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Arjen Robben scores with right foot in easy Bayern win

Robben scores with right foot in easy Bayern win
By Reuters

16/09/2017 at 17:02Updated 16/09/2017 at 21:32

Bayern Munich forward Arjen Robben scored a rare goal with his right foot and Robert Lewandowski added two more in a 4-0 Bundesliga win over Mainz 05 on Saturday.

Thomas Mueller was also on target as Bayern, champions for the last five seasons, bounced back from last week's 2-0 defeat at Hoffenheim.

Werder Bremen's Milos Veljkovic scored a bizarre own goal to set his side on the way to a 2-1 home defeat by Schalke 04, with Leon Goretzka scoring the winner for the Royal Blues in the 83rd minute.

Chadrac Akolo, who arrived in Switzerland as a refugee after fleeing his native Democratic Republic of Congo in 2009, gave VfB Stuttgart a 1-0 win over VfL Wolfsburg while Augsburg won 2-1 at Eintracht Frankfurt.

Bayern and Schalke have nine points from three games, one behind Hanover 96 who beat Hamburg SV 2-0 on Friday.

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A bizarre own goal set Werder Bremen on the way to 2-1 home defeat by Schalke 04 on Saturday.

Lamine Sane gave Bremen a 20th-minute lead against Schalke but less than two minutes later was involved in some farcical defending which gifted the visitors their equaliser.

Three Bremen players all tried to clear a looping header towards goal including Sane, who attempted to clear with a bicycle kick and missed, while Milos Veljkovic succeeded in making contact but headed the ball into his own goal.

Leon Goretzka grabbed a late Schalke winner, leaving Bremen second-bottom with one point.

Chadrac Akolo, who arrived in Switzerland as a refugee from his native Democratic Republic of Congo in 2009, gave VfB Stuttgart a 1-0 win over VfL Wolfsburg in a game also marked by a video referee controversy.

Chadrac Akolo of Stuttgart celebrates his first goal to make it 1:0 during the Bundesliga match between VfB Stuttgart and VfL Wolfsburg at Mercedes-Benz Arena on September 16, 2017 in Stuttgart, Germany.

Chadrac Akolo of Stuttgart celebrates his first goal to make it 1:0 during the Bundesliga match between VfB Stuttgart and VfL Wolfsburg at Mercedes-Benz Arena on September 16, 2017 in Stuttgart, Germany.Getty Images

Akolo scored his second goal since joining Stuttgart from Swiss side FC Sion in the close season, firing home the rebound in the 42nd after his first shot was stopped by Koen Casteels.

Casteels was later involved in a controversial incident when his knee smashed into Stuttgart midfielder Christian Gentner's face as he leapt for the ball.

The referee appeared to miss the incident - potentially a penalty for Stuttgart and a red card for Casteels -- while the video assistant did not call for a review.

Gentner was taken off injured, leaving Stuttgart with 10 players as they had already used their three substitutes.

In the evening game, RB Leipzig had midfielder Naby Keita sent off as they twice lost the lead in a 2-2 home draw with Borussia Moenchengladbach.

Timo Werner and Jean-Kevin Agustin gave RB Leipzig a 2-1 halftime lead at home to Gladbach who replied with a Thorgan Hazard penalty.

Leipzig´s German forward Timo Werner (C) celebrates scoring the opening goal with German defender Lukas Klostermann (L) and Austrian midfielder Konrad Laimer during the German first division Bundesliga football match RB Leipzig v Borussia Moenchengladbach

Leipzig´s German forward Timo Werner (C) celebrates scoring the opening goal with German defender Lukas Klostermann (L) and Austrian midfielder Konrad Laimer during the German first division Bundesliga football match RB Leipzig v Borussia MoenchengladbachGetty Images

Leipzig, fifth with seven points, missed chances to increase their advantage before a defensive mix-up allowed Lars Stindl to equalise just after the hour.

Leipzig's frustrating evening was complete when Keita went in dangerously high on Christoph Kramer and the Guinean was given a straight red card.

Augsburg's impressive start to the season continued with a 2-1 win at Eintracht Frankfurt. They are sixth on seven points. (Reporting by Brian Homewood, editing by Ed Osmond)

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