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Bayern Munich extends lead on top of German Bundesliga

11-07-2011 09:27 BJT

BERLIN, Nov. 6 (Xinhua) -- German giant Bayern Munich staged an average performance against last positioned Augsburg to win 2-1 while Schalke came from behind to tie two all draw with Hannover at the last matches of 12th match day on Sunday.

Bundesliga leader Bayern opened the scoring against bottom team Augsburg owing top striker Mario Gomez who headed home a corner at the last post to shock dedicated Augsburg with 15 minutes into the match.

The Bavarians kept it bowling with the result that Frenchmen midfielder Franck Ribery doubled the lead when he overcame two Augsburg defenders to score into bottom right at the 27th minute.

With beginning of the second half Bayern decided to settle back to hand over control to Augsburg. Consequently, Augsburg astonished the record champion at the 59th minute when midfielder Hajime Hosogai exploited made the most of a follow op shot to make it 1-2 on the scoreboards.

Bayern seemed shocked while Augsburg sniffed the chance to steal some points but Bayern goalie youngster Manuel Neuer saved his side the 2-1 win owing a terrific save just before end.

In the dying seconds of the injury time Bayern midfielder Anatoliy Tymoshcuck decided to finish his cap a head of time when he rudely fouled Augsburg midfielder Daniel Baier to book a straight red card.

The Bavarians continue on 1st position with 28 points to seal their ninth win whilst Augsburg stays on 18th position with only 8 points

Schalke youngster striker Teemu Pukki scored a brace at his first Bundesliga match to save one point for his side against Hannover.

The "Koeningsblauen" opened the scoring through youngster striker Teemu Pukki who utilized a pass into path at the 26th minute. Only three minutes later Schalke defender Kyriakos Papadopoulos levelled the score for Hannover when he deflected a free kick from ten meters into his own goal.

After interval Hannover was able to take the 2-1 lead at the 59th minute when striker Mohammed Abdellaoue headed home a cross inside penalty area to shock the guests.

It had to come the 73rd minute when midfielder Pukki netted from sharp angle for the 2-2 equalizer to save one point for his side.

"I am not satisfied. We could have won but Schalke was better at the end," Hannover coach Mirko Slomka said.

Hannover climbs from 7th to 6th position with 19 points while Schalke slips from 2nd to 5th position with 22 points.

Editor:Zhang Hao |Source: Xinhua

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