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Pizarro breaks record in Werder victory

Claudio Pizarro scored a historic goal as Werder Bremen crushed Borussia Monchengladbach 4-1 to continue their march up the Bundesliga table.

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Marko Marin gave Bremen the lead after five minutes and Wesley made it 2-0 in the 13th minute. Aaron Hunt extended the lead to 3-0 after 51 minutes before Per Mertesacker's own goal in the 67th minute gave the hosts some hope.

But Pizarro re-established the three-goal advantage in the 75th minute with his 134th goal in the Bundesliga - making him the top scoring foreign-born player in league history after being level with Giovane Elber.

Nurnberg continued their up-and-down season with a 2-1 victory at home to Wolfsburg.

Ilkay Gundogan opened the scoring in the 11th minute for Nurnberg but Grafite equalised for the visitors just before the half-hour. Mike Frantz hit the winning goal for Nurnberg in the 63rd minute as the Wolves saw their winless run extend to three games.

Didier Ya Konen's early brace earned Hannover 2-1 victory over Cologne and increased the pressure on visiting coach Zvonimir Soldo.

Ya Konen scored in the fourth and 15th minutes to put the hosts two up. Martin Lanig pulled a goal back for Cologne in the 86th minute but it proved no more than a consolation.

Schalke kept their first Bundesliga clean sheet of the season but remained in the bottom four after a goalless draw at Eintracht Frankfurt. The Royal Blues have now managed only one win in their first nine league matches, but picked up their sixth point of the campaign to move up to 15th place.

Freiburg came from behind to condemn Kaiserslautern to a fifth straight Bundesliga defeat as they won 2-1 at the Badenova-Stadion.

Jan Moravek put the visitors ahead in the eighth minute only for Papiss Demba Cisse to level ten minutes before the break, and Stefan Reisinger completed the turnaround with the winner on the hour.

Bayern Munich were held 0-0 at Hamburg in Friday's fixture.


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