Hertha Berlin 2 – Moenchengladbach 1 (Bundesliga, February 28, 2009) Looking to propel themselves back to the top of the league, Hertha’s Liverpool loanee Andriy Voronin was once again on the scoresheet against Glabach after 28 minutes. Pal Dardai added the second on the stroke of halftime. American Michael Bradley got the visitors back in the game with a penalty midway through the second half.
Borussia Dortmund 0 – Hoffenheim 0 (Bundesliga, February 28, 2009) Both Dortmund and Hoffenheim had chances to score in the first half (highlights here) but neither side were able to take advantage of their opportunities. Both sides were reduced to ten men in the second half when Hoffenheim’s Tobias Weis retaliated after being brought down by Sebastian Kehl.
Bochum 3 – Energie Cottbus 2 (Bundesliga, February 28, 2009) Cottbus raced out the traps at Bochum with Ivica Iliev crashing home a well-struck left-footed shot across the keeper into the far corner. But the lead was short lived as Joel Epalle drew the hosts level after 11 minutes. The second half followed the same pattern as the first, Emil Jula restored the visitors’ lead with a header only for Bochum to equalise through Christian Fuchs’ cracking free-kick. And the hosts had the final laugh as Marc Pfertzel slotted home a penalty 10 minutes from time. (First half highlights here, second half highlights here.)
Eintracht Frankfurt 1 – Schalke 2 (Bundesliga, February 28, 2009) Jefferson Farfan teed up Rafinha to give Schlake the lead in Frankfurt. The match then ended on a frantic note as Fink drew the hosts level in the 81st minute only for Heiko Westermann to snatch a winner three minutes later. (First half highlights here, second half highlights here.)