German Bundesliga – Match Recaps – 26 September 2012
Bayer Leverkusen, Hannover 96, Werder Bremen, and Hoffenheim all won while Hamburg held Monchengladbach in the German Bundesliga on September 26, 2012.
Borussia Monchengladbach 2-2 Hamburg
Monchengladbach rallied on two different occasions to get their first home draw of the season. Hamburg took leads of 0-1 and 1-2 on goals from Rafael Van der Vaart and Artjoms Rudnevs. Monchengladbach leveled with a 39th minute Martin Stranzl goal but faced adversity after going down 1-2. The home side faced more difficulties when Stranzl was sent off in the 53rd minute. It took a stoppage time Alvaro Dominguez Soto goal to eventually get Monchengladbach level and share the points.
|23′||0 – 1||Rafael Van der Vaart|
|39′||Martin Stranzl||1 – 1|
|45′||1 – 2||Artjoms Rudnevs|
|53′||Martin Stranzl (red card)|
|90′ +1′||Alvaro Dominguez Soto||2 – 2|
Augsburg 1-3 Bayer Leverkusen
Bayer Leverkusen cruised to an away win behind three first half goals. The deficit was too much for Augsburg who are last in the German Bundesliga table and only scored two goals in five matches. Leverkusen are up to eigth place with a 2-1-2 record.
|7′||0 – 1||Stefan Kießling|
|39′||0 – 2||Philipp Wollscheid|
|44′||0 – 3||Andre Schürrle|
|51′||Tobias Werner||1 – 3|
Hannover 4-1 FC Nuremberg
Hannover moved up to third place with a strong home victory. Didier Ya Konan had a brace while Lars Stindl and Szabolcs Huszti scored the other goals. Nuremberg’s Timmy Chandler scored consolation goal in the 73rd minute after the match was well out of reach. Hannover are unbeaten at home with a 2-1-0 record while suffer their first away loss of the season.
|21′||Lars Stindl||1 – 0|
|29′||Szabolcs Huszti||2 – 0|
|52′||Didier Ya Konan||3 – 0|
|63′||Didier Ya Konan||4 – 0|
|73′||4 – 1||Timothy Chandler|
Freiburg 1-2 Werder Bremen
The home side couldn’t hold onto a first half lead as Werder Bremen scored two unanswered second half goals. Werder Bremen are up to seventh place with the three points and Freiburg drop down to 12th place.
|36′||Jonathan Schmid||1 – 0|
|47′||1 – 1||Joseph Akpala|
|59′||1 – 2||Aaron Hunt|
Stuttgart 0-3 Hoffenheim
The first away win of the season for Hoffenheim who has goals from Fabian Johnson, Joselu, and Takashi Usmi. It’s been a terrible start for Stuttgart who have yet to get a win and a very poor -9 goal difference.
|5′||0 – 1||Takashi Usami|
|47′||0 – 2||Joselu|
|58′||0 – 3||Fabian Johnson|