Hoffenheim beat Hamburg to pull clear at the top of the Bundesliga

Hoffenheim 3 – Hamburg 0 (Bundesliga, October 26, 2008) (Longer highlights here.) In the battle of the top two in Germany, Hoffenheim just need seven minutes to move ahead of Hamburg as Edu rolled his marker to fire in the post. And Hoffenheim’s star marksman quickly made it two, Ibisevic notched his tenth of the season after the visitors lost possession in midfield. And a super first half was completed by Edu netting his second after being put through from a quick free-kick. (First half highlights here.)

Borussia Dortmund 1 – Hertha Berlin 1 (Bundesliga, October 26, 2008) Hertha took the lead on the half hour mark when Cicero converted from the penalty spot. The hosts claimed a point on 71 minutes when Sebastian Kehl rose well to head home Alexander Frei’s corner.