Bayern show title intent winning at Wolfsburg; Hamburg suffer Cologne comeback; Bayer held by Bochum; Schalke frustrated; Wins for Hoff & Stuttgart

Wolfsburg 1 – Bayern Munich 3 (Bundesliga, February 6, 2010) (Longer highlights here.) Continuing his scintillating form of late, it took Arjen Robben less than two minutes to fire Bayern in front at reigning champs Wolfsburg, and the Munich powerhouse doubled their lead midway through the half when Daniel van Buyten netted yet another goal in an incredible goal-scoring season for the centre-half. Franck Ribery scored a rare goal this season to claim Bayern’s third just before the hour, and there was still time for Grafite to miss a penalty before the Wolfsburg hitman netted a last gasp consolation.

Cologne 3 – Hamburg 3 (Bundesliga, February 6, 2010) With Ruud van Nistelrooy on the Hamburg bench at Cologne, the visitors took a third minute lead through Marcell Jansen before Youssef Mohamad brought the hosts level just after the half hour. The parity was short-lived at Mladen Petric struck a second for HSV ten minutes from the break. Petric completed his brace with a penalty, but two goals down Cologne stormed back to earn a draw as Milivoje Novakovic (75) and Adil Chihi (88) struck to ensure a share of the spoils.

Bochum 1 – Bayer Leverkusen 1 (Bundesliga, February 6, 2010) Leverkusen went ahead in the 45th minute through Eren Derdiyok but Zlatko Dedic equalised to secure the hosts a share of the spoils in the 68th minute.

Freiburg 0 – Schalke 0 (Bundesliga, February 6, 2010) Third placed Schalke dropped three points off the Munich giants as they were held to a goalless draw at Freiburg.

Hoffenheim 2 – Hannover 1 (Bundesliga, February 6, 2010) (Longer highlights here.) Hoffenheim ended their four-game losing streak thanks to two first half goals, Carlos Eduardo grabbed Hoffenheim’s first goal of 2010 after 35 minutes and Sejad Salihovic doubled their lead from the penalty spot five minutes before the interval. Arouna Kone made things interesting by pulling one back for Hannover 12 minutes after the break but the equaliser was not forthcoming.

Nurnberg 1 – Stuttgart 2 (Bundesliga, February 6, 2010) Timo Gebhart put Stuttgart in the lead at Nurnberg with a tidy finish after 22 minutes after the hosts had recklessly lost possession in defence. The hosts hit back on the hour mark courtesy of last weekend’s hat-trick man Albert Bunjaku as the striker continued his hot streak. Stuttgart stole the points when Roberto Hilbert struck three minutes from time.