BERLIN - Borussia Moenchengladbach scored a goal in each half to beat Hertha Berlin 2-1 on Sunday and record their first win of the Bundesliga season. Borussia took the lead after 23 minutes through defender Roel Brouwers, who headed in his second goal of the season. The hosts pushed for a second goal with visitors Hertha relying mainly on long-range efforts. Borussia netted again seven minutes after the restart when new signing Argentine Raul Bobadilla combined well with veteran Oliver Neuville who cut into the box for Karim Matmour to slot home. But their celebrations were short-lived when Serbian midfielder Gojko Kacar's header cut the deficit to one goal only two minutes later. Kacar could have grabbed an equaliser two minutes from time but his header hit the bar. Champions VfL Wolfsburg beat Cologne 3-1 on Saturday to top the standings with six points after two matches while Bayern Munich had to settle for their second consecutive draw, a 1-1 against Werder Bremen.
16 August 2009
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