Bundesliga: Schalke hold Hamburg in 6-goal thriller; Werder hit four at Bochum; Struggling Hertha pick up point against Wolsburg

Schalke 3 – Hamburg 3 (Bundesliga, October 25, 2009) Hamburg took the lead midway through the first half at Schalke as a spellbinding run from Eljero Elia down the left set up Marcus Berg for the opener. A fabulous (overhit?) Per Trochowski free-kick on the stroke of halftime doubled Hamburg’s lead. Schalke rallied after the break, Kevin Kuranyi headed in the first in the 50th minute before Lukas Schmitz netted the leveller. Marcus Berg thought he’d won the points claiming his second of the game with 10 minutes to go, but in injury time Kevin Kuranyi claimed his brace to make it honours-even.

Bochum 1 – Werder Bremen 4 (Bundesliga, October 25, 2009) It was Stanislav Sestak who struck for Bochum but they did not stay ahead for long as Aaron Hunt equalised in the ninth minute. Marko Marin then gave Bremen a 2-1 advantage before half-time and further goals from Tim Borowski and Mesut Ozil sealed an emphatic victory.

Hertha Berlin 0 – Wolfsburg 0 (Bundesliga, October 25, 2009) Bottom club Hertha Berlin held defending champions Wolfsburg to a goalless draw in the day’s early kick-off. The stalemate did at least give Hertha their first point since the opening weekend of the season and halt a remarkable run of eight straight defeats.