Claudio Pizarro overcame Giovane Elber to become the Bundesliga's all-time leading foreign goalscorer. Elsewhere, Nuernberg beat Wolfsburg, and Schalke were fortunate to earn a draw away to Frankfurt...
Borussia Moenchengladbach 1-4 Werder Bremen
Claudio Pizarro eclipsed Giovane Elber's record to become the Bundesliga's all-time leading foreign goal scorer as Bremen comfortably took three points from Gladbach. Marko Marin's early free kick slipped past everyone in the penalty area, including Gladbach goalkeeper Logan Bailly. Seven minutes later, Wesley made it 2-0 with a blast that the 'keeper could have done better to save. After the half, Mohamadou Idrissou's close-ranged effort forced a wonder save from Sebastian Mielitz just moments before Aaron Hunt's curling shot from distance deflected off Filip Daems and into the net. Later, Per Mertesacker was unfortunate to have an effort saved off his leg and into his own net. With a quarter hour to go, Pizarro restored Bremen's three-goal lead with his historic strike.
Eintracht Frankfurt 0-0 Schalke
Jermaine Jones helped his side earn a point as Frankfurt and Schalke played to a scoreless draw despite both sides having their share of chances in the first half. After the break, Frankfurt were completely dominant, but put just one of their 17 shots on target, and that effort was saved. In the end, the hosts had to settle for a draw, a result that Schalke were glad to accept.
Nuernberg 2-1 Wolfsburg
Nuernberg earned an impressive, upset victory over big spenders Wolfsburg. Highly-rated youngster Ilkay Guendogan rifled in the opener on 11 minutes, before Grafite tapped in the equaliser in the 28th. Nuernberg were the better side after the break and earned a deserved three points through Mike Frantz, who netted from Guendogan's fine ball.
Hannover 2-1 Koeln
Steve Cherundolo and Hannover earned three points, pushing Koeln coach Zvonimir Soldo closer to an early exit from his position after yet another disappointing loss. Didier Ya Konan netted a brace within the opening quarter hour, and the visitors were never able to recover. Koeln controlled the vast majority of possession, but struggled to create opportunities. Martin Lanig pulled one back late for Koeln, but it was too little, too late for die Geissboecke, who failed to advance out of the relegation zone.
Freiburg 2-1 Kaiserslautern
Kaiserslautern's losing streak extended to five consecutive matches following a 2-1 defeat away to Freiburg. Jan Moravek put the visitors ahead after just eight minutes, but Papiss Demba Cisse levelled in the 35th. After the break, 'Lautern really went for the win, but could not keep their shots on target. Freiburg had fewer chances on goal, but did better with them, and Stefan Reisinger's 60th minute strike proved to be the winner for the hosts.
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