ALL OVER! HSV TAKE THE WIN!
There is no late swing of the pendulum in Paderborn, where Hamburg leave with all three points. The hosts had earlier raced into a three minute lead before HSV turned the game on its head with two efforts that put them in front at the break. Leipertz - who scored the opener - then hauled his team level but Benes ultimately had the final say. It means Hamburg move second, above Paderborn, and one point off the top.
Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 minutes
Sirlord Calvin Conteh 36.32km/h
Robert Leipertz 33.15km/h
Ransford-Yeboah Königsdörffer 33.02km/h
WILL THERE BE ANY LATE DRAMA?
There's about three minutes remaining in Paderborn, where the hosts are pushing for an equaliser but so far coming up short. You wouldn't write off this enormously entertaining game of football from providing some late drama.
THE MATCH WINNER?
HSV's hopes of victory have doubled in less than 20 minutes of football. This has been a cracker.
GOAL! HSV RETAKE THE LEAD!
The pendulum swings again and it's the visitors who are in front once again, this time through Benes. He sweeps home from close range after being teed up by Dompe, who has been outstanding today. Have we seen the winner?
GOAL!2 : 3
DOUBLE CHANGE FOR THE HOSTS
Paderborn make the first substitutions of the game, with Platte and Mehlem entering the fold. Platte has six goals and three assists already this term. Can he provide a winner for his side?
For as good as HSV were after their equaliser, Paderborn have carried a consistent threat. The draw is fair on both sides currently, but can one of them go on and claim victory? It's been nervy since going 2-2.
PADERBORN DESERVE TO BE LEVEL
GOAL! PADERBORN ARE LEVEL!
Hamburg looked like they might run away with it but, suddenly, they're pegged back. It's Leipertz again from close range after good work from Pieringer. Game on!
GOAL!2 : 2
GOOD SAVE, HUTH
HSV are at it. They win the ball just inside the Paderborn half and it opens up for Glatzel to have a shot at goal from just outside the area. He looks to place it in the bottom corner, but Huth parries it wide.
OFF WE GO!
A big 45 minutes ahead at the top of the table...
HSV TURN IT AROUND
Paderborn may have raced in front early on, but it's HSV that lead at the break. Leipertz's effort made for the perfect start for the hosts, but goals from Glatzel and Dompe have turned the game on its head. Still all to play for in this top of the table clash.
GOAL! HSV IN FRONT!
Just as we say HSV are pushing for the lead, they take it. Having provided the first for Glatzel, Dompe now has a goal of his own on the stroke of half time.
GOAL!1 : 2
SAFE HANDS HUTH
David rises highest from a free-kick and gets a header on target but Huth is up to the challenge in the Paderborn goal to keep the scores level. HSV still pushing for a second before the break.
GOALSCORER VS. GOALSCORER
Robert Leipertz Robert Glatzel
Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes
Sirlord Calvin Conteh 33.87km/h
Robert Leipertz 33.15km/h
Jannis Heuer 32.26km/h
GOAL! HSV ARE LEVEL!
Well, we said Glatzel hadn't had a kick in anger but he's now had a header of note. HSV's top scorer pulls them level by getting a run on his marker and planting Dompe's cross from the left back across goal and into the far corner. Great header.
GOAL!1 : 1
A graphic that says a lot about the away team's performance midway through the first period, one that has been - as this suggests - inefficient.
GLATZEL YET TO GET INVOLVED
HSV's top scorer takes a bit of a knock as he's bravely back defending a free-kick from out wide, but his team need him on the ball further forward. He's not had a kick in anger so far.
THE CENTRE OF ATTENTION
It's safe to say that the visitors just haven't gotten into the game yet and have been rattled by Paderborn's brilliant start. Walter's side need a lift.
As you'd probably expect, Paderborn's win probability has rocketed thanks to that early goal...
WHAT A DIFFERENCE A GOAL MAKES
GOAL! PADERBORN IN FRONT!
Well, that didn't take long. Robert Leipertz has the hosts in front after just three minutes. Heuer Fernandes had already tipped a wonderful free-kick onto the bar moments before Leipertz rattled home from inside the box. A dream start for the hosts.
GOAL!1 : 0
OFF WE GO...
We're up and running in Paderborn...
WHO WILL COME OUT ON TOP?
A reminder of where things stand ahead of kick-off; Paderborn are currently second and three points off leaders Darmstadt who they can leapfrog with a win due to a better goal difference. Hamburg, meanwhile, are one place back from their hosts and four adrift of top, meaning they can go above Paderborn and into second with victory. All to play for.
15 MINUTES TO KICK-OFF!
Just 15 minutes to go until we get underway at the Home Deluxe Arena. It's worth noting that there's a couple of games kicking-off at the same time in Bundesliga 2, with Hannover vs. Karlsruhe and Sandhausen vs. Eintracht Braunschweig also currently going through the final pre-match prep.
WATCH: HSV 2-3 MAGDEBURG LAST TIME OUT
PLATTE ON THE BENCH
Felix Platte has six goals and three assists already this term, but he makes way for the club's leading marksman, Marvin Pieringer, in attack. Elsewhere, the on-loan Maximilian Rohr returns to the side to face his parent club and it looks as if he'll be pushed into midfield.
GLATZEL STARTS FOR HSV
The big news from a HSV perspective is that their top-scorer, Robert Glatzel, starts after recovering from injury. He had a late cameo in the 3-2 defeat to Magdeburg last weekend and now gets the chance from the off, while Ransford-Yeboah Königsdörffer starts from the bench. Captain Sebastian Schonlau is suspended, so Jonas David continues alongside Mario Vuskovic.
PADERBORN STARTING XI
Huth - Heuer, Hünemeier, Hoffmeier - Schallenberg (c) - Justvan, Rohr, Muslija, Leipertz - Pieringer, Conteh
Schulze, van der Werff, Müller, Carls, Mehlem, Ofori, Tachie, Srbeny, Platte
HSV STARTING XI
Heuer Fernandes - Mikelbrencis, Vuskovic, David, Muheim - Meffert (c) - Reis, Benes - Dompe, Glatzel, Kittel
Raab, Zumberi, Andresen, Bilbija, Amaechi, Suhonen, Sanne, Königsdörffer
A very warm welcome to our live coverage of Paderborn vs. Hamburg in Bundesliga 2 today, where second hosts third. Home side Paderborn could move top with a victory, while HSV would move to within a point of the summit if they were to clinch the win. Team news will be dropping in around 10 minutes' time, and the ball gets rolling at 1.30pm CET.