Bayer 04 Leverkusen collected their first points of the season thanks to Michal Kadlec's decisive late strike in a 1-0 defeat of SV Werder Bremen, while promoted FC Augsburg secured a 1-1 draw at 1. FC Kaiserslautern.
Already out of the German Cup and defeated 2-0 by 1. FSV Mainz 05 in their maiden assignment of the new Bundesliga season, UEFA Champions League contenders Leverkusen finally gave new coach Robin Dutt a first win. They were made to wait for their breakthrough, though, Czech international defender Kadlec blasting in off a post following a corner with four minutes remaining.
There was a late goal in Kaiserslautern too as the hosts had Etey Shechter's 80th-minute low finish to thank for staving off defeat. Augsburg had earlier gone ahead when Sascha Mölders fired into the top-left corner after nine minutes to add to his double in the newcomers' opening 2-2 draw with SC Freiburg.
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M. Kadlec 86
Daems 67 (p)
Luiz Gustavo 90+1
Petrić 25 (p), Son 61
|1||1. FSV Mainz 05||2||6|
|4||VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach||2||4|
|6||FC Schalke 04||2||3|
|8||SV Werder Bremen||2||3|
|9||TSG 1899 Hoffenheim||2||3|
|9||1. FC Nürnberg||2||3|
|11||FC Bayern München||2||3|
|12||Bayer 04 Leverkusen||2||3|
|15||Hertha BSC Berlin||2||1|
|17||1. FC Kaiserslautern||2||1|
|18||1. FC Köln||2||0|