Donyell Malen suffered his first league defeat with Borussia Dortmund on Saturday. Thanks to a hat trick from Harry Kane, Bayern Munich won 0-4. A scoring Wout Weghorst and Xavi Simons also lost in the Bundesliga.
The damage had been done early in Dortmund. Bayern took the lead after just 4 minutes through a goal by Dayot Upamecano. Even before the clock reached double figures, it was 0-2 thanks to a goal from Kane.
Kane increased the pain after rest. In the 73rd minute, the Brit scored on a pass from Kinglsey Coman. In the final phase he even made it 4-0 after a bad pass from Dortmund. As a result, Kane scored his second hat-trick in a row in the Bundesliga. The striker is also the first player ever to score fifteen goals in his first ten Bundesliga games.
The victory keeps Bayern in sight of leader Leverkusen. The victory was also revenge for Bayern after being eliminated from the German Cup. On Wednesday, ‘Der Rekordmeister’ lost to 1. FC Saarbrücken due to a late goal. In that match, Matthijs de Ligt dropped out with a knee injury.
Weghorst loses with Hoffenheim
Despite a goal, Weghorst could not save Hoffenheim from defeat against leader Bayer Leverkusen. At halftime it was already 0-2 for Jeremie Frimpong’s Leverkusen. Florian Wirtz and Alejandro Grimaldo were accurate for the leader.
The home team erased the deficit in two minutes after the break. In the 56th minute, Leverkusen goalkeeper Lukas Hrádecky played the ball into the feet of Anton Stach, who made it 1-2 with a long shot. Two minutes later, Weghorst was attentive to the rebound: 2-2.
Twenty minutes before the end, Weghorst had the perfect opportunity to give his team the lead, but his header ended up on the roof of the goal. A few minutes later it was scored at the other end: Grimaldo made the decision with a hard shot: 2-3.
Hoffenheim is sixth with eighteen points after ten rounds. Frimpong’s Leverkusen has ten more points and is the leader of the Bundesliga.
Simons crashes again with Leipzig
Leipzig lost 2-0 to visiting FSV Mainz 05. The match seemed to end in a goalless draw, but fifteen minutes before the end it was scored. Jae-Sung Lee was good for the 1-0.
In the 82nd minute, Mainz doubled their lead with a goal from Leandro Barreiro’s hand. Mainz gets a little more breathing space thanks to the victory. The team only achieved six points from ten matches and is seventeenth. Simons is fifth with Leipzig, with twenty points from ten games.
It is the second defeat in a week for Leipzig. On Tuesday, Simons’ team was eliminated from the DFB-Pokal. The defending champion lost 1-0 to Vfl Wolfsburg in the second round due to a goal by former FC Twente player Václav Cerný.
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