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  • 13 April 2013
  • • 15:30
  • • VOLKSWAGEN ARENA, Wolfsburg
  • Referee: D. Siebert
  • • Attendance: 24221

Bundesliga Round 29 Results: Last-gasp penalty saves Schalke

Bundesliga Round 29 Results: Last-gasp penalty saves Schalke

Bongarts takes a look at the latest round of top-flight action in Germany after another eventful weekend of football


Freiburg kept up their hopes of Champions League football next season by beating Hannover 3-1 at the Mage Solar Stadion.

An own goal in the 24th minute gave Freiburg the lead, as Christian Schulz tried to clear a cross but failed to control the ball, subsequently steering it into his own net.

Moments later the visitors equalised. Mame Biram Diouf rounded Oliver Baumann in the penalty area and laid the ball on to Konstantin Rausch who accurately placed it on target.

However, Max Kruse restored the home team's lead shortly after by blasting a ferocious effort into the right angle, and Jonathan Schmid rounded off the match late into the second half.

This result sees Freiburg stay fifth, while Mirko Slomka's men remain in midtable obscurity.


Hoffenheim kept up their hopes of survival by drawing 2-2 with Wolfsburg at the Volkswagen Arena.

Maximilian Arnold secured his first Bundesliga goal to put the hosts ahead early into the encounter, steering in an impressive half-volley.

However, Sehad Salihovic then equalised by slotting in a penalty in the 35th minute, and the Baden-Wurttemberg side's skipper, Andreas Beck, fired a stunner from 25 yards out into the net to make it 2-1 temporarily.

In the 86th minute, parity was restored by Brazilian defender Naldo, who headed home a fabulously placed set piece by Ricardo Rodriguez.

Augsburg's 2-0 win over Frankfurt on Saturday means Hoffenheim remain in the bottom two.


A double from Heung-Min Son led Hamurgg to a 2-1 win over Mainz at the Coface Arena.

After the first half went goalless, Son finally broke the deadlock in the 61st minute by unleashing a ferocious shot that went in via the crossbar.

Son went on to display his excellent pace and dribbling skills shortly after when he rounded Christian Wetklo and two defenders to slot in for the 2-0.

But Thomas Tuchel's men got their consolation goal towards the end of the game, courtesy of Shawn Parker who dinked it over Rene Adler from the left.

HSV moved past Mainz into eighth.


Spoils were shared at the Esprit Arena on Saturday afternoon as Fortuna Dusseldorf drew 2-2 with Werder Bremen.

Robbie Kruse excellently passed the ball to Stefan Reisinger in the second minute to give the hosts the early lead.

Shortly after, however, a counterattack fueled by Kevin De Bruyne saw Zlatko Junuzovic equalise for Thomas Schaaf's men.

During the second half, Reisinger completed his double by calmly taking measure from 15 yards out and striking the ball into the left-hand corner of the box.

And finally, an own goal by Martin Latka ensured that honours were even in the end.


In the battle for Champions League qualification, Schalke were able to hold Leverkusen to a 2-2 draw at the Veltins Arena thanks to a late Raffael penalty.

Controversy arose when Stefan Kiessling took out Ciprian Marica during an aerial one-on-one within Schalke's penalty area, giving Simon Rolfes the chance to put the guests ahead in the 39th minute via a header.

In the second half, Kiessling got the slightest of touches on a free kick to beat Timo Hildebrand and make it 2-0, but roughly 10 minutes later Teemu Pukki tapped home a rebound after a Michel Bastos effort from distance was blocked by Bernd Leno.

Moments later, Pukki were felled by Omer Toprak in the penalty area, and Raffael stepped up to slot home the resulting spot kick to make it 2-2.

The Gelsenkirchen outfit now still sit fourth, while die Werkself held on to their third place, as both teams look to secure Champions League football next term.


Stuttgart recorded a well-deserved 2-0 victory over Europa League-seeking Borussia Monchengladbach at the Mercedes Benz Arena on Sunday.

In the 28th minute, an angled corner caused chaos in die Fohlen's defense, resulting in a stunned Alvaro Dominguez accidentally directing the ball into his own team's target.

And merely five minutes later, Christian Gentner superbly dinked the ball over Marc-Andre Ter Stegen to net the host's second goal.

Bruno Labbadia's men move closer to a midtable position, while Gladbach will need to work hard for the remaining five matchdays in order to secure European football next campaign.


A double from Ji Dong-Won enabled relegation-threatened Augsburg to beat Champions League hopefuls Eintracht Frankfurt 2-0.

Sunderland loanee Ji opened scoring in the 27th minute with a deflected effort from the right corner of the area.

And the Bavarians missed a chance to double their lead just moments later, with Jan-Ingwer Callsen Bracker blasting a penalty over the bar.

In the second half, however, after several good chances for the hosts, in-form Ji secured his double by brilliantly firing the ball past Kevin Trapp from the left flank.

This result sees Augsburg leapfrog Hoffenheim and move into the relegation play-off spot.