Bundesliga wrap: Bayern draws, Dortmund loses; Chicharito on fire (video)
Bayern Munich dropped rare points but increased its lead on the field, as Borussia Dortmund fell at Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday.
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Javier Hernandez made sure he out-CONCACAFed Christian Pulisic, scoring for Bayer in the win. USMNT back Timmy Chandler also went 90 minutes in a loss, as did Mexico’s Marco Fabian.
Bayern Munich 1-1 FC Koln
Joshua Kimmich’s 40th minute goal looked to have lifted Bayern out of its doldrums after the Bavarians fell to Atletico Madrid at midweek, but Anthony Modeste scored his fifth goal in six matches to give Koln a point at the Allianz Arena.
Bayer Leverkusen 2-0 Borussia Dortmund
Someone tapped Bayer out of its long early season nap, as Admir Mehmedi’s 10th minute goal combined with a disciplined, physical performance for the hosts to scoop up three points. Mexico’s Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez enters the international break in fine form after adding his seventh goal in all competitions this season.
USMNT teen Christian Pulisic got another start for BVB, and was waylaid with a knee to the back. The 18-year-old American came through the scare fine, but had a mostly anonymous match as his team struggled against a game home side.
Hertha Berlin 2-0 Hamburger SV
Vedad Ibisevic made it four goals in his last two outings as Hertha scored in both halves of a home win.
Darmstadt 2-2 Werder Bremen
Serge Gnabry had a great Olympics, and many were surprised when Arsenal allowed him to go back home to Germany. He’s picked up where he’s left off, joining Lamine Sane on the scoresheet in a 2-2 road draw.
Ingolstadt 1-2 Hoffenheim
Sandro Wagner and Kerem Demirbay scored for the visitors, whose clean sheet was spoiled in injury time by a Lukas Hinterseer penalty kick. USMNT midfielder Alfredo Morales did not make the 18 for Ingolstadt.
Freiburg 1-0 Eintracht Frankfurt
Vincenzo Grifo scored in the fourth minute, and it was all the hosts needed to pick up three points. USMNT back Timmy Chandler went 90 minutes in the loss.
Wolfsburg vs. Mainz -- 9:30 a.m. ET
Schalke vs. Monchengladbach -- 11:30 a.m. ET
|Hertha BSC Berlin||6||4||1||1||11||7||4||3-0-0||1-1-1||13|
|1. FC Köln||6||3||3||0||10||3||7||2-1-0||1-2-0||12|
|FSV Mainz 05||5||2||1||2||12||11||1||0-1-1||2-0-1||7|
|FC Ingolstadt 04||6||0||1||5||3||12||-9||0-0-3||0-1-2||1|
|FC Schalke 04||5||0||0||5||2||10||-8||0-0-2||0-0-3||0|