KENYA BROWN - Monday, September 26, 2016
Tim Chandler and Eintracht Frankfurt played a thrilling game against Hertha Berlin, while Fabian Johnson and Mochengladbach added more misery to Alfredo Morales' and Ingolstadt's season.
Eintracht Frankfurt 3-3 Hertha Berlin
Michael Hector's goal in stoppage time saved a point for the Eagles as they faced the capital team at the Commerzbank-Arena.
Hertha came into the game looking to bounce back from their defeat of the season at midweek to league leaders Bayern Munich, while Frankfurt were looking to continue their winning ways as they had victories in their previous two games.
Chandler started in his usual role at right back for the host, while John Brooks sat out as he continues to recover from a muscle injury.
It would be the visitors that opened the scoring in the 19th minute of the first half when Frankfurt's Haris Seferovic brought down Valentin Stocker in the area. Vedad Ibisevic stepped up to put away the penalty.
However, the home side would find the equalizer 20 minutes later on a counter-attack. Danny Blum passed the ball on to Marco Fabian and the Mexican international would put his shot past Hertha goalkeeper Rune Jarstein.
Frankfurt took the lead before the halftime whistle when Alexander Meier put away a loose ball. He will have to thank Ibisevic for the pass as the Bosnian international literally knocked the ball his way.
Ibisevic would redeem himself 13 minutes into the second half when he connected on to a pass from teammate Alexander Esswein to level the score again.
Hertha then took the lead in the 65th minute with the role being reversed this time. Ibisevic would send a diagonal pass to Esswein to the right and the German unleashed a beautiful curling shot past Frankfurt goalkeeper Lucas Hradecky.
With time winding down, Frankfurt would find the equalizer two minutes into stoppage time from Hector. The substitute would get up to head in a cross from Ante Rebic, sending the home fans crazy.
Frankfurt now sit in fifth place in the standings with 10 points, while Hertha are just below them in sixth with same number.
Borussia Mönchengladbach 2-0 Ingolstadt
The Foals earned a comfortable win at home that sent their visitors tumbling even further down the Bundesliga standings.
Johnson started in up top for the home side, while Alfredo Morales started in midfield for die Schnazer.
The visitors had an excellent chance to open the scoring at the start of the game, but Morales failed to connect on a pass from teammate Pascal Groß.
It took a while to see the first goal of the game, but Mönchengladbach would score it in the 42nd minute. Lars Stindl would pounce on a poor clearance by the Ingolstadt defense and bury the goal with ease.
The Mönchengladbach would have to wait until the 76th minute to see their team's second goal as Mahmoud Dahoud's through ball would find Ozcar Wendt making a run on the left and the Swede would easily put his effort past Ingolstadt goalkeeper Orjan Nyland to seal the win.
The Foals move up to fourth place in the standings with 10 points, while Ingolstadt will have to wait until Saturday to try to earn their first win of season as they sit in 17th place with one point.
Bobby Wood started and played 84 minutes as Hamburg suffered a narrow 1-0 loss to Bayern Munich. The poor start to the season led to the team sacking head coach Bruno Labbadia on Sunday.
Christian Pulisic came on in the 64th minute as Borussia Dortmund continued its goal glut with a 3-1 win over Freiburg. The team have now scored a total of 20 goals in their past four games.
Aron Johannsson may be out serving his suspension, but Werder Bremen earned their first win of the season with a 2-1 win over Wolfsburg.
Andrew Wooten started and scored the equalizing goal three minutes into stoppage time as Sandhausen shared the points with Greuthrt Furth after a 1-1 tie.
Shawn Barry started in defense and scored a goal in FSV Frankfurt's 2-1 win ove Aalen.
David Yelldell watched from the bench as Sonnenhof Grossaspac suffered a 3-2 loss to Fortuna Koln.
Jann George started and netted two goals in Jahn Regensburg's 3-0 win over Paderborn.