Hamburg continue revival
BERLIN: US international Bobby Wood scored Hamburg’s winner on Sunday as their revival continued with a 2-1 comeback victory over Borussia Moenchengladbach.
Hamburg, the Bundesliga’s only ever-present side since its inception in 1963-64, have picked up 13 points in their last six games under Markus Gisdol.
However, they remain 16th — in the relegation play-off place — having taken just two points from their first 10 matches in a disastrous start to the season.
Earlier, Austria striker Guido Bergstaller netted twice as Schalke 04 snapped their sixmatch winless streak with a 3-0 victory at home to Augsburg.
The victory halted Schalke’s slide down the table. They climbed two places to 11th, two points ahead of Augsburg.
It also relieved some of the pressure on Schalke coach Weinzierl, who came increasingly under fire following last weekend’s 4-2 league defeat at Borussia Moenchengladbach.
At the top of the table, leaders Bayern Munich extended their lead to 10 points on Saturday after their 3-0 win over Eintracht Frankfurt on a red-letter day for the Bavarian giants as their nearest rivals lost.
Second-placed RB Leipzig crashed to a shock 1-0 defeat at home to Wolfsburg, while Borussia Dortmund, who are third, suffered a Champions League hangover in the capital as they lost 2-1 at Hertha Berlin.