Bundesliga Bundesliga 2
<b>Hannover 96 2-2 FC Schalke 04:</b> Felipe made a dream start to life with Hannover 96, heading them in front against Schalke 04 Quick off the mark: After scoring 29 goals last season, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar has scored his first on the opening day of the new campaign Lewis Holtby put Schalke in front against Hannover 96... ...but Adrian Nikci earned The Reds a point with a late equaliser as Hannover prove once again that they are a force to be reckoned with, especially on home turf <b>VfB Stuttgart 0-1 VfL Wolfsburg:</b> It's a fast-paced opening to Saturday evening's rescheduled match at the Mercedes-Benz Arena... ...with Martin Harnik (l.) and co. enjoying the bulk of the possession against the visitors, who nonetheless remain a constant threat on the counter... ...with Diego (r., against Willian Kvist) pulling the strings again in midfield Stuttgart sporting director Fredi Bobic (l.) and coach Bruno Labbadia take in the unfolding action... ...which culminates in Bas Dost heading the Wolves to victory in the final minute... ...and in almost instant response to a missed penalty at the other end - double grounds for celebration <b>Eintracht Frankfurt 2-1 Bayer Leverkusen:</b> A tough opening-day assignment for Bundesliga returnees Frankfurt... ...gets even tougher when Stefan Kießling puts the visitors in front in the 29th minute Bayer's co-coach Sascha Lewandowski has good reason to be pleased with his charges at this point... ...while Alex Meier and co. are rueing chances missed as they put in a battling display Twelve minutes after the restart however, Stefan Aigner gets the better of Bayer keeper Bernd Leno to haul the home side level... ...and the last word is destined to be Eintracht's after all, as Martin Lanig powers home the winner for Armin Veh's men with eight minutes remaining <b>SpVgg Greuther Fürth 0-3 Bayern Munich:</b> The old and the new, as veteran Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes (r.) enters the Trolli Arena with his Greuther Fürth counterpart Mike Büskens Bastian Schweinsteiger (r., with Anatoliy Tymoshchuk) is among the record champions' substitutes for the campaign opener Out on the pitch, Xherdan Shaqiri (l., against Stephan Fürstner) starts for Bayern in the hole behind lone frontman and fellow summer signing Mario Mandzukic The home defence are soon finding Arjen Robben and co. quite a handful to cope with, but they hold firm until a couple of minutes before half time... ...when Thomas Müller stabs home from close range to break the deadlock in Bayern's favour It's a promising start to the season for Müller, who also scored against Dortmund in the Supercup After the interval, Fürth come out of their shell a bit more - and are hit for two more, Mario Mandzukic (l., with Dante) and Arjen Robben rounding out a 3-0 win for Bayern <b>Borussia Mönchengladbach 2-1 1899 Hoffenheim:</b> Highlights are at a premium in the first half of a tightly-contested duel... ...with Mike Hanke (3.l.) providing the one that matters for the home crowd, heading Gladbach in front in the 33rd minute Hoffenheim coach Markus Babbel is far from happy at this point, but his charges get back on level terms in the 66th minute courtesy of Roberto Firmino's nod-in With eleven minutes to go though, Juan Arango pulls one of his specials out the hat, slamming home a direct free kick to secure the Foals the points... ...before taking his dues from his understandably delighted teammates <b>FC Augsburg 0-2 Fortuna Düsseldorf:</b> For their first Bundesliga outing in 15 years, Düsseldorf are on the road at Augsburg And this proves to be another triumph of perspiration over inspiration over the course of a low-key first half The hosts up the pressure after the interval, but squander several chances to put themselves in the driving seat... ...while at the other end sub Dani Schahin, signed from Fürth over the summer, strikes not once but twice to make it a winning top-flight return for Düsseldorf <b>Hamburger SV 0-1 1. FC Nuremberg:</b> Two sides dumped out of the DFB Cup by lower-league opposition last weekend go head-to-head in Hamburg... 'Club' forward Alexander Esswein (l.) takes on HSV's Michael Mancienne as an evenly-balanced first half unfolds The new man between the posts for Hamburg, former Germany no. 1 Rene Adler, has little to do until he's called on to pull off a fine double save seconds before the break Nuremberg come out the more positive of the two sides after the restart... ...and with 68 minutes on the clock, Hanno Balitsch mops up the rebound after Per Nilsson heads against the post following a corner - the only goal of the game <b>SC Freiburg 1- 1. FSV Mainz 05:</b> Another high-intensity duel between two sides with a potentially testing campaign ahead of them Home coach Christian Streich sees new signing Max Kruse put Freiburg in front early in the second half... ...while his Mainz counterpart Thomas Tuchel grows increasingly frustrated at missed opportunities... ...by Andreas Ivanschitz among others - but the Austrian international makes amends in the 65th minute, slotting home from the spot after Nicolai Müller is downed inside the box <b>Borussia Dortmund 2-1 Werder Bemen</b> Reigning champions Borussia Dortmund kick off the 50th Bundesliga campaign in front of over 80,000 fans at home to Werder Bremen Dortmund's Jakub Blaszczykowski (top l.) leaps to evade the challenges of Sokratis (bottom) and Clemens Fritz (r.) and set up... ...Marco Reus (bottom), who clips past the helpless Sebastian Mielitz in the Bremen goal to give the title holders an early lead Germany international Reus arrived at BVB during the summer from Gladbach and immediately endears himself to the Signal-Iduna-Park faithful Bremen have no intention of throwing in the towel though and grab an equaliser through Theodor Gebre Selassie's (top l.) header on 75 minutes But Mario Götze (front l.) scores minutes after entering the fray to ensure that all three points are staying with the champs in the season opener
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