Bayern produce a stirring second half comeback; Frankfurt beat Cottbus in a five goal thriller

Bayern Munich 4 – Wolfsburg 2 (Bundesliga, October 25, 2008) (Longer highlights here.) After having signs of an upturn in fortunes in the last round of matches, Bayern returned to their old, losing way by falling 2-down in the space of 2 minutes. Grafite put Wolfsburg ahead from the spot in the 31st minute with Dzeko adding the second, glancing a header past Rensing. But Bayern gave themselves a lifeline just before the interval, Ribery fired home a low drive form the edge of the box. Bayern restored parity early in the second half through van Bommel’s looping header after Klose’s shot was initially saved. The turnaround was completed in the 63rd by Tim Borowski, who drilled home a shot at the back post. Bayern’s superb second half display was capped by Schweinsteiger adding the fourth.

Schalke 0 – Arminia Bielefeld 0 (Bundesliga, October 25, 2008) Schalke could only manage a disappointing goalless draw with Arminia, despite the away side having Jonas Kamper dismissed after an hour.

Energie Cottbus 2 – Eintracht Frankfurt 3 (Bundesliga, October 25, 2008) The hosts looked to be cruising after a Dimitar Rangelov double inside the opening 15 minutes. But Michael Fink pulled a goal back before half-time with a pearler, with Martin Fenin and Nikos Liberopoulos striking in the space of six second half minutes to complete their comeback.

Hannover 1 – Werder Bremen 1 (Bundesliga, October 25, 2008) Christian Schulz gave the hosts the lead after nine minutes and Hugo Almeida equalised in the 41st for Bremen.

Monchengladbach 1 – Karlsruhe 0 (Bundesliga, October 25, 2008) Monchengladbach have moved off the bottom of the table after Patrick Paauwe’s 51st minute goal.