Bundesliga Round-Up: Robben At The Double As Bayern Munich Hammer Hoffenheim While Nuernberg Stun Stuttgart

Robben led the champions to an impressive win while Hamburg, Leverkusen, Schalke, Nuernberg and St Pauli all picked up victories...

Saturday      
Eintracht
0
3
Leverkusen
Bayern
4
0
Hoffenheim
Schalke
1
0
Freiburg
St. Pauli
3
1
Gladbach
Wolfsburg 0
1
Hamburg
Stuttgart 1 4 Nuernberg
Kaiserslautern 1 1 Borussia
Sunday      
Koeln - - Mainz
Werder Bremen
- - Hannover

Bayern Munich 4-0 Hoffenheim

Bayern rebounded from last week's collapse against Koeln by putting on a strong showing for the full 90 minutes against Hoffenheim. Within two minutes, Mario Gomez put the hosts ahead following some lovely lead-up play, and Thomas Mueller added a second on the quarter hour mark. In the second half, the hosts remained strong at both ends, and 'Tulips From Amsterdam' rang out on the P.A. system twice as Arjen Robben netted fine goals in the 63rd and 81st minutes, completing a 4-0 rout.

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In Pierre Littbarski, Wolfsburg had a new coach on the sidelines today, but their result was no more impressive than last week's loss. Simon Kjaer conceded a penalty on 32 minutes, and Mladen Petric stepped up to the spot to net the only goal of the match. Wolfsburg won the majority of possession, but only once forced a save from Frank Rost.


Leverkusen rebounded from last week's defeat with an impressive win in Frankfurt. It took just nine minutes for Simon Rolfes to find the net for the opener, and Renato Augusto made it 2-0 on 32 minutes. Substitute Hanno Balitsch added a third in the 84th minute, and die Werkself managed to maintain their second place position in the Bundesliga.


Schalke managed to gather a good boost of momentum ahead of this week's Champions League clash with Valencia. Die Knappen struggled to put shots on goal, but stifled Freiburg and never looked like conceding. The hosts' persistence paid off in the 49th minute as Jefferson Farfan put away the only goal of the match to earn three points.


Nuernberg maintained their excellent form today, earning a third consecutive win against Stuttgart. Timmy Simons netted from long range in the 11th minute, and Julian Schieber doubled the Bavarians' advantage on 28 minutes. Patrick Funk gave the hosts a chance after hammering home a long shot on the stroke of half time, but after the break, it was all Nuernberg. Goals from Timothy Chandler (51') and Mehmet Ekici (63') rounded off a comfortable win for the visitors.


For the second week running, Gladbach started well only to have an early lead turn into a loss. Igor de Camargo netted the opener on nine minutes, but had himself sent off with a straight red card in the 21st. After attaining a numerical advantage, St Pauli gained full control, and dominated the match. Max Kruse (37') levelled before half time, and goals from Gerald Asamoah (53') and Matthias Lehmann (58') put the match to rest.


Dortmund dropped points for the fourth time in six matches, and Kaiserslautern managed to avoid a fourth consecutive loss following a dramatic final ten minutes. Sven Bender put the league leaders ahead in the 81st minute, but after Neven Subotic was sent off with five minutes to go, the hosts managed to earn a point. A thundrous volley at the death by Jan Moravek was enough to restore parity for the roten Teufel.

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