Cologne 1 – Wolfsburg 3 (Bundesliga, August 15, 2009) Cologne’s Fabrice Ehret had given his side a first-half lead after pouncing on a rare mistake in the champions’ defence, but a 73rd minute strike from Edin Dzeko and an own goal from Cologne’s Pierre Wome just a minute later put Wolfsburg ahead before Obafemi Martins struck the killer third.
Bayern Munich 1 – Werder Bremen 1 (Bundesliga, August 15, 2009) (Longer highlights here.) Diego who? Werder’s new superstar playmaker Mesut Ozil toe-poked the visitors into a halftime lead at Bayern. Midway through the second half Mario Gomez drew Bayern level from close-range.
Hamburg 4 – Borussia Dortmund 1 (Bundesliga, August 15, 2009) Hamburg came out the traps at home to Dortmund, taking a fourth minute lead with an og from Patrick Owomoyela. A looping header from Nelson Valdez brought Borussia level inside sixty seconds but Hamburg soon regained the lead through quick-fire goals from Ze Roberto and Jose Paolo Guerrero. Marcus Berg opened his HSV account since his arrival from Holland adding the fourth after the break.
Hannover 1 – Mainz 1 (Bundesliga, August 15, 2009) Mainz’s forward Aristide Bance put the Bundesliga newbies ahead early in the second half, Jiri Stajner drawing Hannover level from the spot three minutes later.
Bayer Leverkusen 1 – Hoffenheim 0 (Bundesliga, August 15, 2009) Stefan Kiessling grabbed the only goal of the game after 67 minutes to hand Leverkusen all three points.
Stuttgart 4 – Freiburg 2 (Bundesliga, August 15, 2009) Pavel Pogrebnyak put Markus Babbel’s side on their way after 53 minutes, before Elson added a second from the penalty spot on 65 minutes. Mohammadou Idrissou pulled one back for Freiburg on 70 minutes, but Elson was on target again six minutes later. Idrissou bagged his second of the game five minutes from time, but it was not enough as Julian Schieber wrapped things up in the final minute.