Bayern continue to struggle at Hannover; Bremen edge Hoffenheim in nine goal thriller

Hannover 1 – Bayern Munich 0 (Bundesliga, September 27, 2008) Hannover’s Hungarian international Szabolcs Huszti gave the hosts the lead over Bayern Munich firing home a wonderful left footed free-kick which curled out of the reach of Rensing.

Werder Bremen 5 – Hoffenheim 4 (Bundesliga, September 27, 2008) (Longer highlights here.) For the second week running Werder Bremen were able to score goals for fun, hitting four past Hoffenheim in the opening 45 minutes. Ozil’s opener was cancelled out by Ba, only for Werder to pull away with strikes from Pizarro, Diego and Aaron Hunt (a stunner). Hoffenheim did manage to give themselves a lifeline on the stroke of halftime, Salihovic scoring a delicious free-kick which curled into the top corner. The turning point came in the 62nd minute when Mertesacker was sent off for a professional foul. Ibisevic then scored a penalty for Hoffenheim, who then incredibly drew level 4-4 when Compper scored in the 71st minute. But Bremen had a sting in their tail, and won the game thanks to Ozil’s second of the match.

Borussia Dortmund 3 – Stuttgart 0 (Bundesliga, September 27, 2008) Dortmund’s impressive start to the season continued with a convincing win over Stuttgart thanks to Tamas Hajnal’s long-range blast and headers from Felipe Santana and Alexander Frei.

Hertha Berlin 0 – Energie Cottbus 1 (Bundesliga, September 27, 2008) Cottbus took the points after a swift break in the 15th minute was converted by Jelic.

Bochum 2 – Bayer Leverkusen 3 (Bundesliga, September 27, 2008) Arturo Vidal and Renato Augusto (wonderful strike) put Leverkusen ahead, and Patrick Helmes gave them a 3-0 lead, before Stanislav Sestak and Sinan Kaloglu mounted a late charge.

Hamburg 1 – Monchengladbach 0 (Bundesliga, September 27, 2008) Martin Jol’s Hamburg got back to winning ways, Petric bagging the only goal after 12 minutes.

Hansa Rostock 3 – St. Pauli 0 (Bundesliga II, September 26, 2008)

Oberhausen 0 – Greuther Furth 4 (Bundesliga II, September 26, 2008)

Osnabruck 1 – Koblenz 0 (Bundesliga II, September 26, 2008)

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