KENYA BROWN - Tuesday, August 25, 2015
After a historic win last week, Alfredo Morales and Ingolstadt suffered their historic first loss in the Bundesliga against Dortmund, while Aron Johannsson got his first start for Werder Bremen.
Ingolstadt 0 - 4 Borussia Dortmund
After a historic win in die Schanzer's debut in the Bundesliga last weekend, they were brought back down to earth in a heavy way by a Dortmund side determined to make up a last season's disappointing performance.
Morales was in the starting lineup and played the entire 90 minutes in the loss.
The first half showed that the game was going to be a one-sided affair as die Borussen attacked time after time only to miss out on scoring.
However, the visitors would not miss in the second half and showed that they will most likely give reigning champions Bayern Munich a challenge for the league title this season.
Dortmund opened the scoring in the 55th minute with Matthias Ginter putting a shot past Ingolstadt goalkeeper Orjan Nyland after some great passing from his teammates.
They would extend their lead five minutes later as converted a penalty from the spot.
The onslaught continued in the 84th minute as Shinji Kagawa got his name on the score sheet for Dortmund. Jonas Hofman supplied the pass to the Japanese international who skipped pass a couple of defenders before slotting the ball home.
Pierre Aubameyang rounded out the scoring with a strike in stoppage time.
Ingolstadt now sit in ninth place after two games.
Hertha Berlin 1 - 1 Werder Bremen
Werder Bremen claimed their first point of the season at the Olympic Stadium, but had to come from behind against the capital-based team.
Johannsson saw 80 minutes of action, while John Brooks was a late game substitution for the Berliners.
The visitors got on the scoreboard early as Valentin Stocker put away a goal in the sixth minute. Jens Hegeler took a shot at goal, but it was blocked by a Bremen defender. The Swiss international was in the right place to collect the deflection and fire it past goalkeeper Felix Wiedwald.
Werder got the equalizer in the 26th minute from Anthony Ujah. A cross from the left by Ulisses Garcia found the Nigerian who tried to head in a shot, but the ball drop at his feet and he was able to tap it into the goal.
Both sides tried to push for more goals in the second half, but failed.
Hertha Berlin sit in seventh place, while Werder Bremen are in 15th place.
Timmy Chandler saw his first action of the season for Eintracht Frankfurt as he came on in the second half in the team's 1-1 tie with Augsburg.
Shawn Barry got his first start of the season for FSV Frankfurt and played 84 minutes in their 2-0 win over Greuther Furth.
Bobby Wood got the start, but came out after 65 minutes as 10-man Union Berlin settle for a 0-0 tie with 1860 Munich.
Andrew Wooten's goal scoring run was temporarily halted as the game between Sandhausen and Heidenheim ended 0-0.
Caleb Stanko was on the bench once again for Freiburg, but saw no action in the team's 2-1 victory over Fortuna Dusseldorf.