With their coach's job on the line, Hamburger SV players responded with a tenacious performance to hold Bundesliga leader Bayern Munich scoreless for 88 minutes before losing 1-0 on Saturday. Just when it seemed Bayern would drop its first points of the season, Franck Ribery crossed for Joshua Kimmich to seal the side's eighth successive win across all competitions. Carlo Ancelotti is the first Bayern coach to win his first eight matches.
What is with Bayern centerbacks and the injury bug? It’s latest victim is Mats Hummels who was withdrawn shortly into the second half of Bayern Munich’s match against Hamburger SV. He was replaced by Jerome Boateng. The German international suffered the injury late in the first half while challenging Hamburg striker Bobby Wood. The two connected knees while Hummels was backpedaling dropping Hummels to the ground. While Hummels would leave and return to the match a minute later under his own power, he clearly couldn’t continue after the halftime break. For Bayern this represents yet another blow to their centerback depth. They have a massive fixture mid-week against Atletico Madrid in the Champions
Sept 23 (Gracenote) - Results and standings from the Bundesliga matches on Friday Friday, September 23 Borussia Dortmund 3 Freiburg 1 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 Bayern Munich 4 4 0 0 14 1 12 2 Borussia Dortmund