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10-man Leipzig draw 2-2 with Cologne, Werner scores in Bundesliga comeback

BERLIN (AFP) – Former Chelsea striker Timo Werner’s goals weren’t enough as Leipzig drew 2-2 at home to Cologne on Saturday.

Leipzig played with 10 men for the majority of the match after Hungarian midfielder Dominik Szoboslai received a straight red card by putting his elbow to the throat of Cologne’s Florian Cainz just before half-time.

Werner put Leipzig ahead 1-0 in the 36th minute. That’s when goalkeeper Marvin Schwebe sank Werner’s long-range shot under his body and dripped it across the line.

However, Cologne equalized just four minutes later when striker Florian Dietz scored his first Bundesliga goal from close range.

French forward Christopher Nkunku gave the home side the lead in the 56th minute, but Cologne equalized in the 20th minute to get past Leipzig’s Josko Gvardiol’s clumsy own goal.

Augsburg beat Bayern Leverkusen 2-1 thanks to a late goal from André Hahn in the 82nd minute.

Augsburg midfielder Fredrik Jensen scored his first Bundesliga goal of the season as Leverkusen look to rebound after losing to Borussia Dortmund in the first round.

The home side fought back in the half-time shadows, with Chilean midfielder Charles Aranguiz deftly delivering a low strike into the bottom corner of the net past several defenders.

However, Hahn’s 82nd-minute goal gave Augsburg the lead and his side’s first victory of the year.

– Burke scores for Bremen –

Scottish winger Oliver Burke scored in the 95th minute to secure Werder Bremen’s late points at home against Stuttgart.

Bremen ‘Ugly Duckling’ Niklas Fuelkrug and Marvin Daksch team up again to give the home side an early lead.

Stuttgart equalized in the 38th minute through a goal from Wataru Endo, before Sasa Karadžić took a 2-1 lead in the 77th minute with a perfect pass for Silas Katongpa Mbumpa’s pass.

Burke’s late goal scored a valuable point for newly promoted Bremen and is likely to lead to a difficult season.

In the German capital, Hertha Berlin were under pressure at home to Eintracht Frankfurt, where Suat Serdar headed in a Dodi Lukevakio cross to score.

Frankfurt, who opened the season with heavy defeats to Bayern Munich and Real Madrid in the mid-week Super Cup, fought back just after half-time when Daichi Kamada took advantage of Hertha’s defensive error to make it 1-1. did.

Frankfurt overturned a late penalty in VAR and Hertha held on to score their first points of the season.

At Sinsheim, Hoffenheim won 2-0 to 3-2 to beat an impressive Bochum.

The game started furiously before Bochum’s Simon Zoller scored in the 10th and 13th minutes and Hoffenheim’s Christoph Baumgartner returned one to the home side in the 14th minute.

Former Liverpool defender Ozan Kabak equalized in the 23rd minute, looping a header into the top left corner of the net for the first Hoffenheim goal.

Hoffenheim had a chance to take the lead in the 58th minute when the first penalty of the Bundesliga season was awarded, but Bochum keeper Manuel Riemann saved well from Andrei Kramaric to keep the score at 2-2. I was.

The home side took the lead in the 88th minute with a header to Munas Dhabar to secure their first win of the season.

On Friday, Dortmund scored three goals in the final 15 minutes to win 3-1 in Freiburg.

Promoted Schalke welcomed Borussia Mönchengladbach to the Veltins Arena on Saturday in the second half.