German Bundesliga – Matchday Results Week 2

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German Bundesliga – Matchday Results Week 2

1.FSV Mainz – SpVgg Greuther Fürth 0:1

Both teams had to prove themselves after a disappointing Bundesliga start. Mainz 05, however, started the game much better in front of 28,237 spectators and showed great passing and combinations. Especially Choupo-Moting stood out. The first chance of the game, however, had Fürth with rookie Djiby Fall. After a great pass missed Fall the empty goal from only seven yards. Unbelievable. Mainz started to pressure Fürth more into their half and in the 14th Minute, Fürth goalie Green had she save a great Szalai shot. Great reflexes! In the 20th minute again, Choupo-Moting was already past Green and was only able to hit the side net of the goal. After the break, Mainz pressed further towards the opening goal. Out of nowhere the lead for Fürth. Substitute Azemi with a great pass to Klaus who finds the back of the net – 67th minute: 1-0! Fürth had to thank goalie Green for the victory and the 3 points. Fürth makes history and secures the first 3 points in the Bundesliga history.

FSV Mainz 05: Wetklo – Bungert, Kirchhoff, Noveski, Caligiuri – Baumgartlinger (80. Polanski), Soto – Nicolai Müller (80. Risse), Ivanschitz, Choupo-Moting – Szalai (85. Malli)

SpVgg Greuther Fürth: Grün – Nehrig, Kleine, Mavraj, Schmidtgal – Fürstner, Prib – Klaus (90.+1 Sobiech), Pekovic (66. Petsos), Sararer – Fall (66. Azemi)

Goal: 0:1 Klaus (67.)

Schalke 04 – FC Augsburg 3:1

FC Augsburg started the game defensively and played with Werner and de Jong a classical 4:4:2. It took until the 23rd minute before Schalke had the first chance of the game through Farfan. Ausburg, however, with great counter-attacks, but missed the final ball. The 1:0 in the 33rd minute came after Papadopoulos headed a Farfan corner in the back of the net. Jermaine Jones scored the 2:0 after a remarkable run in the 46th minute. The 11th Schalke victory in a row was secured by Huntelaar who headed the 3:0 in the 72nd minute. Ohr scored the 3:1 in the 79th minute. New signing Ibrahim Afellay, came off the bench in the 83rd minute and secured his first 3 points in the Bundesliga.

FC Schalke 04: Unnerstall – Uchida, Kyriakos Papadopoulos, Matip, Christian Fuchs – Neustädter, Jones (90. Höger) – Farfan, Holtby (83. Afellay), Draxler (70. Barnetta) – Huntelaar

FC Augsburg: Jentzsch – Verhaegh, Sankoh, Sebastian Langkamp, De Jong – Baier, Ottl – Musona, Werner (87. Petrzela) – Koo (58. Moravek), Bance (70. Oehrl)

Goals: 1:0 Papadopoulos (33.), 2:0 Jones (46.), 3:0 Huntelaar (72.), 3:1 Oehrl (79.)

Bayer Leverkusen – SC Freiburg 2:0

Bayer Leverkusen was under pressure and had to prevent a disappointing start in their anniversary season in the Bundesliga after a 1-1 start against Mainz in the previous week. Leverkusen started nervous into the game, but found its pace after a remarkable combination between Kiessling and Schurrle. Schurrle was passed the Freiburg goalkeeper, but Diagne cleared on the line (7). Sixty seconds later Baumann saved a Kiessling header, but Castro was there and found the back of the net – 1:0 Leverkusen. Freiburg presented itself very defensively and the only scoring chance was a header from Sebastian Freis in the 41st minute. Leverkusen pressured even in the second half and it paid off. Castro with the corner and newcomer Wollscheid headed into the net – 2-0 Leverkusen in the 54th minute. Leverkusen defended the lead confidently in the last couple minutes and secured the first 3 points of the season in front of 23,635 fans. Leverkusen’s new signing Carvajal impressed on the right side of the back four.

Bayer Leverkusen: Leno – Carvajal (86. Schwaab), Wollscheid, Toprak, Kadlec – Bender, Reinartz, Rolfes – Castro, Schürrle (82. Bellarabi) – Kießling

SC Freiburg: Baumann – Mujdza (76. Calvente), Ginter, Diagné, Sorg – Makiadi, Hedenstad (53. Jendrisek) – Schmid, Guédé, Kruse (71. Dembélé) – Freis

Goals: 1:0 Castro (8.), 2:0 Wollscheid (55.)

Werder Bremen – Hamburger SV 2:0

Hamburg started the game with new signing Rafael van der Vaart who arrived during the week from Tottenham. The Weser Stadium was sold out with 42,100 fans and Werder was motivated. Hamburg was under pressure straight away and Hamburg had the thank goalkeeper Adler that they didn’t conceive an early goal. Striker Peterson with a great header in the 4th minute, but Adler saved it brilliantly and deflected against the crossbar. In the 18th minute again Adler who saved a Prödl shot from close range spectacular. Hamburg lacked accuracy and the game became more aggressive. This led to a penalty for Werder in the 52nd minute – 1:0 Werder through Aaron Hunt. 15 minutes later secured Peterson the victory for Werder after he took advantage of a misunderstanding in the Hamburg defence – 2-0 Werder. Werder’s last minute transfer Joseph Akpala was initially only on the bench and only came in the final minutes. Hamburg lost 0:2 and conceded their fifth consecutive defeat in an official match.

Werder Bremen: Mielitz – Gebre Selassie, Prödl, Sokratis, Junuzovic – Fritz – Arnautovic (80. Füllkrug), de Bruyne (86. Akpala), Hunt, Elia (66. Bargfrede) – Petersen

Hamburger SV: Adler – Bruma, Mancienne, Westermann, Aogo – Jiracek, Badelj (46. Tesche) – Ilicevic (70. Berg), Son (70. Beister), Jansen – Rudnevs

Goals: 1:0 Hunt (52./Penalty), 2:0 Petersen (67.)

1.FC Nurnberg – Borussia Dortmund 1:1

Dortmund went into this match with an impressive series of 30 undefeated matches. However, they haven’t impressed this season so far and fell behind even in Nurnberg. Hummels couldn’t prevent a Pekhart header after a corner – 1:0 Nurnberg and the 50,000 fans went wild. Kiyotake with a great debut for the club and always dangerous in front of the goal. Hardly anything to see from Reus. However, it was Jakub Blaszczykowski who equalized in the 40th minute after Perisic hit the crossbar. Borussia Dortmund was more active after the break, failed to create chances and finished the game with a disappointing 1:1. However, Nurnberg played a great game and deserved the point.

1.FC Nurnberg: Schäfer – Chandler, Klose, Nilsson, Pinola – Balitsch, Simons – Mak (90. Feulner), Kiyotake, Esswein (88. Gebhart) – Pekhart (82. Polter)

Borussia Dortmund: Weidenfeller – Piszczek, Subotic, Hummels, Schmelzer – Gündogan, Kehl – Blaszczykowski (79. Großkreutz), Reus (72. Schieber), Perisic (64. Götze) – Lewandowski

Goals: 1:0 Pekhart (31.), 1:1 Blaszczykowski (40.)

TSG Hoffenheim – Eintracht Frankfurt 0:4

Frankfurt started well in front of the 29,650 spectators especially with Roberto Firmino. Frankfurt goalie Jung had to make a brilliant save just after 2 minutes against Firmino. Hoffenheim’s Derdiyok also missed a great chance after 15minutes against Frankfurt goalkeeper Trapp. Then followed an impressive performance by Frankfurt. 15 minutes before the half time, Compper deflected a Meier shot – no chance for Wiese – 0:1 Frankfurt. Right after, Eintracht captain Schwegler with a lucky shot from 25 meters out – 0:2 Frankfurt – again no chance for Wiese. Babbel brought Usami and Williams for the second half, but nothing changed. Hoffenheim had no chance to come back, especially after Salihovic (70th minute) and Schröck (74th minute) saw the red card. Meier extended the lead after a penalty and Lanig with the final score in the 90th minute. Frankfurt with the second win in the second game finds themselves on top of the table. Hoffenheim with an disappointing Bundesliga start.

1899 Hoffenheim: Wiese – Schröck, Delpierre, Compper, Johnson – Weis (66. Salihovic), Rudy (46. Williams) – Vukcevic (46. Usami), Volland, Roberto Firmino – Derdiyok

Eintracht Frankfurt: Trapp – Jung, Anderson, Zambrano, Oczipka – Schwegler, Rode (88. Lanig) – Aigner (81. Celozzi), Meier, Inui (85. Hoffer) – Occean

Goals: 0:1 Compper (39./Own Goal), 0:2 Schwegler (43.), 0:3 Meier (83./Penalty), 0:4 Lanig (90.)

Fortuna Düsseldorf – Borussia Mönchengladbach 0:0

The first derby in 15 years and both teams started nervously. The 30,000 fans saw a defensive Fortuna. Borussia dominated the game and almost scored the lead after just 2 minutes. Stranzl was totally free in front of the goal but shot way over the bar. Shortly after, tested Arango Fortuna’s goalkeeper Fabian Giefer with a freekick from 20 meters. Fortuna was trying to slow down the game, but Gladbach pressured early. Bellinghausen had the greatest opportunity to score the lead for Fortuna in the 23rd minute. On the opposite side was de Jong, who got unlucky after a Arango cross in the 27th minute. Fortuna improved after the break and Borussia made more and more mistakes. Fortuna pressured for the lead but missed twice after a great combination between Stefan Reisinger and Robbie Kruse and a great Bellinghausen run in the 56th minute. Overall, Fortuna impressed, but wasn’t able to score. Gladbach looked tired three days after the Champions League loss against Dynamo Kiev.

Fortuna Düsseldorf: Giefer – Levels, Malezas, Langeneke, van den Bergh – Fink, Bodzek – Kruse, Woronin (90. Ilsø), Bellinghausen (76. Garbuschewski) – Reisinger (60. Schahin)
Bor. Mönchengladbach: ter Stegen – Jantschke, Stranzl, Dominguez, Daems – Nordtveit, Xhaka – Herrmann (68. Ring), Cigerci (74. Hrgota), Arango – de Jong (81. Hanke)

VfL Wolfsburg – Hannover 96 0:4

Hannover was clearly superior from the start in front of 29,451 spectators especially through Schlaudraff and Huszti. Cherundolo (5th minute) and Lars Stindl (9th minute) came close to score the lead. Than it was Haggui in the 10th minute to score the lead for Hannover. Wolfsburg was impressed by the offensive drive. The only chance for Wolfsburg had new signing Ivica Olic who slammed the ball over the goal in the 23rd minute. Hannover 96 was much better, and Sobiech scored the 2:0 after a fantastic counter attack by Pinto, Schlaudraff, Huszti and Sobiech. VfL coach Magath tried to respond brought Knoche in the second half, but nothing changed. Andreasen and Sobiech extended the lead to 4:0. Hannover with an very impressive win in the second game of the season.

Wolfsburg: Benaglio – Fagner, Naldo, Pogatetz, Rodriguez – Josue (46. Knoche), Marcel Schäfer – Vieirinha (55. Jönsson), Diego, Olic (55. Orozco) – Dost

Hannover: Zieler – Cherundolo, Eggimann, Haggui, Rausch -Andreasen (77. Schmiedebach), da Silva Pinto – Stindl (74. Nikci), Huszti – Schlaudraff, Sobiech (70. Ya Konan)

Goals: 0:1 Haggui (10.), 0:2 Sobiech (26.), 0:3 Andreasen (52.), 0:4 Sobiech (56.)

FC Bayern Munich – VfB Stuttgart 6-1

Bayern Munich started with Schweinsteiger for Robben. However, Stuttgart started the game well in front of 71,000 fans and had early scoring chances. Harnik made a great run in the 4th minute, but Bayern goalkeeper Neuer made a brilliant save. In the 25th minute, Harnik again, after a Boka free-kick escaped Harnik and volleyed the ball past Neuer. Bayern pick up the game and Müller (32nd minute), Kroos (33rd minute) and Gustavo turned the game. Gustavo scored from 18 meters after a Müller pass right before half-time. VfB coach Labbadia tried to respond during the break and brought Torun, but Munich outplayed Stuttgart completely. Mandzukic (47th minute), Müller (49th minute) and Schweinsteiger (51st minute) decided the game within 10 minutes in the second half. Bayern stopped pressuring after the 6:1, but always kept in control. Martinez made his debut and Bayern Munich maintained its lead in the Bundesliga with an impressive performance.

Munich: Neuer – Lahm, Boateng, Dante, Badstuber – Luiz Gustavo, Schweinsteiger (77. Martinez) – Thomas Müller, Toni Kroos, Ribery (73. Shaqiri) – Mandzukic (69. Pizarro)

Stuttgart: Ulreich – Sakai, Tasci, Maza, Boka – Kvist, Gentner – Harnik (89. Traore), Hajnal (46. Torun), Okazaki (69. Bah) – Ibisevic

Goals: 0:1 Harnik (25.), 1:1 Thomas Müller (32.), 2:1 Toni Kroos (33.), 3:1 Luiz Gustavo (43.), 4:1 Mandzukic (47.), 5:1 Thomas Müller (49.), 6:1 Schweinsteiger (51.)

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