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Bayern join Leverkusen at German summit

Published: Saturday 6 February 2010, 17.00CET
FC Bayern München joined Bayer 04 Leverkusen on 45 points at the top of the Bundesliga with a 3-1 win at reigning champions VfL Wolfsburg as the BayArena side could only draw at VfL Bochum 1848.
Bayern join Leverkusen at German summit
Bayern celebrate Daniel Van Buyten's goal at Wolfsburg ©Getty Images
Published: Saturday 6 February 2010, 17.00CET

Bayern join Leverkusen at German summit

FC Bayern München joined Bayer 04 Leverkusen on 45 points at the top of the Bundesliga with a 3-1 win at reigning champions VfL Wolfsburg as the BayArena side could only draw at VfL Bochum 1848.

FC Bayern Munchen secured an eighth successive Bundesliga victory, winning 3-1 away against reigning champions VfL Wolfsburg to join Bayer 04 Leverkusen on 45 points at the top of the table.

Louis van Gaal's side were ahead within two minutes, Arjen Robben racing in to finish from Thomas Müller's ball, while Daniel Van Buyten plundered a second from Ivica Olić's headed pass after Wolfsburg failed to clear a Robben corner. Franck Ribéry made it 3-0 just before the hour mark and to add to the hosts misery, Jörg Butt saved a Grafite penalty on 66 minutes, though the Brazilian did head home a consolation goal in the closing seconds.

With Leverkusen only managing a 1-1 draw at VfL Bochum 1848, Bayern's result meant that only goal difference keeps the BayArena side top of the standings, and there was further good news for the Bavarians as third-placed FC Schalke 04 were held to a goalless draw at SC Freiburg. Elsewhere, Ruud van Nistelrooy made a brief cameo appearance late on in Hamburger SV's 3-3 draw at 1. FC Köln, while TSG 1899 Hoffenheim beat Hannover 96 2-1.

On Friday, Werder Bremen kicked off the Bundesliga weekend with a 2-1 victory against rock-bottom Hertha BSC Berlin, with Claudio Pizarro scoring the winner nine minutes from time. A late Roberto Hilbert goal, meanwhile, gave VfB Stuttgart 2-1 win at 1. FC Nürnberg in Saturday's late fixture.

 

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Last updated: 04/07/2011 03:45 CET

05/02/2011

MönchengladbachMönchengladbach2-3StuttgartStuttgart

Dante Bonfim 29, De Camargo 31

Pogrebnyak 51, Harnik 56, Gebhart 87 (p)

Venue: Monchengladbach

05/02/2011

HannoverHannover1-0WolfsburgWolfsburg

Pinto 5

Venue: Hannover

05/02/2011

NürnbergNürnberg1-0LeverkusenLeverkusen

Eigler 60

Venue: Nürnberg

05/02/2011

MainzMainz1-1BremenBremen

Schürrle 19

Pizarro 90+2

Venue: Mainz

05/02/2011

KölnKöln3-2BayernBayern

Clemens 55, Novakovič 62, 73

Gomez 22, Hamit Altıntop 43

Venue: Cologne

05/02/2011

HoffenheimHoffenheim3-2KaiserslauternKaiserslautern

G. Sigurdsson 28, Rudy 40, Ibišević 62

Hoffer 58, Rodnei 59

Venue: Sinsheim

04/02/2011

DortmundDortmund0-0SchalkeSchalke

Venue: Dortmund

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