Monday, 5 February 2018

Sunday's Bundesliga: Hamburg's Relegation Worries Remain After Draw; Augsburg Win

Hamburger SV failed to ease its relegation worries after being held to a 1-1 draw by Hannover in the Bundesliga on Sunday.
Iver Fossum fired Hannover in front after Hamburg failed to properly clear a corner eight minutes before the break.

 Bobby Wood missed a good chance to equalize before the home side had a penalty appeal waved away after Kostic went down under Salif Sane's challenge.

Both the referee and video referee felt Sane got the ball. Ihlas Bebou should have made it 2-0 after the break but goalkeeper Christian Mathenia got the better of their one-on-one.

Hamburg increased its pressure and Filip Kostic equalized with four minutes remaining, scoring at the far post after Sejad Salihovic headed on a free kick.

Hamburg defender Kyriakos Papadopoulos was shown his second yellow card in injury time.

[ MORE: Saturday's Bundesliga Round-up ]


Hamburg, the only side to have played every Bundesliga season since the league started in 1963, is three points behind Mainz in the relegation play-off place.

Werder Bremen is level with Mainz but safe as it stands due to a better goal difference. Bremen's goal difference is also better than Hamburg's.  

Eintracht Frankfurt missed the chance to go second in the Bundesliga after slumping to a 3-0 defeat at Augsburg.

Koo Ja-cheol got the home side off to a good start in the 19th minute, before Michael Gregoritsch and Marco Richter sealed Augsburg's eighth league win of the season.

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