Dominant Hoffenheim crush Werder Bremen 4-1
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Last Updated: Saturday, August 21, 2010, 23:32
  
Dominant Hoffenheim crush Werder Bremen 4-1
Sinsheim: Hoffenheim fought back from an early goal down to strike four times in 23 minutes and crush Werder Bremen 4-1 on Saturday, in an impressive show of attacking football at the start of the season.



Werder, on course to qualify for the Champions League group stage after beating Italy`s Sampdoria 3-1 in the first leg of a playoff, took a third minute lead when captain Torsten Frings converted a penalty awarded for handball.



The hosts then burst into action, netting four goals before the break through Demba Ba, teenager Peniel Mlapa, Vedad Ibisevic and a well-struck Sejad Salihovic free kick as their opponents imploded on the first matchday of the new season.
Champions Bayern Munich needed a stoppage time goal from Bastian Schweinsteiger to beat VfL Wolfsburg 2-1 on Friday in the season opener.Schalke 04, last season`s runners-up, take on Hamburg SV later on Saturday.



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First Published: Saturday, August 21, 2010, 23:32


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