Bundesliga: Wolfsburg slump to shock Nurnberg defeat; Hoffenheim win big in Cologne; Werder win bigger in Freiberg

Wolfsburg 2 – Nurnberg 3 (Bundesliga, November 21, 2009) Reigning champs Wolfsburg fell behind at home to Nurnberg when Albert Bunjaku opened ten minutes into the second half. Within three minutes Ashkan Dejagah levelled for the Wolves, only for Bunjaku to bag his second of the game in the 64th minute as the visitors regained control. The Wolves pulled level for a second time 11 minutes from time as Grafite tucked home a spot kick, but Nurnberg refused to be denied their result of the season as in injury time Peer Kluge claimed the shock winner.

FC Cologne 0 -  Hoffenheim 4 (Bundesliga, November 21, 2009) Hoffenheim established a 2-goal lead at Cologne at the break after Carlos Eduardo and Chinedu Obasi netted inside 11 minutes, and a minute into the second half Demba Ba scored a composed and accomplished third after Eduardo picked out the forward on the edge of the box. Vedad Ibisevic chalked up a fourth at the death from the spot.

Stuttgart 1 – Hertha Berlin 1 (Bundesliga, November 21, 2009) Stuttgart keeper Jens Lehmann was left dumbfounded on his backside in the 49th minute as Hertha striker Ramos tricked the goalie before rolling his shot into an empty net. A scrappy 84th minute equaliser from Zdravko Kuzmanovic, who was sent off minutes later, earned Stuttgart a point.

Schalke 2 – Hannover 0 (Bundesliga, November 21, 2009) Jefferson Farfan broke the deadlock 20 minutes from time header home a Schalke corner against Hannover. Jan Moravek’s 90th minute second put a gloss on the Schalke win.

Freiburg 0 – Werder Bremen 6 (Bundesliga, November 21, 2009) Hugo Almeida’s diving header put Werder in the lead at Freiberg. A cheeky near post free-kick from Marko Marin doubled Bremen lead after the break, and Almeida’s second in the 57th minute put the result to bed. Wunderkid Mesut Ozil was then sent clean through the middle to coolly bury the fourth for Werder. Freiberg were heading for embarrassment when Naldo knocked in the visitors fifth with a penalty, and Markus Rosenberg’s sixth ensure that the humiliation was certified on the home crowd.

Eintracht Frankfurt 1 – Monchengladbach 2 (Bundesliga, November 21, 2009) Marco Russ looked like he had two left feet as the Frankfurt defender turned a Gladbach attack into his own net. A tidy header from striker Roel Brouwers doubled the visitors’ lead midway through the second period after Frankfurt failed to clear their lines from a corner. Pirmin Schwegler’s late penalty proved mere consolation for the hosts.


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