The official website for European football

Hamburg, Freiburg boost survival prospects

Published: Sunday 16 March 2014, 20.00CET
Hamburger SV and SC Freiburg both gave their survival hopes a lift with important victories against respective fellow strugglers 1. FC Nürnberg and Eintracht Frankfurt.
Hamburg, Freiburg boost survival prospects
Hakan Çalhanoğlu celebrates scoring the opening goal for Hamburg ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 16 March 2014, 20.00CET

Hamburg, Freiburg boost survival prospects

Hamburger SV and SC Freiburg both gave their survival hopes a lift with important victories against respective fellow strugglers 1. FC Nürnberg and Eintracht Frankfurt.

Just five points separate 13th-placed Eintracht Frankfurt and 17th-placed VfB Stuttgart in a tight Bundesliga survival race after Hamburger SV and SC Freiburg both boosted their prospects with wins against fellow strugglers on Sunday.

Hamburg overcame 1. FC Nürnberg – and leapfrogged their opponents into 14th – courtesy of the attacking talents of Hakan Çalhanoğlu. Having peppered the visitors' goal and drawn several good saves from Raphael Schäfer, the young Turkish international finally broke the deadlock with a deflected effort ten minutes from time. Mike Frantz's own goal made it two, although Josip Drmic's stoppage-time strike ensured a nail-biting finish.

Hamburg have now taken seven points from the last available 12, but clinging to their coat-tails are Freiburg, who ended their six-game winless streak in style with a 4-1 success at Eintracht.

Julian Schuster's overhead kick put the visitors in front with their first shot on goal and Karim Guédé skipped around goalkeeper Kevin Trapp to added a second after the interval. Joselu nodded in a rebound to deservedly reduce the deficit for the hosts, but Felix Klaus restored Freiburg's two-goal advantage, before Guédé's coolly taken second completed the scoring.

Last updated: 16/03/14 21.00CET

Results

German Bundesliga 2013/14

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 16/03/2014 19:21 CET

16/03/2014

Eintracht FrankfurtEintracht Frankfurt1-4FreiburgFreiburg

Joselu 59

Schuster 34, Guédé 54, 90+3, Klaus 70

Venue: Frankfurt am Main

16/03/2014

HamburgHamburg2-1NürnbergNürnberg

Hakan Çalhanoğlu 80, Frantz 86 (og)

Drmic 90+1

Venue: Hamburg

15/03/2014

BayernBayern2-1LeverkusenLeverkusen

Mandžukić 44, Schweinsteiger 52

Kiessling 90+1

Venue: München

15/03/2014

HerthaHertha0-3HannoverHannover

Stindl 49, Schlaudraff 57, Huszti 90+1

Venue: Berlin

15/03/2014

BremenBremen1-1StuttgartStuttgart

Hunt 79

Niedermeier 55

Venue: Bremen

15/03/2014

HoffenheimHoffenheim2-4MainzMainz

Polanski 49, Barbosa de Oliveira 52

Choupo-Moting 67, Saller 73, Okazaki 75, 90+2

Venue: Sinsheim

15/03/2014

DortmundDortmund1-2MönchengladbachMönchengladbach

Jojić 77

Raffael 31, Kruse 40

Venue: Dortmund

15/03/2014

BraunschweigBraunschweig1-1WolfsburgWolfsburg

Bellarabi 48

Luiz Gustavo 36

Venue: Braunschweig

14/03/2014

AugsburgAugsburg1-2SchalkeSchalke

Werner 5

Huntelaar 33, 49

Venue: Augsburg

Related information

Player profiles
Member associations
Team profiles

http://www.uefa.com/memberassociations/association=ger/news/newsid=2072373.html#hamburg+freiburg+boost+survival+prospects

  • © 1998-2014 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The UEFA word, the UEFA logo and all marks related to UEFA competitions, are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.