Match day six of the German Bundesliga started on Friday in a game between Bayern Munich and VfL Wolfsburg. A potential victory for the Bavarians would put them temporarily on the top of the league standings.
It was a home game for Bayern during the Oktoberfest against the struggling Wolves, so what could possibly go wrong?
That was the mentality early on, but a dominant Munich team needed a Robert Lewandowski penalty kick after the half-hour mark to give them the lead.
Less than ten minutes after that, Rafinha deflected a shot by Arjen Robben ,2-0 Bayern! The score line remained that way at halftime.
Early in the second half, Sven Ulreich, deputy for the injured Bayern keeper Manuel Neuer, failed to deal with a relatively simple free kick by Maximilian Arnold,2-1. That changed the momentum of the game and Wolfsburg’s new coach Martin Schmidt later brought in Daniel Didavi to push further forward.
The latter headed in the 2-2 equalizer with less than ten minutes left. Bayern’s desperate attacks in the rest of the game did not end in success. Therefore, it finished in a sharing of the points.
On a relatively uneventful Saturday afternoon for Bundesliga standards, RB Leipzig was lucky to beat Eintracht Frankfurt 2-1.TSG Hoffenheim went top of the league for a few hours, after defeating Schalke 04 2-0.
The match between two bottom dwellers, Werder Bremen and SC Freiburg ended scoreless, while Mainz 05 earned an important 1-0 victory against Hertha BSC Berlin via a penalty by Pablo De Blasis
The regional derby between VfB Stuttgart and FC Augsburg ended in a disappointing scoreless result.
In the Saturday evening match, Borussia Dortmund once again stormed back to the top of the Bundesliga table with a 6-1 demolition of Borussia Mönchengladbach. But they did give up their first league goal of the season.
On Sunday, 1.FC Cologne finally earned its first point of the season in a 0-0 vs. Hannover 96. Later, Bayer Leverkusen beat Hamburger SV 3-0.