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Mainz maintain winning start

Published: Tuesday 21 September 2010, 22.00CET
Leaders 1. FSV Mainz 05 continued their perfect start to the season by defeating 1. FC Köln on a night when FC Bayern München beat TSG 1899 Hoffenheim and SV Werder Bremen lost.
Mainz maintain winning start
Lewis Holtby celebrates one of his two goals against Köln ©Getty Images
Published: Tuesday 21 September 2010, 22.00CET

Mainz maintain winning start

Leaders 1. FSV Mainz 05 continued their perfect start to the season by defeating 1. FC Köln on a night when FC Bayern München beat TSG 1899 Hoffenheim and SV Werder Bremen lost.

Lewis Holtby scored twice as 1. FSV Mainz 05 made it five Bundesliga wins out of five with a 2-0 defeat of 1. FC Köln, while FC Bayern München lost Franck Ribéry to injury in a 2-1 victory at TSG 1899 Hoffenheim.

Holtby's efforts on 72 and 90 minutes not only continued Mainz's best start to a top-flight campaign but also extended their unbeaten run to ten league matches dating back to last season. Mainz are five points clear of second-placed Hoffenheim, who took the lead inside 40 seconds against Bayern when Sebastian Rudy dispossessed Diego Contento in the left-back area and teed up Vedad Ibišević.

The same player then curled a free-kick against the upright before the break, though Bayern were level just after the hour with their first goal in 333 minutes of Bundesliga football. Ribéry drifted inside from the left and although goalkeeper Daniel Haas saved his shot, Thomas Müller tucked away the rebound.

Ribéry, however, suffered what appeared to be a right ankle injury when shooting at goal and was immediately replaced. Daniel Van Buyten bundled in the winner in added time after the ball had been headed down into his path. Hannover 96 are third, level on points with Hoffenheim, following a 4-1 home win against SV Werder Bremen.

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MainzMainz2-0KölnKöln

Holtby 72, 90+1

Venue: Mainz

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HannoverHannover4-1BremenBremen

Fritz 11 (o.g.), Konan Ya 53, Schulz 79, Abdellaoue 90+2

Frings 36 (p)

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HoffenheimHoffenheim1-2BayernBayern

Ibišević 1

Müller 63, Van Buyten 90+1

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