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Mainz among perfect Bundesliga foursome

Published: Saturday 24 August 2013, 18.15CET
Last season's top three maintained their 100% starts to the new Bundesliga campaign, as surprise package 1. FSV Mainz 05 followed suit with a third victory of their own.

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Published: Saturday 24 August 2013, 18.15CET

Mainz among perfect Bundesliga foursome

Last season's top three maintained their 100% starts to the new Bundesliga campaign, as surprise package 1. FSV Mainz 05 followed suit with a third victory of their own.

The cream is already rising to the top of the Bundesliga, as last season's top three of FC Bayern München, Borussia Dortmund and Bayer 04 Leverkusen were joined by 1. FSV Mainz 05 in extending their 100% records.

The match of the day was in Leverkusen. Two strikes in three minutes early in the second half extinguished the two-goal lead the hosts had established through Stefan Kiessling and Sidney Sam, but Sami Hyypia's side showed their resolve and registered twice more to beat VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach 4-2.

Champions Bayern also found the going tough against visitors 1. FC Nürnberg. David Alaba's first-half penalty was saved and it took until the 69th minute for Franck Ribéry to break the deadlock with a rare header. Arjen Robben completed the scoring in style, beating three men before slipping the ball between the goalkeeper's legs.

Mainz's dream start goes on, too. Thomas Tuchel's side – who finished 13th last term – scored two second-half goals to sink VfL Wolfsburg, who had new signing Luiz Gustavo sent off. On Friday, Robert Lewandowski tapped in the only goal, his second in three games, as Dortmund overcame SV Werder Bremen.

Last updated: 04/12/13 3.51CET

Results

German Bundesliga 2013/14

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 30/10/2013 17:10 CET

24/08/2013

HerthaHertha1-0HamburgHamburg

Ramos 74

Venue: Berlin

24/08/2013

MainzMainz2-0WolfsburgWolfsburg

Choupo-Moting 60, N. Müller 78

Venue: Mainz

24/08/2013

HoffenheimHoffenheim3-3FreiburgFreiburg

Salihović 9 (P), Volland 25, Strobl 77

Sorg 13, Guédé 29, Freis 65

Venue: Sinsheim

24/08/2013

LeverkusenLeverkusen4-2MönchengladbachMönchengladbach

Kiessling 23 (P), Sam 28, 60, Castro 72

Stranzl 54, Arango 57

Venue: Leverkusen

24/08/2013

BayernBayern2-0NürnbergNürnberg

Ribéry 69, Robben 78

Venue: München

24/08/2013

HannoverHannover2-1SchalkeSchalke

Huszti 15 (P), Diouf 42

Szalai 55

Venue: Hannover

23/08/2013

DortmundDortmund1-0BremenBremen

R. Lewandowski 55

Venue: Dortmund

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