Borussia tame Wolfsburg; Bayern win 3-1 at Werder; Hoff sink Schalke

Wolfsburg 0 – Borussia Dortmund 3 (Bundesliga, January 29, 2011) Struggling Wolfsburg were carved out like a chicken after just two minutes by Borussia Dortmund, the runaway leaders played a series of passed before Lucas Barrios volleyed home a cross from close range. Five minutes from the break Dortmund went 2-up all-too-easily as a cross from the right picked out two unmarked Borussia players in the box and Nuri Sahin knocked in the second. Steve McClaren was letf looking crestfallen when Die Wolves conceded a third to Mats Hummels from a corner.

Werder Bremen 1 – Bayern Munich 3 (Bundesliga, January 29, 2011) Per Mertesacker proved the unlikely goalscorer to break the ice in the match between Werder and Bayern, the home cedntre half collecting a free-kick at the back post and threading a lovely shot into the opposite corner. Arjen Robben soon pulled Bayern level as his threw himself into a left wing cross to bring the Bavarians back into the match, and then Per Mertesacker turned from hero to zero as he diverted a cross into his own net. Miroslav Klose sealed the away win rolling the ball into an empty net after Muller have bravely burst through the middle of the Bremen backline.

Schalke 0 – Hoffenheim 1 (Bundesliga, January 29, 2011) Hoffenheim got off to a great start at Schalke scoring after four minutes, Isaac Vorsah headed in a corner to give the visitors an early lead.

St. Pauli 3 – Cologne 0 (Bundesliga, January 29, 2011) A wonderful half-volley from Ghanaian Charles Takyi from 30-yards fired St Pauli ahead against Cologne. Ten minutes from the break St Pauli doubled their lead when Charles Takyi claimed his second from a rebound.

Nurnberg 2 – Hamburg 0 (Bundesliga, January 29, 2011) A Timmy Simons penalty early in the second half gave Nurnberg the lead over Hamburg. The visitors were then reduced to 10 men when Gojko Kacar was conroversially sent off for a foul on the edge of his box, and Almog Cohen doubled the punishment notching a second following a free-kick.

Kaiserslautern 0 – Mainz 1 (Bundesliga, January 29, 2011) Lewis Holtby was the match winner on 23 with a fine finish after intricate play down the left.

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