Hamburg 2 – Werder Bremen 1 (Bundesliga, November 23, 2008) (Longer highlights here.) Jose Guerrero shot Hamburg in the lead over Werder after the visitors failed to clear a free-kick. Bremen’s talisman brought them level, Diego curling a free-kick past the outstretched reach of Rost. Ivica Olic stole the points with a wonder strike in the 74th minute, cutting in from the right he let rip with a left-footed arrow that pierced the top corner.
Bochum 2 – Hertha Berlin 3 (Bundesliga, November 22, 2008) Raffael, Gojko Kacar and Cicero scored in the first half for Hertha to seemingly secure a comfortable win. But Bochum rallied after the break as Stanislav Sestak and Marcin Mieciel threatened to claim an unlikely comeback.