Hamburg - Hamburger SV passed up the opportunity to leapfrog SC Freiburg and haul themselves out of the bottom three, having to settle for a share of the spoils at home to the Black Forest outfit on Matchday 27.
Lasogga vs Baumann
After the Red Shorts had enjoyed the better of a goalless first half, Vladimir Darida put Freiburg in front against the run of play early in the second half. Pierre-Michel Lasogga hauled Hamburg level within minutes but Christian Streich's men held on for the point that keeps them just clear of the relegation zone.
The hosts got off to a lively start, personified by Lasogga who pulled a great diving save out of Freiburg keeper Oliver Baumann ten minutes in. Unsurprisingly perhaps, given the nature of the tussle, perspiration had the edge on inspiration as the first half subsequently unfolded but on 36 minutes almost drew first blood when Lasogga met Rafael van der Vaart's free kick with a header which beat the onrushing Baumann but narrowly failed to find the target. In added time, Lasogga fired in a shot on the full that Baumann managed to bat away to conclude their personal duel for the first half.
Five minutes after the restart, though, the run of the contest was turned on its head when Darida latched onto the rebound after an effort from Felix Klaus had hit the post to fire Freiburg in front. Hamburg's response was not long in coming though, Lasogga finally getting the better of Baumann with the aid of a deflection, for his twelfth goal of the campaign. After that the match opened up with a flurry of chances at both ends, but neither keeper was greatly tested towards the end with much of the action concentrated in an intense middle-of-the-park struggle.
Line-ups and statistics
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