Hamburger SV secured their first victory under Thorsten Fink at home against TSG 1899 Hoffenheim to edge clear of the Bundesliga danger zone, while VfB Stuttgart ran out 2-1 winners against bottom club FC Augsburg.
José Paolo Guerrero gave Hamburg a 25th-minute lead after his initial shot had bounced back off a post and Fink's first success since his October appointment was then wrapped up by Marcell Jansen's second-half effort. The 2-0 triumph was also HSV's first home win of the season and, unbeaten in five Bundesliga outings, they now lie 14th.
Stuttgart took advantage of Hannover 96's 4-1 loss at VfL Wolfsburg on Saturday to go sixth thanks to two Martin Harnik goals against Augsburg. The Austrian international opened the scoring from a corner close to half-time and powered in a second six minutes after the break, Tobias Werner having drawn the visitors level four minutes previously. The Rothosen now trail leaders FC Bayern München by seven points.
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|1||FC Bayern München||13||28|
|3||VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach||13||26|
|4||FC Schalke 04||13||25|
|5||SV Werder Bremen||13||23|
|7||Bayer 04 Leverkusen||13||21|
|9||TSG 1899 Hoffenheim||13||17|
|10||Hertha BSC Berlin||13||17|
|11||1. FC Köln||12||16|
|13||1. FC Kaiserslautern||13||13|
|15||1. FSV Mainz 05||12||12|
|16||1. FC Nürnberg||13||12|