Kuranyi double gives Schalke win over newcomers Nuremberg
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.
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.