Bundesliga Bundesliga 2


Claudio PIzarro (l.) got a much-changed Bayern Munich side off the mark in the 12th minute against Kaiserslautern, <br> after a clever ball from Arjen Robben put the Peruvian clean through Several first-team regulars, including German internationals Thomas Müller (l.) and Manuel Neuer (r.) were left on the bench, <br> having been rested by coach Jupp Heynckes ahead of Saturday's match away at Hamburg Having recently recovered from injury, Austrian youngster David Alaba (front) was handed a start as he works his way back to match fitness A brace from Dutch star Arjen Robben (m.) and another from Pizarro (background, left) gave the Bavarians a comfortable 4-0 win over Lautern After a goalless first half against Bundesliga 2 side FSV Frankfurt, VfL Wolfsburg's Diego (r.) put the hosts in front in the 51st minute The job was then left to striker Bas Dost (l.) to complete a comfortable 2-0 win for the Wolves, drilling a low shot into the corner In the round's only all-Bundesliga tie, Havard Nordveit (l.) and Borussia Mönchengladbach made the short trip east to face Fortuna Düsseldorf With local pride at stake, neither defence was in the mood to give too much away, as Alvaro Dominguez (m.) <br> discovered in this duel with Düsseldorf keeper Fabian Giefer Gladbach were semi-finalists in the competition last season, but it was a round-two exit for the Foals, <br> as Nando Rafael's (m.) extra-time winner sent a euphoric Fortuna through In Hanover, Mame Diouf added to his goal last weekend by putting Hannover 96 1-0 up against Dynamo Dresden... ...but the Reds were pegged back to 1-1 straight away, eventually sending a game of attrition into extra-time and penalties Artur Sobiech (r.) missed his penalty, but was saved by his keeper Ron-Robert Zieler, who kept out <br> two Dresden spot-kicks to send the Reds through into the next round Ibrahima Traore (l.) celebrates his stunning long-range effort with Serdar Tasci to put Stuttgart in front at home to St. Pauli Vedad Ibisevic added to his five league goals this term by firing the Swabians 2-0 up shortly afterwards, as Bruno Labbadia's men cruised into the next round Following some shoddy Leverkusen defending, Sebastian Hille (l.) gave Arminia Bielefeld a shock lead <br> in the 11th minute. Jens Hegeler (No13) restored parity for the Bundesliga outfit shortly afterwards It wasn't a particularly impressive performance, but Leverkusen grinded out the result they needed <br> to reach the last 16, with Manuel Friedrich's header giving them a 2-1 victory Defending champions Borussia Dortmund were in no mood to be generous against second division side VfL Aalen <br> and took the lead in the 22nd minute when Mats Hummels (2.l.) rifled in from close range After netting against Real Madrid in the Champions League last week, Marcel Schmelzer (2.l.) <br> was once again on the scoresheet, drilling in from the left side of the penalty area Youngster Mario Götze (l.) put the result beyond all doubt with a delightful chipped finish to secure his side's ticket into the next round Ibrahim Afellay (m.) continued his recent scoring form and gave Schalke an 11th minute lead at home to Bundesliga 2 side Sandhausen. <br> Julian Draxler (No. 31) was also back in the Royal Blues' line-up after fracturing his wrist recently Afellay (r.) gives provider Ciprian Marica (l.) his dues for a superb assist. The Romanian international started in place of the rested Klaas-Jan Huntelaar...  ...and staked his claim for more regular outings with an acrobatic overhead kick to put Schalke 2-0 up However, not to be outdone, Huntelaar came on in the second period and duly reminded everyone <br> why he is the club's undisputed number one striker, finishing smartly from Draxler's through ball In Mainz, all eyes were on Hungarian striker Adam Szalai (r.) following his hat-trick against Hoffenheim last Saturday However, it was Andreas Ivanschitz who got the <i>05ers</i> off the mark, powering a left-footed shot past <br> Aue keeper Martin Männel in the 18th minute, with Mainz eventually winning 2-0 Freiburg's Senegalese defender Fallou Diagne (front) holds off Dennis Kruppke of Bundesliga 2 leaders Braunschweig in a fiercely contested encounter The guest's Cedrick Makiadi (r.) was influential in the <i>Breisgauer</i>'s 2-0 victory, with goals from Daniel Caligiuri and... ...Johannes Flum ensuring Christian Streich's side avoided an upset and boucned back from the weekend defeat to Dortmund Augsburg forward Aristide Bance (l.) kept plugging away at the Preußen Münster defence, but was unable to find a way through in a goalless first half The low-quality tie was eventually decided by a rare moment of class, as Jan-Ingwer Callsen-Bracker <br> fired Augsburg through to the next round with a well-taken strike from distance
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