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Stuttgart and Wolfsburg off to flying starts

Published: Saturday 6 August 2011, 17.46CET
Patrick Helmes scored twice as VfL Wolfsburg beat 1. FC Köln 3-0, while VfB Stuttgart triumphed by the same scoreline against FC Schalke 04 on the opening weekend in the Bundesliga.

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Published: Saturday 6 August 2011, 17.46CET

Stuttgart and Wolfsburg off to flying starts

Patrick Helmes scored twice as VfL Wolfsburg beat 1. FC Köln 3-0, while VfB Stuttgart triumphed by the same scoreline against FC Schalke 04 on the opening weekend in the Bundesliga.

VfB Stuttgart and VfL Wolfsburg were the big winners as the opening weekend of the Bundesliga continued with FC Augsburg recording a 2-2 draw on their debut in the German top flight.

Champions Borussia Dortmund kicked proceedings off on Friday with a 3-1 win against Hamburger SV, yet Stuttgart and Wolfsburg went one better by putting three without reply past their opponents. Cacau (37), Martin Harnik (57) and substitute Shinji Okazaki (89) were on target as Stuttgart put FC Schalke 04 to the sword, while Patrick Helmes scored twice as the Wolves eased past ten-man 1. FC Köln, who had Milivoje Novakovič sent off ten minutes from time.

Back from a loan spell last season at Real Racing Club, Markus Rosenberg scored twice as SV Werder Bremen defeated 1. FC Kaiserslautern 2-0. Augsburg, meanwhile, were grateful to Sascha Mölders for his 81st-minute equaliser which salvaged last term's 2. Bundesliga runners-up a 2-2 draw against SC Freiburg, who had twice led.

Hannover 96 − who finished fourth in 2010/11 − prevailed 2-1 against TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, while Hertha BSC Berlin, who won promotion back to the Bundesliga at the first attempt, were defeated 1-0 by visiting 1. FC Nürnberg in the late game.

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Results

German Bundesliga 2011/12

Matches
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Last updated: 07/09/2011 15:31 CET

06/08/2011

HerthaHertha0-1NürnbergNürnberg

Pekhart 80

Venue: Berlin

06/08/2011

HannoverHannover2-1HoffenheimHoffenheim

Schlaudraff 15, Abdellaoue 30 (p)

Salihović 18 (p)

Venue: Hannover

06/08/2011

KölnKöln0-3WolfsburgWolfsburg

Schäfer 85, Helmes 17, 90+3

Venue: Cologne

06/08/2011

StuttgartStuttgart3-0SchalkeSchalke

Cacau 37, Harnik 56, Okazaki 89

Venue: Stuttgart

06/08/2011

BremenBremen2-0KaiserslauternKaiserslautern

Rosenberg 60, 81

Venue: Bremen

06/08/2011

FC AugsburgFC Augsburg2-2FreiburgFreiburg

Mölders 53, 81

Cissé 48, Makiadi 55

Venue: Augsburg

05/08/2011

DortmundDortmund3-1HamburgHamburg

Götze 29, Grosskreutz 17, 48

Tesche 79

Venue: Dortmund

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