Bundesliga: Paderborn go top as Bayern Munich held by Hamburg
Promoted Paderborn were flying high early Saturday as they notched up another victory to lead the Bundesliga as champions Bayern Munich slumped to a goalless draw at Hamburg.
Berlin: Promoted Paderborn were flying high early Saturday as they notched up another victory to lead the Bundesliga as champions Bayern Munich slumped to a goalless draw at Hamburg.
Elias Kachunga scored in the 71st minute and Moritz Stoppelkamp added another after 93 minutes to beat Hanover 96 2-0 to improve to eight points.
Bayern Munich were unable to get the better of a Hamburg team under new coach Joe Zinnbauer playing out a 0-0 draw in Hamburg.
The reigning champions also have eight points from four games but are sitting third behind Paderborn and Hoffenheim on goal difference.
"We just want to keep collecting points to avoid relegation. Now we can go to Munich next week with confidence," said Paderborn coach Andre Breitenreiter, who saw his team win their first home match in the top flight.
The match also saw Stoppelkamp score from over 80 metres out.
"I didn`t know that I could even shoot that far," said the goal scorer.
Zinnbauer was delighted with his point against Bayern.
"Getting a point against Bayern is a big story. The guys showed they were willing to run, but there was more team spirit today. And the teams deserved to celebrate with their fans," said Zinnbauer, whose team was the first to keep Munich scoreless this season.
Paderborn`s time atop the league could be limited to a few hours however as Borussia Dortmund, who have six points, are playing later at Mainz 05.
And Bayer Leverkusen - leaders coming into the weekend with seven points - face VfL Wolfsburg on Sunday.
Hoffenheim remained near the top of the table with eight points without a loss after a 2-0 win at VfB Stuttgart, thanks to goals by Anthony Modeste after 15 minutes and Tarik Elyounoussi in the 84th.
Werder Bremen`s streak of coming back from deficits to collect points was snapped as Augsburg won 4-2 at home.
Werder Bremen jumped ahead through 19-year-old Davie Selke in the third minute. But Daniel Baier equalised after 14 minutes and Paul Verhaegh gave the hosts the lead in the 44th from the spot.
Franco Di Santo equalised for Bremen on a penalty in the 56th minute. But Tobias Werner gave Augsburg the lead again in the 76th. And Tim Matavz added a fourth goal three minutes into stoppage time.
Schalke`s struggles continued with a 2-2 draw at home in a hot-headed clash against Eintracht Frankfurt where two Schalke players and one Frankfurt player saw red.
Schalke, still hunting a first win this season, fell behind 2-0 at home after just 24 minutes following goals from Alex Meier and Marco Russ.
But Eric Choupo-Moting pulled a goal back in the 40th minute on a penalty. And the German-born Cameroonian striker set up Julian Draxler`s equaliser in the 50th minute.
Kevin-Prince Boateng was sent off after 61 minutes with his second warning, while Draxler followed 11 minutes later with a red card.
Frankfurt went a man down for the final five minutes as Solodan Medojevic was shown his second yellow card.
On Friday, Ronny scored his second goal six minutes into stoppage tie to save a 2-2 draw for Hertha Berlin at SC Freiburg.
The final match of the game day is historic showdown between neighbours Cologne, who haven`t conceded a goal thus far this season, and Borussia Moenchengladbach.