Borussia Dortmund slumped to a different Bundesliga defeat, 2-1 in Freiburg to lose extra floor within the race for Champions League qualification on Saturday.
Fast-fire targets from Jeong Woo-yeong within the 49th minute and an personal aim from Dortmund goalkeeper Marwin Hitz within the 52nd noticed the guests lose their eighth sport in 20 rounds and drop three factors behind Bayer Leverkusen in fourth, the final qualifying place for Europe’s premier competitors.
The 16-year-old Youssoufa Moukoko’s 76th-minute strike got here too late for Dortmund.
“We once more made errors that shouldn’t occur,” Dortmund coach Edin Terzic stated after their third defeat in 4 league video games.
Leverkusen’s 5-2 win over Stuttgart was capped by new signing Demarai Grey’s first aim on his Bundesliga debut after switching from Leicester.
Kerem Demirbay scored twice to place Leverkusen heading in the right direction earlier than Sasa Kalajdzic pulled one again within the 50th.
Leon Bailey made it 3-1 although there have been justified complaints from Stuttgart that Timothy Fosu-Mensah ought to have been penalized for hand-ball on the different finish. The Dutch defender stopped Kalajdzic’s effort together with his arm.
Bailey, Patrik Schick and Moussa Diaby have been concerned earlier than the 17-year-old Florian Wirtz headed Leverkusen’s fourth, and Grey killed the sport within the 84th after Kalajdzic scored his second.
“We needed to win,” Leverkusen coach Peter Bosz stated after his group bounced again from three successive defeats.
COLOGNE’S DERBY DELIGHT
Two targets from Elvis Rexhbeçaj — early in every half — led Cologne over Borussia Mönchengladbach 2-1 within the Rhine derby.
Gladbach star Florian Neuhaus pulled one again however a botched backpass from Stefan Lainer gifted Rexhbeçaj for what proved to be the winner.
Cologne moved 4 factors away from the relegation zone after its first back-to-back wins this season, whereas Gladbach missed the prospect to maneuver above Dortmund and hold tempo with Leverkusen. Gladbach remained seventh, behind Dortmund on aim distinction.
MUSTAFI IN THE DEEP END
Former Germany defender Shkodran Mustafi made his Schalke debut regardless of not coaching with the group after becoming a member of from Arsenal, however his new group misplaced at house to second-placed Leipzig 3-0.
Schalke remained final and a agency candidate for relegation with only one win and eight factors from 20 video games.
“If we play with focus and engagement we are able to have hope,” Mustafi stated.
WOLFSBURG WINS, UNION LOSES
Wolfsburg consolidated third place by beating Augsburg 2-0, and Mainz boosted its probabilities of survival by downing 10-man Union Berlin 1-0.
Union defender Nico Schlotterbeck conceded a penalty that Moussa Niakhaté transformed within the first half, earlier than he was despatched off for his second yellow card early within the second.
“We’re not doing these little issues proper in the mean time,” Union coach Urs Fischer stated after his third loss in 4 video games and not using a win.
BAYERN’S UNHAPPY DELAY
Bayern Munich, which consolidated its lead beating Hertha Berlin1-Zero on Friday, was pressured to attend in a single day for its flight to Doha, Qatar, for the Membership World Cup after lacking a midnight cutoff for flying from Berlin Brandenburg Airport.
“Incomprehensible” stated former Bayern president Uli Hoeness, who was sad the group wasn’t granted an exemption to nighttime flight restrictions.