SI.com , Monday, August 24, 2009 3 PM
In the Bundesliga, Hamburg SV ended defending champ Wolfsburg's run of 16 straight home wins with a 4-2 away win on Sunday. Wolfsburg, which had not lost at home for 20 games, battled back from a 2-0
deficit by scoring twice in under four minutes early in the second half.
But Hamburg struck back with two goals to finish off the game. Croatian Mladen Petric
scored in the
75th after Brazilian Ze Roberto
had fed Nigerian-German Dennis Aogo
, who crossed into the box and Petric connected with a left-foot volley. Romeo
completed the victory with a goal in the 90th minute. "We played against a very strong Hamburg," Wolfsburg goalkeeper Diego Benaglio
said, while teammate
said the team had "slept through the first half."
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