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  • November 5, 2012
  • • 00:30
  • • Weserstadion, Bremen
  • Referee: M. Gräfe
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Bundesliga Round 10 Results: Hoffenheim stun Schalke in five-goal thriller

Bundesliga Round 10 Results: Hoffenheim stun Schalke in five-goal thriller

Dennis Grombkowski

Huub Stevens' side's unbeaten run came to an abrupt end at the Rhein Neckar Arena, as Bayer Leverkusen, Hannover and Werder Bremen claimed big wins

EINTRACHT FRANKFURT
1 1 GREUTHER FURTH
Greuther Furth look to be finally finding their feet in the top flight after claiming a 1-1 draw against high-flying Eintracht Frankfurt at the Commerzbank Arena.

It took just 24 seconds for the hosts to take the lead. Max Grun parried a right-wing cross from Sebastian Rode to the edge of the area, and an untimely defensive slip allowed Alexander Meier to seize possession, find the right angle, and fire it into the corner of the net.

The 29-year-old's strike was enough to separate the two teams at the break, but within minutes of the restart, Furth had grabbed a brilliant equaliser. Olivier Occean conceded possession on the edge of his own box, and Edgar Prib started a counter-attack which ended with Zoltan Stieber dinking the ball over Kevin Trapp brilliantly to level up the scores.

Greuther Furth rise from the bottom of the table into 17th place, while Frankfurt remain in third, four points clear of fifth-placed Borussia Dortmund.
GLADBACH
1 1 FREIBURG
Borussia Monchengladbach were held to a disappointing 1-1 draw by Freiburg at Borussia Park on Saturday.

After a goalless first half, Igor De Camargo gave Gladbach the lead with his first Bundesliga goal in six months by tapping home a left-wing cross from close range.

However, the Belgium international's strike did not prove to be enough for Lucien Favre's side to claim back-to-back league wins for the first time since February, and with just 17 minutes to spare, Oscar Wendt lunged in on Oliver Sorg, and Daniel Caligiuri netted his fourth goal this season in all competitions from the resulting penalty.

The two teams remain comfortably in mid-table, with Gladbach leading Freiburg by a mere point.
HANNOVER
2 0 AUGSBURG
Hannover halted their recent poor run of results by beating bottom-of-the-table Augsburg at the AWD Arena.

Mame Biram Diouf gave the hosts the lead with his second goal in as many games midway through the first half by sweeping a brilliant right-wing cross by Lars Stindl past Simon Jentzsch from close range.

Hannover were in complete control, and the win was complete five minutes from time when Diouf squared the ball to Stindl, who curled a fantastic shot into the left-hand corner of the goal.

Hannover climb back to sixth place in the Bundesliga table.
NURNBERG
1 0 WOLFSBURG
Wolfsburg were brought back down to earth after last week's win over Fortuna Dusseldorf when they lost 1-0 to Nurnberg in Bavaria.

It was the hosts who started the stronger of the two teams, with Tomas Pekhart forcing a good save from Diego Benaglio, who had to be at full stretch to claw away the Czech's shot.

It was a game of few chances, but Diego came close to grabbing a winner for Wolfsburg late on, darting inside from the left wing and letting fly, but Raphael Schafer managed to get across his goal to make the save.

The breakthrough finally arrived late on. Timmy Chandler swung in a fantastic cross, and Timo Gebhart was there to head home.
HOFFENHEIM
3 2 SCHALKE
Hoffenheim defied the odds to claim a 3-2 victory over Schalke at the Rhein Neckar Arena on Saturday.

The visitors had been in fine form of late, but fell behind after just 13 minutes when Kevin Volland latched onto Fabian Johnson's through-ball and slotted it past Lars Unnerstall in the Konigsblauen goal.

The 20-year-old's strike was enough to separate the sides for much of the opening period, but Huub Stevens' men found a route back into the match shortly before the break. Jefferson Farfan swung in a corner, and Roman Neustadter was there to head home.

However, Hoffenheim went back in front midway through the second half when Volland was fouled in the box, and Roberto Firmino netted the resulting penalty. Schalke grabbed an equaliser when Atusuto Uchida scored a tap-in, but there was to be one final twist in the tale.

Sven Schipplock was brought off the bench in the 89th minute, and grabbed all three points moments later with a cool finish for the hosts.
LEVERKUSEN
3 2 FORTUNA DUSSELDORF
Bayer Leverkusen kicked off Sunday's action by claiming a 3-2 victory over Fortuna Dusseldorf at the BayArena.

Sidney Sam, who helped claim last week's victory over Bayern Munich by forcing Jerome Boateng's late own goal, continued where he left off with a sublime chip after a delicate through-ball from Stefan Kiessling. However, the visitors were soon level when Axel Bellinghausen's corner was turned in by Nando Rafael via an Omer Toprak deflection.

Parity did not last long, and within seconds, Leverkusen were ahead again. Sam crossed from the right, Dusseldorf failed to clear their lines, and Andre Schurrle made them pay from a matter of yards.

The lead was made to look all the more comfortable when Dani Carvajal sprinted the length of the pitch to give Gonzalo Castro a tap in, just seconds after the dismissal of Simon Rolfes, a spectacular Adam Bodzek effort from distance ultimately proved to be little more than a consolation for the visitors.
WERDER BREMEN
2 1 MAINZ
Werder Bremen were made to work hard to beat Mainz, but eventually claimed a 2-1 victory at the Weserstadion.

The hosts took the lead after just 10 minutes. Marko Arnautovic fed Nils Petersen, who was forced wide, but managed to play in Aaron Hunt, who smashed the ball into the roof of the net.

Thomas Schaaf's side's advantage stood until the hour-mark, when Radoslav Zabavnik sent a left-wing cross to the far post, and in-form Hungarian striker Adam Szalai sent a looping header over Sebastian Mielitz and into the back of the net.

However, Bremen would ultimately claim all three points just five minutes from the end, when Hunt bent a magnificent free-kick into the top corner of Christan Wetklo's goal.

This win sees Werder Bremen rise to seventh in the table with 14 points, level with Hannover and Mainz, who sit either side of them.

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