22 October, 2012 - 09:56

Domestic leagues: football weekend in Germany, France, the Netherlands and Russia

Domestic leagues: football weekend in Germany, France, the Netherlands and Russia

German Bundesliga

Fortuna Düsseldorf 0-5 FC Bayern Munich

The heavyweight Bayern Munich set up Bundesliga record for the best unbeaten start to a season with their eight consecutive wins. Mario Mandzukic scored an opener in the 28th minute and Luiz Gustavo netted the other goal in the first half. Thomas Müller built up an unassailable 4-0 lead with his scoring a brace and Rafinha put the final mark in the closing moments of the game with his maiden goal in the season.

Borussia Dortmund 1-2 FC Schalke 04

Borussia Dortmund suffered a shameful defeat to their Revierderby archrivals Schalke on home soil on Saturday. Schalke ran riot from the first minutes of the clash and Ibrahim Afellay opened the scoring in the 14th minute. Marco Höger doubled their lead at the very beginning of the second half making the hosts feel seedy. Reigning Bundesliga champions could only equalize it 1-2 via Robert Lewandowski header. Schalke men are third with 17 points and Dortmund are the fourth falling 5 points behind the rivals.

Hamburger SV 0-1 VfB Stuttgart

VfB Stuttgart wrapped up their second victory in the season with beating the hosts Hamburger SV 1-0. The feat was accomplished by a Bosnia-Herzegovina international Vedad Ibisevic.

FC Nuremberg 0-0 FC Augsburg

The encounter ended in a stalemate goalless draw making both teams mire at the bottom of the Bundesliga table. Nuremberg are the 15th with 8 points and Augsburg just right behind them with only 6 points.

Eintracht Frankfurt 3-1 Hannover 96

Current runners-up Eintracht Frankfurt thrashed Hannover 96 3-1 to stay 5 points below the leaders Bayern Munich. The three goals were produced by Karim Matmour, Sebastian Jung and Alexander Meier.

Other Matchday 8 results:

1899 Hoffenheim 3-3 Greuther Fürth
Bayer 04 Leverkusen 2-2 FSV Mainz 05
VfL Wolfsburg 0-2 SC Freiburg
SV Werder Bremen 4-0 Borussia Mönchengladbach

French Ligue 1

Paris Saint-Germain 1-0 Stade de Reims

PSG advanced to the top of Ligue 1 table thanks to Kevin Gameiro header in a 1-0 win over Reims on Saturday. It was a hard-fought win as the visitors were aimed fightingly. Reims men were a footstep away from scoring in the first half and put PSG into a fright when Blaise Matuidi and Jeremy Menez hit the woodwork in the second half.

ES Troyes AC 1-0 Olympique Marseille

Troyes celebrated their first triumph in the season after a shock win over powerhouse Olympique Marseille. A late goal by substitute Benjamin Nivet in the 88th minute raised eyebrows of Marseille who lost the top place in the table to PSG leveling on 19 points with the giants but lagging behind on goal difference.

Olympique Lyon 1-0 Stade Brest

Olympique Lyon came from behind to take pole position in the league table. Bafetimbi Gomis made a splendid lob in the 57th minute securing a 1-0 win thanks to which the team advanced to the third place on 18 points falling by only 1 point to leaders PSG.

Évian Thonon Gaillard FC 0-4 Toulouse FC

Toulouse spurted into the lead sinking the hosts Évian Thonon Gaillard 4-0. They are now the fourth on 16 points thanks to Franck Tabanou opener, Emmanuel Riviere brace and Daniel Braaten late goal.

Other Ligue 1 results:

Girondins Bordeaux 1-1 Lille OSC
Rennes 2-1 Montpellier HSC
OGC Nice 1-1 Saint-Etienne
Valenciennes 6-1 FC Lorient
AS Nancy 1-1 FC Sochaux
Ajaccio AC 0-0 SC Bastia

The Dutch Eredivisie

Ajax ended in a 3-3 draw with Heracles Almelo on Saturday. Rienstra got off the wrong foot scoring an own goal in the 10th minute. Lasse Schöne and Tobias Sana righted the ship with their two goals. The leaders Twente ended in a 1-1 draw with Roda JC, their first draw of the season. PSV gained their 7th win in a clash against Willem II, falling 1 point behind Twente. Vitesse are level on 21 points with PSV but are third on goal difference.

Russian Premier League

The leaders Anzhi Makhachkala earned a late 2-1 win over Spartak Moscow thanks to an awkward own goal by Juan Insaurralde in the 90th minute. CSKA Moscow thrashed Rubin Kazan 2-0 remaiing on the second place with 27 points. The heavyweights Zenit St. Petersburg won 1-0 via Kerzhakov penalty in the dying 45th minute of the first half.

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Author: Kate Kozz

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23 October 2012, 15:42

PSG is starting to pay back the money in France, but what about Europe?

What's going on to Dortmund? Brilliant match against City and nothing decent back in Germany...

Crazy stuff in Russia, Eto'o's coming back to Champions League, huh?

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14 November 2012, 14:26

GO CSKA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kerzhakov scored a penalty? The doomsday is close! Shrive yet too late!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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