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thrice came from behind to
salvage a 3-3 draw at home
to Stuttgart in the Bundesliga
yesterday, maintaining Bert
van Marwijk s unbeaten start
"When there are six goals
it s always fantastic for the fans
but the coaches will be
annoyed because there were so
many mistakes," said Stuttgart
sports director Fredi Bobic.
The visitors took a three-
minute lead through Alexandru
Maxim s fine strike before Tol-
gay Arslan set up Pierre-Michel
Lasogga to equalise in the 22nd
after a mistake from William
Stuttgart reclaimed the lead
15 minutes later when Christian
Gentner got his head to
Maxim s dangerous free kick,
only for Maximilian Beister to
score in the 55th with Arslan
Rafael van der Vaart,
Jonathan Tah and Beister all
came close for Hamburg, but
then Vedad Ibisevic forced
Johan Djourou into an own goal
against the run of play in the
"It was a very crazy game,"
Beister set up Van der Vaart
to equalize for the third time
three minutes later, ensuring
fellow Dutchman Van Marwijk
is undefeated after three games
in charge, though Hamburg
remains just one place above
the relegation zone.
Stuttgart defender Antonio
Ruediger was sent off late on
for punching Van der Vaart in
"We were jostling, I pushed
back, he punched me. That
was that," said Van der Vaart,
who collapsed as if seriously
Wolfsburg came from behind
to snatch a 2-1 win at Augsburg
in the late game.
Tobias Werner gave the
home side a deserved lead in
the 10th, scoring from a
rebound after Halil Altintop
and Matthias Ostrzolek s initial
efforts were saved by Diego
Werner should have scored
again minutes later but mis-
cued his shot with only the
goalkeeper to beat from close
range, and he missed another
chance, as did Altintop, before
Maximilian Arnold equalized
with a long-range effort in the
"You could see there was
uncertainty there for the first
20 minutes, but after that, the
team showed what it can do,"
said Wolfsburg coach Dieter
Luiz Gustavo was left
unmarked to meet Ricardo
Rodriguez free kick for his first
Wolfsburg goal in the 42nd.
The Brazilian s last goal was
also against Augsburg, in May,
while playing for Bayern
Augsburg pushed hard for
an equaliser in a gritty second
half but the visitors held on for
their first away win of the sea-
"You need effectiveness in
the Bundesliga. We didn t show
it today and so deserved to
lose," said Augsburg coach
Markus Weinzierl. (AP)
Hamburger to 3-3 draw
AMSTERDAM---PSV Eindhoven wasted a
chance to go top of the Dutch league after losing
at FC Groningen 1-0 yesterday.
PSV failed to score despite several clear chances
in the first half. Groningen s 20-year-old striker
Filip Kostic punished the visitors in the 50th with
the game s only goal, putting in a pass from Tjaronn
FC Twente remains in first place after drawing
with Ajax 1-1 on Saturday.
Luc Castaignos put Twente ahead after 22 min-
utes and Ajax s Kolbeinn Sigthorsson got the
equaliser with less than ten minutes left.
After ten rounds, Ajax, PSV and PEC Zwolle
each have 18 points, with Twente on 19.
INVERNESS---A double from Kris Doolan gave
Partick Thistle a 2-1 win at second-place Inverness
yesterday as Terry Butcher s team lost its first
home game in the Scottish league this season.
Doolan put the visitors in front with a low shot
past goalkeeper Dean Brill in the 20th minute and
scored the winner seven minutes from time with
a tap-in after Brill failed to hold a cross.
Gary Warren had leveled the score just after half-
time with a header at the Caledonian Stadium.
Inverness had two goals ruled out.
Butcher says "I can t believe we ve actually lost
the game. We had enough chances to win the
Inverness stayed second in the standings, four
points behind Celtic, which has a game in hand.
PSV loses at Groningen,
Twente leads Dutch league
Doolan double puts Partick
Thistle past Inverness
FRISCO---Michel scored one goal and set up
another to help FC Dallas beat Seattle 2-0 on
Saturday, preventing the Sounders from clinching
a playoff spot.
Michel, who replaced Kenny Cooper in the 58th
minute, scored in the 87th minute after he tapped
a shot into the right corner of the net from the
top of the goalie s box. Michel rebounded a missed
shot by David Ferreira before scoring his third goal
of the season.
Michel set up FC Dallas first goal in the 65th
minute when he arched a free kick to Matt Hedges.
Hedges redirected the pass with a header from
about ten yards away that bounced off the ground
and into the top left corner of the net.
The top of the Western Conference standings
remained unchanged after the Portland Timbers
and Real Salt Lake played to a 0-0 draw. (AP)
Michel blasts FC Dallas past Seattle
Berlin's Hajime Hosogai, centre, shoots the ball during the
German first division Bundesliga soccer match between
Hertha BSC Berlin and Borussia Moenchengladbach, in
Berlin, Germany, Saturday. AP PHOTO
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