VfB Stuttgart also had reason to cheer for the first time this season. Werder Bremen missed the leap to the top of the standings with a 1:2 victory for the Swabians.
Gelsenkirchen – Schalke 04 has written to the German Bundesliga for the first time in the sixth round. ÖFB team player Alessandro Schöpf scored 1:0 against Mainz on Saturday for the early lead (11th). Stuttgart also scored their first success of the season with a 2:1 win against Werder Bremen, with VfB goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler scoring a curious own goal.
Leipzig won Hoffenheim 2:1 and advanced to sixth place. Nuremberg showed a reaction after the 0:7 in Dortmund and celebrated a 3:0 against Düsseldorf in the rising star duel. Wolfsburg and Mönchengladbach separated 2:2.
The Ötztaler Schöpf was on the spot after a cross by Jewhen Konopljanka. Austria’s former U21 team player Philipp Mwene from Mainz had not been able to prevent the Ukrainian from entering. In addition to Schöpf, striker Guido Burgstaller was also in the starting eleven of the Schalkern team. After the start, the Schalker team continued to play, but they did not want to score a second goal. Mainz once again threw everything forward in the finish, but in distress the Schalkers defended their victory over time. Coach Domenico Tedesco, who had recently been criticised, was able to breathe a sigh of relief after the worst start in the club’s history had been averted.
Jewhen Konopljanka Honours
- UEFA Europa League: 2015–16
- Ukrainian Footballer of the Year (3): 2010, 2012, 2013 (Jointly shared with Andriy Yarmolenko)
- Ukrainian Premier League Best Player: 2011–12, 2013–14
- UEFA Europa League Squad of the Season: 2014–15
Bankruptcy for Nagelsmann against Neo-Club Leipzig
In Sinsheim, RB Leipzig prevailed against Hausherr Hoffenheim with the future Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann. At 1:0 by Yussuf Poulsen (53.) Timo Werner did the preparatory work, where he defeated Stefan Posch. The foul whistle did not go off to the annoyance of the Hoffenheim team. Again Poulsen (73.) made the decision for the Leipzig team, where Konrad Laimer, Marcel Sabitzer and Stefan Ilsanker started. Andrej Kramaric’s goal in injury time – Ilsanker had brought down his opponent – came too late for the TSG.
The most curious goal of the day and probably of the season so far was scored in Stuttgart. The 1:1 equaliser for Werder came from a throw-in by the Stuttgart team. Borna Sosa threw towards his goalkeeper, who was however indisposed. He touched the ball, but it rolled into his own goal (68th). Stuttgart scored a second time shortly thereafter. The Bremen players, who had to play for almost an hour after a yellow-red card, slipped out of the Champions League ranks. With Fortunes Fiesta players will surely have fun with their favourite casino and slots games.