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Bundesliga Highlights: Round 2

August 15, 2009

Early season heavyweight match!

Early season heavyweight match!

FC Bayern Munchen-1 v Werder Bremen-1

FC Bayern walked into the pitch seeking revenge for their 5-2 drubbing under Werder Bremen from last season’s encounter. 69,000 Munich supporters packed the Allianz Arena to witness this early season clash between two German football heavyweights.

FC Bayern were clearly dominating possesion and produced more chances until the 29th minute in which Bremen’s Özil sent a freekick into the danger box for Petri Pasanen to divert into the post. Bremen finally opened the goal scoring account after Aaron Hunt found Özil in the box, slotting the ball past keeper Michael Rensing.

Having been caught a dozen times, Mario Gomez finally caught a break and equalised for FC Bayern when he connected with a perfectly sent cross from Philipp Lahm. FC Bayern continued to assault the Bremen goal but did not result into anything thanks to keeper Tim Wiese.

Hamburger SV v BVB Dortmund

In another heavyweight showdown in this very young season, BVB Dortmund were away to Hamburg as they try to secure their first three points.

The day were to be a bad one for BVB as Hamburg ran riot on their defence for most of the match. Hamburg fans will surely be glad after witnessing their club go up by a 3-1 scoreline after the first 15 minutes of the match. Guy Demel quickly opened the scoring in the 3rd minute but were then canceled out moments later when BVB’s Valdez leveled. Hamburg quickly replied with two goals putting the game away before the sold out crowd could all take their seats. Ze Roberto and Paulo Guerero got the goals in the 10th and 12th minutes respectively while teammate Marcus Berg scored his first ever goal for Hamburg after his €10million move to the club.

Bayer 04 Leverkusen v 1899 Hoffenheim

Leverkusen deservely won their first home match of the season against Hoffenheim. The Leverkusen side controled most of the match but had to wait until the 67th minute to finally put away a chance for his side.

Derdiyok backheeled a wonderful ball towards Stefan Kiessling with the former Nurnberg man sticking it to the back of the net with some venom. Leverkusen could have easily won the match in greater fashion if it wasn’t for Hoffenheim star keeper Timo Hildebrand’s wonderful performance.

FC Hansa Rostock-2 v 1860 München-1 (2.Bundesliga)

Substitute Fin Bartels’ late goal was the decider in this 2.Bundesliga fixture. 19,000 fans were in hand at the Ostseestadion to witness FC Hansa Rostock’s first win after an early exit in the DFB Cup and defeat in their season opener a week ago. Rostock and its supporters will be relieved to have racked up the first three points of the season after a very slow start in last year’s campaign.

Tobias Janicke opened the scoring in the 7th minute after receiving a very nice cross from Kevin Schöneberg during a counter attack. Janicke did well by getting a foot in and stick the ball between the goalkeeper’s leg into the back of the net driving the home support mad. FC Hansa went on to control the match for a few more minutes resulting in a counter attack chance for Mario Fillinger who can only steer a header wide of the goal.

1860’s Benjamin Lauth equalised in the 18th minute. After controlling a deep ball in the penalty area, Lauth launched a pretty well struck half volley that left Hansa keeper Walke frozen. The Munich club continued to control the rest of the half by producing a few more decent chances.

Rostock’s Fin Bartels entered the game for first half goal scorer Tobias Janicke immediately making an impact. Ten minutes on, Bartels got the break Rostock was looking for as he tap in a ball miscleared in the Munich goal area.

FC Bayern München-1 v Werder Bremen-1

FC Bayern walked into the pitch seeking revenge for their 5-2 drubbing under Werder Bremen from last season’s encounter. 69,000 Munich supporters packed the Allianz Arena to witness this early season clash between two German football heavyweights.

FC Bayern were clearly dominating possesion and produced more chances until the 29th minute in which Bremen’s Özil sent a freekick into the danger box for Petri Pasanen to divert into the post. Bremen finally opened the goal scoring account after Aaron Hunt found Özil in the box, slotting the ball past keeper Michael Rensing.

Having been caught a dozen times, Mario Gomez finally caught a break and equalised for FC Bayern when he connected with a perfectly sent cross from Philipp Lahm. FC Bayern continued to assaault the Bremen goal but did not result into anything thanks to keeper Tim Wiese.

Hamburger SV v BVB Dortmund

In another heavyweight showdown in this very young season, BVB Dortmund were away to Hamburg as they try to secure their first three points.

The day were to be a bad one for BVB as Hamburg ran riot on their defence for most of the match. Hamburg fans will surely be glad after witnessing their club go up by a 3-1 scoreline after the first 15 minutes of the match. Guy Demel quickly opened the scoring in the 3rd minute but were then canceled out moments later when BVB’s Valdez leveled. Hamburg quickly replied with two goals putting the game away before the sold out crowd could all take their seats. Ze Roberto and Paulo Guerero got the goals in the 10th and 12th minutes respectively while teamate Marcus Berg scored his first ever goal for Hamburg after his €10million move to the club.

Bayer 04 Leverkusen v 1899 Hoffenheim

Leverkusen deservely won their first home match of the season against Hoffenheim. The Leverkusen side controled most of the match but had to wait until the 67th minute to finally put away a chance for his side.

Derdiyok backheeled a wonderful ball towards Stefan Kiessling with the former Nurnberg man sticking it to the back of the net with some venom. Leverkusen could have easily won the match in greater fashion if it wasn’t for Hoffenheim star keeper Timo Hildebrand’s wonderful performance.

FC Hansa Rostock-2 v 1860 München-1 (2.Bundesliga)

Substitute Fin Bartels’ late goal was the decider in this 2.Bundesliga fixture. 19,000 fans were in hand at the Ostseestadion to witness FC Hansa Rostock’s first win after an early exit in the DFB Cup and defeat in their season opener a week ago. Rostock and its supporters will be relieved to have racked up the first three points of the season after a very slow start in last year’s campaign.

Tobias Janicke opened the scoring in the 7th minute after receiving a very nice cross from Kevin Schöneberg during a counter attack. Janicke did well by getting a foot in and stick the ball between the goalkeeper’s leg into the back of the net driving the home support mad. FC Hansa went on to control the match for a few more minutes resulting in a counter attack chance for Mario Fillinger who can only steer a header wide of the goal.

1860’s Benjamin Lauth equalised in the 18th minute. After controlling a deep ball in the penalty area, Lauth launced a pretty well struck half volley that left Hansa keeper Walke frozen. The Munich club continued to control the rest of the half by producing a few more decent chances.

Rostock’s Fin Bartels entered the game for first half goal scorer Tobias Janicke immediately making an impact. Ten minutes on, Bartels got the break Rostock was looking for as he tap in a ball miscleared in the Munich goal area.

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  1. August 15, 2009 8:17 pm

    Hooray for Marcus Berg! I’m hoping he’ll be the next big Swedish sensation at South Africa!

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