past Rene Adler.

      Substitute Michael Gregoritsch restored the hosts’ advantage from close range following a superb, low cross from Gotoku Sakai. That in turn spurred a reaction from Christian Streich’s side, who deservedly levelled 15 minutes later through Vincenzo Grifo after a period of pressure.

      That was not the final twist, however: after winning an 88th-minute penalty, Hunt stepped up but Schwolow produced a good save low to his right to ensure that his side took a merited point back to the Black Forest.

      • Hoffenheim 2 – 0 Darmstadt

      Hoffenheim moved back into the top four after two second-half goals from Andrej Kramaric sealed a 2-0 victory over a dogged SV  Darmstadt side.

      Darmstadt were hoping to cure their away day blues in Sinsheim, and very nearly got off to a dream start when Jan Rosenthal set up Sidney Sam for a golden chance just five minutes in. Only the timely intervention of Oliver Baumann and a goal-line clearance stood between the Lilies and a 1-0 lead.

      Kramaric had his goalscoring moment in the 64th minute, when Marco Terrazzino set him up at full gallop with a no-look pass. A late penalty, also from Kramaric, extended the scoreline to 2-0 and gave the hosts a deserved victory.

      • Mainz 05 0 – 2 Werder  Bremen

      Werder  Bremen enjoyed a first victory of 2017 after first half goals from Serge Gnabry and Thomas Delaney put Mainz to the sword.

      Seeking to avoid an unwanted club first of five consecutive Bundesliga defeats, Werder began in determined fashion. When Zlatko Junuzovic’s corner in the 16th minute found Serge Gnabry at the far post, the 21-year-old sent a looping header back across the goal and into the far corner.

      Thomas Delaney lifting a superb free kick up and over the Mainz wall and past the despairing Jonas Lössl for his maiden Bundesliga goal since a January move from FC  Copenhagen.


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