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Bundesliga Sunday Round-Up: Gladbach Win, Schalke Maintain 100% Record

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Following on from their thrilling 3-3 draw with Bochum last weekend, Moenchengladbach notched up their first three points of the new season with a home win over last season’s high-flyers Hertha Berlin.  

The Fohlen took the lead against the run of play after 23 minutes. Hertha half-cleared a corner and when the ball came back into the area, Roel Brouwers was on hand to head his second goal of the new season.    

Seven minutes into the second-half and the home side doubled their lead. Raul Bobadilla fed veteran Oliver Neuville and his ball into the middle found Karim Matmour, who scored from close range.  

The capital club, however, hit straight back within a minute with a goal of their own. A corner from Raffael landed on Gojko Kacar’s head and the Serbian headed in with Borussia 'keeper Christpher Heimeroth in two minds about whether to come out for it.    

There were further chances for both sides, but no additional goals. 


Schalke joined champions Wolfsburg as the only other side to win both of their opening fixtures, following a 3-0 home win over Ruhr neighbours Bochum.  

Felix Magath’s side went in front after 38 minutes when Christoph Moritz scored his first goal for the club. The Koenigsblauen won the ball in midfield and Ivan Rakitic broke down the left. His curled ball into the middle was fired home by the player promoted this summer from Schalke’s second string.   

The home side then doubled their lead two minutes into first-half stoppage time. Jefferson Farfan beat Fuchs easily, before squaring the ball to Rakitic who, in turn, played the ball to Heiko Westermann. The utility man fired a right-foot shot into the right-hand corner to make it 2-0 going into the break.   

The icing was put on the cake on 76 minutes with a third goal for the Veltins Arena crowd to cheer. Jefferson Farfan started and finished a counter-attack to make the final score 3-0 to Schalke.

Mathew Burt, Goal.com