Bundesliga: Bayern win at Coutinho's home debut
Sovereign home win for Bayern and his new star Philippe Coutinho: opponents Mainz 05 could only keep up at the beginning. Schalke 04 benefited from two own goals from Hertha BSC.
Everything was prepared for a splendid afternoon in the Munich Arena: the start of the farewell tour of President Uli Hoeness, the home premiere of the new top stars Philippe Coutinho - only the guest did not want to join the game: Mainz 05 went early in Munich 1: 0 in Guide. The Bayern needed some time, but then really got rolling. At the end there was a befitting and sovereign 6: 1 (2: 1) success.
After five minutes, the Mainz cheered, because Jean-Paul Boetius made a quick counterattack head to the leadership. Bayern access Benjamin Pavard did not look good, but made up for his mistake half an hour later. The Frenchman took a cross full and turned to equalize. David Alaba made the home run shortly before half-time with a direct free-kick. Nevertheless, it was a tedious first half from Bayern view.
After the break, the class of the record champion prevailed more and more. Ivan Perisic scored 3-1 in his opening debut after just 53 minutes, after which the match was decided. Kingsley Coman increased for the now oppressive superior Bayern in the 64th minute to 4: 1. And in the end then Robert Lewandowski was allowed to meet. In the 77th minute, he made his sixth goal of the season. The final point was set by Alphonso Davies in the 80th minute.
Schalke 04 - Hertha BSC 3: 0 (1: 0)
With the help of Berlin guests Schalke 04 as the last club is no longer the goalless club this season. Hertha defender Niklas Stark put Schalke on course for victory with an own goal in the 38th minute. Also in 2: 0 shortly after the change gave the Hertha support. Karim Rekik deflected a shot from Guido Burgstaller into his own net.
The Gelsenkirchen were also without the Berlin help the better team. The guests, who two weeks ago had played convincingly at Bayern, showed a disappointing overall performance. Shortly before the end a Schalke was allowed to hit as well: the young Englishman Jonjoe Kenny scored his first Bundesliga goal.
Bayer Leverkusen - 1899 Hoffenheim 0: 0
After two victories Bayer Leverkusen had to accept the first point losses in the season. Against a tactically positioned team of 1899 Hoffenheim the hosts came over a 0-0 not out. Although Bayer had more possession, but there were only a few chances against the defensively stable Hoffenheim, the better opportunities had initially even Hoffenheim. After the break, the Leverkusen made strong pressure, but the guests survived the pressure phase with luck and skill.
VfL Wolfsburg - SC Paderborn 1: 1 (0: 1)
VfL Wolfsburg has brought about the most successful season start of the club's history. With three wins the VfL could never start in a season. This season was the reason for rising star Paderborn.
The SC took an early lead: Michel extended a quick-run throw-in to Mamba, who stooped to Cauly Oliveira Souza. The Brazilian hit 16 meters into the left corner (12th minute). It took until the break to Wolfsburg could compensate: After a throw-in of the guests Admir Mehmedi captured the ball, put on for Wout Weghorst, who played to Josip Brekalo on the edge of the box. Brekalo, who also scored against Hertha, hit 16 meters (56 '). Only a minute later Weghorst had the chance to lead, but failed at the edge of the box to Paderborn goalkeeper Jannik Huth. The SC draws with the draw his first point, Wolfsburg is now fourth.
SC Freiburg - 1. FC Cologne 1: 2 (1: 0)
Cologne take the first win of the season - a late goal decided the game in the two times victorious Freiburgern. The FC turned the game.
The first half began turbulent, but with bad luck for the FC. Kingsley Schindler scored for the Cologne first in the Freiburg goal (37th minute). The hit was canceled, however, as Dominick Drexler before the ball capture his opponent Robin Koch has stepped on the lower leg. No sooner had the Cologne cheers ebbed, shot FC defender Rafael Czichos the ball unchallenged after a cross from the left wing also into his own goal (40.).
Elsees Skhiri crossed the ball from the right in the box, with Anthony Modeste heading home to equalize for Köln (52 '). When all had come to terms with a draw, re-signing Ellyes Skhiri struck in injury time.
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