Bundesliga Results: Analysis for Schalke vs. Borussia Dortmund and All Matches

BR-UK StaffFeatured Columnist IVOctober 25, 2013

Bundesliga Results: Analysis for Schalke vs. Borussia Dortmund and All Matches

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    The 2013-14 Bundesliga season continued with a full slate of matches over the weekend of 25-27 October.

    Stuttgart and Nurnberg kicked off the latest round of matches Friday evening before the Revierderby took centre stage Saturday.

    Check back throughout the weekend for a recap on all of the action.

    Click here for the league table.


    Stats provided by WhoScored.com.

Schalke 1-3 Borussia Dortmund

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    Borussia Dortmund claimed bragging rights in the first Revierderby of the season with a 3-1 win at Schalke on Saturday. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Nuri Sahin and Jakub Blaszczykowski scored for BVB, while Max Meyer found the net for the hosts.

    With the victory, Dortmund kept pace with leaders Bayern Munich, who remained one point clear following their victory at home to Hertha Berlin.

    Schalke manager Jens Keller shuffled his lineup following a midweek loss to Chelsea in the Champions League, with Christian Fuchs playing a more advanced role than normal and left-back Dennis Aogo in the holding midfield.

    But Dortmund scored first anyway, going ahead in the 14th minute via Aubameyang. Henrikh Mkhitaryan passed to Marco Reus, who squared to Aubameyang for the finish. Schalke received a lifeline in the 29th minute, when Fuchs was fouled in the box, but Dortmund 'keeper Roman Weidenfeller stopped Kevin-Prince Boateng's spot-kick.

    After the break, Sahin doubled Dortmund's lead in the 51st minute before Max Meyer pulled one back for the hosts. Blaszczykowski, a substitute, wrapped up the win in the 74th minute, finishing off a quick counter.


    Shots: 12-10

    On target: 5-8

    Passing: 77%-75%

    Possession: 58%-42%

Bayern Munich 3-2 Hertha Berlin

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    Leaders Bayern Munich overcame an early deficit to win 3-2 at home to Hertha Berlin on Saturday and remain atop the table.

    The visitors took a shock lead in the fourth minute through Adrian Ramos, prompting Bayern manager Pep Guardiola to introduce Mario Gotze and Mario Mandzukic in the 24th and 26th minutes, respectively. Mandzukic rewarded his manager within moments, drawing Bayern level in the 29th minute with a header from Franck Ribery's free kick.

    Mandzukic made it 2-1 in the 51st minute, scoring his second goal of the match with another header after Hertha failed to clear a set piece. Gotze made it 3-1 three minutes later, heading in Rafinha's curling cross.

    Hertha pulled one back in the 58th minute through Anis Ben-Hatira, but the goal was not enough to prompt a comeback.


    Shots: 13-10

    On target: 5-5

    Passing: 85%-71%

    Possession: 67%-37%

Saturday's Other Games

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    Hannover 1-4 Hoffenheim

    Bayer Leverkusen 2-1 Augsburg

    Mainz 2-0 Braunschweig

    Wolfsburg 3-0 Werder Bremen

Friday: VfB Stuttgart 1-1 Nurnberg

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    Stuttgart and Nurnberg shared the points following a 1-1 draw Friday. Both goals came within the first six minutes of the match.

    Hosts Stuttgart took a quick lead in the third minute, with Vedad Ibisevic converting a penalty after Nurnberg's Niklas Stark fouled Alexandru Maxim in the box. The visitors equalised three minutes later through Josip Drmic.

    The draw sent Stuttgart up to sixth place on 13 points, ahead of Hannover and Borussia Monchengladbach on goal differential. Still winless, Nurnberg remained in 16th place, having drawn for the seventh time in 10 matches this season. 


    Shots: 10-7

    On target: 4-6

    Passing: 79%-73%

    Possession: 61%-39%

Sunday's Matches: Big Wins for Hamburg and Gladbach

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    SC Freiburg 0-3 Hamburger SV

    Max Beister, Pierre-Michel Lasogga and Rafael van der Vaart were all on the scoresheet as the visitors cruised to victory against Freiburg.

    Borussia Monchengladbach 4-1 Eintracht Frankfurt

    Stefan Aigner briefly restored parity for Frankfurt after Juan Arango had opened the scoring after 11 minutes—but three minutes after that Oscar Wendt found the net and Gladbach never looked back. In the second half, Patrick Herrmann and Raffael Araujo rounded out an impressive victory.