Sunday, October 21, 2007

die Tabelle lügen nicht! (10/21)

Bayern Munich

2-1 away win against Bochum

Who was the genius that said they weren’t as good with a four-man midfield. Oh yeah, me! They almost got nicked by relegation fodder, and probably deserved to be.

2. Werder Bremen

3-2 home win against Hertha

Klose who? Almeida and Sanogo are proving to be the second best pairing in the Bundesliga…, oh, Klose and Toni. But Rosenborg looked spry for once and the goals just keep coming for Werder.

3. Hamburg

4-1 home win against Stuttgart

Ivica Olic, who has been fairly quiet since his pickup last January, scored a first half hat trick to sink holder Stuttgart. The 4-1 win takes Hamburg to third place and proves that they can play a game without a 1-0 scoreline.

4. Karlsruhe

Goalless draw at home against Arminia

Had possession and shots against Bielefeld, but could only turn that into three shots on goal. Their sterling defense was never threatened. And still they look better on the road.

5. Schalke 04

1-1 away draw with Hansa

At this rate, may well set a Bundesliga record for draws. More importantly they are shaky defensively without Mladen Krstajic and Christian Pander, who look set to train this week.

6. Hannover

2-2 home draw with the Wolves

Michael Tarnat blunders to allow Wolfsburg to gain an advantage but uses his to get the surprising Reds an equalizer. A late clearance by Josué kept Hannover from securing their 4th straight win.

7. Bayer 04

2-2 draw at home with BVB.

Steffan Keißling saved the home side embarrassment with a late goal at BayArena. But it was Adler’s heroics in the first half that even allowed the last gasp heroics.

8. Frankfurt

5-1 road loss to Nurnberg.

Road woes continue as they have now dropped 7 points away to bottom feeders.

9. Wolfsburg

2-2 away draw with 96

Captain Marcelinho and douche bag Dejagah netted a draw with Hannover as the Wolves continue to be a solid road threat.

10. Hertha Berlin

3-2 loss away to Werder Bremen

Berlin seems to be running out of steam after a dazzling start. They have one point in their last four and that was a draw with F.C. Energie. A 95th minute goal made score line a little more impressive than it was at Weserstadion.

11. Dortmund

2-2 draw on the road with Leverkusen.

Mladen Petric has become the quiet efficient engine of Dortmund, even the Bundesliga. It’s a rather apropos descriptions in the land of Mercedes, BMW, VW and Audi. 2 goals helped Dortmund secure road points.

12. Arminia

Goalless draw on the road against Karlsruhe

Ended a four game skid in the loss column, but didn’t deserve the point. Their bend but don’t break attitude did keep a clean sheet, and may be a harbinger of the end of their leaky defense that has allowed 14 goals since their sterling start.

13. Hansa Rostock

1-1 home draw with Schalke

Midfielder Marc Stein was the eighth player to score this campaign for the newly promoted side. They have only scored 11 goals.

14. Stuttgart

4-1 away loss to HSV

How important is Captain Fernando Meira? Just ask Serdar Taşçi, whose utter incompetence at the back, wasn’t glossed over this week by the one typical bright spot for the failing holders.

15. Nurnberg

5-1 home win against Eintracht.

Are they a better team without Ivan Saenko? Results say yes.

16. Bochum

2-1 home loss to F.C. Bayern

No shame in this weekend’s performance. Scored early with Dennis Grote and nearly grinded out a result, but Bayern was too strong. One of the best defensive performances by a team all season.

17. Duisburg

2-1 away win against F.C. Energie

Duisburg won a six pointer this weekend against even more pathetic Cottbus. Captain Grlic scored their second freekick of the evening against the run of play.

18. Energie Cottbus

2-1 home loss to Duisburg

A late goal by Captain Timo Rost after extended pressure looked just desserts for the bottom dwellers. But Cottbus is proving to have absolutely no luck this campaign.

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