Veteran midfielder Halil Altintop scored a first-half brace as Augsburg put four past relegation rivals Hamburg to leapfrog them in the table.
Starting in the relegation play-off place, Altintop got Augsburg underway with two goals against the stubborn resistance of Hamburg’s third-choice ‘keeper Tom Mickel. His first was a nicely struck effort from the edge of the box, before he doubled the lead ahead of the break as he came around the back to tap home Philipp Max’s cross.
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Top facts - Halil Altintop
- Altintop now has seven Bundesliga goals against Hamburg – he only has more against Wolfsburg.The midfielder has scored five goals in four home games for Augsburg against HSV.Altintop’s last Bundesliga brace came almost exactly three years ago – also against Hamburg.