Bundesliga results: Bayern, Dortmund WIN

FC Cologne 1 – 3 Hamburger SV

Augsburg 2 – 2 Borussia Moenchengladbach

Bayer Leverkusen 2 – 2 Hoffenheim

Eintracht Frankfurt 0 – 1 Wolfsburg VfB

Stuttgart 1 – 0 Mainz 05

Werder Bremen 0 – 2 Bayern Munich

Borussia Dortmund 2 – 0 Hertha Berlin

  • Werder Bremen 0 – 2 Bayern Munich

Robert Lewandowski scored twice in the last 20 minutes as Bayern Munich beat Werder Bremen for a second win from their first two Bundesliga games.

Summer signing Corentin Tolisso hit the crossbar early on for the five-times-in-a-row German champions.

The opener came when Poland star Lewandowski backheeled Kingsley Coman’s cross into the net.

And he scored his sixth goal in four games this season when he put a shot between the Werder keeper’s legs.

Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer kept a clean sheet on his return from a broken foot which forced him to miss the last month of last season.

Thomas Muller – who came on in the 73rd minute and had a hand in Lewandowski’s second – was unhappy at not starting.

  • Borussia Dortmund 2 – 0 Hertha Berlin

Borussia Dortmund moved to the top of the Bundesliga table after midfielder Nuri Sahin scored one goal and created another in their 2-0 home win against Hertha Berlin.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang opened the scoring after 15 minutes when he swept in the Turkey international’s low cross from 15 yards for his sixth goal in all competitions.

Dortmund pushed for a second and went close through Christian Pulisic before Sahin smashed in a half-volley from the edge of the area in the 57th minute to seal the three points and ensure head coach Peter Bosz maintained his 100 per cent record in the league.

  • Bayer Leverkusen 2 – 2 Hoffenheim

Bayer Leverkusen picked up their first point of the season, despite being pegged back twice by Hoffenheim in a 2-2 draw at the BayArena.

Leverkusen went ahead through Wendell’s spot-kick after Julian Brandt was felled in the penalty area by Ermin Bicakcic, the Brazilian rifling his effort in off the inside of the left-hand post. Hoffenheim levelled two minutes after the restart when Sandro Wagner found Andrej Kramaric free in the area to slot home, but two minutes later Karim Bellarabi restored the home side’s lead with a fine finish from a tight angle. But Mark Uth earned Julian Nagelsmann’s side a share of the spoils with 20 minutes remaining with an effort which struck the underside of the bar and bounced down over the line.

Julian Brandt became the youngest Leverkusen player to reach 100 Bundesliga games on Saturday.

  • Stuttgart 1 – 0 Mainz 05

Former Bayern defender Holger Badstuber scored only the second Bundesliga goal of his career as Stuttgart beat Mainz 1-0.

The centre-back powered a header home from Dennis Aogo’s corner in the 53rd minute to secure the points. The margin of victory could have been even greater had striker Simon Terodde not missed an 80th-minute penalty.

  • Augsburg 2 – 2 Borussia Moenchengladbach

Sergio Cordova scored a late equaliser to earn Augsburg their first point of the season in a 2-2 draw with Borussia Monchengladbach.

The hosts took the lead in the first minute when Alfred Finnbogason’s neat turn and finish found the bottom left corner, but Gladbach levelled six minutes later through Denis Zakaria’s composed strike.

Oscar Wendt headed the visitors into the lead when he pounced on the rebound folllowing Patrick Herrmann’s effort on the half-hour mark before Cordova converted Marcel Heller’s cross with one minute remaining.

  • Eintracht Frankfurt 0 – 1 Wolfsburg VfB

Wolfsburg secured their first league win of the season with a hard-fought 1-0 victory at Eintracht Frankfurt.

Daniel Didavi scored the only goal of the match in the 22nd minute when swept in Josuha Guilavogui’s cross following a swift break.

  • FC Cologne 1 – 3 Hamburger SV

Bobby Woodwas on target as Hamburg maintained their winning start to the 2017/18 Bundesliga season with a comfortable victory over Cologne on Friday.

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Bundesliga result: Newcomers Sule and Tolisso bag debut goals to help Bayern Munich beat Bayer Leverkusen

Bayern munich 3-1 Bayer Leverkusen

Bayern Munich’s newcomers opened the Bundesliga in style as the defending champions beat Bayer Leverkusen 3-1 in heavy rain on Friday night.

Niklas Sule and Corentin Tolisso scored their first goals for Bayern since joining the club this summer, before Robert Lewandowski added a third from a penalty that was only given after a video review.

After Tolisso saw a hard shot saved at the near post in the opening stages, Sule opened the scoring in the ninth minute as he rose highest to head home Sebastian Rudy’s cross from a set piece.

Leverkusen nearly equalised three minutes later but Sven Ulreich, still deputising for the injured Manuel Neuer, stuck out a boot to deny Admir Mehmedi.

But the hosts quickly regained control and doubled their lead on 18 minutes following a corner.

Leverkusen keeper Bernd Leno could only punch the ball out as far as Arturo Vidal, who immediately lofted the ball back into the six-yard box for Tolisso to head in.

The former Lyon man nearly added a second goal five minutes later only for the ball to come back off the post.

By that time the rain was coming down in sheets, and half-time was extended by 15 minutes to wait out the inclement weather.

A video assistant referee (VAR) system was available for the first time in Bundesliga history, and it worked perfectly to award Bayern a penalty early in the second half.

Lewandowski was clearly pulled down by Charles Aranguiz as he chased a cross into the box, and the referee on the pitch awarded a spot-kick after consulting with the off-site VAR.

The striker converted it himself to put Bayern 3-0 up in the 53rd minute.

Leverkusen squandered a gilt-edged chance soon afterward as Ulreich saved Julian Brandt’s shot and Dominik Kohr’s follow-up was cleared off the line by Joshua Kimmich.

But the visitors were able to convert on their next opportunity in the 65th minute as Mehmedi launched a first-time rocket into the top corner inside the near post.

Kohr flicked a header just wide after a set piece that could have reduced the deficit to one, but Bayern held on to begin the season with three points.

Bayern have won 18 and drawn five since losing to Mainz in March 2016.

Carlo Ancelotti’s side, who were missing a host of key players through injury, extending their unbeaten home run to a 23rd league match. Bayern have won 18 and drawn five since losing to Mainz in March 2016.

Bayern Munich let new signing Serge Gnabry join Hoffenheim on a season-long loan 

​Serge Gnabry has joined Hoffenheim on a season-long loan from Bayern Munich.

The Germany international, who left Arsenal for Werder Bremen last August before joining Bayern earlier this summer, is being loaned to Hoffenheim until June 2018.

A statement on Bayern’s official website said: “Serge Gnabry is moving from Bayern Munich to fellow Bundesliga side Hoffenheim on loan with immediate effect.

“The 22-year-old, who played for Werder Bremen last season and signed a three-year deal at Bayern in June, is being loaned out to the Europa League participants for one year until 30 June 2018.”

Bayern chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said the move came due to Gnabry’s desire for more playing time.

“Serge expressed a wish to go out on loan for a year in order to get more match experience,” Rummenigge said.

“He’s guaranteed to get that at a high level in Hoffenheim. After a year Serge will return to FC Bayern.

“On behalf of the club I wish Serge Gnabry all the best in Hoffenheim and also thank Hoffenheim for the earnest and constructive discussions which led to this agreement.”

Matthias Ginter leaves Dortmund for Moenchengladbach 

Borussia Monchengladbach have completed the transfer of Germany international Matthias Ginter from Borussia Dortmund, pending a medical.

The 23-year-old defender joins the Foals on a four-year contract for a reported transfer fee of €17 million plus add-ons.

The centre-back, who at Dortmund also played in holding midfield and at right-back, had also been linked with Hoffenheim and Tottenham Hotspur.

“Matthias Ginter approached us with his wish to leave the club because of the competition in our defense, and meet with his wish,” BVB sporting director Michael Zorc said on the club’s official website.

Having joined Dortmund from Freiburg as an unused member of Germany’s World Cup-winning squad in 2014, Ginter never really settled at the Westfalenstadion despite making a total of 103 appearances in all competitions.

Ginter has won 14 caps for Germany, and featured for Die Nationalmannschaft in their recent triumphant Confederations Cup campaign. He played the entirety of every match except for the first group stage game against Australia.

The defender also won the silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics with Germany.

German fourth-tier clubs against plans for Chinese U20 to play in their league

​A German FA (DFB) plan to grant China’s under-20 team a place in one of Germany’s regional fourth divisions, the Regionalliga, has been described as “a circus” by the president of one of the fourth-tier clubs.
Only 19 teams have qualified for the regional southwest division of Germany’s fourth tier, and to even out the fixture list the DFB has invited China’s U20 team to join.

The move would allow China to prepare for the 2020 Olympics, but Oberhausen’s Hajo Sommers told Reviersport: “The league turns into a circus so Bayern Munich can sell more jerseys in China.”
Christoph Radtke, the office manager at Pirmasens, relegated from the southwest division last term, told Zeit Online: “I am lost for words. We are all gobsmacked here.

“Regionalliga includes the word regional. We are one of the two to three amateur sides, and are thrown of the league.

“Six clubs have been relegated, and now the DFB invites the Chinese national team. We must put up with it, but it’s pure capitalism.”
Rot-Weiss Essen also hit out at the plans, which could be made official during a state visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Berlin on July 5.

“There are more pressing issues in the Regionalliga than the development of Chinese youth internationals,” Essen president Michael Welling told Reviersport, calling the plan “outlandish and debatable.”

He added: “I don’t know the details of the deal. But I don’t think the DFB are doing themselves a favour.”

Leipzig sign Bruma from Galatasaray 


RB Leipzig have confirmed the signing of Galatasaray forward Bruma on a five-year deal.

Bruma, 22, joins the Bundesliga runners-up as they prepare for a debut Champions League campaign.
“With his footballing abilities and his physical prowess he perfectly fits our style,” sporting director Ralf Rangnick told the club’s official website.

“He’s pacy, has a strong technique and a superb drive towards goal. We are glad to have purchased a player with auch talent. Bruma will offer more options in our attacking play and give us more flexibility on the no. 10 positions.”
Bruma joins 18-year-old defender Ibrahima Konate, who was signed  from French Ligue 2 side Sochaux-Montbeliard.

Schalke sack Markus Weinzierl, appoint 31 year old Dominico Tedesco 

Schalke sacked coach Markus Weinzierl one season into his three-year deal on Friday and appointed Dominico Tedesco in his place.

Weinzierl, 42, departs after the Bundesliga club failed to reach a European competition for the first time since 2009.

Dominic Tedesco, who arrives from second-division side Erzgebirge Aue, signed a two-year contract

The 31-year-old only joined the then-rock-bottom club from Hoffenheim’s academy in early 2017, but secured them another year of football in the 2. Bundesliga with 20 points from 11 matches. He previously coached the junior ranks at Hoffenheim and Stuttgart.
Tedesco becomes the second-youngest manager in Europe’s top five leagues, after Hoffenheim’s Julian Nagelsman, who is 29. They are followed by 37-year-olds Manuel Baum of Augsburg and Alexander Nouri of Werder Bremen, giving the Bundesliga the four youngest managers among the top leagues.
“Tedesco does not yet have a lot of experience in the professional field, but he convinced us in the talks about how he wants to shape the sporting future at Schalke. Like many other clubs, we are settling on a very young and very innovative coach,” sporting director Christian Heidel said.
“We examined the whole season to establish the basis for a possible successful coming season for Schalke. The result of our deliberations is that we must make changes to drive the development we want,” said Heidel, who said the decision against Weinzierl was “not easy.”

Former Bayern star Willy Sagnol appointed as Ancelotti’s assistant


Former Bayern Munich right-back Willy Sagnol is Carlo Ancelotti’s new assistant, the Bundesliga champions announced on Friday.

Sagnol, 40, became a firm fans’ favourite during nine years at the club, during which time he won the Bundesliga five times and the DFB Pokal four times as well as the Champions League and the Club World Cup.

The former France international, who left his position as head coach at Bordeaux in March 2016, has signed a two-year deal with Bayern.

Sagnol, who played for the club between 2000 and 2009, said: “I’m pleased to return to Munich with my family. It is a great honour, Carlo Ancelotti, one of the best and most experienced coaches in world football chose me. I’m happy to work alongside him on his team.”

Sagnol speaks excellent German and has a working knowledge of English, Spanish and Italian. Ancelotti’s son, Davide, will continue his duties in an assistant coaching role.
Ancelotti commented on Sagnol’s appointment saying: “After losing two of my assistants, firstly Paul Clement and then Hermann Gerland, from my training staff, I expressed the desire to sign a replacement for the coming season.”

Peter Bosz appointed by Borussia Dortmund  as their  new Manager 

Borussia Dortmund have named Ajax boss Peter Bosz as their new manager on a deal until 2019 following the departure of Thomas Tuchel.

Bosz, 53, led Ajax to last month’s Europa League final, which the Dutch  club lost 2-0 to Manchester United.

Tuchel left Dortmund at the end of May after two years in charge.

He led the club to victory in the German Cup last season and helped them qualify for the Champions League with a third-place finish in the Bundesliga.

Bosz replaced Frank de Boer at Ajax at the start of last season and was under contract with the Amsterdam side until 2019.

“I have mixed feelings about this move,” said Ajax managing director Edwin van der Sar.

“When we brought Peter to Ajax last summer it was not the intention that the partnership would end after one year.

“We have had a great season, especially in the Europa League. As with our players, the coach also attracts the attention of clubs from Europe’s top leagues.”

Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski voted best outfield player of the season 


Bayern Munich attacker Robert Lewandowski has been voted best outfield player this season by his fellow Bundesliga players.

Lewandowski scored 30 goals in 33 appearances (31 starts) for Bayern and 25 percent of the 248 Bundesliga players voting in kicker’s poll rated him the best outfield performer over the course of the season — ahead of RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita.

Lewandowski, 28, secured his third straight Bundesliga title this season (2015, 2016, 2017), adding to successive title wins under Jurgen Klopp at former club Borussia Dortmund in 2011 and 2012.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Dortmund could only finish third, despite being voted the best performer during the first half of the season and outscoring Lewandowski 31-30 to win Kicker’s prestigious Torjagerkanone for finishing Bundesliga top scorer, aided by two goals on the final day of the season, while Lewandowski drew a blank against Freiburg.

DFB Pokal Final – Thomas Tuchel secures his first trophy as Aubameyang’s cheeky penalty earn win for Dortmund

Eintracht Frankfurt 1 – 2 Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund ended a run of three DFB-Pokal final defeats in a row to secured the German Cup for a fourth time, and first in five years,  with a 2-1 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday.


Christian Pulisic drew a penalty in the 67th minute and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang tucked away the spot kick to secure the victory in what may have been the striker’s final game for the club after he reportedly handed in a transfer request this week.

Ousmane Dembele got Dortmund off to a great start in the eighth minute when he eluded Jesus Vallejo on the right and curled the ball inside the far post.


However, they could not press home their advantage and on the half-hour, Frankfurt, appearing in their first cup final for 11 years, equalised through Ante Rebic.

Dortmund replaced Marco Reus and Marcel Schmelzer with Gonzalo Castro and Christian Pulisic at half-time and it was the latter who won the penalty after he was fouled by Lukas Hradecky, allowing Aubameyang to his 40th in 46 matches this season.

Aubameyang, the Bundesliga top scorer this season with 31 goals, has been the subject of transfer speculation linking him with a big-money move away from Dortmund in the summer.

Frankfurt brought on Alexander Meier for a defender in response but he was unable to get the side out of the jam, giving Dortmund the title at the fourth attempt after losing the previous three finals.

Dortmund’s  Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang beat Robert Lewandowski to the Torjagerkanone on final day

​Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s two goals on the final day of the Bundesliga season saw him beat Robert Lewandowski to finish as the division’s top scorer, an accolade known as the Torjagerkanone.

Lewandowski, who played the full game but failed to score as Bayern Munich ran out 4-1 winners against Freiburg, ended the season on 30 goals.

While Aubameyang, whose brace in Borussia Dortmund’s 4-3 victory against Werder Bremen ensured a third-place finish, managed 31 over the campaign.

Dortmund’s victory means they qualify for the group stages of next season’s Champions League.

“The Torjagerkanone means a lot to me,” Aubameyang, who started the day a goal behind Lewandowski, said. “It was a great effort — made by the whole team.

Lewandowski’s 30 goals included three hat tricks and eight doubles as Bayern won the Bundesliga for a fifth consecutive season, finishing 15 points ahead of second-placed RB Leipzig.

Although Dortmund were not as successful overall, Aubameyang proved more deadly in front of goal. The Gabon international scored four goals in the 5-2 win over Hamburg in November but did not notch a hat trick and only produced six doubles.

That means 25 of Lewandowski’s goals came in 11 games, and he only scored in 16 of the 33 games he played in the Bundesliga compared with Aubameyang who scored in 22 of his 32 appearances.

Bundesliga results  – Final day – Beer-fest as Bayern stars Xabi Alonso and Philipp Lahm retire; Hamburger survive relegation

​Borussia Dortmund 4 – 3 Werder Bremen

Borussia Moenchengladbach 2 – 2 Darmstadt

Eintracht Frankfurt 2 – 2 RasenBallsport Leipzig

FC Cologne 2 – 0 Mainz 05

Hamburger SV 2 – 1 Wolfsburg

Hertha Berlin 2 – 6 Bayer Leverkusen

Hoffenheim 0 – 0 Augsburg

Ingolstadt 1 – 1 Schalke 04

Bayern Munich 4 – 1 Freiburg

  • Bayern Munich 4 – 1 Freiburg

Xabi Alonso brought the curtain down on his glittering career in style with an assist in his final match as a professional footballer.

Alonso, club captain Philipp Lahm and reserve goalkeeper Tom Starke all started their last matches in club football as Bayern Munich closed the season with a 4-1 win against Freiburg at the Allianz Arena.

Arjen Robben opened the scoring early, but there were to be no further goals until Arturo Vidal scored in the final 20 minutes.

Nils Petersen pulled one back against his former side, before Franck Ribery and Joshua Kimmich completed the scoring in added time.

  • ​Borussia Dortmund 4 – 3 Werder Bremen

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s late penalty sealed a 4-3 win for Borussia Dortmund against Werder Bremen to guarantee them direct qualification into the Champions League group stages for next season. Hoffenheim, who could only draw at home with Augsburg 0-0, will enter via the qualifiers.

Zlatko Junozovic had put Bremen ahead in the 7th minute before Marco Reus and Aubameyang, with goals in the 32nd and 42nd minutes, had Thomas Tuchel’s men ahead at the break.

However, Fin Bartels and Max Kruse scored to put Bremen back in front before Reus and Aubameyang both scored from the spot in the 75th and 89th minutes to secure victory.

  • Eintracht Frankfurt 2 – 2 RasenBallsport Leipzig

Leipzig lost a 2-0 lead in the final seven minutes of their final game, as Jesus Vallejo and Danny Blum scored to earn Eintracht Frankfurta 2-2 draw.

Marcel Sabitzer and Yussuf Poulsen had put Leipzig in charge as they completed a fairytale debut campaign in the top flight.

  • Hoffenheim 0 – 0 Augsburg

Hoffenheim drew 0-0 with Augsburg to finish fourth.

  • FC Cologne 2 – 0 Mainz 05

Yuya Osako scored one and set up another as Cologne beat Mainz 2-0 to qualify for the Europa League.

Osako laid on a goal for Jonas Hector two minutes before half-time before getting his name on the scoresheet with three minutes of the game remaining to help Cologne finish fifth.

  • Hertha Berlin 2 – 6 Bayer Leverkusen

Hertha Berlin sealed the other Europa League place, despite losing 6-2 against Bayer Leverkusen.

Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez, Kai Havertz (2), Stefan Kiessling, Charles Aranguiz and Joel Pohjanpalo all scored for Leverkusen, while Mitchell Weiser and Sami Allagui scored late consolations for Hertha.

  • Hamburger SV 2 – 1 Wolfsburg

Luca Waldschmidt scored a late winner to condemn Wolfsburg to Bundesliga’s relegation play-off spot and help Hamburg escape another dice with the drop.

Wolfsburg, who lost to Real Madrid in the Champions League quarter-finals last year, must tackle a team from Germany’s second tier to determine their Bundesliga fate.

They face a two-legged play-off against the third-placed side in Bundesliga 2 – who were Eintracht Braunschweig ahead of Sunday’s final round of fixtures.

Needing victory to avoid the play-off after starting the final game in the bottom three, Hamburg snatched victory with Waldschmidt’s 88th-minute winner.

Robin Knoche had put Wolfsburg ahead but Filip Kostic levelled, and Waldschmidt delighted the Hamburg support when he headed in.

  • Ingolstadt 1 – 1 Schalke 04

Ingolstadt bowed out of the Bundesliga with a 1-1 draw at home to Schalke.

Schalke took the lead in the second minute through Donis Avdijaj, but Pascal Gross levelled for Ingolstadt from the penalty spot.

Schalke’s Benjamin Stambouli saw red, but Dario Lezcano missed the resulting penalty.

  • Borussia Moenchengladbach 2 – 2 Darmstadt

Already-relegated Darmstadt drew 2-2 with Borussia Monchengladbach.

Darmstadt came from behind twice through Sven Schipplock and Marcel Heller to level after goals by Thorgan Hazard and Raffael.

BundesLiga results

Bayern Munich’s 2-0 win over Hoffenheim was overshadowed by the news that Javi Martinez faces a spell on the sidelines with a knee injury.
Two goals from Robert Lewandowski saw the Bavarians re-establish their eight-point advantage over Borussia Dortmund at the top of the Bundesliga, while Hoffenheim are rooted to the bottom.

Wolfsburg disappointed for the second time in 2016 as they were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Cologne.
Wolfsburg’s home form alone has been sustaining their challenge for a place in Europe next season, with 20 of their 26 points coming in front of their own fans prior to kick-off.
Julian Draxler showed a fine touch to turn in Vieirinha’s cross on the volley from close range, with the deadlock finally broken midway through the second half.
It was not going to be worth all three points, though, as Anthony Modeste was given too much time and space to curl an effort from the edge of the penalty area beyond the reach of Diego Benaglio less than 10 minutes later.

Wolfsburg 1 – 1 FC Cologne
Bayern Munich 2 – 0 Hoffenheim

Bundesliga results

Javier Hernandez scored twice as Bayer Leverkusen left Hannover languishing at the bottom of the Bundesliga after a 3-0 win.
Stefan Kiessling headed the hosts in front just after half-time, having previously hit the post, and two goals from Hernandez completed the victory for Roger Schmidt’s side.
A foul by Hiroki Sakai on Kiessling on the hour mark enabled Leverkusen to double their lead with Hernandez stepping up to convert the resultant penalty.
Hernandez netted his 13th goal of the season when the Mexican international held off his marker before slotting a low shot into the bottom corner of Ron-Robert Zieler’s goal, lifting Leverkusen up to fourth and into the Champions League positions.

Borussia Dortmund left it late to beat Ingolstadt 2-0 and reduce the arrears on Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich to five points on Saturday.
A late Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang brace earned Thomas Tuchel’s men all three points, but not without a struggle against a strong Ingolstadt side.
Aubameyang finally broke the deadlock with just over 10 minutes remaining, heading in Lukasz Piszczek’s cross from six yards out, albeit from an offside position.
Aubameyang’s 20th goal of the season five minutes from time finished Ingolstadt off as this time he timed his run to leave no doubts about being offside before sliding a low shot into the far corner.
Dortmund gave a professional debut to American midfielder Christian Pulisic as the 17-year-old came on in the 68th minute.

Werder Bremen came from behind to snatch a point off high-flying Hertha Berlin in a 3-3 thriller at the Weser Stadion.
Vladimir Darida and Marvin Plattenhardt put the visitors in the driving seat before half-time, but Fin Bartels gave the hosts hope midway through the second half.
Salomon Kalou restored Hertha’s two-goal lead, but a Claudio Pizarro penalty and a header from Santiago Garcia enabled Bremen to take a point from the Bundesliga clash.

Schalke climbed to fifth thanks to a 2-0 win over Darmstadt.
Leroy Sane’s determination in hooking the ball back into play from the goalline was rewarded as the ball finally fell for Max Meyer to put the visitors in front just before half-time.
Sane made it 2-0 himself early in the second half, coolly slotting the ball past Christian Mathenia to seal a comfortable victory.

Augsburg and Eintracht Frankfurt had to settle for a point apiece in a goalless draw in Bavaria with the hosts grateful to their goalkeeper for preventing worse.
Marwin Hitz almost single-handedly kept Frankfurt at bay, making the most spectacular of saves on the hour mark to deny Alexander Meier from close range with a one-handed reflex stop.

In the day’s late game, Stuttgart made it two wins out of two in 2016 with a dramatic but deserved 2-1 victory over Hamburg at the Mercedes-Benz Arena.
Artem Kravets, a new loan arrival from Dynamo Kiev, grabbed an 88th-minute clincher for the home side whose dominance was rewarded.

Augsburg 0 – 0 Eintracht Frankfurt
Bayer Leverkusen 3 – 0 Hannover 96
Borussia Dortmund 2 – 0 Ingolstadt
Darmstadt 0 – 2 Schalke 04
Werder Bremen 3 – 3 Hertha Berlin
VfB Stuttgart 2 – 1 Hamburger SV