Wolves devour Hamburg
By Mark Kendall. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
WOLFSBURG came from behind to dish out a 5-1 mauling of Hamburg to clinch their second win of the new Bundesliga season.
Diego Klimowicz was the hero for Jurgen Rober's men, claiming a second-half double to sink the shell-shocked visitors.
There was no sign of what was to come when last season's runners-up took the lead three minutes after the interval through striker Sergei Barbarez.
The hosts wasted no time in equalising however when Klimowicz fired home two minutes later.
The hosts then edged ahead through Bulgarian Martin Petrov on the hour mark, and a third from Sven Muller on 71 minutes made the game safe.
Argentine starlet Andres D'Alessandro (pictured) added a fourth and Klimovicz completed the rout with just four minutes remaining.
Meanwhile, Schalke left it very late to clinch all three points in their home fixture with Cologne, Hamit Altintop pouncing for the winner in injury-time at the end of the game.
Nigerian Victor Agali had opened the scoring for the hosts three minutes before the break, but Dirk Lottner restored the equilibrium with 51 minutes on the clock.
Both sides were then reduced to ten men just two minutes later when Jochen Seitz (Schalke) and Jorg Heinrich (Cologne) were sent from the pitch after an altercation.
Altintop then netted the decisive goal before Cologne also saw Marius Ebbers sent off in the dying moments after seeing two yellow cards.