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Kuranyi double gives Schalke win over newcomers Nuremberg

Last Updated: Saturday, August 8, 2009 - 23:01

Berlin: Schalke 04 striker Kevin Kuranyi struck either side of halftime to secure a 2-1 victory over promoted Nuremberg in their Bundesliga opener on Saturday.

The win also marked a successful debut for coach Felix Magath, who last season steered VfL Wolfsburg to the title.

Kuranyi struck from close range in the 36th minute after picking up a Jefferson Farfan pass and added a second five minutes after the restart by firing in a cross from Georgian Levan Kenia.

Nuremberg’s Slovak striker Marek Mintal managed to pull one back two minutes from time.
Eintracht Frankfurt stunned hosts Werder Bremen 3-2, with two first-half goals from Yannis Amanatidis who missed most of last season due to injury.

Borussia Dortmund edged a Cologne side missing injured striker Lukas Podolski, who has rejoined the club from Bayern Munich, thanks to Marvin Matip’s own goal in the 75th.

Bureau Report

First Published: Saturday, August 8, 2009 - 23:01

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