Hannover 2 – Hoffenheim 1 (Bundesliga, August 6, 2011)Â Jan Schlaudraff gave Hannover a 1-nil lead against HoffenheimÂ after 15 minutes with a quick-thinking free-kick. The lead lasted just a few minutes before SejadÂ Salihovic equalised with a penalty, but Hannover retook the lead on the half hour whenÂ Mohammed Abdellaoue scored with anotherÂ spot-kick.
Stuttgart 3 – Schalke 0 (Bundesliga, August 6, 2011)Â Stuttgart broke the ice against Schalke whenÂ Cacau steered in a close range header from a corner. Just before the hourÂ Martin Harnik headed the hosts 2-up from a free-kick. Japanese international strikerÂ Shinji Okazaki sealed the win with a quality curler in the final minute of regulation time.
Cologne 0 – Wolfsburg 3 (Bundesliga, August 6, 2011)Â Wolfsburg ignored all their summer problems to take the lead at Cologne courtesy of a goal from Patrick Helmes. Die Wolves finished the game strongly with late goals fromÂ Marcel Schafer and Patrick Helmes.
Augsburg 2 – Freiburg 2 (Bundesliga, August 6, 2011)Â Freiburg got their heads in front thanks to a Papiss Demba Cisse strike at the start of the second half, but newbies Augsburg hit back instantly throughÂ Sascha Molders’ header. Just two minutes later Freiburg were again back ahead,Â the hosts taking the lead through a well-placed header from Cedrick Makiadi. Nine minutes from timeÂ Sascha Molders bagged his second equaliser forÂ Augsburg to set up a grandstand finish.
Werder Bremen 2 – Kaiserslautern 0 (Bundesliga, August 6, 2011)Â Werder’sÂ malignedÂ strikerÂ Markus Rosenberg got the home fans on their feet on the hour when he pierced theÂ Kaiserslautern net. Bremen sowed up the points thanks to aÂ Markus Rosenberg header teÂ minutesÂ fromÂ time.
Hertha Berlin 0 – Hannover 1Â (Bundesliga, August 6, 2011) Tomas Pekhart won the match with a near post finish on 80 minutes.