Bundesliga 2022/23 this weekend marks the new league leader from the capital, Union Berlin as Bayern Munich only mustered a draw at home the day before.
Union Berlin has transformed themselves as the new title contender this season. They secured their fourth win last weekend while taking on Koln on the road. Urs Fischer’s men picked up three points with the only goal from Timo Hubers’ own goal on the 3rd minute as he bended Sheraldo Becker’s shot into the back of the net. They attempted to extend their lead from several chances, including a penalty from Jordan Fefok and the skipper Christopher Trimmel. Unfortunately, the American international penalty was saved by Koln’s goalie while Trimmel’s curling cross only hit the post. Union’s goalkeeper, Lucas Grill was awarded the man of the match.
Their success to claim the top of the table for the first time in the club’s history was also due to Bayern’s poor result on Saturday. Julian Nagelsmann’s side was held in a 2-2 draw at their home turf. They took the lead first through Mathys Tel before Chris Fuhrich equalised. Not long after, Die Roten once again was in front as Jamal Musiala found the back of the net. Yet, the former Rennes forward Serhou Giurassy bagged another equaliser as he successfully converted his late penalty. Bayern is now sitting third under Union Berlin and Frieburg with two points clear from the top.
Bayern Munich vs VfB Stuttgart 2-2
Goals: Mathys Tel (36), Jamal Musiala (60); Chris Fuhrich (57), Serhou Giurassy (90)
Bayern: Manuel Neuer – Dayot Upamecano, Mathhijs de Ligt, Noussair Mazraoui, Alphonse Davies – Leon Goretzka, Joshua Kimmich, Serge Gnabry (Ryan Graverbech 81), Jamal Musiala (Sadio Mane 81), Mathys Tel (Leroy Sane 61) – Thomas Muller (Eric Choupo-Moting 69)
Stuttgart: Florian Muller – Hiroki Ito, Konstantinos Mavropanos (Pascal Stenzel 84), Waldemar Anton – Borna Sosa, Wataru Endo (Lillian Egloff 75), Naouriou Ahamanda (Enzo Miliot 84), Silas Mvumpa (Juan Perea 75), Atakan Karazor – Tiago Tomas (Chris Fuhrich 57), Serhou Giurassy
In the meantime, Dortmund had to suffer another defeat while visiting Red Bull Arena. They were trashed 3-0 against Leipzig whose newly appointed boss is their former manager who was dismissed last season, Marco Rose. The Austrian replaced Domenico Tedesco who was relieved from his post last week. Willy Orban opened the scoring through his header followed by the Hungarian international Dominic Szoboszlai’s long range shot. Die Borussen barely had a decent chances and eventually paid the price as Amadou Haidara netted the third goal for the home side. It was a good start for Rose’s reign. Here are the other results in Bundesliga spieltag 6:
- Werder Bremen vs Ausgburg 0-1
- Hoffenheim vs Mainz 4-1
- Hertha Berlin vs Bayer Leverkusen 2-2
- Eintracht Frankfurt vs Wolfsburg 0-1
- Schalke vs Bochum 3-1
- Freiburg vs M’Gladbach 0-0