Kevin Stöger (39th) equalized for the Ruhrpottklub, which is again considered a hot relegation candidate, in the meantime. Karim Onisiwo (26th/77th) scored for Mainz. The “third miracle”, as coach Thomas Reis described Bochum’s goal for the season after promotion and relegation, is still a long way off. Two handballs by the guests in their own penalty area went unpunished.

    Solid Bundesliga comeback for Werder Bremen: One year after being relegated, the Hanseatic League have made a respectable comeback. Coach Ole Werner’s team earned a well-deserved 2-2 (2-1) draw at VfL Wolfsburg in the northern duel, spoiling Wolves coach Niko Kovac’s victorious return to the league.

    A double strike within 120 seconds documented the strong performance of the guests. First, Niclas Füllkrug scored with a low shot (21′), Leonardo Bittencourt (23′) was successful with a header. Lukas Nmecha put the Lower Saxony in the lead with a remarkable lob (11th). Josuha Guilavogui equalized late (84′).

    Shooting festival at the start of the European Cup season: SC Freiburg clinched their first win in just 105 seconds thanks to a double strike. At FC Augsburg, Christian Streich’s team won 4-0 (0-0) after a strong second half and spoiled the new FCA coach Enrico Maaßen’s Bundesliga debut.

    The goals for Freiburg were scored by former Augsburg player Michael Gregoritsch (46′), Vincenzo Grifo (48′), returnee Matthias Ginter (61′) and Ritsu Doan (78′). In front of 26,310 spectators in the Augsburg Arena, the Europa League participant from Breisgau celebrated a well-deserved victory. Although Augsburg always tried to implement Maaßen’s game system, they were only able to counteract the sporting superiority of the sports club at times.

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