Bellarabi breaks record
A review of the weekend's in the German Bundesliga.
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Germany's World Cup winner Christoph Kramer sprang from the bench to earn Borussia Monchengladbach a 1-1 draw at home to Stuttgart on Sunday.
Alexandru Maxim had given Stuttgart the lead somewhat against the run of play, but Kramer remedied that in the last minute of the game to earn his side a point.
The hosts also had a goal disallowed and hit the woodwork with Stuttgart probably happier with the point on Armin Veh's return to the club.
Paderborn were denied a dream start to life in the Bundesliga as Koo Ja-cheol netted a last-gasp penalty to salvage a 2-2 for Mainz in East Westphalia.
Paderborn became the 53rd club to appear in the Bundesliga and, despite falling behind to a Shinji Okazaki goal, it looked like they were set to mark their arrival with a win when Elias Kachunga and Uwe Hunemeier turned the game on its head.
However, Koo's penalty in stoppage time allowed Mainz to avoid what would have been a third straight defeat, having already been eliminated from the Europa League and DFB-Pokal.
Karim Bellarabi scored the quickest goal in Bundesliga history and then set up another for Stefan Kiessling as Bayer Leverkusen stunned hosts Borussia Dortmund with a 2-0 win on Saturday evening.
Bellarabi struck after only nine seconds, beating the previous quickest goals scored by Giovane Elber and Ulf Kirsten by two seconds to leave the Westfalenstadion shocked.
He then teed up Kiessling for the second deep into second-half stoppage time with Leverkusen proving to be good value for their win in Roger Schmidt's first game in charge.
Hannover came from behind to beat Schalke 2-1 to increase the pressure on the Royal Blues' coach Jens Keller.
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar gave the visitors the lead within two minutes of the half-time interval after a dreary first 45 minutes at the Niedersachsenstadion.
But two goals in three minutes from Edgar Prib and Joselu turned the game on its head, earning Hannover all three points and condemning Schalke to a second defeat in a week, after they lost to Dynamo Dresden in the first round of the DFB-Pokal.
The Bundesliga season may only be a day old, but already Keller will have to listen to speculation over his future.
Julian Schieber's fourth brace of his top-flight career was not enough to earn Hertha Berlin victory as they surrendered a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with Werder Bremen at the Olympiastadion.
The former Borussia Dortmund forward gave the hosts what seemed to be a comfortable lead with goals in either half, but Assani Lukimya and Franco Di Santo scored two goals in as many minutes to earn Robin Dutt's men a share of the spoils.
Hoffenheim began their campaign with a 2-0 win over Augsburg as Adam Szalai marked his debut with a goal before Tarik Elyounoussi added a second just two minutes later.
Haris Seferovic scored the only goal for Eintracht Frankfurt as they beat Freiburg 1-0, while Cologne and Hamburg began their league season with a goalless draw.
On Friday night, Bayern Munich got the defence of their title off to a successful start with a 2-1 win over Wolfsburg in an entertaining encounter at the Allianz Arena.
Thomas Muller put Bayern ahead before the interval with Arjen Robben adding a second just after the break.
Ivica Olic made things interesting shortly afterwards with a superb effort to reduce the deficit and Wolfsburg had chances to level. However, they could not take advantage and Bayern, who also wasted opportunities to increase their lead, held on for the points.