Twenty goals were scored in the Bundesliga this weekend. Join me as I compile all the goals scored into a single package.
The gameweek saw Kyriakos Papadopoulos scoring against his parent club, Bayern and Schalke playing out a score draw, Leipzig blowing a chance to overtake Bayern and Augsburg coming from behind twice to beat Werder Bremen.
Hamburg 1-0 Bayer Leverkusen
Borussia Monchengladbach 3-0 Freiburg
Bayern Munich 1-1 Schalke 04
Koln 1-0 Wolfsburg
Hertha Berlin 1-0 Ingolstadt
Hoffenheim 4-0 Mainz
Borussia Dortmund 1-0 RB Leipzig
Augsburg 3-2 Werder Bremen
Eintracht Frankfurt 2-0 Darmstadt
19 games played
1 Bayern Munich 46 pts
2 RB Leipzig 42 pts
3 Eintracht Frankfurt 35 pts
4 Dortmund 34 pts
5 Hoffenheim 34 pts
6 Hertha BSC 33 pts
7 1. FC Köln 32 pts
8 SC Freiburg 26 pts
9 Bayer Leverkusen 24 pts
10 FC Augsburg 24 pts
11 Borussia Mönchengladbach 23 pts
12 Schalke 04 22 pts
13 Mainz 05 22 pts
14 Wolfsburg 19 pts
15 Werder Bremen 16 pts
16 Hamburger SV 16 pts
17 Ingolstadt 15 pts
18 Darmstadt 98 9 pts
Goal 1: Hamburg 1-0 Bayer Leverkusen – Kyriakos Papadopoulos 76’
Hamburg loanee Kyriakos Padadopoulos scored against his parent club Bayer Leverkusen to condemn the side to their second consecutive defeat.
The move started from a free kick on the left-hand side of the pitch. The ball was passed short to Nicolai Muller who received it just within the box. He turned the defender, Julien Brandt, inside out before having his first attempt at a cross blocked by Kampl. The second cross was far more successful, however, Muller controlled the blocked cross with his thigh then sent another one swinging in from the left. This cross was uninterrupted in finding its way into a cluster of players outside the six-yard box. After a huge scramble to get to the ball it was Papadopoulos who got a touch. The Greek defender poked the header into the bottom left corner beyond Leno.
Papadopoulos took no issue in wheeling away in celebration despite scoring against his parent club, sliding into the corner flag in front of the jubilant home crowd. Questions could be asked of Leverkusen’s Leno who took the choice to stay rooted to his own goal line as the cross came in.
The goal was the difference between the two sides as they took a victory that aided their survival hopes.
Goal 2: Hertha BSC 1-0 Ingolstadt – Haraguchi 1’
Hertha Berlin stung relegation-threatened Ingolstadt with a goal in the first minute.
An ambitious ball into Ingolstadt’s half should have been controlled with ease by Roger but the Brazilian midfielder lost his footing, poorly controlling the ball. This allowed Kalou to pounce onto it, the Ivorian wasted no time in storming down the left and into the box. Kalou crossed the ball in. It was a slow ball yet an accurate one at that. It managed to trickle across the face of goal, evading the reach of any defenders. Haraguchi latched onto the ball with a first-time effort. His low shot leaving Hansen with no option but to watch it go into the back of the net.
Ingolstadt never managed to recover, stumbling to a one-goal loss.
Goal 3: Hoffenheim 1-0 Mainz – Uth 5’
Mark Uth scored as Hoffenheim drew first blood in their home game against Mainz.
Soon to be Bayern Munich midfielder, Sebastian Rudy continued his exceedingly good run of form with a fantastic assist. He caught the Mainz back four napping with a long ball up to Uth. Uth’s rounding-off of the move was nothing short of brilliant too. The striker chested the ball down in the centre of the park, keeping the ball close at all times. He took the ball to the left and took an outstanding shot from just outside the box. It flew inside the near post beating Lossl all ends up. Uth’s shot was perfectly timed too. Another moment of hesitation and he could have been caught out by Brosinski’s attempted recovery.
Goal 4: Bayern Munich 1-0 Schalke 04 – Lewandowski 9’
Lewandowski scored an early goal for Bayern to put them 1-0 up against Schalke.
Robben made a horizontal run across to edge of the box before dropping off the ball to Vidal. Vidal made immediate use of it. After one touch, he played a right footed through ball into the box. It was perfect for Lewandowski. The pass split the defence and played the Pole in on goal. Faced with a one-on-one with Fahrmann, he deftly chipped it over the German and into the back of the net.
Goal 5: Bayern Munich 1-1 Schalke 04 – Naldo 13’
Naldo levelled the score for Schalke after an intricate free-kick routine.
Naldo saw the ball laid off to him through two passes from a free-kick on the left. This opened a gap for Naldo to shoot into. Naldo made the most of it too. He fired low, past the wall and beating Manuel Neuer at the near post. Despite the two early goals, they were to be the last of the game.
Goal 6: Borussia Monchengladbach 1-0 Freiburg – Stindl 72’
Lars Stindl put Monchengladbach ahead deep into the second half with an expertly taken goal.
Johnson headed the ball to Stindl in and around the half-way line. Stindl took the ball down and began a dazzling run. With a lightning sequence of step-overs, Stindl skinned Soyuncu before running up to the edge of the D. This was where Stindl let a shot go which flew into the bottom right corner, bouncing off the post and in.
Goal 7: Borussia Monchengladbach 2-0 Freiburg – Raffael 78’
Monchengladbach produced a quick follow-up goal through Raffael. Mahmoud Dahoud was played into the box by Raffael’s flick on from Johnson’s pass. Dahoud picked up the ball and managed to beat Freiburg defender Lukas Kubler to the ball. Dahoud was faced with a one-on-one opportunity. He did not shoot but selflessly squared the ball across the face of goal, leaving Raffael to do the honours of sliding into an empty net.
Goal 8: Hoffenheim 2-0 Mainz – Terrazzino 81’
Terrazzino doubled Hoffenheim’s lead with a fortunate goal in the last 10 minutes.
The goal’s source was a free-kick. Demirbay’s effort left-footed effort hit the crossbar and looped back out a matter of yards from the net. Lossl was sent sprawling by the effort and was out of his net. This left a huge opportunity for Hoffenheim. Both Terrazzino of Hoffenheim and Fabian Frei of Mainz lept up to meet it. Terrazzino came out on top, quite literally as he used Frei as a landing pad after heading it into the back of the net. Lossl came agonisingly close to saving it with his recovery. He attempted to sprint back into the goalmouth but his attempt at a star-jump save was in vain as the ball went past him by centimetres.
Goal 9: Koln 1-0 Wolfsburg – Modeste 81’ (PEN)
Anthony Modeste’s goal from the penalty spot proved to be fatal for Wolfsburg as the side’s woes continued.
Modeste won the penalty himself. It looked a little dubious too. The Frenchman was attempting to latch onto a deflected shot in the six-yard box. Benaglio, in the Wolfsburg goal, was also in contention, both lunged for the ball, Modeste with his feet and Benaglio with his hands. Modeste went down after the two made contact but it looks unclear as to whether Benaglio got the ball or not. Modeste’s penalty was excellently taken. He drilled the ball into the bottom-left corner with his right foot.
Goal 10: Hoffenheim 3-0 Mainz – Szalai 86’
Hoffenheim’s third came with yet another large dollop of luck.
On the break, Adam Szalai played a great ball through to Andrej Kramaric on the left side of the box. Kramaric proceeded to run to the byline and play a ball in from there. Kramaric’s weak ball into the six-yard box caused a lot of trouble. Mainz’s captain Niko Bungert attempted a sliding block. To his dismay, it didn’t come off too well. The ball scraped off Bungert’s leg. This was enough for the ball to beat Lossl. The luck was to come for Hoffenheim. Szalai, who to be fair had no control over his actions, managed to deflect the ball in. The ball bounced straight off him and trickled into the net. Mainz were left bemoaning their luck yet again.
Goal 11: Hoffenheim 4-0 Mainz – Szalai 90+1
Hoffenheim’s late onslaught continued as Szalai notched up a brace in stoppage time.
The goal was made by the expertise of Amiri. Amiri played a fantastic ball in from the edge of the box on the right. The ball floated into the centre of the box and substitute Szalai provided yet another goal by nodding home into the right side of the net, compounding the misery of the travelling supporters who had not already made their way to the exits.
Goal 12: Borussia Monchengladbach 3-0 Freiburg – Herrmann 90+2
Patrick Herrmann completed Monchengladbach’s late trilogy of goals with a deflected goal.
Thorgan Hazard was the architect. He played a ball from the right that swept into the path of Herrmann. Herrmann took a first time shot from just within the box. Fortunately for him, Ignjovski, who was nearby, deflected the otherwise harmless shot past Schwolow at the near post.
Goal 13: Borussia Dortmund 1-0 RB Leipzig – Aubameyang 35’
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang opened the scoring in the crunch match between Dortmund and Leipzig.
Ousmane Dembele’s excellence made the goal. He annihilated Keita for pace on the right. Then he took the ball around Bernardo, before launching a cross into the area. Aubameyang lay inexplicably unmarked in the six-yard box and duly nodded home for yet another goal to add to his Bundesliga tally.
Goal 14: Augsburg 0-1 Werder Bremen – Gebre Selassie 26’
Theodor Gebre Selassie drew first blood for Werder Bremen.
A free-kick from the right was swung into the area. It wasn’t the best delivery as it nearly went out of bounds on the left byline, only for Gouweleeuw to keep it alive with a header back into the box.
Just outside the six-yard box, Bauer headed the ball back towards the left. The ball came to the unmarked Gebre-Selassie who beat Hitz at the near post with his one-on-one shot.
Goal 15: Augsburg 1-1 Werder Bremen – Schmid 28’
Schmid equalised immediately for Augsburg.
Bobadilla played a fantastic ball forward despite wrestling with a Bremen player at the time of the pass. This played Schmid through on goal on the right-hand side of the box. Faced with a one-on-one, he squeezed the ball in with a powerful shot which snuck inside the right post.
Goal 16: Augsburg 1-2 Werder Bremen – Kruse 65’ (PEN)
Max Kruse scored from the spot to give Werder Bremen the lead for the second time.
The penalty was given when Serge Gnabry went to ground after being sandwiched between Kohr and Hinteregger. Kruse scored with his left-footed penalty finding the bottom right corner.
Goal 17: Augsburg 2-2 Werder Bremen – Koo 79’
Koo Ja-Cheol gave Augsburg their second equaliser of the game.
Verhaegh’s cross made the goal. From a long distance out on the right wing, he curled a wondrous ball into the area. Koo met the ball just within the six-yard box and with a side-footed volley, put the ball in the back of the net.
Goal 18: Augsburg 3-2 Werder Bremen – Bobadilla 90+4
Raul Bobadilla broke Werder Bremen hearts with a late, smash and grab equaliser.
Koo played a chipped through ball into the Paraguayan striker. Bobadilla let the ball bounce twice to let it run into the box. He then hooked his right foot around the ball, sending it into the left side of the net and giving Augsburg a cruel victory.
Goal 19: Eintracht Frankfurt 1-0 Darmstadt – Hasebe 74’ (PEN)
Frankfurt left it late to take the lead against Darmstadt, scoring from a spot kick.
Milosevic gave away the penalty. He was too eager in the chase for the ball wrestling Jesus Vallejo to ground. Makoto Hasebe hit the penalty low into the bottom right corner to give his side a late boost.
Goal 20: Eintracht Frankfurt 2-0 Darmstadt – Rebic 83’
Ante Rebic sunk struggling Darmstadt with a goal in the 83rd minute.
Meier was through on goal with a one-on-one opportunity. He managed to get it around Esser but hit the ball too far to the right, squandering his chance. He still had the ball, taking it to the edge of the six-yard box. He fired a low cross across goal and Rebic met it with a low finish, firing into the net.