Bayern Munich claims win against newcomer

August 26th, 2012 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS  

Bayern Munich Berlin, Aug 26 (IANS) Bayern Munich claimed a comfortable 3-0 win against newcomer Greuther Fuerth at the Bundesliga Saturday.

In another match, Monchengladbach’s Juan Arangos’ dead ball goal sealed the fate for Hoffenheim, reports Xinhua.

Bayern Munich staged a faultless performance against Greuther Fuerth in the first division division football.

The Bavarians remained in control of the ball during the first half but lacked in creativity in front of Fuerths goal.

Two minutes before break, Bayern midfielder Thomas Mueller opened the scoring by a poacher’s goal when he exploited a failed clearance inside the box by Fuerth defender Heinrich Schmidtgal.

After the break Bayern kept running on Fuerths goal to double the lead at the 59th minute. Dutchman Arjen Robben set up a ball for new arrival striker Mario Mandzukic who headed home from close range.

Fuerth defender Thomas Kleine tripled the lead when he accidentally deflected a cross by Arjen Robben into his own goal.

Borussia Monchengladbach and Hoffenheim staged a clumsy performance in the first half.

Monchengladbach’s only goal came when striker Mike Hanke took a header in the 33rd minute.

After the interval, Hoffenheim took control to level at the 66th minute. Hoffenheim midfielder Roberto Firmino nodded home from close range following a parried ball by Monchengladbach goalkeeper Marc Andre ter Stegen.

The ‘Foals’ came back 10 minutes before final whistle when Juan Arango curled a dead ball into top right corner to win 2-1.

Stuttgart lost to Wolfsburg 1-0 thanks to new arrival striker Bas Dost in the 90th minute.

Two minutes earlier Stuttgart striker Vedad Ibisevic had the victory on his foot but Wolfsburg goalkeeper Diego Benaglio parried his penalty.

Elsewhere, Hamburg started with a setback following a 1-0 loss to Nuremberg whilst newly promoted Dusseldorf claimed a 2-0 victory over Augsburg.

Freiburg shared points with Mainz after 1-1 tie and Frankfurt came from behind to shock Leverkusen 2-1.

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