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There was also a very convincing win for Hannover against Werder Bremen in the northern derby.

Hamburg 1-3 Wolfsburg

Wolfsburg continued their climb from the depths of the Bundesliga table with their second consecutive victory. Edin Dzeko opened the scoring with a brilliant finish, but Hamburg fought back and dominated the game thereafter. Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting equalised before the half hour mark following a sparkling run from Jonathan Pitroipa, but for all their possession and dominance, the hosts could not go ahead. Heiko Westermann hit the post before Grafite scored a go-ahead goal for Wolfsburg midway through the second half. Hamburg looked like coming back, but Grafite completed his brace 12 minutes from time, putting the game out of reach.



Bayer Leverkusen 2-1 Eintracht Frankfurt

An understaffed Leverkusen managed a slim victory over Frankfurt to earn their first victory since matchday one. Lars Bender netted early, but his strike was soon cancelled out by Theofanis Gekas, who levelled on 18 minutes. Leverkusen looked the better side, but only won the game late through a penalty. Patrick Ochs was sent off for a second booking, and Arturo Vidal slammed home a spot kick for the hosts, who took a well-earned victory.

Borussia Dortmund 5-0 Kaiserslautern

Dortmund propelled to second in the Bundesliga table following an emphatic victory over Kaiserslautern. The visitors looked bright during the first half hour, but Lucas Barrios and Kevin Grosskreutz struck before the half, and BvB cruised to a comfortable victory. Nuri Sahin, who had a hat trick of assists, set up Mats Hummels for a third goal after the break, effectively ending the match as a contest. Substitute Robert Lewandowski added a late fourth on 75 minutes, before Barrios completed his brace with a late strike.

Borussia Moenchengladbach 1-2 St Pauli

St Pauli earned an impressive comeback victory over a Borussia Moenchengladbach side that has been fresh out of luck in recent weeks. Juan Arango put the hosts ahead in the 25th minute, but St Pauli dominated possession, and eventually scored a deserved equaliser through Gerald Asamoah, who struck in the 66th minute. Five minutes later, Fin Bartels drew a penalty, and Florian Bruns converted the resulting spot kick to give the visitors a lead they would not give up. To make matters worse for Gladbach, Mohamadou Idrissou received his marching orders in the closing moments, and will miss the next match.

Nuernberg 2-1 Stuttgart

Stubborn, ten-man Nuernberg managed a surprise victory over Stuttgart with help of some late heroics. Within three minutes, Stuttgart-contracted striker Julian Schieber scored, giving Nuernberg an early lead. Stuttgart were given a huge break midway through the second half, when Andreas Wolf was sent off for a second booking, but the Bavarians made it very difficult to score. Cacau looked to have earned a late point for Stuttgart, but Javier Pinola struck late to earn three points for Nuernberg.

Freiburg 1-2 Schalke

Schalke saved it until late to earn their first three points of the season, but managed a 2-1 victory over Freiburg. Ivan Rakitic put the visitors ahead within ten minutes, and the game remained close after that. Papiss Cisse levelled midway through the second half, before Klaas-Jan Huntelaar netted a late winner for Schalke, who held on for three long-awaited points. The victory may have proven costly though as Peer Kluge was injured in the closing moments after a foul that earned Freiburg midfielder Ivica Banovic a straight red card.

Hoffenheim 1-2 Bayern Munich

A sensational start and a fantastic finish. And Bayern's first goal in over five hours of football in between. That is only a fleeting summary of the entertainment on show at the Rhein Neckar Stadion. Hoffenheim took the lead with the fastest goal of the season after just 37 seconds. Sebastian Rudy, in for Peniel Mlapa, robbed Diego Contento before finding Vedad Ibisevic who struck home past Hans-Joerg Butt via the post.

A mazy run from Franck Ribery, from which the Frenchman sustained a serious looking ankle injury set up Thomas Mueller's second after Daniel Haas pushed away the initial shot on 63 minutes. Then a late strike from Daniel Van Buyten in stoppage time sealed the points for Bayern.

Hannover 96 4-1 Werder Bremen

Die Roten inflicted a second successive defeat on their northern rivals with a thumping 4-1 victory over Werder Bremen at the AWD-Arena. The home side took the lead through a Clemens Fritz own goal after eight minutes. Despite beating Didier Ya Konan to Emanuel Pogatetz's header, the right-back could only divert the ball past Tim Wiese. Torsten Frings levelled it up after 36 minutes with a penalty after Pogatetz had fouled Sebastian Proedl in the box.

The in-form Ya Konan restored Hannover's lead eight minutes after the break as Hannover capitalised on a Philipp Bargfrede error. Christian Schulz made it three with a thunderous strike into the corner and Norwegian striker Mohammed Abdellaoue put the icing on the cake in stoppage time, firing home after an excellent Sergio Pinto cross.

Mainz 2-0 FC Koeln

Five in a row for the "oh fives"! A headline writer's dream and indeed a scenario beyond the wildest imaginations of the Mainz supporters. They had young sensation Lewis Holtby to thank for his second-half double that broke the back of die Geissboecke. The opener came on 71 minutes when a superb Christian Fuchs cross from the right was headed in at the far post by Holtby. The midfielder, on loan from Schalke 04 then doubled his, and the team's, tally in stoppage time. Again the same combination undid Koeln, with Holtby latching on to a superb long pass from Fuchs before firing past Faryd Mondragon.

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