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Bundesliga Round 9 Results: Gladbach come from behind to beat Hannover as Schalke rise to second
A superb nine-minute period saw Lucien Favre's side claim a dramatic victory in the German top flight, as Hamburg and Stuttgart both continued their recent runs of good form
By Enis Koylu
, 1. FC Nürnberg, 1. FSV Mainz 05, B. Mönchengladbach, Eintracht Frankfurt, FC Augsburg, FC Schalke 04, Fortuna Düsseldorf, Hannover 96, SpVgg Greuther Fürth, TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, VfB Stuttgart, VfL Wolfsburg, Werder Bremen, VfB Stuttgart vs Eintracht Frankfurt, FC Schalke 04 vs 1. FC Nürnberg, 1. FSV Mainz 05 vs TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, Fortuna Düsseldorf vs VfL Wolfsburg, Hannover 96 vs B. Mönchengladbach, FC Augsburg vs , SpVgg Greuther Fürth vs Werder Bremen
|Hamburg bounced back from their defeat to Stuttgart last week by claiming a 2-0 victory over Augsburg in Bavaria.
The visitors got off to the perfect start, with Son Heung-Min superbly stepping inside his marker on the edge of the area and firing an unstoppable shot past Simon Jentzsch and into the corner of the net.
The South Korean's strike was enough to give his side the lead heading into the break, and shortly after the restart they doubled their advantage, with Artjoms Rudnevs beating the offside trap to latch onto Rafael van der Vaart's pass and smash the ball home.
This result sees the high-flying visitors move within touching distance of the Champions League places. Augsburg, meanwhile, sit in 17th spot.
|Schalke kept up pace with the top of the Bundesliga with a narrow 1-0 victory over Nurnberg at the Veltins Arena.
The hosts have been in excellent form of late, but it was the Bavarians who came close to taking the lead early on, with Hiroshi Kiyotake forcing an acrobtic save from Lars Unnerstall in goal.
However, Huub Stevens' side soon registered a couple of great chances of their own when Jefferson Farfan headed Atsuto Uchida's cross straight at Raphael Schafer, before Klaas-Jan Huntelaar fired over from close range.
After the break, Ibrahim Afellay came close to breaking the deadlock from distance, but the opener finally came on 77 minutes, when Farfan volleyed Christian Fuchs' left-wing cross into the corner of the net.
Schalke's recent run of form has seen them move to second place in the table, with Nurnberg just above the relegation zone in 15th spot.
|Hoffenheim's poor start to the season continued as they suffered a 3-0 loss to Mainz at the Coface Arena.
Adam Szalai was on form for Thomas Tuchel's side last weekend against Bayer Leverkusen, and continued his scoring run by giving his team the lead with a stooping header on 21 minutes.
The Hungarian's strike was enough to separate the two teams at half-time, and Szalai soon doubled their advantage by slotting home after some good work from Elkin Soto.
And Szalai's hat-trick was complete just after the hour mark when he headed home Nicolai Muller's header.
Mainz now sit in sixth place in the table. Hoffenheim, however, are level on points with 16th-placed Wolfsburg.
|Werder Bremen's inconsistent form continued when they were held to a 1-1 draw by newly-promoted Greuther Furth in Bavaria.
The hosts have found life in the top flight tough so far, but raced into a surprise lead when Edu tapped Zoltan Stieber's cross into the net from a matter of yards. However, the visitors were back on level terms just before the break, when Nils Petersen diverted Marko Arnautovic's cross into the back of the net from close range.
Both sides pushed for a winner after the restart, but to no avail, ensuring a share of the spoils.
Greuther Furth remain bottom of the table, level on points with fellow Bavarians Augsburg, with Bremen sitting comfortably in 11th place.
|Wolfsburg began life after Felix Magath with an impressive 4-1 win over Fortuna Dusseldorf at the ESPIRIT Arena.
A dire run of results under the former Schalke boss saw the visitors slip to bottom place in the table, but they took the lead here on 50 minutes when Bas Dost tapped home Ivica Olic's cross at the far post.
Just minutes later, it was 2-0. Diego dragged a shot across the face of goal, and Olic was on hand to divert it into the net at the far post.
Dost grabbed his second of the game shortly after, flicking Makoto Hasebe's cross over Fabian Geifer, and although Dusseldorf were gifted a path back into the match through Jens Langeneke's penalty, Wolfsburg soon restored their three-goal advantage.
Oliver Fink dragged down Diego in the box, and was promptly sent off for the challenge, with the Brazilian sending Geifer the wrong way from the spot.
|Stuttgart continued their recent revival with a 2-1 win over high-flying Eintracht Frankfurt at the Mercedes Benz Arena.
The hosts found themselves ahead after a matter of minutes. Ibrahima Traore's cross was headed into the path of Christian Gentner, who drove the ball home from a narrow angle between the legs of Kevin Trapp.
Stuttgart were dominating proceedings, and were unlucky not to go two ahead when Martin Harnik's shot hit the post seconds after the restart. However, they were soon pegged back by a terrific equaliser from Alexander Meier, who bent a beautiful shot into the far corner.
But, Bruno Labbadia's men got their reward seven minutes from time when Vedad Ibisevic continued his hot streak by heading Harnik's cross into the back of the net.
|Borussia Monchengladbach followed up their European triumph in midweek by coming from behind to beat Hannover 3-2.
After a goalless first-half, Jan Schlaudraff opened the scoring with a spectacular long-range effort which flew past Marc-Andre ter Stegen, bounced off the post and into the back of the net.
Five minutes later, Mame Biram Diouf doubled the advantage by flicking home Konstantin Rausch's cross, but the game then took a sudden turn.
Alvaro Dominguez pulled one back following a Ron-Robert Zieler error on 70 minutes, and a Roel Brouwers header levelled things up soon after. And, on 79 minutes, the turnaround was complete when Juan Arango curled a free kick into the corner of the net.
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