Kiyotake rescues Nuremberg, Bayern joint top
Japan midfielder Hiroshi Kiyotake hit a late free-kick to rescue a point in Nuremberg's 2-2 draw with Hertha Berlin on Sunday leaving Bayern Munich joint top of the Bundesliga.
After their stunning 6-1 win at home to Eintracht Frankfurt on the opening weekend of the season, Hertha had been on course to stay top with three more points until Kiyotake crashed home his stunning 89th-minute free-kick.
Hosts Nuremberg had taken a 40th-minute lead when striker Daniel Ginczek held off two defenders to set up Swiss striker Josip Drmic to blast his shot home.
Berlin drew level when Tunisia striker Sami Allagui's shot deflected off the chest of Nuremberg centre-back Berkay Dabanli on 61 minutes.
Brazilian midfielder Ronny then netted a 79th-minute penalty for Hertha before Kiyotake's late leveller shared the points.
Champions League runners-up Borussia Dortmund host promoted Eintracht Braunschweig later on Sunday with new signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan making his debut.
On Saturday, European champions Bayern Munich laboured to a 1-0 win at Eintracht Frankfurt while both Hamburg and Champions League side Schalke 04 suffered heavy defeats.
Bayern's second win of the season left them joint top of the table with Bayer Leverkusen, who enjoyed a 1-0 win at VfB Stuttgart.
Croatia striker Mario Mandzukic gave Bayern the three points at Frankfurt when he volleyed home a cross from Germany's Thomas Mueller on 13 minutes.
It was a rare highlight in a below-par performance as Bayern failed to dominate, despite enjoying 70 percent possession, while Frankfurt captain Alex Meier had a goal ruled offside and a penalty appeal turned down in the dying stages.
Bayern coach Pep Guardiola, taking charge of only his second Bundesliga match, started with Dutch winger Arjen Robben, Germany star Mario Goetze and new-signing Thiago Alcantara all on the bench.
Spain's Javi Martinez was left out of the squad after playing the full 90 minutes of Spain's 2-0 friendly win in Ecuador on Wednesday.
Brazil midfielder Luiz Gustavo, who signed for Wolfsburg last week from Bayern after rejecting offers from Arsenal and Barcelona, made his debut in their 4-0 rout at home to Schalke 04.
There was more bad news for Schalke after the game as Holland striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar was ruled out for the next four weeks after tearing medial ligaments in his right knee.
Schalke will be without Huntelaar for their Champions League play-off, first-leg, at home to Greece's PAOK on Wednesday.
Hamburg were humiliated 5-1 at home to Hoffenheim as Brazilian striker Roberto Firmino ran riot, scoring twice and setting up the other three.
Firmino's forward partner, Frenchman Anthony Modeste, a new signing from French league outfit Bastia, had plenty to boast about with two well-taken second-half goals.
Mainz enjoyed a 2-1 win at Freiburg while Bremen picked up another win with a 1-0 victory at home to Bavaria's Augsburg.
Borussia Moenchengladbach bounced back from their opening day defeat at Bayern with a 3-0 win at home to Hanover 96.