Bundesliga Saturday Round-Up: Goals Galore As Hamburg & Stuttgart Hit Four Apiece

Bayern had to settle for another point, while there were goals aplenty for Hamburg and Stuttgart. Hoffenheim went down at the bay-Arena to Leverkusen...

Bayern Munich 1-1 Werder Bremen

VfB Stuttgart 4-2 SC Freiburg

Hamburg 4-1 Borussia Dortmund 

Bayer Leverkusen 1-0 1899 Hoffenheim  

Hannover 1-1 Mainz

Eintracht Frankfurt 1-1 1.FC Nurnberg    

 

Bayern Munich 1-1 Werder Bremen  

Bayern had the lion’s share of the first 45 minutes, but found themselves going in at half-time 1-0 down. A few minutes after Petri Pasanen hit the post with a header, Werder scored via Mesut Oezil. The midfielder picked up a pass from Aaron Hunt and scored with a left-foot shot. 

Bayern pressed and pressed in the second period and it paid off in the 72nd minute when Mario Gomez scored his first Bundesliga goal for the club when he got on the end of a Philipp Lahm cross and bundled the ball home.   

       Mesut Oezil celebrates his second goal of the season

VfB Stuttgart 4-2 SC Freiburg  

After a goalless first-half, the home side took the lead after 53 minutes via new summer signing Pavel Pogrebnyak. Aliaksandr Hleb played a great pass to Artur Boka, who played the ball into the middle to the Russian striker. A right-foot shot from close-range handed the former Zenit man his debut goal for Stuttgart at the Mercedes-Benz Arena.     

Pogrebnyak then won a penalty on 65 minutes after being pulled down by Freiburg keeper Salz. Midfieler Elson stepped up and dispatched the spot-kick to double the Swabian’s lead.  

Five minutes later though and Freiburg pulled one back. Serdar Tasci gave Mohamadou Idrissou too much space and the Cameroonian headed in. VfB didn’t have to worry though as they restored their two-goal lead soon after. Elson added his second of the afternoon with a long-range effort on 76 minutes.  

Idrissou made things interesting with a second goal four minutes from time, only for Stuttgart to put the result beyond doubt when young substitute Julian Schieber added a fourth for Markus Babbel’s side in the final minute.   

     Pavel Pogrebnyak scored on home debut

Hamburg 4-1 Borussia Dortmund  

For those expecting a low-scoring affair at the Nordbank Arena, they were in for a bit of a shock with five goals in a very entertaining match.  

The game was just three minutes old when Guy Demel fired in from close range after Dortmund failed to deal with a Piotr Trochowski corner. However, the lead lasted just two minutes with Dortmund hitting back with a goal from Nelson Valdez. A ball from Blaszczykowski found the forward and he kept his cool by slotting past the outrushing Frank Rost.   

Just five minutes past before the next goal. David Jarolim inadvertently laid the ball off to Ze Roberto, who scored with a left-foot shot. The madness continued two minutes later with a third goal from the home side. Eljero Elia danced down the left beating Patrick Owomoyela with ease. His pass inside found Paulo Guerrero on the penalty spot and he dispatched the ball into the back of the net.     

The game calmed down and the scoring stopped until the 72nd minute when new summer signing Marcus Berg scored his first goal for the club to make it 4-1. Roman Weidenfeller saved well from Ze Roberto, only for the Swedish U-21 striker to follow up and score with the rebound.   

  Trochowski & Santana battle for the ball

Bayer Leverkusen 1-0 1899 Hoffenheim  

A solitary goal for the home side handed Jupp Heynckes his first three points as Bayer Leverkusen trainer and made it a winning start for the Werkself on their return to the Bay-Arena.  

The only goal arrived midway through the second half. Renato Augusto had space on the right and his pass inside found Eren Derdiyok. His back-heeled pass found Stefan Kiessling, who beat Josip Simunic before firing the ball into the net.   

Hannover 1-1 Mainz  

It was a case of honours even at the AWD Arena as Hannover and Mainz had to settle for a point apiece.   

The visitors opened the scoring on 53 minutes from the boot of striker Aristide Bance, but didn’t keep their lead long when Jiri Stajner dispatched a penalty three minutes later. Both sides are still waiting for their first win of the season.     

Aristide Bance & Christian Schulz tussle

Eintracht Frankfurt 1-1 1.FC Nurnberg  

Frankfurt were unable to build upon their impressive win over Werder Bremen last weekend as they were held at home by newcomers Nurnberg.  

A great piece of combination play led to the opener for Frankfurt.  Ioannis Amanatidis crossed from the left to the far post where Alexander Meier laid the ball off perfectly to Caio, who fired home with ease.   

Swiss striker Albert Bunjaku saved a point for the visitors with an equaliser on 64 minutes after good work from Angelos Charisteas. 

Mathew Burt, Goal.com