Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Schalke 04 suffer defeat against Hamburg

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Schalke's Junmin Hao of China (C) Hamburg's Heiko Westermann, left, and Hamburg's Guy Demel of Ivory Coast, right, challenge during the German first division Bundesliga soccer match between Hamburger SV and FC Schalke 04 in Hamburg, northern Germany, Aug. 21, 2010.

BERLIN, Aug. 21 -- Ruud van Nistelrooy scored twice to give Hamburg a winning start to this season's Bundesliga campaign with a 2-1 victory over Schalke 04 on Saturday.

Hamburg joined five other teams on three points after the opening round.

In other matches, Hoffenheim rallied to beat Werder Bremen 4-1 and promoted teams St. Pauli and Kaiserslautern also came from behind to win on the road.

St. Pauli scored three times in the last 10 minutes to win 3-1 in Freiburg, and Kaiserslautern won by the same score at 10-man Cologne.

Hannover edged Eintracht Frankfurt 2-1. Defending champion Bayern beat Wolfsburg 2-1 on Friday.


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