Lewandowski shoots Cologne – Leipzig ends away misery – zero number in Wolfsburg

On Saturday afternoon, FC Bayern dealt with Cologne. Although Wolfsburg did not lose against Hertha, they also missed a liberating blow. Mainz and Union Berlin, on the other hand, were able to celebrate home wins.

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Lewandowski strikes three times – new league record for FCB

At Bayern, Neuer and Tolisso returned to the starting XI for the game in Cologne. But once again it was Lewandowski who was the first to take center stage: Already in the 9th minute, after Müller’s through ball, he turned ice cold, his 21st goal of the season. In the 25th minute, FCB combined fantastically to make it 2-0, and Tolisso ultimately shot the ball into the top corner with his left. Six minutes later, Cologne drew hope, but Uth’s goal was conceded for offside. In the 62nd minute, Lewandowski made everything clear with his second goal, and after Sané’s dream preparatory work even put together the hat-trick to make it 4-0 (300th Bundesliga goal). FCB also set a new Bundesliga record – Bayern Munich scored in 66 Bundesliga games in a row.

An ex-Hoffenheimer annoys Hoffenheim

Union coach Fischer made five changes before the game against Hoffenheim, who have been unbeaten for seven games, including new signing Heintz as a Friedrich replacement. Baumgartl was also new, but made an unfortunate impression in the 16th minute. He unluckily deflected a cross from Bebou into his own goal. The same happened to Hoffenheim’s keeper Baumann: Voglsammer’s header would have bounced off the crossbar back into the field, but Baumann deflected it into his own goal with his shoulder (22′). There was nothing to count until after the break, the ex-Hoffenheimer Prömel dusted after Kruse’s shot into the crossbar – 2:1 for the Köpenicker (73rd), that was enough for them to win. Hoffenheim’s strong series is over. Union, on the other hand, is playing for the Champions League places.

Two tricky scenes but no goals in Wolfsburg

Wolfsburg had lost eight competitive games in a row, against Hertha they should finally win. The wolves were the better team and created some good chances (Waldschmidt, Weghorst) before referee Hartmann made two controversial decisions. First he denied Steffen a penalty after a duel with Torunarigha (39′), then he denied Hertha a goal because of a slight push from Ekkelenkamp against Roussillon – Stark then headed in (43′). The second round was balanced, but there were few chances. Ultimately, a goalless draw was on the scoreboard, so no real liberation for the Lower Saxony.

RB ends the horror series with your favorite opponent

Against feared opponents Leipzig, VfB coach Matarazzo relied on 18-year-old Tibidi, who celebrated his starting eleven debut. Leipzig, without a win in eleven away games, who had to replace the injured Szoboszlai shortly before kick-off, got off to a great start. André Silva converted a hand penalty for an early lead (11th), for the eleventh time in a row he scored from the spot – in the Bundesliga the attacker is still without a miss. VfB kept their heads up and tried to equalize until the break, but they didn’t have any clear chances. A few minutes after the break Kalajdzic had a great chance to equalize, Gulacsi reflexively parried – as well as against Anton’s header (68th). In the middle of the VfB urge phase, Nkunku scored to make it 2-0, his ninth goal from nine assists. It was the decision in Stuttgart, the away misery of the Saxons is a thing of the past. VfB remained without a goal for the fourth time in a row.

Eleven dispute in Bochum – returnee St. Juste decides the game

Mainz was able to fall back on Niakhaté against Bochum. In the 31st minute, however, his defensive colleague Bell was the focus: his foul on Polter led to a penalty, Pantovic and the fouled man then argued about the execution. Polter prevailed – and failed miserably at Keeper Zentner. Mainz then struck shortly after the break: Burkardt hung up for St. Juste, the defender was completely blank on his comeback after a shoulder injury and pushed in from eleven meters on the bottom left. VfL had an opportunity in the 72nd minute: Antwi-Adjei got the shot in the penalty area after a quick throw-in. But he shot over it from about ten meters. In the end, Mainz emerged victorious and, after two consecutive defeats, celebrated a sense of achievement again – also because Zentner did a great job of deactivating Locadia’s last shot.

BVB had already clearly won against SC Freiburg on Friday evening, with two players tying up a brace.

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