Hertha Berlin 1 – Bayer Leverkusen 0 (Bundesliga, March 14, 2009) League leaders Hertha once again had Andriy Voronin to thank for heading their charge for the title, the Liverpool loanee played a neat one-two into the box and then rode his luck as his saved shot deflected off his chest into the net.
Bochum 0 – Bayern Munich 3 (Bundesliga, March 14, 2009) Bayern moved ahead just after the half hour in Bochum through a fabulous left-footed belter from the evergreen Ze Roberto. The hosts then shot themselves in the foot as Pfertzel saw red in the 48th minute and Philip Lahm added a trademark second, cutting in from the left and finishing with his right, to double Bayern’s lead. Martin Demichelis capped off the win with a late third.
Eintracht Frankfurt 1 – Hoffenheim 1 (Bundesliga, March 14, 2009) Hoffenheim broke their recent inability to score by taking a 10th minute lead at Frankfurt after Carlos Edwards broke into the box and lifted the ball past Nikolov. The hosts levelled early in the second half, Michael Fink running unmarked into the box and powering home a header.
Hannover 4 – Borussia Dortmund 4 (Bundesliga, March 14, 2009) Alexander Frei got back amongst the goals scoring from the spot at Hannover to give Dortmund a 17th minute lead. And the visitors were soon 2-up after Florian Kringe fired in a clinical second. Jiri Stajner pulled a goal back with a near post header from a corner. The comeback was complete immediately after the interval, Arnold Bruggink heading home a corner at the near post. But Dortmund restored their stranglehold on the match with two quick goals from Kringe and Frei (a stunning strike). Hannover though refused to lose, and they fought their way back to a point with dramatic late goals from Hanke and Mikel Forssell.
Cologne 2 – Monchengladbach 4 (Bundesliga, March 14, 2009) Michael Bradley scored from close range to give Gladbach the lead in Cologne, and the visitors doubled their lead when Karim Matmour was freed through the middle and he rounder the keeper to score. Miso Brecko fired Cologne back into the game with a shot that moved heavily from right to left. But hope of a comeback were snuffed out after Rob Friend grabbed the visitors’ third. Brecko then completed his brace to again give the hosts’ hope, only for Michael Bradley to kill the game off with a fourth for Gladbach.