Bundesliga Saturday Round-Up: Frankfurt Upset Bremen

Posted Sunday, January 17, 2010 by Goal.com

Leverkusen and Hamburg moved to first and third place today, while Werder Bremen are now six points from a Champions League spot.

Bayer Leverkusen 4-2 Mainz
Borussia M'gladbach 1-2 Bochum
Eintracht Frankfurt 1-0 Werder Bremen
Hamburg 2-0 Freiburg
Hannover 0-3 Hertha Berlin
Stuttgart 3 - 1 Wolfsburg


Bundesliga: Bayer Leverkusen - FSV Mainz 05

Bayer Leverkusen 4-2 Mainz

Tim Hoogland handed the visitors an early lead, but Leverkusen rallied to take a two goal advantage. Goals from Michal Kadlec, Tranquillo Barnetta and Toni Kroos made the score 3-1 before the half.

After the break, Niko Bungert pulled one back for Mainz, but Eren Derdiyok put the game out of reach with a late, fourth goal.


Borussia M'gladbach 1-2 Bochum

A defensive Bochum side took a surprising 2-0 lead before the break thanks to goals from Stanislav Sestak and Zlatko Dedic. The hosts battled back and were dominant in the second half, but Fabian Baecker's 80th minute strike proved to be too little, too late.


Eintracht Frankfurt 1-0 Werder Bremen

Werder were dominant in possession, but Frankfurt's organisation proved too much for the visitors to break. Still sluggish following the winter break, Bremen were uninspired in attack, and Frankfurt did better with their few opportunities.

Central defender Marco Russ put his team ahead in the 57th minute, and the hosts survived a late rally to claim all three points.


Hamburg 2-0 Freiburg

An impressive Hamburg side took an early lead through Marcell Jansen, but were disappointed not to score again before the break. After controlling the game and applying constant pressure on goal, Die Rothosen entered the half with just a single goal on the scoreboard.

Shortly after the break, Mladen Petric made it 2-0 and Bruno Labbadia's side coasted to a well-earned victory.


Hannover 0-3 Hertha Berlin

Hertha Berlin began their steep climb from the depths of relegation with an emphatic away victory over Hannover. Rapidfire goals from Lukasz Piszczek and Raffael around the half hour mark deflated the hosts' hopes in a half that saw Hannover carve out their fair share of opportunities.

In the second half, Hertha took full control. New signing Theofanis Gekas added a third before Cicero saw his penalty shot saved after Adrian Ramos was fouled in the penalty area.

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