Raul sparkles as Schalke sink Bayern; Hamburg cruise past Cologne

Schalke 3 – Bayern Munich 1 (T-Home Cup, August 1, 2010) Namen Mujic slid Bayern Munich into a fifth minute lead against Schalke. Felix Magath had plenty to smile about as the half wore on as first new signing Raul showed his predatory skills to prod home his first goal for the club to level and the day of firsts continued as Brazilian forward Edu then scored his first goal to put Schalke in front at the break. Schalke’s day got even better in the 34th minute as Raul took the roof off with a stunning chip from outside the box that made onlookers wonder if Real Madrid had got rid of their talisman too soon.

Hamburg 3 – Cologne 0 (T-Home Cup, August 1, 2010) Ruud van Nistelrooy bagged his second Hamburg goal in two days to open the scoring against Cologne with the hitman controlling, spinning and firing in the box although the keeper should have done better to block his final effort. Gojko Kacar stepped out of defence to start and finish an attack that put Hamburg 2-up at the break. After the interval Hamburg added a third through South Korea’s star of tomorrow Son Heung-Min.

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