Hof­fen­heim fails to beat last-placed Ham­burg

Malta Independent - - SPORTS -

Hof­fen­heim re­mained un­beaten in the Bundesliga al­though it had to set­tle for a 2-2 draw at home against last-placed Ham­burg yes­ter­day.

Ham­burg showed signs of re­vival un­der coach Markus Gis­dol, who once worked at Hof­fen­heim, but is still with­out a win af­ter 11 rounds and has only three points.

Hof­fen­heim and sur­prise leader Leipzig are the only un­de­feated teams left, af­ter Bay­ern Mu­nich's 1-0 loss at Borus­sia Dort­mund on Satur­day.

Winger Filip Kos­tic fired Ham­burg ahead af­ter a good drib­ble, be­fore San­dro Wag­ner poked in from close range af­ter a cor­ner for an equaliser in first-half stop­page time.

Steven Zu­ber drilled in a vol­ley in the 50th, be­fore Ni­co­lai Mueller se­cured the point for Ham­burg, con­nect­ing at the far post with a low cross from Kos­tic. Also yes­ter­day:


Sub­sti­tutes Alexan­der Meier and Ay­mane Barkok scored in the sec­ond half to give Ein­tra­cht Frank­furt a 2-1 win at Werder Bre­men.

Meier came on at the start of the sec­ond half and scored in the 52nd, col­lect­ing a re­bound and slot­ting in­side the far post to can­cel out Flo­rian Gril­litsch’s strike in the 38th.

Barkok, who had come on in the 75th, cap­i­talised on a Bre­men mis­take to score the win­ner in the 90th, curl­ing the ball into the top cor­ner. His first goal in the Bundesliga took Frank­furt level with four other teams on 21 points, three points be­hind Bay­ern. The four clubs are Dort­mund, Cologne, Hof­fen­heim and Hertha Ber­lin.

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