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Szabolcs Huszti was Hannover 96’s hero in their 3-2 win over Bayer 04 Leverkusen with two penalty goals His fourth and fifth goals of the season, his second brace of the current campaign, got the Reds back on track after three defeats in their last four games Gonzalo Castro (c.) had given Leverkusen the lead in the second minute... ...but Huszti swept in the first spot-kick to bring the Reds back on terms Mame Diouf headed Hannover in front for the first time in the 56th minute... ...although his celebrations were short lived as the lead lasted just 60 seconds before Stefan Kießling levelled. Huszti’s second penalty then sealed victory. In Sunday's early game , Mike Hanke (l.) was one of the heroes for Mönchengladbach at home to Mainz, netting the first goal for his second strike in three days Chances had been few and far between in the opening half at Borussia Park, as guests Mainz kept things tight <br> at the back, a tactic typified by this challenge from Bo Svensson (l.) on Patrick Herrmann (r.) Indeed, the first half was as tight an affair as has been seen in the league this season, <br> with no quarter being given as Arango (l.) and Zdenek Pospech (r.) discovered In the second half, though, it was the Foals' greater attacking intent that decided the game, and the <br> result was wrapped up when Juan Arango curled in a beautiful lob from distance to seal the points Eintracht Frankfurt rounded off Saturday's action on Matchday 16 in style as they came out on top in a five-goal thriller against SV Werder Bremen There was nothing between the two sides during the first half with Frankfurt content controlling possession and Bremen sitting deep with the aim of breaking quickly Alexander Meier opened the scoring in the second half, but soon saw his strike pegged back <br> when Nils Petersen (c.) headed home the eqauliser shortly before the hour mark However, a quick-fire double courtesy of Pirmin Schwegler's (l.) stunning effort and Stefan Aigner's <br> tap-in left Bremen in a state of shock as Frankfurt wrestled control back in their favour Takashi Inui's last-minute effort put the final nail in the coffin, rounding off a great win for Eintracht, who had previously gone three games without a win Instant Impact: Mario Gomez (3rd r.) scored a goal just two minutes after his introduction from the <br> bench as FC Bayern Munich eased to a 2-0 win away at local rivals FC Augsburg It had been an encouraging start from the home side, though, who troubled Bayern keeper Manuel Neuer on more <br> than one occasion, with South Korean Ja-Cheol Koo (l.) enjoying a solid opening half The first goal was going to be crucial, though, and it was Bayern that got it after a Gibril Sankoh's <br> handball in the penalty area allowed Thomas Müller to put Bayern ahead from the spot Augsburg huffed and puffed in the second half and captain Daniel Baier (r.) was particularly industrious, <br> but a professional display from the league leaders allowed them to see out the points And the impact of that result was made even bigger by results elsewhere, notably at Signal Iduna <br> Park, where champions Borussia Dortmund were beaten 3-2 by Bas Dost and VfL Wolfsburg Dortmund had taken an early lead through Marco Reus (2nd l.), who curled in a superb free-kick inside the opening six minutes... ...but things took a turn for the worse as Marcel Schmelzer (front) was shown a straight red card for a handball <br> on the line, and Diego rolled in the resulting penalty for the Wolves' equaliser With a man advantage, Wolfsburg then went for the jugular and Naldo put them in front with a superb volley <br> from Diego's cross, and although the home side hit back to 2-2, Dost's calm finish sealed it late on It was an extremely disappointing day for the Yellow Blacks, who are now 13 points behind FC Bayern in the race to defend their Bundesliga title It was a bad day for the Ruhr teams all round, as FC Schalke 04 also tasted defeat, going down 3-1 to VfB Stuttgart Vedad Ibisevic (m.) was the Royal Blues' chief tormentor, scoring inside the opening two minutes, his first in a superb hat-trick Schalke replied briefly through Ciprian Marica, and their cause was helped further by a red card shown to Gotoku Sakai for a dangerous lunge on Lewis Holtby (r.) But Schalke suffered a red card themselves when Jermaine Jones was dismissed, and Huub Stevens’ side must now reflect on a fifth game without a league win 1. FC Nuremberg were also in need of a win at home to Fortuna Düsseldorf, and it was a predictably competitive affair in the easyCredit Stadium The home side then went ahead in the first half when Sebastian Polter (r.) turned in a low cross from Markus Feulner (l.)... ...before Feulner then made sure of the points, slotting home in injury time for his second of the season Bernd Nehrig (r.) of Greuther Fürth were in action against Jonathan Schmid (l.) and SC Freiburg <br> in the MAGE Solar Arena, where Fürth were looking to score their first goal in four games It was a task that proved too much for Mike Büskens' side, however, and they fell to a 1-0 defeat after Daniel Caligiuri's early goal settled things The weekend's action began with Hamburger SV at home to 1899 Hoffenheim, and after a dominant display, it was the <br>home side that emerged victorious after Artjoms Rudnevs (2nd r.) found the net either side of the half-time break Hoffenheim came into the game looking for an instant response to the appointment of Frank Kramer <br>as head coach, but they failed to break the rhythm of their hosts, who were on top for most of the game Eren Derdiyok (l.) and Co. looked promising only in the opening stages when they created a number of opportunities Rudnevs led the line fantastically for HSV and scored his first goal with a well-placed header, before side-footing in a second on 74 minutes The result leaves Hoffenheim without a point from their last five encounters, while Hamburg saw out one of the more comfortable victories
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