Bundesliga match reports

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November 25, 2006 7:08pm CST
BERLIN, Nov 25 (Reuters) - Brief reports of Bundesliga matches played on Saturday: WERDER BREMEN 3 ARMINIA BIELEFELD 0 Miroslav Klose scored twice and set up the third to lead Werder to their first win in three league games. The German striker's first was the best. He ran on to a through ball from Hugo Almeida, held off two defenders and beat the keeper with a shot inside the near post in the 29th minute. Klose added his second from an acute angle before halftime and unselfishly teed up Aaron Hunt for a simple third with 15 minutes to go. - - - - HAMBURG SV 1 BAYERN MUNICH 2 Bayern came from behind to clinch a victory that keeps them up with the leaders and increases the heat on Hamburg coach Thomas Doll. Hamburg looked set for a morale-boosting win after Rafael van der Vaart converted an 18th-minute penalty following a needless Martin Demichelis foul on Boubacar Sanogo. The halftime introduction of Sebastian Deisler for Andreas Ottl turned the game. Deisler, recovered from a nasty knee injury, set up Roy Makaay for a 57th-minute goal and the Germany winger was the provider again when Claudio Pizarro got the winner 11 minutes from time. - - - - HERTHA BERLIN 2 ALEMANNIA AACHEN 1 Hertha stayed in the hunt for a Champions League place thanks to goals from Marko Pantelic and Ashkan Dejagah. Pantelic put the home side ahead with his ninth Bundesliga goal of the season, tapping in after a header from Srdjan Lakic had hit the post. Matthias Lehmann let fly from 25 metres to equalise for Aachen seconds before halftime but Dejagah's header secured victory for Hertha. - - - - HANOVER 96 1 MAINZ 0 Hanover continued their climb away from trouble and left Mainz anchored to the bottom thanks to a goal from Vahid Hashemian. The Iranian striker did well to get between defender and goalkeeper to head in Michael Tarnat's deep cross 15 minutes from time. - - - - EINTRACHT FRANKFURT 1 BORUSSIA DORTMUND 1 Frankfurt dominated for long periods but had to settle for a draw against persistent Dortmund. The hosts took the lead in the 38th minute when a corner dropped at the far post and Sotiris Kyrgiakos pounced to score an eye-catching goal on the turn. Ebi Smolarek struck 11 minutes from time to earn Dortmund a point. - - - - VfL WOLFSBURG 1 NUREMBERG 1 A battle between well-matched, mid-table sides ended in a predictable draw. Nuremberg took an early lead when Ivan Saenko rounded the keeper in the seventh minute. Wolfsburg equalised in the 74th when Juan Carlos Menseguez beat a defender on the edge of the box and sent a deflected shot past the keeper at the near post. - - - - Played Friday: SCHALKE 04 2 VfL BOCHUM 1 Schalke struck twice in the first half and held on in the second to settle a Ruhr Valley derby, making sure of staying at least another week at the top. Brazilian defender Rafinha scored from a tight angle for the first goal in the 19th minute and Danish striker Peter Lovenkrands doubled the lead eight minutes later. Theofanis Gekas got one back with a diving header five minutes after the restart but Bochum lost momentum when Heiko Butscher was sent off for a push on Lovenkrands as he ran into the area midway through the second half. Peter Skov-Jensen saved the resultant penalty from Levan Kobiashvili but Schalke took advantage of the extra man to keep Bochum at bay.
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