The city of Hamburg was hit by a storm over the past few days, but that was tame in comparison to the strength of Swiss striker Bobadilla, who went close to giving Augsburg the lead in the 14th minute, but for a fine save from Rene Adler.
Bobadilla it was who put Augsburg in front four minutes later, marking his starting debut with a poacher's goal at the far post, turning in a cross with his left foot to put the visitors in front, ensuring the Bavarians went ahead for the first time this season on their travels.
Bobadilla had chances to make it two for the guests and Hamburg coach Bert van Marwijk probably found some choice words for his team during the interval, but it was probably more a shot from Tobias Werner immediately in the second half which sparked them into action.
Nevertheless, the northern Germany side struggled to impose themselves on the game in front of an increasingly frustrated home support as Augsburg defended resolutely and Hamburg, in the absence of their captain Rafael van der Vaart, lacked ideas, leaving them empty-handed.
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