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German Bundesliga

(ATT 18,000) 6th October 2012 - Kick off 14:30 Ref: T Kinhofer

Greuther Furth Greuther Furth vs Hamburg Hamburg

Greuther Furth 0


Hamburg 1

H Son (17)

No home comforts for Greuther

Last Updated: 06/10/12 10:19pm

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Max Gruen makes the save for Greuther

Max Gruen makes the save for Greuther

Hamburg made it 10 points in their last four games with a 1-0 victory over Greuther Furth, who slumped to their fourth home defeat.

Son Heung-min decided the game in the 17th minute with the Bavarians unable to find a response in a tense encounter

Hamburg extended their unbeaten record to four games in which they have lifted themselves from the foot of the table to eighth, level on points with fifth-placed Hannover.

The game started slowly before South Korean midfielder Son put the visitors in front in style.

He was able to dribble unchallenged for almost 30 yards before sending a low shot past Max Grun and into the bottom corner of the net.

Furth looked devoid of confidence and Mike Buskens' side struggled to find an answer in a game which was frequently interrupted by fouls and yellow cards.

Gerald Asamoah had the home side's best chances, but Hamburg goalkeeper Rene Adler, who passed a late fitness test, had very little to do.

Indeed, the former Germany international's condition was never truly tested by the timid hosts, not even when an extra striker in Christopher Nothe was introduced.

Instead, the best chances arrived at the other end with Artjoms Rudnevs twice failing to find the net.

His second big chance, when his effort hit the outside of a post, drew an angry reaction from Rafael van der Vaart, who was waiting to for a tap-in in front of an open goal, the Latvian forward instead trying to score from a tight angle.

It did not matter, though, as Furth never came close to finding an equaliser, allowing Hamburg to carry on their excellent recent form.

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German Bundesliga

German Bundesliga
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bayern Munich 17 45
2 Wolfsburg 17 34
3 Bayer Leverkusen 17 28
4 Borussia Monchengladbach 17 27
5 Schalke 17 27
6 FC Augsburg 17 27
7 Hoffenheim 17 26
8 Hannover 96 17 24
9 Eintracht Frankfurt 17 23
10 SC Paderborn 07 17 19
11 Cologne 17 19
12 Mainz 17 18
13 Hertha Berlin 17 18
14 Hamburg 17 17
15 Stuttgart 17 17
16 Werder Bremen 17 17
17 Borussia Dortmund 17 15
18 SC Freiburg 17 15