Bundesliga wrap: Adams returns, Leipzig goes top; Bayern teen strikes again

Nicholas Mendola

American midfielder Tyler Adams returned to the field for the first time since the summer as RB Leipzig held onto the table’s first position on Saturday in the Bundesliga.

RB Leipzig blasted Augsburg and has a little breathing room after Jurgen Klinsmann’s Hertha Berlin drew Gladbach to continue his fine early tenure

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Bayern Munich again got teenage heroics to move third.

RB Leipzig 3-1 Augsburg

Adams’ first action in more than a half-year saw the 20-year-old go 86 minutes at right back. The New Yorker had two interceptions and won 7 of 10 duels while making 84 touches and being fouled four times.

He didn’t factor in the scoring, as Leipzig trailed to an 8th minute Florian Niederlechner goal until breaking out for three in the second half. Konrad Laimer, Patrik Schick, and Yussuf Poulsen scored, and RBL leads the table by two points.

Bayern Munich 2-0 Wolfsburg

USMNT center back John Brooks and the visitors put a scare into the reigning champs, but late heroics came from a familiar place as Bayern broke through for all three points.

Teenager Joshua Zirkzee came on as a late sub and again scored with one of his first touches, just like he did at midweek.

The 83rd minute marker was followed quickly by a Serge Gnabry goal, also just like midweek.


Hertha Berlin 0-0 Borussia Monchengladbach

The new manager bounce is real in Berlin, where Jurgen Klinsmann has led Hertha to a 2W-2D-1L mark. The club was 3-1-7 when he took over, and this time got a point against second place Gladbach. Hertha kept Gladbach from manufacturing a single “big chance,” according to SofaScore.

The fixtures haven’t been easy: Borussia Dortmund (loss), Eintracht Frankfurt (draw), Freiburg (win), Bayer (win), and now Gladbach.

Elsewhere
Hoffenheim 2-1 Borussia Dortmund — Friday
Koln 1-0 Werder Bremen
Mainz 0-1 Bayer Leverkusen
Schalke 2-2 Freiburg
Fortuna Dusseldorf v. Koln — 9:30 a.m. ET Sunday
Paderborn v. Eintracht Frankfurt — Noon ET Sunday

STANDINGS

Team

GP

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

Home

Away

PTS

 RB Leipzig

17

11

4

2

48

20

28

5-2-1

6-2-1

37

 Mönchengladbach

17

11

2

4

33

18

15

7-1-1

4-1-3

35

 Bayern Munich

17

10

3

4

46

22

24

6-1-2

4-2-2

33

 Borussia Dortmund

17

8

6

3

41

24

17

5-3-0

3-3-3

30

 FC Schalke 04

17

8

6

3

29

21

8

4-4-1

4-2-2

30

 Bayer Leverkusen

17

8

4

5

23

21

2

3-4-2

5-0-3

28

 1899 Hoffenheim

17

8

3

6

25

28

-3

4-1-4

4-2-2

27

 SC Freiburg

17

7

5

5

27

23

4

4-2-2

3-3-3

26

 VfL Wolfsburg

17

6

6

5

18

18

0

3-4-2

3-2-3

24

 FC Augsburg

17

6

5

6

28

31

-3

4-2-2

2-3-4

23

 1. FC Union Berlin

16

6

2

8

19

22

-3

5-0-4

1-2-4

20

 Hertha BSC Berlin

17

5

4

8

22

29

-7

3-1-4

2-3-4

19

 Eintracht Frankfurt

16

5

3

8

26

27

-1

4-3-2

1-0-6

18

 FSV Mainz 05

17

6

0

11

25

39

-14

3-0-5

3-0-6

18

 1. FC Köln

17

5

2

10

19

32

-13

3-1-4

2-1-6

17

 Werder Bremen

17

3

5

9

23

41

-18

1-2-5

2-3-4

14

 Fortuna Düsseldorf

16

3

3

10

16

35

-19

2-1-4

1-2-6

12

 SC Paderborn

16

2

3

11

18

35

-17

1-1-6

1-2-5

9

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