Bundesliga round-up: Arsenal loanee Reiss Nelson scores again in Hoffenheim win
Last Updated: 10/11/18 7:33pm
Arsenal loanee Reiss Nelson scored an 84th-minute winner as Hoffenheim built on their 2-2 draw at Lyon in the Champions League in midweek with a 2-1 win at home to Augsburg.
Andrej Kramaric's opening goal for Hoffenheim was cancelled out by Augsburg's Iceland striker Alfred Finnbogason midway through the second half.
Nelson settled the matter with his sixth goal in seven league games just two minutes after coming on.
The English teenager fired into an empty net after Adam Szalai's strike was saved.
Alassane Plea scored a quickfire hat-trick for high-flying Borussia Monchengladbach in Saturday's 3-1 win at Werder Bremen.
Plea ran riot in Bremen, taking just 13 minutes to claim his hat-trick to leave him on eight goals in 11 games.
Hosts Bremen suffered their third straight league defeat to drop further back in the title race to sit seventh.
Ten-man Hertha Berlin, who like Bremen have seen their title aspirations fall apart, crashed to a 4-1 defeat at struggling Fortuna Duesseldorf after winger Maximilian Mittelstaedt was sent off for two yellow cards in the first half.
Following Mittelstaedt's dismissal, Fortuna profited with second-half goals by Japan striker Takashi Usami, forward Rouwen Hennings and midfielder Benito Raman, who netted twice, as Duesseldorf picked up their first league win since mid-September after six straight defeats.
However, they remain second from bottom after VfB Stuttgart also claimed victory as defender Timo Baumgartl and midfielder Erik Thommy scored in a 2-0 win at Nuremberg.
Mainz are up to ninth after they backed up last weekend's win over Bremen with a 3-1 victory at Freiburg as Ivory Coast forward Jean-Philippe Gbamin, French striker Jean-Philippe Mateta and Austria's Karim Onisiwo scored.