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Bundesliga wrap: Hamburger keeps Dortmund stumbling, Bayern cruises

Germany Bundesliga Soccer

Hamburg’s Johan Djourou from Switzerland clenches his fist after winning the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and Hamburger SV in Dortmund, Germany, Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014. Dortmund was defeated by Hamburg with 1-0. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)


There were some clear surprises in the Bundesliga on Saturday, though in other ways the matches fell exactly as suspected.

Bayern rolled. But Leverkusen and Dortmund most certainly did not, and the table was shaken up near both extremes.

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Let’s check it out:

Bayern Munich 4-0 Hannover 96
The reigning champs are now four points clear of the field after getting a brace each from Arjen Robben and Robert Lewandowski. The former now has three goals in Bundesliga play, while the latter has four. Bayern attempted 23 shots, 19 crosses and 11 corner kicks. Hannover’s totals? Six, nine and one. Domination.

Bayer Leverkusen 2-2 Paderborn
The newly-promoted darlings put together another impressive performance, twice taking the lead at Bayern on goals by Suleyman Koc and Moritz Stoppelkamp. But Lars Bender and freshly-minted German national teamer Karim Bellarabi found late-half goals to snag a point.

Borussia Dortmund 0-1 Hamburger SV
What the heck is going on with Jurgen Klopp’s troops? Sure, Dortmund played in the UEFA Champions League this week, but to lose at home to previously-winless Hamburg? Pierre-Michel Lasogga netted in the 35th minute, and it was all they would need to pick up three valuable points, leaping out of the basement thanks to some big defense from Johan Djourou and company.

Hoffenheim 2-1 Schalke
Alright, alright, alright... Hoffenheim is second in the Bundesliga, at least for a day, after scoring twice early before holding on through a late Klaas-Jan Huntelaar goal to beat the UEFA Champions League side. Hoffe is one of four Bundesliga teams still undefeated this season (Bayern, Monchengladbach, Mainz).

Hertha BSC v VfB Stuttgart - Bundesliga

BERLIN, GERMANY - OCTOBER 03: Moritz Leitner of Stuttgart celebrate scoring his goal during the Bundesliga match between Hertha BSC and Vfb Stuttgart at Olympiastadion on October 3, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Bongarts/Getty Images)

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Eintracht Frankfurt 3-2 FC Koln -- USMNT’s Timmy Chandler an 89th minute sub for winners
Werder Bremen 1-1 Freiburg --
Last place Bremen still winless after draw No. 4.
Hertha Berlin 3-2 Stuttgart --
Salomon Kalou scored his 2nd and 3rd Bundesliga goals in the win.
Wolfsburg vs. Augsburg
-- Sunday, 930am ET
Monchengladbach vs. Mainz -- Sunday, 1130 am ET


Bayern Munich7520152134-0-01-2-017
1899 Hoffenheim734011652-2-01-2-013
Bayer Leverkusen7331131122-2-01-1-112
Eintracht Frankfurt7331121022-1-11-2-012
FSV Mainz 0562409541-2-01-2-010
Hannover 96731358-33-0-00-1-310
SC Paderborn7232101001-2-11-1-19
FC Augsburg63038802-0-11-0-29
VfL Wolfsburg622210822-1-00-1-28
FC Schalke 0472231112-11-2-01-0-38
Hertha BSC Berlin72231114-32-1-10-1-28
Borussia Dortmund7214912-31-1-21-0-27
1. FC Köln713346-20-2-11-1-26
SC Freiburg7052710-30-3-00-2-25
VfB Stuttgart7124612-61-0-20-2-25
Hamburger SV712428-60-1-21-1-25
Werder Bremen70431016-60-2-10-2-24

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