The champions took a battering at Düsseldorf, who were rampant in a six-nil win over Dortmund at the Esprit Arena on Saturday. Nando Rafael was one of three players to hit a hat-trick over the weekend as the hosts extend their unbeaten start into the fourth month of the season.
Pierre-Michel Lasogga hit a seven-minute hat-trick to fire Hertha three-up at home to Bayern, before last season’s runners-up pulled it back to 3-2. Klaas-Jan Huntelaar has scores 23 goals for club and country so far this season, and he added three in Schalke’s 4-0 win over Hamburg who stay top on goal difference.
Werder Bremen outplayed their visitors, but it was Augsburg who stole the points with an Edu brace late in the second-half condemning Leo Beenhakker to the job centre. In a press-conference, Augsburg manager Marco Kurz inadvertently suggested he’d be interested in the vacancy, with predictable reactions from his club’s fanbase.
EINTRACHT FRANKFURT 2-3 TSG HOFFENHEIM Inui 2 Eren Derdiyok 71, 79, 90+1 FORTUNA DÜSSELDORF 6-0 BORUSSIA DORTMUND Rafael 11, 38, 72 Risse 15 van den Bergh 34 Hummels (og) 77 HANNOVER 3-0 NÜRNBERG Sobiech 28 Bancé 44, 69 HERTHA BERLIN 3-2 BAYERN MUNICH Lasogga 7, 10, 14 Boateng 19 Piszczek 66 SC FREIBURG 1-1 FSV MAINZ Sorg (og) 83 Malli 88 (Baumgartlinger s/o 66) SCHALKE 4-0 HAMBURGER SV Farfán 8 Huntelaar 34, 64, 65 STUTTGART 1-2 BAYER LEVERKUSEN Harnik 34 Kießling 8 Renato Augusto 62 WERDER BREMEN 0-2 AUGSBURG Edu 69, 83 WOLFSBURG 1-1 BORUSSIA MONCHENGLADBACH Sio 24 Petersen 2