Augsburg beat Bayern, Reus' injury overshadows Ruhr derby

Augsburg beat Bayern, Reus’ injury overshadows Ruhr derby

Berlin – Two derbies, two shocks in the Bundesliga on Saturday.

Augsburg beat defending champions Bayern Munich 1-0 in their Bavarian derby, and Borussia Dortmund’s 1-0 Ruhr derby loss to Schalke was overshadowed by a serious injury to captain Marco Reus.

Reus was carried off on a stretcher in tears two months before the start of the World Cup in Qatar after what appeared to be a bad ankle injury.

Bayern have gone three games without a loss for the first time this season – against a team that has lost all three of its home games.

Bavarian powerhouse Leipzig were held scoreless for the first time in the league since February 9, 2020.

Augsburg goalkeeper Rafal Gkevic was the hero with a brilliant save to keep Bayern’s stars at bay.

In the 59th minute of the game Mirgem Berisha scored a goal. Brazilian defender Aguero deflected the free-kick into the path of Berisha and the Augsburg forward flew over to beat Manuel Neuer in the Bayern goal.

Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann responded by sending on Serge Gnabry, then Marcel Sabitzer, then Eric Maxime Chopo-Moting and Josip Stanisic for the unfortunate Sadio Mane and Jamal Mosela.

Bayern continued to press and finished the game against Neuer. He headed over from a corner, then Gekiewicz produced two brilliant saves to deny his opponent.

Meanwhile, Dortmund had to wait until 79 for Youssefah Mokoko to win their first Ruhr derby for two seasons after Schalke’s one-year absence in the second division.

Marius Wolff delivered the perfect cross for the Dortmund substitute to head home the winner. Mokoko, 17, came on four hours earlier for the inactive Anthony Modeste against Anthony Modeste.

Bayer Leverkusen’s disappointing start to the season continued as Werder Bremen battled back to draw 1-1, and Eintracht Frankfurt enjoyed a 3-1 win at Stuttgart with Japan midfielder Daichi Kamada scoring all He scored three goals.

Borussia Mönchengladbach later hosted Leipzig.

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