BUNDESLIGA, Round 9 (Sunday)

A heroic performance by Leverkusen: their first win in München in 23 years! Actually Bayern München won’t be very happy, as they dominated the match and shouldn’t have lost. In the early going, the hosts completely controlled the field and pushed the Asiprins back. However a counterattack led to the only Bayer chance: and in-form Stefan Kiessling put it home for the surprising lead. In the 2nd half, Bayern attacked furiously, but the Leverkusen defense held until oldtimer Claudio Pizarro assisted on Mandzukic’s equalizer. It seemed to peter out to a draw, despite continued München pressure. Then again on a counter, Castro crossed into Sidney Sam, he headed the ball and it bounced off Boateng’s head into the net for the stunning victory.

A hard fought battle in Stuttgart, and VfB just edges ahead of surprising Frankfurt. Stuttgart has been inconsistent this season, but have recently shown some life and ability to grind out points. Overall VfB had the advantage, leading to their first home win, but Eintracht didn’t make things easy.

A stunning result in Hannover as well. The 96ers were unbeaten in 22 straight, and were waltzing along to a solid victory, controlling the match and up 2-0 against struggling Gladbach. Then the Gladbachers went psycho and turned things around. A furious comeback crowned by Juan Arango’s direct freekick (the Venezuelan is famous for these) give Gladbach a heroic win. Hannover is probably still scratching their head, and Gladbach can use this as a spring board to turn around their season.

Total attendance for the weekend was 381,880 (avg 42,431).

 	
VfB Stuttgart	 -  	Eintracht Frankfurt	2:1 (1:0)   54,480

                1:0  Gentner (6.)
                1:1  Meier (67., Aigner)
                2:1  Ibisevic (84., Harnik)

Bayern München	 -  	Bayer Leverkusen	1:2 (0:1)   71,000

                0:1  Kießling (42., Schürrle)
                1:1  Mandzukic (77., Pizarro)
                1:2  Sam (86., Castro)

Hannover 96	 -  	Borussia M'gladbach	2:3 (0:0)   49,000

                1:0  Schlaudraff (48., M. Diouf)
                2:0  M. Diouf (53., Rausch)
                2:1  Alvaro Dominguez (70.)
                2:2  Brouwers (77., Arango)
                2:3  Arango (79.)



 1  Bayern München	  	9     8   0   1    27:4   +23 	  24 
 2  FC Schalke 04	  	9     6   2   1    18:8   +10 	  20 
 3  Eintracht Frankfurt (N)	9     6   1   2    20:13  +7 	  19
 4  Borussia Dortmund (M, P)	9     4   3   2    20:11  +9 	  15
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 5  Bayer Leverkusen	  	9     4   3   2    15:12  +3 	  15 
 6  1. FSV Mainz 05	  	9     4   2   3    12:10  +2 	  14 
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 7  Hamburger SV	  	9     4   1   4    11:11   0 	  13
 8  VfB Stuttgart	  	9     3   3   3    10:15  -5 	  12 
 9  Borussia M'gladbach	  	9     3   3   3    12:18  -6 	  12
10  Hannover 96	  	        9     3   2   4    18:16  +2 	  11 
11  Werder Bremen	  	9     3   2   4    15:14  +1 	  11 
12  SC Freiburg	  	        9     3   2   4    13:12  +1 	  11 
13  Fortuna Düsseldorf (N)	9     2   4   3     7:12  -5 	  10 
14  1899 Hoffenheim	  	9     2   2   5    13:20  -7 	  8 
15  1. FC Nürnberg	  	9     2   2   5     7:15  -8 	  8
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16  VfL Wolfsburg	  	9     2   2   5     6:16  -10 	  8
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17  FC Augsburg	  	        9     1   3   5     5:13  -8 	  6 
18  SpVgg Greuther Fürth (N)    9     1   3   5     6:15  -9 	  6

M = Meister, defending Champion
P = Pokal, defending Cup winner
N = Neuling, newly promoted
1st line: Champions League
2nd line: Europaliga (+ Cup winner)
3rd line: Playoff with 2.Liga 3rd place
4th line: Releghation to 2.Liga

One thought on “BUNDESLIGA, Round 9 (Sunday)

  1. Did you see Lahm’s blunder. Should’ve done better than that. Well done Asperins!

    So now we have a contest again. Only 4 points difference.

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