BUNDESLIGA, Round 11 (Sunday)

Stunning comebacks from away teams that looked out. Both Hannover and Gladbach came roaring back to get points…

Stuttgart seemed to be coasting against Hannover, then things fell apart. The 96ers were running around aimlessly, and VfB was dominating the match. It really looked over, as the home side has been in pretty decent form. However Sobiech’s tap-in goal after GK Ulreich was unable to hold on suddenly woke up the 96ers and they swarmed over a stunned Stuttgart. Before they knew what was happening, the match turned and Hannover gets a fine away win.

Gladbach had a somewhat easier time at Fürth, although it took a while for them to gain control. The Greuther jumped out to a quick lead, but ruined it only two minutes later: Kleine was judged to have pulled down Hermann on a break-away, and was red carded. This was somewhat debatable, as another defender (Nehrig) was basically in the same area. Still, even though Gladbach was able to even the score soon after, the Greuther had things going, and managed to take the lead going into half. After the restart, Gladbach hunkered down and grabbed control of the match. After getting the lead, the Borussen basically kicked the ball around until getting a handball-penalty in injury time. Good win, but Fürth can feel hard done by the crucial call early in the match.

Is Wolfsburg back? It’s beginning to look like firing Felix Magath is paying dividends. For one thing, Brazilian playmaker Diego looks like he is reborn. 3 goals and 2 assists since. He opened the scoring with another direct free kick and laid the foundation for a thumping VW win in the Corporation Derby. The Aspirins had been in good form but were stunned as the Wolfies kicked them in the balls in the 1st half, and never recovered. Wolfsburg is still in the relegation zone, but has given indication that they’re on the way back. Leverkusen needs to lick their wounds.

Weekend attendance was 353,348 (avg 39,260), including 5 sell-outs


 	
VfL Wolfsburg	       -   Bayer Leverkusen	      3:1 (3:0)   24,825

                      1:0  Diego (4.)
                      2:0  Diego (16., Dost)
                      3:0  Dost (33., M. Schäfer)
                      3:1  Kießling (90. + 1, Junior Fernandes)

 	
VfB Stuttgart	       -  	Hannover 96	      2:4 (2:0)   50,600
 
                      1:0  Gentner (21., Holzhauser)
                      2:0  Ibisevic (37., penalty, Gentner)
                      2:1  Sobiech (57., Stindl)
                      2:2  Schlaudraff (65., penalty, Rechtsschuss)
                      2:3  Abdellaoue (68., M. Diouf)
                      2:4  Abdellaoue (73., penalty, Stindl)

SpVgg Greuther Fürth   -  	Borussia M'gladbach   2:4 (2:1)   18,000 *

                      1:0  Nehrig (10., penalty, Asamoah)
                      1:1  Wendt (22., Herrmann)
                      2:1  Prib (43., Asamoah)
                      2:2  Stranzl (51., Hanke)
                      2:3  Herrmann (57., Rupp)
                      2:4  Marx (90. + 2, penalty)
	

Earlier matches:
 	
1. FSV Mainz 05	     -   1. FC Nürnberg	        2:1 (2:1)
Bayern München	     -   Eintracht Frankfurt	2:0 (1:0)
FC Schalke 04	     -   Werder Bremen	        2:1 (0:1)
SC Freiburg	     -   Hamburger SV	        0:0 (0:0)
FC Augsburg	     -   Borussia Dortmund	1:3 (0:1)
Fortuna Düsseldorf   -   1899 Hoffenheim	1:1 (1:1)



 1  Bayern München	  	11   10   0   1    32:4   +28 	  30 
 2  FC Schalke 04	  	11    7   2   2    22:12  +10 	  23 
 3  Eintracht Frankfurt (N)	11    6   2   3    21:16  +5 	  20
 4  Borussia Dortmund (M, P)	11    5   4   2    23:12  +11 	  19
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 5  Bayer Leverkusen	  	11    5   3   3    19:17  +2 	  18 
 6  Hannover 96	  	        11    5   2   4    24:18  +6 	  17 
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 7  1. FSV Mainz 05	  	11    5   2   4    15:13  +2 	  17
 8  Borussia M'gladbach	  	11    4   4   3    17:21  -4 	  17 
 9  Werder Bremen	  	11    4   2   5    18:17  +1 	  14 
10  Hamburger SV	  	11    4   2   5    11:14  -3 	  14 
11  SC Freiburg	  	        11    3   4   4    14:13  +1 	  13 
12  VfB Stuttgart	  	11    3   4   4    12:19  -7 	  13 
13  1899 Hoffenheim	  	11    3   3   5    17:23  -6 	  12 
14  Fortuna Düsseldorf (N)	11    2   5   4    10:16  -6 	  11 
15  1. FC Nürnberg	  	11    3   2   6     9:17  -8 	  11
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16  VfL Wolfsburg	  	11    3   2   6     9:18  -9 	  11
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17  SpVgg Greuther Fürth (N)	11    1   4   6     9:20  -11 	  7 
18  FC Augsburg	  	        11    1   3   7     6:18  -12 	  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

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