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AOL-Arena (ATT 52,000) 6th April 2013 - Kick off 17:30 Ref: F Brych

Hamburg Hamburg vs SC Freiburg Freiburg

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J Schmid (69)

Hamburg fail to bounce back

Last Updated: 06/04/13 7:55pm

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Jonathan Schmid: Only goal at Hamburg

Jonathan Schmid: Only goal at Hamburg

Hamburg were unable to bounce back from a humiliating 9-2 defeat to Bayern Munich last weekend as they were beaten 1-0 at home by Freiburg, effectively putting their European hopes to bed.

Jonathan Schmid's second-half goal was enough for Christian Streich's men to take all three points away from the HSV-Arena and move up to fifth in the table, above Eintracht Frankfurt on goal difference.

Hamburg are now four points adrift of the top six after their third consecutive defeat, and looking unlikely to challenge for a place in the Europa League.

Freiburg carved out two early chances, but were twice frustrated by the uprights as both Jan Rosenthal and Matthias Ginter hit the post with quick-fire efforts.

Rosenthal then squandered another good chance as the visitors gave as good as they got at the HSV-Arena.

Heung-Min Son led Hamburg's efforts to score, but he missed the target with only Oliver Baumann to beat.

He then tested the Freiburg goalkeeper before the break with a powerful shot from the edge of the penalty area.

Baumann was at full-stretch to push Rafael van der Vaart's direct free-kick away early in the second half before Son wasted another good chance, his third of the game.

Freiburg finally found a way through to take the lead in the 69th minute on the counter attack.

Mensur Mujdza set up Schmid, who beat Adler for his seventh goal of the season.

It was enough to earn Freiburg all three points, despite late chances from Son and Van der Vaart which again failed to hit the target.

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German Bundesliga

German Bundesliga
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bayern Munich 29 73
2 Wolfsburg 29 61
3 Bayer Leverkusen 29 54
4 Borussia Monchengladbach 29 54
5 Schalke 29 42
6 FC Augsburg 29 42
7 Werder Bremen 29 38
8 Hoffenheim 29 37
9 Borussia Dortmund 29 36
10 Eintracht Frankfurt 29 36
11 Mainz 29 34
12 Cologne 29 34
13 Hertha Berlin 29 34
14 SC Freiburg 29 29
15 Hannover 96 29 29
16 SC Paderborn 07 29 27
17 Stuttgart 29 26
18 Hamburg 29 25