Werder Bremen’s captain had a hand in 3 ambitions within the win more than Schalke, though Alexander Meier struck a hat-trick for Eintracht Frankfurt.
Werder Bremen’s Clemens Fritz and Alexander Meier of Eintracht Frankfurt developed memorable person displays in victories over Schalke and Wolfsburg respectively on Sunday.
The Bremen captain marked his 300th Bundesliga look by scoring and providing two assists within a 3-1 win, although Meier completed a hat-trick in injury time as Frankfurt triumphed 3-2.
Joel Matip gave Schalke the lead inside 4 minutes in the Veltins-Arena with a looping header, but Andre Breitenreiter’s side have been unable to make upon the advantage and Fritz equalised two minutes prior to the interval having a brilliant strike from 25 yards – his 1st top-flight target given that August 2011.
The Bremen midfielder teed up Claudio Pizarro for a simple finish eight minutes after the interval, the Peruvian notching his 179th Bundesliga strike to join Stefan Kuntz in sixth position around the all-time scoring charts.
Anthony Ujah completed the scoring off a pass from Fritz with 89 minutes on the clock, opening up a four-point gap for the relegation zone as Schalke failed to capitalise around the points dropped by Champions League qualification rivals Borussia Monchengladbach and Bayer Leverkusen each day earlier.
Wolfsburg also failed to acquire ground on their rivals for European football as a trio of strikes from Meier – the final of which came within the 93rd minute – consigned them to a 3-2 defeat.
Items did not start out nicely for Armin Veh’s side – they had been whistled off at half-time at the Commerzbank Arena immediately after going behind to Dante’s back-post strike midway through the very first half.
Nevertheless, Meier turned factors around, rifling house his initially shot in the afternoon from Stefan Aigner’s knock-down just before placing the hosts ahead with his second inside the 73rd minute.
Andre Schurrle restored parity with his very first Bundesliga purpose of your season six minutes later but Meier struck in the death, pouncing on the ball right after Naldo failed to take care of a cross from Marco Fabian – the Mexican enjoying an impressive debut – and sending his side as much as 13th position with three worthwhile points.