Toni Kroos and Xherdan Shaqiri didn’t need to hit high gear as Bayern Munich, thanks to Franck Ribery’s brace, effortlessly overpowered Roberto Firmino & Hoffenheim. It’s a result that sees Bayern recover quickly from a shock defeat away to BATE
Performance Analysis: Stuttgart 0-3 Hoffenheim — Roberto Firmino shows his deadliness on the counter-attack
Takashi Usami’s magnificent solo goal stole the spotlight, but Roberto Firmino put in an impressive display to help Hoffenheim to victory. The result leaves Bruno Labbadia in a world of trouble, with Stuttgart rooted to second-bottom in the table with
Performance Analysis: Eintracht Frankfurt 3-3 Borussia Dortmund — Lukasz Piszczek does his second job well, but not his first
Lukasz Piszczek put in one of his finest attacking performances, but not one of his finest defensive ones. Eintracht Frankfurt looked well out of it heading into the break as they were 2-0 down. Whatever Armin Veh said to his
Mario Mandzukic stole the headlines with a brace against his former club, but Xherdan Shaqiri put in a performance to remember at the Allianz Arena. Despite fielding a strong squad, Felix Magath watched his team go down without a whimper.
Performance Analysis: Schalke 04 0-2 Bayern Munich — Lewis Holtby & Julian Draxler not allowed to make a telling difference
Given Bayern’s dominance, young prodigies Lewis Holtby and Julian Draxler could do nothing to stop Schalke 04 losing their first game of the season. Schalke threatened on occasion at the Veltins Arena, but Bayern Munich simply wouldn’t be beaten. The result