. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Champions Dortmund Spoil Ambitions of Stuttgart Upstarts

BONN -- Heiko Herrlich, out for six months with torn ankle ligaments, scored his third goal in two games Saturday as Dortmund foiled VfB Stuttgart's bid to top the German first division.


Champions Dortmund trailed by a goal after 32 minutes when their goalkeeper Stefan Klos, under pressure from Giovane Elber scored an own goal by knocking the ball into his own net.


Herrlich equalized in the 66th minute to ensure the draw.


Bayern Munich, which drew 1-1 at Schalke, head the table by a point from Stuttgart.


In an amazing match Sunday, Hamburg beat St. Pauli 3-0 despite having two men sent off.


Defender Stefan Schnoor was dismissed in the fourth minute for a serious foul on Brazilian Emerson and midfielder Sven Kmetsch followed him with a second bookable offense.


In between, Karsten Baeron took advantage of a defensive error by Tore Pedersen to give Hamburg a first-half lead and Austrian international Markus Schopp added a second two minutes after the break.


Undaunted by the second dismissal, nine-man Hamburg wrapped up the three points with a goal from substitute striker Andre Breitenreiter, who scored with his first touch in the last minute of the match.


A hat-trick by Bruno Labbadia helped Werder Bremen to a 5-1 win over Bochum on Friday.


It was Bochum's first defeat since coming up from the division belowgaining promotion last season.