Bundesliga review

Robert Lewandowski scored a brace as Borussia Dortmund bounced

back from their midweek DFB-Pokal loss to Bayern Munich with a 3-1

Bundesliga victory over Hannover.

The Polish striker, who turned down the offer of a new contract

earlier this week, struck twice in the opening 21 minutes to put

the home side in charge.

Mohammed Abdellaoue pulled a goal back for Hannover in the 40th

minute but Julian Schieber made it 3-1 midway through the second

half as Dortmund got back to winning ways.

Second-placed Dortmund remain a point ahead of Bayer Leverkusen,

who snatched a late 2-1 win over Stuttgart.

Vedad Ibisevic’s penalty had put the Swabians ahead in the 12th

minute, but a penalty from Stefan Kiessling brought Leverkusen back

on level terms 10 minutes from the end before Lars Bender completed

the turnaround.

Basement side Greuther Furth shared a 1-1 draw with Hamburg

although the point does little to help their desperate fight

against relegation.

Furth took the lead in the 14th minute through Nikola Djurdjic

but Maximilian Beister equalised for Hamburg in the 22nd


Augsburg moved within six points of safety following a 1-0 win

at Werder Bremen, courtesy of Tobias Werner’s 29th-minute


Julian Draxler scored two goals and set up a third as Schalke

beat Wolfsburg 4-1.

Draxler’s first goal in the 33rd minute was cancelled out by

Ivica Olic early in the second half, but Draxler scored again after

63 minutes with Jefferson Farfan and Klaas Jan Huntelaar adding

gloss to the scoreline.

Jonathan Schmid’s late goal gave Freiburg a 1-1 draw at

Nurnberg, who had taken the lead through Timmy Simons’ first-half