Hamburg loses 3-1, drops to 2nd last in Bundesliga

Published on NewsOK Modified: March 30, 2014 at 12:39 pm •  Published: March 30, 2014
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BERLIN (AP) — Borussia Moenchengladbach came from a goal down to beat Hamburger SV 3-1 on Sunday and leave the visiting side second from bottom in the Bundesliga.

Jacques Zoua opened the scoring with a header from Hakan Calhanoglu's free kick in the 28th minute, but Hamburg defender Michael Mancienne's hand-ball gave 'Gladbach the lifeline of a penalty eight minutes later.

Marc-Andre ter Stegen saved Filip Daems' spot kick only for the Belgian defender to tuck away the rebound.

Hamburg goalkeeper Rene Adler made two crucial saves to maintain parity before the break.

But two goals in three minutes decided the game. In the 75th, Max Kruse controlled the ball with his chest and took it beyond two defenders for Raffael to round Adler and score, before Alvaro Dominguez made sure of the result with a header from a corner.

Moenchengladbach reclaimed sixth place while Hamburg is just two points above bottom side Eintracht Braunschweig, and behind 16th-placed Stuttgart on goal difference.

"We know what it's like to play well and leave with nothing," said 'Gladbach sporting director Max Eberl, whose side only narrowly escaped relegation in 2011. "Hamburg did very well. They created good goal chances, made it really difficult."

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