Bundesliga Bundesliga 2


The second half of the 2012/13 Bundesliga season meant a new start at a new club for quite a few players - or in the case of <b>Nuri Sahin</b>, a new start at an old club. Dortmund's prodigal son had a second brief outing off the bench against Nuremberg, but his first home run-out since returning was the real story  <b>Eugen Polanski</b> (l.) featured the full 90 minutes in his first outing for Hoffenheim on Matchday 19. <br>The Polish holding midfielder was unable to prevent Stefan Aigner (r.) scoring as Frankfurt won 2-1... ...but Polanski's (2nd l.) overall contribution was positive, as he won more challenges <br>(68 per cent) than any of his new team-mates and also had three attempts on goal <b>Luis Advincula</b>'s (r.) first Bundesliga appearance was rather low-key. The Peruvian international was substituted at half-time after having <br>had only 19 touches and won one out of four duels. A foul on compatriot Carlos Zambrano earned the 22-year-old a booking It certainly wasn't a dream start for Hannover's <b>Sebastien Pocognoli</b>, who became only the 20th player in Bundesliga history to be sent off on his debut. <br>Prior to that, the Belgium left-back had won a respectable 63 per cent of challenges before being red-carded 34 minutes into the Lower Saxony derby <b>Nikola Djurdjic</b> (r.) clearly added new impetus to Greuther Fürth's attack after coming on at half time, firing on <br>the Mainz goal three times. The Clover Leaves nonetheless went down to a 3-0 home defeat <b>Martin Latka</b> (c.) made a convincing debut for Düsseldorf. The 28-year-old Czech central defender <br>featured the whole 90 minutes, won 71 per cent of the duels and also earned a penalty <b>Robert Tesche</b> (r.) had his first full Bundesliga outing for Düsseldorf in the 2-1 defeat at Mönchengladbach. The hard-working midfielder may have lost the <br>majority of his challenges (56 per cent), but no other Fortuna player matched the 8.3 miles racked up by the 25-year-old Like Tesche, <b>Andre Hoffmann</b> (r.) had already featured for his new club as a substitute on Matchday 18. On his debut first-team <br>Bundesliga appearance, the Germany Under-19 defensive midfielder touched the ball just 27 times and and won one of his three attempted tackles On Matchday 18, <b>Ivan Perisic</b> featured for 75 minutes in his first outing for Wolfsburg, <br>playing a part in four of the Wolves' eight shots on goal and winning 67 per cent of his challenges Hannover 96 loanee <b>Johan Djourou</b> (r.) experienced a baptism of fire in his debut for the Reds. The Swiss international played the full 90, winning <br>66.7 per cent of his tackles, but was powerless to prevent his side conceding five times in a topsy-turvy encounter On the other side of the pitch, <b>Raffael</b> made a brief cameo for the Royal Blues. The Brazilian was thrown into <br>the mix by head coach Jens Keller in the dying minutes and only had one touch on his Bundesliga return Augsburg’s <b>Dong-Won Ji</b> (r.) impressed on his Bundesliga debut. The South Korean striker provided a constant attacking threat, registering four shots on goal <br>and setting up a further seven. Though he misplaced twelve passes, his work ethic was relentless as he covered 12.2 kilometres over 90 minutes <b>Andre Hahn</b> (r., here featuring for Kickers Offenbach in the DFB Cup) also featured for the first time in an Augsburg kit, but didn’t have <br>much of a chance to make his mark. The midfielder only came on in additional time and didn’t get a single touch of the ball In the same match, Fortuna Düsseldorf welcomed Japan’s <b>Genki Omae</b> to life in the Bundesliga in the 69th minute of their 3-2 loss. <br>The 23-year-old only had 16 touches, but managed to get off two shots in his brief second-half appearance Marking his return in the Eintracht Frankfurt starting line-up, <b>Marco Russ</b> (r.) looked rusty but nevertheless played until the <br>final whistle, winning a disappointing 38 per cent of his direct duels and picking up a yellow card in the process Greuther Fürth’s <b>Matthias Zimmermann</b> (c.) didn’t miss a minute of action on his debut against FC Bayern and held his own at right back. The 20-year-old <br>acquitted himself well, winning three of his six challenges against Franck Ribery (and 53 per cent overall), but he only had 29 touches of the ball <b>Jung Bin Park</b> (r.) wasn’t as fortunate, only appearing off the bench with time winding down. However, the South Korean <br>forward squandered a chance to notch a late consolation for Fürth with his only touch of the ball
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