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Huntelaar hat-trick strengthens Schalke's hand

Published: Sunday 28 April 2013, 19.50CET
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar struck a hat-trick as FC Schalke 04 came back to defeat Hamburger SV 4-1 and tighten their hold on Germany's fourth and final UEFA Champions League spot.

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Published: Sunday 28 April 2013, 19.50CET

Huntelaar hat-trick strengthens Schalke's hand

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar struck a hat-trick as FC Schalke 04 came back to defeat Hamburger SV 4-1 and tighten their hold on Germany's fourth and final UEFA Champions League spot.

FC Schalke 04 strengthened their grip on fourth place in the Bundesliga thanks to a Klaas-Jan Huntelaar hat-trick in a 4-1 win against Hamburger SV, on a day when Eintracht Frankfurt could only draw 0-0 at 1. FSV Mainz 05.

Marcell Jansen gave Hamburg the lead after just five minutes in Gelsenkirchen, but Michel Bastos levelled shortly afterwards and Huntelaar put Schalke ahead on 21 minutes. The Dutch forward then struck twice in the second half to secure victory for his team, who now stand three points clear of Eintracht in Germany's last UEFA Champions League berth with three games remaining.

For their part, Eintracht climbed above SC Freiburg into fifth despite playing out a goalless stalemate in Mainz. Both goalkeepers had busy afternoons in a lively encounter that leaves Mainz in tenth position, having won just one of their last 12 league outings.

Last updated: 04/12/13 5.32CET

Results

German Bundesliga 2012/13

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Last updated: 29/04/2013 18:13 CET

28/04/2013

SchalkeSchalke4-1HamburgHamburg

Bastos 9, Huntelaar 21, 58, 66

Jansen 5

Venue: Gelsenkirchen

28/04/2013

MainzMainz0-0Eintracht FrankfurtEintracht Frankfurt

Venue: Mainz

27/04/2013

DüsseldorfDüsseldorf1-2DortmundDortmund

Bodzek 88

Nuri Şahin 20, Błaszczykowski 70

Venue: Dusseldorf

27/04/2013

HoffenheimHoffenheim2-1NürnbergNürnberg

Weis 11, Salihović 19

Simons 58 (P)

Venue: Sinsheim

27/04/2013

LeverkusenLeverkusen1-0BremenBremen

Kiessling 35 (P)

Venue: Leverkusen

27/04/2013

BayernBayern1-0FreiburgFreiburg

Can 35

Venue: München

27/04/2013

AugsburgAugsburg3-0StuttgartStuttgart

Mölders 61, Marcel de Jong 83, Dong-won 85

Venue: Augsburg

27/04/2013

WolfsburgWolfsburg3-1MönchengladbachMönchengladbach

Arnold 34, Olić 61, Diego 75

Mlapa 52

Venue: Wolfsburg

26/04/2013

FürthFürth2-3HannoverHannover

Djurdić 41, 83

Abdellaoue 36, Hoffman 71, da Silva Pinto 87

Venue: Furth

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