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AOL-Arena (ATT 47,206) 2nd March 2013 - Kick off 14:30 Ref: Daniel Siebert

Hamburg Hamburg vs Greuther Furth Greuther Furth

Hamburg 1

M Beister (21)

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Greuther Furth 1

N Djurdjic (14)

Hamburg's Europa hopes dented

Last Updated: 02/03/13 6:07pm

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Hamburg's Marcell Jansen (l) and Tolgay Arslan are left dejected

Hamburg's Marcell Jansen (l) and Tolgay Arslan are left dejected

Greuther Furth gained a point in their desperate fight against relegation with a 1-1 draw against a Hamburg side whose European hopes were knocked.

Furth took the lead in the 14th minute through Nikola Djurdjic but Maximilian Beister equalised for Hamburg in the 22nd minute.

Last-placed Furth had failed to score in five of their last six games but at least managed to do that, however with only 14 points their position may be irretrievable. Hamburg moved to 35 points and watched Schalke pass them in the table to reach sixth place.

Hamburg failed to convert two early chances as Marcell Jansen headed just over the crossbar in the first minute and Furth goalkeeper Wolfgang Hesl made a fine save from Beister two minutes later.

The visitors used their first opportunity to take the lead as Thomas Pledl sent a looping pass over the Hamburg defence and Djurdjic's shot beat Hamburg goalkeeper Rene Adler.

Hamburg equalised when Dennis Aogo passed to Beister who turned and blasted into the upper left corner with his left foot from 14 yards.

Hesl kept his team in the game with a superb stop to thwart Beister's attempt from 17 yards five minutes later.

Hamburg had another chance after 31 minutes but Rafael van der Vaart's shot went just inches wide left.

Van der Vaart was sent towards Hesl in the 50th minute by Slobodan Rajkovic but the Dutchman could not beat the goalkeeper.

Furth had a chance six minutes later but Stephan Furstner shot just wide to the right of goal from the edge of the box. And Furstner was again just inches off target with an attempt from 18 yards in the 69th minute.

Hamburg missed a golden chance to grab the win with six minutes remaining when Marcus Berg shot wide to the left of the target despite having plenty of space.

And Hesl saved Furth an important point by denying Heiko Westermann a minute into injury time.

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Pos Team P Pts
1 Bayern Munich 23 58
2 Wolfsburg 23 50
3 Borussia Monchengladbach 23 40
4 Bayer Leverkusen 23 36
5 Schalke 23 35
6 FC Augsburg 23 35
7 Hoffenheim 23 33
8 Eintracht Frankfurt 23 31
9 Werder Bremen 23 30
10 Borussia Dortmund 23 28
11 Hannover 96 23 27
12 Mainz 23 25
13 Cologne 23 25
14 Hertha Berlin 23 24
15 Hamburg 23 24
16 SC Paderborn 07 23 23
17 SC Freiburg 23 22
18 Stuttgart 23 19