MATHEW WAGNER - Monday, November 10, 2014
Andrew Wooten continued to show his importance to Sandhausen with another match-winning goal, while Alfredo Morales and Ingolstadt needed a late goal to keep their unbeaten streak alive.
Eintracht Frankfurt 0 - 4 Bayern Munich
Bayern Munich proved to be too much for Tim Chandler and Frankfurt, routing them at Commerzbank-Arena on Saturday.
Chandler started and went the distance at right back for the Adler, picking up a yellow card in the 32nd minute for a challenge on Franck Ribery.
In the early going, Frankfurt held its own, even outshooting the Bavarians in the opening 20 minutes, 2-0. On Bayern's first chance of the match, however, it found the back of the net. In the 23rd minute, a give-and-go on the left edge of the 18-yard box put Ribery behind Chandler, and the French winger crossed a ball to Thomas Müller, whose point-blank shot was blocked by Felix Wiedwald. The rebound bounced right back to Müller, though, and he tapped it over the line.
From that point, Bayern controlled the rest of the half and even had an opportunity right before the break to double its lead when an unmarked Robert Lewandowski received a cross in the box. Luckily for Frankfurt, the Polish striker's first touch let him down, and he couldn't get a shot off.
Frankfurt tried pressing for an equalizer in the second half, but nothing came of it. Instead, it was Bayern that found the back of the net in the 64th minute when Philipp Lahm chipped a pass over the Adler defense to Ribery, who then passed to a wide-open Müller for another easy tap-in to the right side of the net.
Müller completed his hat-trick just three minutes later to put the match to bed. After a quick throw-in by Ribery, Mario Götze had the ball in space in the middle of the park and sent a through pas to Müller, who beat Chandler to the ball and held him off before slipping a shot by Wiedwald.
Bayern added another goal in the 86th minute, when the substitute Arjen Robben was free before Wiedwald and centered to former Adler Sebastian Rode, who moved the ball along to Xherdan Shaqiri. The Swiss winger then proceeded to squeak a shot inside the left post.
With the loss, Frankfurt sits in 12th place, and the Adler next play on November 22 against Mönchengladbach.
SV Sandhausen 2 - 1 1. FC Nürnberg
Andrew Wooten scored another match-winning goal for Sandhausen, which saw off 10-man Nürnberg on Friday.
Wooten started and went the distance on the right wing for Sandhausen, recording his fourth match-winning goal of the season and an assist.
Nürnberg pressed Sandhausen high in the early going and managed to open the scoring in the 16th minute when a Jan Polak cross from the right wing made it through to Niclas Fülkrug on the left side of the box. Unmarked, Fülkrug one-timed his shot into the right side of the net.
Sandhausen needed just 10 minutes to respond thanks to a perfectly placed Wooten cross from the right win into the box. The former United State Under-23 forward picked out Alexander Bieler, who squeaked his shot inside the left post for the equalizer.
Not much of note happened for the rest of the first half, and the beginning of the second half wasn't much different until Ondrej Petrak received a straight red card for a bad challenge. From that point, it was all Sandhausen.
In the 77th minute, Wooten found the back of the net for his fifth goal of the season. On the right side of the box, Marco Thiel looped a short cross to Wooten, who drifted away from a mass of players going toward the near post, controlled the ball and fired his 12-yard shot just inside the left post.
With the win, Sandhausen moved in 12th place with 15 points, and the team travels to Heidenheim next on November 21.
SV Darmstadt 98 1 - 0 RasenBallsport Leipzig
Terrence Boyd and Leipzig couldn't recover from an early goal in a road loss to Darmstadt on Saturday in a matchup of newly promoted teams that have enjoyed some success this season.
Boyd made his first start of the season for Leipzig and went 67 minutes in the losing effort.
It didn't take long for Darmstadt to open the scoring, as the Lilies' main goal-scoring threat, Dominik Stroh-Engel, found the back of the net in the fifth minute. Marcel Heller set up the goal by flying by defenders to the right of the net and turning at the end line to kick a lob pass back to an unmarked Stroh-Engel at the penalty spot to head into the left side of the net.
The Lilies dominated much of the first half, keeping Boyd and fellow Rote Bullen forward Yussuf Poulsen out of the match. In the second half, Leipzig went after it, putting Darmstadt on the defensive for the first 15 minute, but after that, the Roten Bullen didn't trouble the Darmstadt goal.
With the loss, Leipzig dropped into seventh place, and the Roten Bullen will look to bounce back when they host St. Pauli on November 23.
FC Ingolstadt 04 3 - 3 Union Berlin
Alfredo Morales and Ingolstadt rescued a point late against Union Berlin at home on Sunday.
Morales went the full 90 minutes in central midfield for the Schanzer.
It was the away team that came out early, and the Berliners took a shock two-goal lead thanks to a couple goals in a four-minute span. It started in the 18th minute, Konstantin Engel fouled Christopher Quiring in the box off a corner kick, and Benjamin Köhler stepped up and converted the penalty.
Then, in the 21st minute, Union doubled its lead through a textbook version of a counterattack. Damir Kreilach sent a quick pass out of the midfield to Quiring, who blew pass the defense and beat Ingolstadt goalkeeper Ramazan Özcan.
Unhappy with his team's opening half hour, Ingolstadt coach Ralph Hasenhüttl made a change to bring on Robert Bauer, and it seemed to light a fire under his players, as the Schanzer tied up the match before halftime. Ingolstadt pulled back one goal in the 36th minute through a Michael Parensen own goal when the Union left back attempted to clear the ball but launched it into his own net instead.
Then, in the 45th minute, Pascal Groß sent in a free kick that bounced off the back of Marvin Matip and into the back of the net to give the Schanzer the equalizer.
During the second half, Berlin made life difficult for Ingolstadt to attack, playing strong defense, and it then went on to take the lead in the 79th minute. Maximilian Thiel played a beautiful pass to Sebastian Polter, who sat in middle of defense to get behind and slipped shot to the right of charging goalkeeper.
That goal woke up the Schanzer as they press the rest of the way for an equalizer, which they got in the first minute of stoppage time. Off a deep corner, Matip headed the ball back toward goal, where substitute Andre Mijatovic headed it from the edge of the six-yard box to inside the left post to equalize.
With the tie, Ingolstadt held onto first place in the 2.Bundesliga, but the Schanzer's lead dropped to just four points. Ingolstadt next plays in Nuremberg on November 23.
Hansa Rostock 4 - 1 VfB Stuttgart II
Jerome Kiesewetter and Stuttgart suffered a shocking loss on Saturday at Rostock in 3.Liga action.
Kiesewetter played 77 minutes on the right wing for the Schwaben in the losing effort.
The match wasn't even one minute old before the home team found the back of the net. Off a free kick, Aleksander Stevanovic found the head of teammate Marcel Zimmer, who proved to be menace against Stuttgart II all match long.
Stuttgart II didn't seem to recover from going down so quickly, and Rostock took advantage of it, dominating the opening 20 minutes before the Schwaben recovered. Still, just when it looked as though the Hanseatan would take a one-goal lead into the break, they shocked Stuttgart once again, Christian Bickel and Ziemer combined to create Ziemer's second goal of the match.
The Schwaben made two changes at halftime, and that switched the onus more toward them. Eventually, Stuttgart II pulled a goal back in the 64th minute, when Borys headed home a cross.
Instead of spurning on the away team, however, Stuttgart's goal energized Rostock, as the home team created a couple of close opportunities in the next 11 minutes. In the 76th minute, Ziemer put the nail in the coffin after David Blacha set him up for a right-footed goal.
Mustafa Kucukovic added another goal for the Hanseatan in the second minute of stoppage time to put an emphasis on what was a big home win for Rostock.
As for Stuttgart II, the Schwaben stayed in 12th place heading into the international break, and they will next head to Osnabrück on November 21.
Fortuna Köln 0 - 0 Holstein Kiel
Marc Heider and Kiel extended their unbeaten run to eight matches with a goalless draw in Köln on Sunday.
Heider started and went the distance at right midfielder for the Storks, while picking up his second yellow card of the season.
Kiel controlled the tempo for much of the match, but it struggled trying to create something in the final third. After a rather dull first half, the second half became physical, breaking up the play and leading the referee to hand out five yellow cards to players, but it still didn't amount to any danger toward either net.
With the tie, the Storks stay in 11th place, and they will return to action on November 22 against Duisburg.
John Anthony Brooks played the final 35 minutes in Hertha BSC's 2-0 loss to Hannover on Friday. He also picked up a yellow card.
Julian Green was a 79th minute substitute in Hamburg's 2-0 loss in Wolfsburg on Sunday.
Royal-Dominique Fennell was an unused substitute in the Stuttgarter Kickers' 1-1 draw against Münster on Saturday.
Joe Gyau missed Dortmund II's 3-0 win over Cottbus on Friday.