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Flawless Frankfurt go top as Dortmund draw

Published: Saturday 1 September 2012, 20.49CET
Champions Borussia Dortmund were held to a draw at 1. FC Nürnberg, while an Alexander Meier double helped Eintracht Frankfurt continue their fine start to go top of the Bundesliga.

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Published: Saturday 1 September 2012, 20.49CET

Flawless Frankfurt go top as Dortmund draw

Champions Borussia Dortmund were held to a draw at 1. FC Nürnberg, while an Alexander Meier double helped Eintracht Frankfurt continue their fine start to go top of the Bundesliga.

Reigning champions Borussia Dortmund were held to a draw at 1. FC Nürnberg, while Eintracht Frankfurt continued their fine start to the season to go top of the Bundesliga.

After beginning their title defence with a defeat of SV Werder Bremen on the opening day, Dortmund's confidence was high ahead of their first away trip of the campaign. But Jürgen Klopp's side had to come back from behind to earn a point against Nürnberg after Tomáš Pekhart scored on 31 minutes. Jakub Błaszczykowski equalised nine minutes later.

Frankfurt had no such trouble on their travels, confidently dispatching Hoffenheim 4-0. Two goals in four minutes just before the break from Alexander Meier and Primin Schwegler gave the visitors a 2-0 lead, before Hoffenheim duo Sejad Salihović and Stephan Schröck were both dismissed midway through the second period for earning two bookings. Meier's penalty and Martin Lanig made it four late on.

FC Schalke 04 moved second in the table on goal difference, two points behind the leaders, as Kyriakos Papodopoulos, Jermaine Jones and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar earned them a 3-1 home win against FC Augsburg. Elsewhere, there were home wins for Bayer 04 Leverkusen and Werder Bremen against SC Freiburg and Hamburger SV respectively. Leverkusen's fellow UEFA Europa League hopefuls VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach drew 0-0 at Fortuna Düsseldorf 1895.

Last updated: 05/12/13 3.02CET

Results

German Bundesliga 2012/13

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 05/04/2013 14:56 CET

01/09/2012

DüsseldorfDüsseldorf0-0MönchengladbachMönchengladbach

Venue: Dusseldorf

01/09/2012

NürnbergNürnberg1-1DortmundDortmund

Pekhart 31

Błaszczykowski 40

Venue: Nürnberg

01/09/2012

BremenBremen2-0HamburgHamburg

Hunt 52 (P), Petersen 67

Venue: Bremen

01/09/2012

SchalkeSchalke3-1AugsburgAugsburg

K. Papadopoulos 33, Jones 46, Huntelaar 72

Oehrl 79

Venue: Gelsenkirchen

01/09/2012

LeverkusenLeverkusen2-0FreiburgFreiburg

Castro 8, Wollscheid 54

Venue: Leverkusen

01/09/2012

HoffenheimHoffenheim0-4Eintracht FrankfurtEintracht Frankfurt

Meier 39, 82 (P), Schwegler 43, Lanig 90

Venue: Sinsheim

31/08/2012

MainzMainz0-1FürthFürth

Klaus 67

Venue: Mainz

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