Goals from Germany: Bochum win at Nurnberg; DFB Pokal round-up

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Nurnberg 0 – Bochum 1 (Bundesliga, September 25, 2009) Frank Heinemann secured his first win as Bochum coach thanks to Diego Klimowicz’s early strike at Nurnberg.

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VfB Lubeck 1 – Stuttgart 3 (DFB Pokal, September 23, 2009) Fourth-division side VfB Luebeck took an early lead through Bastian Henning. After a long scoreless period, it was 20-year old starlet Julian Schieber who equalised for Stuttgart, netting in the 77th minute. In the second half of extra time, Sami Khedira struck the winner before Cacau put the game to bed.

Kaiserslautern 2 – Bayer Leverkusen 1 (DFB Pokal, September 23, 2009) Sidney Sam gave Kaiserslautern a surprise lead with his 12th minute goal, and the home side doubled their advantage through Erik Jendrisek in the 62nd. Theofanis Gekas pulled one back late for Leverkusen, but it proved to be merely a consolation goal.

Munich 1860 2* – Hertha Berlin 2 (Pens. 4-1) (DFB Pokal, September 23, 2009) Munich took an early lead after Hertha defender Rasmus Bengtsson put the ball into his own net. United States international Kenny Cooper doubled the advantage just after the break before Gustavo Ramos (76) and Valeri Domovchiyski (79) scored in rapid succession to level for Hertha. After a scoreless extra half hour, 1860 Munich won the ensuing penalty shoot-out by a 4-1 margin.

Augsburg 1 – Freiburg 0 (DFB Pokal, September 23, 2009) Augsburg midfielder Daniel Brinkmann put his team ahead in the 63rd minute, and his side held on for the win.

Eintracht Frankfurt 6 – Alemannia Aachen 4 (DFB Pokal, September 23, 2009) It was a wonder star for Frankfurt, who were ahead 2-0 within five minutes thanks to goals from Caio and Nikos Liberopoulos. Babacar Gueye pulled one back for Aachen before Lukasz Szukala scored into his own net as the first half came to a close. Liberopoulos (50) and Alexander Meier (53) added two more goals before Benjamin Auer scored a quickfire brace (66 and 72) to bring Aachen back into the game. With three minutes to go, Gueye brought Aachen to within one, but Frankfurt put the game out of reach at the death, as Selim Teber converted a penalty kick.