Monday, August 15, 2011

Bundesliga Round-Up: Matchday 2

Manager Jupp Heynckes secured his first league win since returning to Bayern Munich and champions Borussia Dortmund were beaten at Hoffenheim were the main headlines on the second Saturday of the 2011/12 Bundesliga season. Hertha Berlin collected their first point back in the top division at Hamburg, while there were wins for Schalke, Hannover and Mainz. While on Sunday, Bayer Leverkusen edged out Werder Bremen, while Augsburg maintained their unbeaten start to the season.
Luis Gustavo scored a last-minute injury time winner as Bayern Munich bounced back from a surprise opening day defeat to claim a 1-0 victory at Wolfsburg.
Champions Borussia Dortmund slipped up away from home as Sejad Salihovic's ninth minute goal was enough to earn Hoffenheim a 1-0 win.
Andre Mijatovic scored an 88th minute equaliser as promoted Hertha Berlin twice came from behind to draw 2-2 at Hamburg. Mladen Petric's penalty had given Hamburg a 25th minute lead, but Hertha were level before half-time through Tunay Torun. Hamburg restored their advantage on 61 minutes through Son Heung-min and that appeared likely to settle the game until Mijatovic's late goal.
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar scored a hat-trick as Schalke came from a goal down to thrash Koln 5-1 at home. Lukas Podolski put Koln in front on 12 minutes, but the teams went in level at half-time after Huntelaar equalised on 43 minutes. Dutch striker Huntelaar gave Schalke the perfect start to the second half by netting two minutes after the restart and the goal was quickly followed by an effort from Lewis Holtby. Veteran Spanish striker Raul increased the lead just before the hour mark and Huntelaar completed his treble with six minutes to go.
Mainz made it two wins from two at the start of the new season after recording a 2-1 victory away to Freiburg. Marcel Risse and Maxim Choupo-Moting scored the goals for Mainz before Freiburg's Papiss Demba Cisse scored an injury time consolation.
Hannover also have a 100 per cent record after two matches following a 2-1 win away to Nurnberg. First-half goals from Mohammed Abdellaoue and Konstantin Rausch did the damage for Hannover before Nurnberg replied in the second half through Tomas Pekhart.
Borussia Monchengladbach and Stuttgart maintained their unbeaten starts to the season after playing out a 1-1 draw. Filip Daems gave Monchengladbach the lead from the penalty spot on 67 minutes, but Cacau levelled four minutes later before the hosts' Roel Brouwers was sent off 10 minutes from time.
A Michal Kadlec goal was enough for Bayer Leverkusen as they saw off Werder Bremen. Kadlec scored the decisive goal in the 85th minute to help Leverkusen pick up their first win of the campaign.
Bundesliga new-boys Augsburg continue their good form with 1-1 draw with Kaiserslautern. Sascha Molders scored his third goal in two games to put Augsburg in front in the ninth minute, but Etey Shechter levelled for the hosts 10 minutes from time.
League Table:

Rank
Club
Matches
W
D
L
G
GD
PTS
1
1. FSV Mainz 05
2
2
0
0
4:1
+3
6
2
Hannover 96
2
2
0
0
4:2
+2
6
3
VfB Stuttgart
2
1
1
0
4:1
+3
4
4
Borussia Mönchengladbach
2
1
1
0
2:1
+1
4
5
VfL Wolfsburg
2
1
0
1
3:1
+2
3
6
FC Schalke 04
2
1
0
1
5:4
+1
3
7
Borussia Dortmund
2
1
0
1
3:2
+1
3
8
SV Werder Bremen
2
1
0
1
2:1
+1
3
9
1. FC Nuremberg
2
1
0
1
2:2
0
3
10
1899 Hoffenheim
2
1
0
1
2:2
0
3
11
FC Bayern Munich
2
1
0
1
1:1
0
3
12
Bayer 04 Leverkusen
2
1
0
1
1:2
-1
3
13
FC Augsburg
2
0
2
0
3:3
0
2
14
SC Freiburg
2
0
1
1
3:4
-1
1
15
Hertha BSC Berlin
2
0
1
1
2:3
-1
1
16
Hamburger SV
2
0
1
1
3:5
-2
1
17
1. FC Kaiserslautern
2
0
1
1
1:3
-2
1
  18                  1. FC Koln                                           2                     0      0     2     1:8   -7       0



Written by Amir Nawaz
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