German Bundesliga – Match Review Week 5

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German Bundesliga – Match Review Week 5

1.FC Nurnberg 1 – 2 Eintracht Frankfurt

Frankfurt continued their 100% record as they triumphed over Nurnberg in Friday night’s game. The newly promoted Frankfurt had to make 2 early substitutions due to injury but that didn’t tamper with the end result. Frankfurt went 2-0 up and Nurnberg pulled one back on the 70th minute, they went close to getting an equaliser but were unable to fight back to gain a point.

1.FC Nurnberg: Schäfer – Chandler (70. Polter), Nilsson, Klose, Pinola – Balitsch, Simons – Mak (60. Gebhart), Kiyotake, Esswein (60. Frantz) – Pekhart

Eintracht Frankfurt: Trapp – Jung, Zambrano, Anderson, Oczipka – Rode, Schwegler (15. Lanig) – Aigner, Meier, Inui – Occean (21. Hoffer – 86. Matmour)

Goals: 0:1 Hoffer (25.), 0:2 Inui (60.), 1:2 Polter (76.)

Schalke 0 – 2 FC Bayern Munich

The Bavarian giants notched another 3 points away from home to earn themselves a place at the top of the table. Bayern Munich continued their perfect start to the season but they had to wait till after half-time to break the deadlock with both defences holding strong. Two goals in 3 minutes from Thomas Muller and Toni Kroos sealed the win for Bayern as they continue their campaign for yet another league title.

Bayern Munich: Neuer – Lahm, Boateng, Dante, Badstuber – Javi Martínez (72. Timoschtschuk), Schweinsteiger – Robben (68. Kroos), Shaqiri, Ribéry – Mandzukic (79. Pizarro)

VfL Wolfsburg: Benaglio – Fagner, Naldo (67. Träsch), Pogatetz, Rodriguez – Knoche, Josué – Diego, Kahlenberg (67. Vieirinha), Olic – Dost (81. Jönsson)

Goals: 1:0 Schweinsteiger (24.), 2:0 Mandzukic (57.), 3:0 Mandzukic (65.)

Mainz 2- 0 FC Augsburg

Two first half goals from the home side proved to be enough to win the game. Both teams went into this game with not a win in their 3 last three games, Mainz were the ones to change this as they got their first win of the season and leave Augsburg bottom of the table.

FSV Mainz 05: Wetklo – Pospech, Bungert, Noveski, Díaz – Polanski – Nicolai Müller, Soto (69. Baumgartlinger) – Ivanschitz (61. Kirchhoff) – Szalai (84. Rukavytsya), Choupo-Moting

FC Augsburg: Amsif – Verhaegh, Sankoh, Langkamp, de Jong – Vogt, Ottl (57. Bancé) – Moravek (70. Sio), Baier, Petrzela (46. Werner) – Oehrl

Goals: 1:0 Ivanschitz (10.), 2:0 Szalai (25.)

Hamburg SV 3 – 2 Borussia Dortmund

Reigning champions Dortmund will have been confident going into this game with a 31 game undefeated run in the Bundesliga but the home side had other plans. Hamburg’s South Korean forward, Heung-Min Son, scored twice with the third netted by Ivo Ilicevic to give the home side a sensational win.

Hamburger SV: Adler – Diekmeier, Mancienne, Westermann, Jansen – Badelj, Arslan – Son, van der Vaart (87. Sala), Ilicevic (69. Beister) – Rudnevs (77. Berg)

Borussia Dortmund: Weidenfeller – Piszczek, Subotic, Hummels, Schmelzer – Leitner, Kehl (63. Blaszczykowski) – Perisic, Götze, Reus (63. Schieber) – Lewandowski

Goals: 1:0 Son (2.), 1:1 Perisic (46.), 2:1 Ilicevic (55.), 3:1 Son (59.), 3:2 Perisic (60.)

Fortuna Dusseldorf 0 – 0 SC Freiburg

This result is Dusseldorf’s 3rd goalless draw on the bounce and they sit comfortably 7th in the table. Freiburg was involved in an 8 goal game last week and so they will be happy with a clean sheet but unhappy that they didn’t manage to score. Bit of a disappointing result from both sides and Dusseldorf will be looking to score for the first time in four games in their next fixture.

Fortuna Dusseldorf: Giefer – Levels, Malezas, Langeneke, van den Bergh – Fink, Bodzek (63. Bellinghausen) – Kruse, Woronin (80. Cha ), Lambertz – Schahin (71. Rafael)

SC Freiburg: Baumann – Mujdza, Ginter, Diagné, Sorg – Schuster, Makiadi – Schmid, Caligiuri (74. Freis) – Guédé (78. Flum), Kruse

VfL Wolfsburg 1 – 1 Greuther Furth

Their 5th point in 4 games saw Wolfsburg fail to win in front of their home fans once against a determined Greuther side. 1-1 at the break and Wolfsburg had the better of the possession but couldn’t convert that into goals.

VfL Wolfsburg: Benaglio – Fagner, Naldo, Pogatetz, Rodriguez – Kjaer (46. Knoche) – Kahlenberg (87. Lakic), Diego – Olic, Schäfer (46. Vieirinha) – Dost

SpVgg Greuther Furth: Grün – Nehrig (71. Pekovic), Kleine, Mavraj, Schmidtgal – Fürstner, Petsos – Prib, Sararer (90.+2 Pektürk) – Edu, Azemi (83. Asamoah)

Goals: 0:1 Pogatetz (27./OG), 1:1 Olic (42.)

Bayer 04 Leverkusen 1 -1 Borussia Monchengladbach

An early goal on the 3rd minute have the away side Borussia the lead but they couldn’t hold on for long as Leverkusen equalised on the 12th minute. Not much else happened as it fizzled out into a 1-1 draw in front of a large crowd.

Bayer Leverkusen: Leno – Carvajal, Wollscheid, Toprak, Kadlec – Bender, Reinartz – Bellarabi (66. Sam), Castro, Schürrle – Kießling

Bor. Monchengladbach: ter Stegen – Jantschke, Stranzl, Brouwers, Daems – Nordtveit, Cigerci (66. Hanke) – Herrmann (82. Rupp), Xhaka, Arango – de Jong (66. de Camargo)

Goals: 0:1 Herrmann (3.), 1:1 Kadlec (12.)

Werder Bremen 2 – 2 VfB Stuttgart

The second of Sunday’s game also finished in a draw as both teams put 2 goals past each other. Both sides have met 93 times now; with neither team dominating as they points have been split almost directly down the middle. Both teams have not made a good start to the league and Stuttgart are still on the hunt for their first win of the season.

Werder Bremen: Mielitz – Gebre Selassie, Prödl, Sokratis, Fritz – Junuzovic (89. Lukimya) – Hunt, de Bruyne – Arnautovic, Petersen (71. Akpala), Elia (79. Bargfrede)

VfB Stuttgart: Ulreich – Sakai, Tasci, Maza, Boka (81. Molinaro) – Kvist, Gentner – Harnik, Torun (46. Traoré) – Okazaki (81. Niedermeier), Cacau

Goals: 1:0 de Bruyne (23.), 2:0 Junuzovic (34.), 2:1 Harnik (50.), 2:2 Cacau (81.)

Hoffenheim 3 – 1 Hannover 96

The final game of the weekend involved Hoffenheim who hadn’t picked up a point so far this season. The game started in Hannover’s favour as they scored on the 26th minute through an own goal only to be cancelled out a minute later by Johnson on the 27th minute. It stayed as a stalemate for the majority of the remaining time until the 82nd and 91st minute when Hoffenheim struck twice to snatch all 3 points.

1899 Hoffenheim: Casteels – Beck, Delpierre, Compper, Johnson – Williams, Rudy – Vukcevic, Roberto Firmino (64. Salihovic), Usami (81. Volland) – Joselu (71. Derdiyok)

Hannover 96: Zieler – Cherundolo, Eggimann, Felipe, Rausch – Stindl, da Silva Pinto, Schmiedebach (74. Sakai), Nikci (84. Abdellaoue) – Schlaudraff, Sobiech (44. Ya Konan)

Goals: 0:1 Delpierre (26./OG), 1:1 Johnson (27.), 2:1 Salihovic (82.), 3:1 Williams (90.+2)

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