by MACAULAY DALEY
RB Leipzig’s fantastic maiden season in the Bundesliga continued, as they went second with a convincing 3-1 win over Werder Bremen.
They are still unbeaten in all competitions this season, with Ralph Hasenhüttl yet to lose a match since joining from Ingolstadt in the summer.
The scoring started for Die Bullen just before half-time, with the returning Naby Keita scoring a terrific solo goal.
He beat two challenges, including the despairing dive of the Bremen goalkeeper, before slotting the ball into an empty net.
The Guinean international doubled the lead with 15 minutes of the game left, nodding in Davie Selke’s pinpoint cross from close range.
Bremen pulled themselves back into the game with Serge Gnabry sliding in at the back post, before Selke wrapped up the points four minutes into added time, stroking it into an empty net from 20 yards.
Despite Ingolstadt twice blowing a two goal lead, they moved off of the bottom of the table after a 3-3 draw with Borussia Dortmund.
Almog Cohen opened the scoring for Die Schanzer in the sixth minute, volleying Markus Suttner’s free-kick home from close range.
From exactly the same position, Ingolstadt doubled their lead in the 24th minute. Another Suttner set piece, this time headed home superbly by Dario Lezcano.
Dortmund pulled one back in the 59th minute through Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, but Lezcano scored straight from the restart to restore the two goal advantage.
Moritz Hartmann hit the post for Ingolstadt and he was made to pay for that miss. Adrian Ramos scored in the 69th minute, before Christian Pulisic bundled home a rebound in the 91st minute.
Kevin Volland was sent off against his former club as Bayer Leverkusen were thrashed 3-0 by Hoffenheim at the BayArena.
His cynical foul on Kerem Demirbay in the sixth minute set the tone for the rest of the match for Bayer, and Demirbay made them pay nine minutes later with a terrific finish into the top corner.
Sandro Wagner continued his fine form in the Bundesliga, with his third goal in as many games with an emphatic finish, before Steven Zuber wrapped up the points by rolling the ball into an empty net after Bernd Leno’s save. That result means Hoffenheim are still unbeaten this campaign.
Unfortunately, the same can’t be said of Koln, as they fell to defeat in Berlin.
Vedad Ibisevic’s 98th Bundesliga goal opened the scoring for Die Alte Dame in the 12th minute, with Mitchell Weiser’s cross being finished first time by the Bosnian.
That was Ibisevic’s sixth goal this season, but he’s still two behind Anthony Modeste who scored again at the Olympiastadion to level the game in the 65th minute.
But Pal Dardai’s team won the game in the 74th minute, with Niklas Stark rising unchallenged to end Die Geißbӧcke’s 13 game unbeaten run.
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