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Mainz win, Schalke hold Hamburg

Published: Sunday 11 August 2013, 20.15CET
There were plenty of goals on the first Sunday of the new Bundesliga season as FC Schalke 04 and Hamburger SV shared six, while 1. FSV Mainz 05 beat VfB Stuttgart.
Mainz win, Schalke hold Hamburg
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (right) started his season in goalscoring form ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Sunday 11 August 2013, 20.15CET

Mainz win, Schalke hold Hamburg

There were plenty of goals on the first Sunday of the new Bundesliga season as FC Schalke 04 and Hamburger SV shared six, while 1. FSV Mainz 05 beat VfB Stuttgart.

The first weekend of the 2013/14 Bundesliga season ended in entertaining fashion as 1. FSV Mainz 05 got off to a winning start, while FC Schalke 04 came from behind twice to draw 3-3 with Hamburger SV on Sunday.

Schalke and HSV produced nine goals across their two league fixtures last season, and there were six more in their first meeting this term in Gelsenkirchen. Jens Keller's hosts got off to a great start as just two minutes in Klaas-Jan Huntelaar drove into the bottom corner from outside the area. Rafael van der Vaart's penalty drew Hamburg level before Maximilian Beister headed the visitors ahead.

Huntelaar hit his second for the UEFA Champions League play-off contenders on the stroke of half-time, but they fell behind once again courtesy of Lasse Sobiech. However, Ádám Szalai, a summer signing from Mainz, got the equaliser in the 72nd minute.

VfB Stuttgart finished a point above Mainz in 12th last season, but came out second best on Sunday. Nicolai Müller put the hosts ahead early on, but the lead lasted just two minutes as Vedad Ibišević levelled. Shinji Okazaki restored Mainz's lead after the break before Müller got his second, meaning Martin Harnik's late strike could not earn Stuttgart a point.

Last updated: 05/09/13 3.33CET

Results

German Bundesliga 2013/14

Matches
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Last updated: 30/10/2013 13:49 CET

11/08/2013

SchalkeSchalke3-3HamburgHamburg

Huntelaar 2, 45+2, Szalai 72

Van der Vaart 12 (P), Beister 23, Sobiech 49

Venue: Gelsenkirchen

11/08/2013

MainzMainz3-2StuttgartStuttgart

N. Müller 14, 78, Okazaki 65

Ibišević 16, Harnik 82

Venue: Mainz

10/08/2013

BraunschweigBraunschweig0-1BremenBremen

Junuzovic 82

Venue: Braunschweig

10/08/2013

HoffenheimHoffenheim2-2NürnbergNürnberg

Abraham 34, Modeste 51

Frantz 54, Ginczek 57

Venue: Sinsheim

10/08/2013

LeverkusenLeverkusen3-1FreiburgFreiburg

Kiessling 22, Son Heung-Min 46, Sam 52

Hanke 40

Venue: Leverkusen

10/08/2013

AugsburgAugsburg0-4DortmundDortmund

Aubameyang 24, 66, 79, R. Lewandowski 86 (P)

Venue: Augsburg

10/08/2013

HannoverHannover2-0WolfsburgWolfsburg

Andreasen 17, Huszti 84

Venue: Hannover

10/08/2013

HerthaHertha6-1Eintracht FrankfurtEintracht Frankfurt

Ramos 17, 71, Brooks 32, Allagui 58, 60, Ronny 89

Meier 37 (P)

Venue: Berlin

09/08/2013

BayernBayern3-1MönchengladbachMönchengladbach

Robben 12, Mandžukić 15, Alaba 69 (P)

Dante 40 (og)

Venue: München

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