Bayern and Hamburg lose ground in Bundesliga title race; Sebastian Langkamp scores a wonderful freak goal for Karlsruhe

Bayer Leverkusen 0 – Karlsruhe 1 (Bundesliga, April 25, 2009) Rock-bottom Karlsruhe received the huge slice of luck which they craved to take the lead at Bayer, defender Sebastian Langkamp launched into a tackle just inside the Levekusen half and the result saw the ball travel all the way goalwards for a superbly bizarre opener.

Bayern Munich 0 – Schalke 1 (Bundesliga, April 25, 2009) Bayern fell behind at home to Schalke when Halil Altintop was not picked up in the home box, heading home a Pander corner after 20 minutes. Both sides finished the match with 10-men as Jones and Robery bothed picked up early dismissals.

Hannover 2 – Cologne 1 (Bundesliga, April 25, 2009) In the six-pointer between Hannover and Cologne, the hosts struck first when Leon Andreasen side-footed home a long pass forward from Schultz on the volley. Hannover’s Danish striker doubled his tally just after the half hour, Andreasen was freed down the centre and, after steadying himself, he planted the ball in the near post. Cologne rallied seconds into the second half, Milivoje Novakovic heading home a cross the cut the deficit in half.

Werder Bremen 3 – Bochum 2 (Bundesliga, April 25, 2009) Stanislav Sestak fired relegation-threatened Bochum into the lead at Bremen after 16 minutes. Bochum scored a brilliant second just before the break as they sprung defence into attack straight from a Werder corner, Stanislav Sestak picked up the ball on the halfway-line and ran  all the way into Werder box before producing the cool finish. The hosts pulled a goal back in the 54th minute when Hugo Almeida turned home a Rosenborg cross. And Bremen soon drew level after Naldo strode out of defence, played a one-two through the midfield and curled home a beauty to equalise. Diego complete the comeback 12 minutes from time after Bochum failed to clear their lines.

Stuttgart 2 – Eintracht Frankfurt 0 (Bundesliga, April 25, 2009) Stuttgart moved ahead against Frankfurt when Cacau sent a header into the near post. Mario Gomez continued his rich form in front of goal adding a second in the 47th minute.

Borussia Dortmund 2 – Hamburg 0 (Bundesliga, April 25, 2009) Martin Jol’s Hamburg once again found themselves playing catch-up at Dortmund after Sebastian Kehl profitted from an intelligent run to the back-post to convert a deep cross. Alexander Frei wrapped up the points with a last-gasp penalty after Kevin Prince Boatang was fouled in the box.