Ivica Olic ended HSV's longest ever goal-drought to put the Red Shorts in front before Pierre-Michel Lasogga added a second. Raul Bobadilla pulled one back almost instantly and Tobias Werner levelled for Augsburg in the second half, but Lasogga struck again to earn the hosts three precious points.
Lasogga hits form
New Hamburg coach Bruno Labbadia had expressed his faith in his strikers finally finding the back of the net after six barren games, and it was not long before they repaid his trust as Olic diverted Zoltan Stieber's shot in to score HSV's first goal in 595 minutes. Lasogga subsequently went close from a free-kick, before heading in Matthias Ostrzolek's cross to make it 2-0. Familiar failings emerged minutes later, though, when defensive sloppiness allowed Bobadilla to head Augsburg back into the game.
Alexander Esswein wasted a good early chance to bring the visitors level in the second half before Werner obliged, netting a deserved equaliser to crown a good spell of pressure from the Fuggerstädter. The hosts were determined to take all three points, however, and Lasogga replied with an unstoppable shot into the roof of the net to put Labbadia's men back in front and lift them from the foot of the Bundesliga standings.
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