Bundesliga, Round 7

Bayern disgraced themselves in the CL midweek, so obviously seeing Hoffenheim coming to visit allowed them to recover quickly. It was a pretty easy match, and Bayern really didn’t much more than necessary, with Franck Ribery grabbing a double, his first goals of the campaign. The hosts were probably happy things didn’t end badly, as Thomas Müller left with a bloodied head, and Toni Kroos apparently broke his finger. Hoffenheim has almost always sucked against Bayern, so no surprise here.

Schalke had no trouble with toothless Wolfsburg. Indeed, if it wasn’t the usual Schalke dick-around, they probably could have at least doubled the score and driven another mail in Felix Magath’s coffin. The VWs have been shockingly sucky, and the bad news has continued, as investigations have started on Volkswagen pressuring suppliers to “support” VfL. Not sure if it’s completely illegal, but it is a bit scummy.

Dortmund battled in Hannover to a draw. The Neons dominated the 1st half, had deservedly took the lead. However the 96ers came on strong, especially as Dortmunders began dropping like flies with injuries. In the end, a fair result.

Gladbach has been sucking, and Frankfurt has been the early sensation. So you’d expect another Eintracht wonder. However Gladbach got off to a quick start with Juan Arango’s long blast, and never really looked back. Frankfurt tried to run at the Borussia goal, but wasn’t really able to generate any chances.

Düsseldorf gave up their first goals last week, now they get their first loss. But Mainz had a very hard time making any headway against the disciplined Fortuna defense. It took a late goal after the visitors were reduced to 10 men. Overall though, Mainz deserved the win, which they needed.

Hamburg has shown vast improvement, and Greuther Fürth is crap. So no surprise that HSV gets the win. It wasn’t much of an effort, but the hosts were completely lame, so the visitors didn’t need to really fight for anything.

Freiburg loves playing Nürnberg, as they’ve run up 5 wins, 2 draws. Once again, SCF had the advantage, but it wasn’t easy. FCN pushed hard for the draw in the 2nd half, but lacked that final move. Then they were slapped in the face, conceding two in injury time. Der Club’s decent start has completely evaporated, and the grim struggle begins. Important point for Freiburg.

A hard fought match in Stuttgart, where Leverkusen has generally done well. Stefan Kiessling certainly likes it, as he’s scored in 7 straight matches against VfB, and added a double here. But VfB also got a pair from Vedad Ibisevic, and overall the match was even, so the draw is in order.

Augsburg got their first win with a strong effort against Bremen. Werder was technically superior, but lacked the FCA fight. The Fuggers took advantage of Bremen’s confused defense, and then in turn defended well as Werder tried to force the match.

FC Augsburg	       -    Werder Bremen	  3:1 (2:1)   28,133

                      1:0  Werner (2., Verhaegh)
                      1:1  de Bruyne (19.)
                      2:1  S. Hain (32., Musona)
                      3:1  Baier (72.)

Bayern München	       -    1899 Hoffenheim	  2:0 (1:0)   71,000

                      1:0  Ribery (19., T. Müller)
                      2:0  Ribery (47., Kroos)

FC Schalke 04	       -    VfL Wolfsburg	  3:0 (1:0)   60,671

                      1:0  Farfan (33., Fuchs)
                      2:0  Afellay (46., Holtby)
                      3:0  Neustädter (58., Huntelaar)

SC Freiburg	       -    1. FC Nürnberg	  3:0 (1:0)   22,800

                      1:0  Makiadi (36., Jendrisek)
                      2:0  D. Caligiuri (90. + 2, penalty, D. Caligiuri)
                      3:0  Terrazzino (90. + 3, Makiadi)

1. FSV Mainz 05	       -    Fortuna Düsseldorf	  1:0 (0:0)   31,577

                      1:0  Noveski (85., Ivanschitz)

SpVgg Greuther Fürth   -    Hamburger SV	  0:1 (0:1)   18,000

                      0:1  Son (17., Arslan)

Borussia M'gladbach    -    Eintracht Frankfurt	  2:0 (2:0)   51,193

                      1:0  Arango (8.)
                      2:0  L. de Jong (24., Nordtveit)

VfB Stuttgart	       -    Bayer Leverkusen	  2:2 (1:1)   47,400

                      0:1  Kießling (13., Bellarabi)
                      1:1  Ibisevic (19., penalty, Traoré)
                      2:1  Ibisevic (55., Holzhauser)
                      2:2  Kießling (59., Kadlec)

Hannover 96	       -    Borussia Dortmund	  1:1 (0:1)   49,000

                      0:1  Lewandowski (26., Piszczek)
                      1:1  M. Diouf (86., Ya Konan)


 1  Bayern München	  	7      7  0  0 	  21:2 	 +19 	21
 2  Eintracht Frankfurt (N)	7      5  1  1 	  16:10  +6 	16 
 3  FC Schalke 04	  	7      4  2  1 	  15:7 	 +8  	14
 4  Borussia Dortmund (M, P)	7      3  3  1 	  17:9 	 +8  	12
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 5  Hannover 96	  	        7      3  2  2 	  15:10  +5  	11 
 6  Bayer Leverkusen	  	7      3  2  2 	  11:9 	 +2  	11
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 7  Fortuna Düsseldorf (N)	7      2  4  1 	   6:3 	 +3   	10 
 8  Hamburger SV	  	7      3  1  3 	   9:10  -1  	10 
 9  1. FSV Mainz 05	  	7      3  1  3 	   7:8 	 -1  	10 
10  Borussia M'gladbach	  	7      2  3  2 	   9:12  -3     9 
11  SC Freiburg	  	        7      2  2  3 	  11:10  +1     8 
12  Werder Bremen	  	7      2  1  4 	  10:13  -3     7 
13  1899 Hoffenheim	  	7      2  1  4 	  10:14  -4     7 
14  1. FC Nürnberg	  	7      2  1  4 	   7:14  -7     7 
15  VfB Stuttgart	  	7      1  3  3 	   7:14  -7     6
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16  FC Augsburg	  	        7      1  2  4 	   5:11  -6     5
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17  VfL Wolfsburg	  	7      1  2  4 	   2:13  -11    5 
18  SpVgg Greuther Fürth (N)	7      1  1  5 	   2:11  -9     4

1st line: Champions League
2nd line: Europaliga (+ Cup winner)
3rd line: Playoff with 2.Liga 3rd place
4th line: Releghation to 2.Liga

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