German Bundesliga – Matchday Results Week 1

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German Bundesliga – Matchday Results Week 1

Borussia Dortmund – Werder Bremen 2:1

The expectations are high at Dortmund after winning the DFB Pokal and the Bundesliga title last season. The Signal Iduna Park was sold out for the first game of the season against Werder Bremen with 80,645 spectators. However, Borussia and Marco Reus started off well in a very intense game. Reus laid the foundation for the victory after he scored the lead in the 11th minute. Bremen was always dangerous and equalized in the 75th minute through a header of Theodor Gebre Selassie. German national player Mario Goetze, however, scored for the 2:1 victory in the 81st minute, 3 minutes after he came off the bench.

Borussia Dortmund: Weidenfeller – Kirch (82. Perisic), Subotic, Hummels, Schmelzer – Gündogan (71. Leitner), Kehl – Blaszczykowski, Reus, Großkreutz (78. Götze) – Lewandowski

Werder Bremen: Mielitz – Gebre Selassie, Prödl, Sokratis, Ignjovski (66. Petersen) – Junuzovic, Fritz, Hunt (87. Füllkrug) – Arnautovic, de Bruyne, Elia

Goals: 1:0 Reus (11.), 1:1 Gebre Selassie (75.), 2:1 Götze (81.)

Borussia Monchengladbach – TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 2:1

Both teams were already under pressure even before the season opener. Hoffenheim and manager Markus Babbel lost during the week 4:0 against fourth tier team Berliner AK in the German cup and Gladbach lost 1:3 against Kiev in the Champions League Qualifier. However, Gladbach started much better compared to the Champions League game especially in the opening minutes. However, it took until the 33rd minutes until Mike Hanke scored the lead with a beautiful header after an Arango freekick. Hoffenheim came back and Firmino scored the equalizer in the 66th minute after a deflection of ter Stegen. Arango, however, scored in front of 50,146 spectators a direct freekick in the 79th minute for the victory of Borussia M’Gladbach.

Bor. Monchengladbach: ter Stegen – Jantschke, Stranzl, Brouwers, Daems – Nordtveit, Xhaka – Ring (63. Herrmann), Arango – de Jong (80. de Camargo), Hanke (74. Hrgota)

1899 Hoffenheim: Wiese – Beck, Delpierre, Compper, Johnson – Rudy, Weis (82. Salihovic) – Vukcevic, Volland, Roberto Firmino (68. Usami) – Derdiyok (80. Schipplock)

Goals: 1:0 Hanke (33.), 1:1 Roberto Firmino (66.), 2:1 Arango (79.)

SC Freiburg – FSV Mainz 05 1:1

Freiburg started in front of 22,500 fans with great attacking football even though they had to deal with a lot of injury problems and could not start Mensur Mujdza (foot injury), Daniel Caligiuri (ligament) and Jan Rosenthal (tendon tear). The first real chance had Nicolai Müller for Mainz, but could not take advantage of a defensive mistake in the 10th minute. Then, both teams neutralized each other in midfield, scoring chances were rare. Kruse, however, scored the first chance after the halt-time after a great pass by Karim Guede (49th minute). Mainz kept attacking and Baumann had to save a fantastic Elkin Soto scissor-kick in the 61st minute. Ivanschitz scored the 1:1 with a penalty in the 65th minute.

SC Freiburg: Baumann – Höhn, Ginter, Diagné, Sorg – Schuster, Makiadi (46. Flum) – Schmid, Kruse, Putsila (79. Calvente) – Guédé (72. Freis)

FSV Mainz 05: Wetklo – Bungert (76. Pospech), Kirchhoff, Noveski, Caligiuri – Baumgartlinger, Soto – Nicolai Müller (88. Risse), Ivanschitz (71. Ede), Choupo-Moting – Szalai

Goals: 1:0 Kruse (49.), 1:1 Ivanschitz (65./Foulelfmeter)

FC Augsburg – Fortuna Dusseldorf 0:2

First game back in the Bundesliga after 15years for Fortuna Düsseldorf. Fortuna manager Norbert Meier only started 5 of his 18 new signings for the season. The 30,400 fans in the stadium witnessed an unspectacular first half without any major chances on both sides. Meier changed after the half time and brought Dani Schahin for the ineffectual Rafael. Fortuna took the lead shortly after. Schahin chipped the ball from the penalty area over Simon Jentzsch – great goal and first Bundesliga goal for Fortuna since 1997. Right before the end, was it Schahin again who extend the lead to 2:0 after a great turn in the box. What a great season start for Fortuna!

FC Augsburg: Jentzsch – Verhaegh, Sankoh, Langkamp, Ostrzolek – Baier, Ottl – Musona (83. Petrzela), Koo (74. Oehrl), Moravek (46. Sio) – Bancé

Fortuna Dusseldorf: Giefer – Levels, Malezas, Langeneke, van den Bergh – Fink, Bodzek – Kruse (83. Garbuschewski), Woronin (90.+2 Juanan), Bellinghausen – Rafael (60. Schahin)

Goals: 0:1 Schahin (68.), 0:2 Schahin (79.)

Hamburger SV – 1. FC Nurnberg 0:1

Hamburg was already under a lot of pressure after an embarrassing cup loss against Karlsruher SC (3.Bundesliga) during the week. The first half was characterized by fouls and mistakes. The beginning of the second half, however, started much better. Mike Frantz missed completely free against Adler (46th). Man of the match was Hanno Balitsch, who scored the 1:0 for Nurnberg in the 68th Minutes from close range. Per Nilsson hit the crossbar previously. Jansen missed the equalizer in the overtime. A tough loss for Hamburg, but a great start for Nurnberg.

Hamburger SV: Adler – Diekmeier, Mancienne, Bruma, Aogo – Westermann, Skelbred (70. Rudnevs) – Sala (58. Tesche), Son (70. Beister), Jansen – Berg

1. FC Nurnberg: Schäfer – Chandler, Klose, Nilsson, Pinola – Balitsch, Simons – Esswein (90. Mak), Kiyotake, Frantz (76. Gebhart) – Polter (64. Pekhart)

Goals: 0:1 Balitsch (68.)

Greuther Furth – Bayern Munich 0:3

Bayern had to win in order to keep up with Borussia Dortmund. The Trolli ARENA was sold out with 18,000 fans and Bayern clearly controlled the game. Heinrich Schmidtgal with a great saved after a Dante header, but Thomas Muller scored the deflection (43rd minute). Mandzukic scored his third goal of the season for Bayern and extended the lead to 2:0 after a shot by Robben (59th minute). Robben’s shot in the 79th minute was deflected and ended up in the back of the net. Perfect start for Bayern in there 50th Bundesliga season.

SpVgg Greuther Furth: Grün – Nehrig, Kleine, Mavraj, Schmidtgal – Fürstner, Prib – Klaus, Tyrala (69. Stieber), Sararer – Fall (62. Azemi)

Bayern Munich: Neuer – Lahm, Boateng, Dante, Badstuber – Luiz Gustavo, Kroos (88. Timoschtschuk) – Müller, Shaqiri (72. Schweinsteiger), Robben – Mandzukic (81. Pizarro)

Goals: 0:1 Muller (43.), 0:2 Mandzukic (59.), 0:3 Robben (79.)

Eintracht Frankfurt – Bayer Leverkusen 2:1

The Bayer team started great in front of 27,950 spectators and put Eintracht constantly under pressure. Especially Stefan Kiessling appeared again and again in front of goalkeeper Kevin Trapp. Kissling missed in the 26th minute after a great pass by Reinartz, but shocked Eintracht 4 minutes later after a deflection – 1:0 in the 30th minute. Frankfurt woke up after the goal and scored the equalizer in the 57th minute (Aigner). In the 82nd minute was it Lanig who even scored the lead for Frankfurt after a Celozzi cross. Important 3 points for Frankfurt and great performances by Aigner and Lanig.

Eintracht Frankfurt: Trapp – Jung, Zambrano, Anderson, Oczipka – Rode (77. Lanig), Schwegler – Aigner (87. Köhler), Meier, Inui (75. Celozzi) – Occean

Bayer Leverkusen: Leno – Schwaab, Toprak, Wollscheid, Kadlec – Bender, Rolfes, Reinartz (83. Junior Fernandes) – Bellarabi (69. Castro), Schürrle – Kießling

Goals: 0:1 Kießling (29.), 1:1 Aigner (57.), 2:1 Lanig (82.)

VfB Stuttgart – VfL Wolfsburg 0:1

The match started fast-paced and with a lack of the clear chances. Especially VfB Stuttgart missed precision in their game. The first major chance had Wolfsburg. Dejagah missed the goal from 6 yards outside the box (15th minute). Also Olics, missed a header after cross from Dejagah (34th). VfB Stuttgart, however, with more pressure in the second half and scored almost the lead after a free-kick from the Boka (69) and a long-range shot from Cacau (73). The end phase of the game was hectic. First missed a penalty for Stuttgart and missed the deflection. Than Bas Dost scored the late victory for VfL Wolfsburg in the 90thminute.

VfB Stuttgart: Ulreich – Hoogland, Tasci, Maza, Boka – Kvist (90.+1 Niedermeier), Gentner – Harnik, Hajnal (46. Torun), Traoré (64. Cacau) – Ibisevic

VfL Wolfsburg: Benaglio – Fagner, Naldo, Pogatetz, Rodriguez – Knoche (63. Polak), Schäfer – Dejagah (67. Vieirinha), Diego, Olic – Dost (90.+1 Kjaer)

Goals: 0:1 Dost (90.)

Hannover 96 – Schalke 04 2:2

Felipe scored the lead for Hannover in the 43rd minute after a free-kick.  After the 1:0, Hanover was close to extend the lead, but the top scorer of last season, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar struck with a left-footed shot in the 52nd Minutes and equalized. 12 minutes later turned Holtby’s header the game in favor of Schalke (64th) – 2:1 Schalke. Nikci scored the 2:2 in the 80th minute. Schalke was disappointed with the tie as they were clearly the better team and had better chances.

Hannover 96: Zieler – Cherundolo, Eggimann, Felipe (77. Nikci), Pander – Andreasen, da Silva Pinto (69. Huszti) – Stindl, Schmiedebach – Schlaudraff, Ya Konan (65. Sobiech)

FC Schalke 04: Hildebrand – Uchida, Matip, Papadopoulos, Fuchs – Neustädter, Jones, Draxler (80. Barnetta), Holtby – Huntelaar, Marica

Goals: 1:0 Felipe (43.), 1:1 Huntelaar (52.), 1:2 Holtby (64.), 2:2 Nikci (80.)

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