Matchday 6 was supposed to be a cakewalk for the likes of Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich. However, the likes of Stuttgart and RB Leipzig proved why the Bundesliga is one of the most competitive leagues in Europe right now.
At the Allianz Arena, Bayern went into battle with Stuttgart, and the champions went ahead through a Mathys Tel strike 9 minutes before half-time. However, Stuttgart came out battling in the second half and deservedly found their equalizer after Chris Fuhrich found the net. Bayern didn't take too long to muster a response, as a Jamal Musiala goal put the champions in front once again. However, by the end of the game, Stuttgart had the last laugh as Serhou Guirassy got an injury-time equalizer from the spot. The draw leaves Bayern in 3rd place while Stuttgart is now in 14th place.
The Red Bull Arena saw RB Leipzig welcome Borussia Dortmund. Everyone expected Dortmund to win. However, RB Leipzig had other ideas. The home team went ahead after only 6 minutes as Willi Orban gave Leipzig a surprising lead. Leipzig fans started to believe that a victory would be possible after Dominik Szoboszlai added a second goal right before half-time. 6 minutes before the end of the match, Amadou Haidara put the result beyond all doubt with a third goal. Leipzig moves up to 10th place following the positive result while Dortmund slides down to 5th.
Another eye-catching result came in Hoffenheim, where the home side took all 3 points against a high-flying Mainz team. While the first half was forgettable at best, the second half saw Hoffenheim come to life. Goals from Andrej Kramaric, Grischa Promel, and Mu'nas Dabbur gave the hosts a 3 - 0 lead going into the final 10 minutes. While Dominik Kohr pulled a goal back for Mainz, it only proved to be a consolation as Hoffenheim added a fourth goal in injury time. The victory sees Hoffenheim go up to 4th place, while Mainz is in 6th place.
In Berlin, struggling Hertha and Bayer Leverkusen played out an exciting 2 - 2 draw. Leverkusen took a second-half lead through Kemer Demirbay. However, Hertha equalized and then took the lead through goals from Suat Serdar and Marco Richter. Patrick Schick found Leverkusen's equalizer 11 minutes before the end.