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Football: Leading Bundesliga scorers

Leading Bundesliga scorers after the weekend matches: 9: Lewandowski (Dortmund) 8: Mandzukic (Bayern Munich) 7: Aubameyang (Dortmund), Firmino (Hoffenheim), Ibisevic (Stuttgart), Kruse (Moenchengladbach), Sam (Bayer Leverkusen) 6: Kiessling (Bayer Leverkusen), Lasogga (Hamburg), Modeste (Hoffenheim), Mueller (Mainz), Reus (Dortmund), van der Vaart (Hamburg) 5: Allagui (Hertha Berlin), Olic (Wolfsburg), Rafael (Moenchengladbach), Ramos (Berlin), Szalai (Schalke 04), Volland (Hoffenheim)

Football: Bayern equal record with Hoffenheim win

Bayern Munich equalled the record for the longest unbeaten run in the history of the Bundesliga with a 2-1 win at Hoffenheim on Saturday. The hard fought result was enough to extend their remarkable record of not having lost a top-flight game in more than a year. In doing so, they have equalled the all-time Bundesliga record of 36 matches unbeaten set by Hamburg between January 1982 and January 1983. Bayern manager Pep Guardiola said: "It was a difficiult win to get, but that's always been the case for Bayern on this pitch.

Football: More records in sight as Bayern go to Hoffenheim

Bayern Munich have their eyes set on equalling a 30-year-old record for the Bundesliga's longest unbeaten run as they prepare to go to Hoffenheim on Saturday. Following their treble-winning 2012-13 campaign in which they broke one record after another, the outgoing Jupp Heynckes appeared to have left his successor Pep Guardiola with a thankless task. But Guardiola has picked up where Heynckes left off and has already equalled Bayern's longest ever unbeaten start to a Bundesliga season, set in 1968/69.

Kiessling still concerned over 'phantom goal' fallout

BERLIN (Reuters) - Bayer Leverkusen striker Stefan Kiessling is still dealing with the effects of the 'phantom goal' he scored against Hoffenheim earlier this month despite the German federation ruling against a replay of the encounter. Last season's Bundesliga top scorer had to shut down his Facebook page on Wednesday to end continued verbal abuse by people who thought he should have told the referee the ball had gone in through the side netting in their 2-1 win at Hoffenheim.

Hoffenheim sign Sweden midfielder Hamad from Malmo

BERLIN (Reuters) - Bundesliga club Hoffenheim have signed Sweden international Jiloan Hamad from newly-crowned champions Malmo, the club said on Wednesday. The 22-year-old midfielder, who has scored 22 goals in 125 games for Malmo since 2009, will join Hoffenheim after the German winter break in January. The former Malmo captain, who helped them win their 17th title on Monday and has won six caps for Sweden, signed a deal to 2017.

Football: Leading Bundesliga scorers

Leading Bundesliga scorers after the weekend matches: 7: Firmino (Hoffenheim), Ibisevic (Stuttgart), Mandzukic (Bayern Munich), Sam (Bayer Leverkusen) 6: Aubameyang (Dortmund), Kiessling (Bayer Leverkusen), Lasogga (Hamburg), Lewandowski (Dortmund), Modeste (Hoffenheim), Mueller (Mainz), van der Vaart (Hamburg) 5: Allagui (Hertha Berlin), Kruse (Moenchengladbach), Olic (Wolfsburg), Rafael (Moenchengladbach), Ramos (Hertha Berlin), Reus (Borussia Dortmund), Volland (Hoffenheim)

Football: Leading Bundesliga scorers

Leading scorers in Bundesliga after Sunday's matches: 7 goals: Firmino (Hoffenheim), Ibisevic (VfB Stuttgart), Mandzukic (Bayern Munich), Sam (Bayer Leverkusen) 6 goals: Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund), Kiessling (Bayer Leverkusen), Lasogga (Hamburg), Lewandowski (Borussia Dortmund), Modeste (Hoffenheim), Mueller (Mainz), van der Vaart (Hamburg) 5 goals: Allagui (Hertha Berlin), Kruse (Borussia Moenchengladbach), Olic (Wolfsburg), Rafael (Borussia Moenchengladbach), Ramos (Hertha Berlin), Reus (Borussia Dortmund), Volland (Hoffenheim)

Football: Leading Bundesliga scorers

Leading Bundesliga scorers after the weekend matches: 7: Sam (Bayer Leverkusen) 6: Ibisevic (Stuttgart), Kiessling (Bayer Leverkusen), Lewandowski (Dortmund), Modeste (Hoffenheim), Mueller (Mainz) 5: Allagui (Hertha Berlin), Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund), Firmino (Hoffenheim), Kruse (Moenchengladbach), Lasogga (Hamburg), Mandzukic (Bayern Munich), Reus (Dortmund), van der Vaart (Hamburg), Volland (Hoffenheim) 4: Kadlec (Frankfurt), Maxim (Stuttgart), Olic (Wolfsburg), Rafael (Moenchengladbach), Ramos (Hertha Berlin), Szalai (Schalke 04) afp

Football: 'Ghost goal' helps Leverkusen spirit away top spot

Bayer Leverkusen snatched top spot in the Bundesliga on Friday but only after a "ghost goal" allowed them to beat Hoffenheim 2-1. Leverkusen striker Stefan Kiessling looked to have headed wide in the 70th minute and even thrust his arms into the air in frustration at his miss. But the ball then crept through a small hole in the side netting of the Hoffenheim goal.

Football: Holders Bayern draw Augsburg in German Cup

Holders Bayern Munich will face Bundesliga rivals Augsburg in the last 16 of the German Cup after Sunday's draw. Germany coach Joachim Loew oversaw the draw in Frankfurt and he sent Pep Guardiola's Bayern, who beat Stuttgart 3-2 in Berlin in May's final, to their Bavarian neighbours. In the other all-Bundesliga ties, Schalke 04 host Hoffenheim while Freiburg are home to Bayer Leverkusen.
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