Schalke have gone top of the league after a comprehensive 4-0 win over Hertha Berlin this evening, with Jefferson Farfán hitting a the first hat-trick of the season to fire die Königsblauen above Augsburg who lost their unbeaten record at Wolfsburg yesterday.
Düsseldorf remain the only side in the division yet to be beaten this season, though they didn’t play this weekend after having their match with Freiburg postponed. Hannover got their first win, with a goal in either half enough to beat Mainz at the HDI-Arena.
Dortmund got back to winning ways today with a two-goal win at Leverkusen despite a dull opening hour, while title rivals Bayern Munich went down 3-2 at Stuttgart on Friday night. The two sides without a win, Werder Bremen and Frankfurt, drew one-all at the Weserstadion, keeping them at the foot of the table.
There’s a full compliment of midweek fixtures, including the top two going head-to-head.
FRI 19 SEPTEMBER: VFB STUTTGART 3-2 BAYERN MUNICH Audel 14 Giroud 65, 87 Harnik 56 (Dante s/o 39) Hajnal 60 SAT 20 SEPTEMBER: FC NÜRNBERG 2-0 TSG HOFFENHEIM Hlousek 34 Søderlund 75 HANNOVER 2-0 FSV MAINZ Rausch 36 Sobiech 61 SV WERDER BREMEN 1-1 EINTRACHT FRANKFURT Chibuike 12 Voronin 11 VFL WOLFSBURG 1-0 AUGSBURG Djuricic 30 SUN 21 SEPTEMBER: BAYER LEVERKUSEN 0-2 BORUSSIA DORTMUND Reus 62 Subotic 66 BORUSSIA MÖNCHENGLADBACH 0-1 HAMBURGER SV Bellarabi 76 SCHALKE 4-0 HERTHA BERLIN Höwedes 27 Farfán 36, 55, 86 TUE 23 SEPTEMBER: FSV MAINZ - VFB STUTTGART SC FREIBURG - EINTRACHT FRANKFURT TSG HOFFENHEIM - HANNOVER 96 WED 24 SEPTEMBER: AUGSBURG - SCHALKE BAYERN MUNICH - VFL WOLFSBURG BORUSSIA DORTMUND - FC NÜRNBERG BORUSSIA MÖNCHENGLADBACH - WERDER BREMEN HAMBURGER SV - BAYER LEVERKUSEN HERTHA BERLIN - FORTUNA DÜSSELDORF