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Bayern lay down marker with convincing victory

Published: Saturday 25 August 2012, 22.40CET
FC Bayern München opened with a commanding 3-0 win against Bundesliga debutants SpVgg Greuther Fürth on a day when VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach beat TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 2-1.

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Published: Saturday 25 August 2012, 22.40CET

Bayern lay down marker with convincing victory

FC Bayern München opened with a commanding 3-0 win against Bundesliga debutants SpVgg Greuther Fürth on a day when VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach beat TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 2-1.

Last season's runners-up, FC Bayern München laid down a marker for the new campaign with a convincing 3-0 away win against Bundesliga debutants SpVgg Greuther Fürth, while VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach opened with a 2-1 success at home against TSG 1899 Hoffenheim.

Given a stern first-half examination, Bayern ended their opponents' resolve two minutes before the break when Thomas Müller opened the scoring from close range. New arrival Mario Mandžukić followed up Arjen Robben's parried shot to make it two, before Robben turned goalscorer 11 minutes from time after his cross deflected in off Bernd Nehrig.

Reeling from their UEFA Champions League play-off defeat by FC Dynamo Kyiv in midweek, Mönchengladbach responded in the best possible way. Mike Hanke's 33rd-minute opener was cancelled out by midfielder Roberto Firmino, but Juan Arango struck on 79 minutes to secure the points.

Back in the Bundesliga following a 15-year hiatus, Fortuna Düsseldorf 1895 marked their return in style, overcoming FC Augsburg 2-0. 1. FC Nürnberg also tasted away success by condemning Hamburger SV to a 1-0 defeat, while 1. FSV Mainz 05 came from behind to claim a 1-1 draw against SC Freiburg.

In the late kick-offs, Eintracht Frankfurt beat Bayer 04 Leverkusen 2-1, with VfL Wolfsburg snatching a last-gasp winner at VfB Stuttgart in the evening's final game.

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Last updated: 05/12/13 3.25CET

Results

German Bundesliga 2012/13

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 20/06/2013 16:47 CET

25/08/2012

StuttgartStuttgart0-1WolfsburgWolfsburg

Dost 90

Venue: Stuttgart

25/08/2012

Eintracht FrankfurtEintracht Frankfurt2-1LeverkusenLeverkusen

Aigner 57, Lanig 82

Kiessling 30

Venue: Frankfurt am Main

25/08/2012

AugsburgAugsburg0-2DüsseldorfDüsseldorf

Schahin 68, 79

Venue: Augsburg

25/08/2012

FreiburgFreiburg1-1MainzMainz

Kruse 49

Ivanschitz 65 (P)

Venue: Freiburg

25/08/2012

FürthFürth0-3BayernBayern

T. Müller 43, Mandžukić 59, Kleine 79 (o.g.)

Venue: Furth

25/08/2012

MönchengladbachMönchengladbach2-1HoffenheimHoffenheim

Hanke 33, Arango 79

Barbosa de Oliveira 66

Venue: Monchengladbach

25/08/2012

HamburgHamburg0-1NürnbergNürnberg

Balitsch 68

Venue: Hamburg

24/08/2012

DortmundDortmund2-1BremenBremen

Reus 11, Götze 81

Gebre Selassie 75

Venue: Dortmund

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