Bundesliga Wrap: Balogun wins big as Bayern stumble

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Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun took his fine form with the national team to his club Mainz 05 and he helped them to a 3-1 win on Saturday over Bayern Leverkusen.

Balogun who was quite outstanding for the Super Eagles in their doubleheader against Cameroon was also impressive in Saturday's game for Mainz as they finally won their first game of the season 


Elsewhere, Mark Uth netted twice as defending champions Bayern Munich slumped to a shock 2-0 defeat at Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga on Saturday.

Bayern coach Carlo Ancelotti paid the price for rotating his squad, having started with both Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery on the bench, ahead of Tuesday's Champions League match at home to Anderlecht.

Thomas Muller started on the right wing but played poorly despite creating two goals in Germany's 6-0 mauling of Norway in World Cup qualifying on Monday.


Meanwhile, Borussia Dortmund could be without injury victims Marcel Schmelzer and Marc Bartra for Wednesday's opening Champions League group match at Wembley against Tottenham Hotspur.

The pair picked up ankle and groin injuries respectively in Dortmund's frustrating goalless draw at 10-man Freiburg.

Freiburg's Yoric Ravet was sent off on 30 minutes for his tackle on Schmelzer after the video assistant referee spotted the midfielder had gone in studs up.

Schmelzer was stretchered off and taken to hospital.

"It looks worse for Marcel, we will have to wait to see how it looks on Sunday," said Dortmund coach Peter Bosz.

It was the first time Dortmund dropped league points under Bosz, yet they had 82 per cent possession and fired in 27 shots to Freiburg's five.

"I'm disappointed, we had the numerical advantage for an hour, so a draw isn't enough," said Bosz.

It was the first time the VAR, which is being trialled in the Bundesliga this season, had called for a red card in Germany's top flight.

Kevin-Prince Boateng scored his first goal in Germany's top flight for three years as Eintracht Frankfurt won 1-0 at Borussia Monchengladbach before going off concussed.

Iceland striker Alfred Finnbogason hit a hat-trick in Augsburg's 3-0 win at home to struggling Cologne, who are are bottom after three defeats.

New signing Abdou Diallo and midfielder Suat Serdar scored second-half goals as Mainz earned a 3-1 comeback win at home to Bayer Leverkusen.

Japan striker Yoshinori Muto put Mainz level with an equaliser on the stroke of half-time after Leverkusen midfielder Dominik Kohr scored the opening goal.

Wolfsburg drew 1-1 with Hanover 96 after Daniel Didavi's first-half free-kick gave the hosts the lead before Martin Harnik levelled for Hanover.

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