Hamburg thrash Nurnburg
A review of the weekend's action in the German Bundesliga, including news of Hamburg's big win at Nurnberg.
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Bert van Marwijk celebrated his first win as Hamburg coach as Pierre-Michel Lasogga scored a hat-trick in a 5-0 rout of Nurnberg.
Rafael van der Vaart put Hamburg on the way to victory before Lasogga struck three times in seven minutes to put the result beyond any doubt.
With the home fans already leaving the Frankenstadion en masse, Tolgay Arslan added a fifth to complete Hamburg's first away win of the season and only their second overall, while heaping the pressure on home coach Michael Wiesinger.
Freiburg are still looking for their first league win of the season after a late goal from substitute Nicolas Hofler earned them a 1-1 draw at home to Eintracht Frankfurt.
An own goal from Christian Gunter after 64 minutes had given the visitors the lead before Hofler equalised with five minutes to go.
The visitors had substitute Johannes Flum sent off in stoppage time after he was shown a second yellow card but held out to claim a point.
On Saturday, Bayer Leverkusen held firm in the face of a dominant Bayern Munich to claim a point in a 1-1 draw with the new Bundesliga leaders.
Toni Kroos put Bayern ahead after half an hour, but Sidney Sam's swift reply earned Sami Hyypia's men a draw in a one-sided encounter which the visitors will feel they should have won.
Bayern missed chance after chance, but were unable to find a winner, although the point was still enough to take them clear of Borussia Dortmund at the top of the table.
That's because earlier in the day, Borussia Monchengladbach extended their 100 per cent home record by ending Borussia Dortmund's season-long unbeaten record with a 2-0 victory at the Borussia Park Stadion.
After weathering an 80-minute storm, the Foals struck with a Max Kruse penalty, after Mats Hummels was sent off, and a Raffael strike earning Lucien Favre's men an unexpected win.
The hosts had goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen to thank for keeping them in the game up to that point while Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp will be keen to work on his side's shooting ability after they failed to convert numerous chances.
Stuttgart remained unbeaten under the guidance of Thomas Schneider, but missed the chance to move up to fourth in the Bundesliga after being held to a 1-1 draw at home to Werder Bremen.
Martin Harnik scored against his former club in the sixth minute to give Stuttgart a familiar lead since Schneider took charge, but Nils Petersen levelled against the run of play for the visitors before the break.
Stuttgart searched for a winner, but were forced to settle for a point, their 11th out of a possible 15 under their new coach.
An Adam Szalai brace and Kevin-Prince Boateng's third goal since joining Schalke this summer enabled the Royal Blues to transfer their Champions League form onto the Bundesliga stage with a 4-1 win over 10-man Augsburg.
Sascha Molders gave the visitors the lead in the 10th minute, but as soon as they lost Ragnar Klavan to a red card six minutes later there was only going to be one winner at the Veltins Arena.
Boateng scored the penalty which followed Klavan's dismissal before Hungarian forward Szalai struck twice, breaking Augsburg's resistance.
Young Max Meyer completed the rout with his first Bundesliga goal four minutes from time as Schalke leapt above their opponents in the standings.
Yunus Malli's last-gasp goal earned Mainz a 2-2 draw and ended their four-game losing streak in dramatic circumstances against Hoffenheim.
The writing appeared to be on the wall yet again for Mainz when they fell two goals behind within 22 minutes, Kevin Volland and Roberto Firmino both netting their fifth goals of the season.
However, substitute Eric Choupo-Moting pulled a goal back and a stroke of luck at just the right moment, with the ball hitting Malli and going in, earned Mainz a point.
Eintracht Braunschweig stunned the VW-Arena with their first win of the season coming in the home of their local rivals Wolfsburg.
Karim Bellarabi and Domi Kumbela earned Braunschweig the sweetest of victories with a 2-0 win just 14 miles away from their own home and with a sizeable support their to witness an historic moment in the club's history.
It was their first win in the Bundesliga in 28 years and lifted them off the foot of the table, at least for 24 hours.
On Friday night, Hannover lost their 100% home record, and another striker, as Hertha Berlin came from behind to grab a 1-1 draw at the Niedersachsenstadion.
Christian Schulz gave Hannover, who had won their previous four home games this season, the lead in the 24th minute, but things took a turn for the worse on the stroke of half-time when they lost Didier Ya Konan to injury.
Hertha fancied their chances of levelling and, after a spell of sustained pressure, they found it through Ronny's free-kick 10 minutes from time.