Borussia Dortmund lost the lead in the Bundesliga on Saturday with a 3-1 loss at Union Berlin. Earlier in the day, Jean-Paul Boëtius scored for FSV Mainz 05, which nevertheless lost 6-1 to Bayern Munich.
Dortmund won its first two league games of the season, but it soon went wrong against PhD student Union. Marius Bülter gave the home club a 1-0 lead after 22 minutes. Three minutes later, Paco Alcácer repaired the damage by making 1-1 on behalf of Dortmund.
With Sheraldo Becker as the basic player, Union made the difference after the break. In the fiftieth minute Bülter signed for his second goal of the evening and the Swedish player Sebastian Andersson decided the match fifteen minutes before time. Becker delivered the assist with the 3-1.
The defeat keeps Dortmund on six points and that is one point less than Bayern Munich, which booked its second win of the season at home against Mainz.
Boëtius gave Mainz 05 a 0-1 lead after six minutes and the score remained on the scoreboard for half an hour. Benjamin Pavard signed for the home team's equalizer, and at the stroke of half-time David Alaba ensured with a free kick that Bayern took the lead 2-1 halfway. Via goals from Ivan Perisic, Kingsley Coman, Robert Lewandowski and Alphonso Davies, Bayern finished 6-1 after the break.
Seven minutes before time, when the final score was already on the scoreboard, Jeremiah St. Juste came in as a substitute for Mainz.
Joy with Jean-Paul Boëtius after his goal against Bayern Munich. (Photo: Getty Images)
Locadia makes its debut for Hoffenheim
By the way, RB Leipzig is now the only club without losing points in the Bundesliga. The team of trainer Julian Nagelsmann won on Friday by a hat trick of Timo Werner 1-3 with Borussia Mönchengladbach and is on nine points.
The Bayer Leverkusen of trainer Peter Bosz has seven points, after Saturday at home with a 0-0 was played against the 1899 Hoffenheim of trainer Alfred Schreuder
The conversation between the Dutch trainers had few highlights, while Daley Sinkgraven (Leverkusen) and Joshua Brenet (Hoffenheim) remained on the bench for ninety minutes in the Bay Arena .
Jürgen Locadia made his debut for Hoffenheim after 62 minutes as a substitute, which he took over on a rental basis from Brighton & Hove Albion this week.
VfL Wolfsburg remained at home against PhD student SC Paderborn on Saturday at 1-1. The Brazilian Cauly Oliveira Souza put Paderborn ahead before a 0-1 lead and the Croatian Josip Brekalo made the 1-1 after the break. Wout Weghorst was principal with the equalizer of Wolfsburg, which, like Bayern and Leverkusen, has seven points.
Trainer Peter Bosz addresses his team during the match against Hoffenheim. (Photo: Getty Images)
Schalke wins partly due to own goal Rekik
At Hertha BSC, which lost 3-0 to Schalke 04, Karim Rekik had a negative leading role. The Dutchman from the club from Berlin provided Schalke 04 2-0 with his own goal just after half-time. It was striking that the 1-0 was also an own goal from a player of Hertha. Niklas Stark was then the unfortunate one.
The Englishman Jonjoe Kenny put the 3-0 final score on the scoreboard in the Veltins Arena five minutes before the end, after single-team-national Javairô Dilrosun had taken over from Hertha.
FC Köln booked its first victory of this Bundesliga season on Saturday. Thanks to goals from Frenchman Anthony Modeste and the Tunisian Ellyes Skhiri, SC Freiburg won 1-2. The home team's goal was an own goal by Cologne defender Rafael Czichos.
Schalke 04 celebrates the victory at Hertha BSC. (Photo: Pro Shots)
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