Jürgen Locadia helped 1899 Hoffenheim on Saturday with a goal to a 2-3 win over Hertha BSC in the Bundesliga. Bayern Munich won 2-1 against FC Union Berlin and is at least for a day ahead.
After more than half an hour of playing, Locadia opened the score for Hoffenheim against Hertha. The attacker, who is being hired by the German club from Brighton & Hove Albion this season, found the goal with a shot from just outside the sixteen-meter area and made his first goal for coach Alfred Schreuder's team.
In the final phase of the first half, Andrej Kramaric doubled the margin for Hoffenheim. After half-time Hertha came alongside through hits from Dodi Lukebakio and Salomon Kalou, but then Benjamin Hübner still gave the visitors the win. Shortly thereafter, the capitals were also placed with ten men by a second yellow card for Vladimir Darida.
Locadia was replaced after an hour at Hoffenheim, where Joshua Brenet remained on the couch. 'Die Kraichgauer' pass through Hertha thanks to the victory in the middle bracket of the ranking. Karim Rekik filled the ninety minutes for the home team and Javairô Dilrosun had to settle for a place on the couch.
Bayern registers oppressive victory at Union Berlin
In the Allianz Arena, Bayern took the lead after 13 minutes against Union Berlin thanks to a goal from Benjamin Pavard. Early in the second half, Robert Lewandowski took care of the 2-0 and 'Der Rekordmeister' seemed on its way to a simple victory.
After an hour of play, Union Berlin, however, had the perfect chance to score the goal, but Sebastian Andersson missed a penalty. The low flyer was allowed to re-construct from the eleven meters in the final phase and this time Sebastian Polter did reduce the tension. However, there was no longer a point in it for the visitors.
With the win, Bayern takes over the lead from Borussia Mönchengladbach. After nine games, the reigning champion is at eighteen points and is two points ahead of Gladbach, which will receive Eintracht Frankfurt on Sunday.