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AOL-Arena (ATT 57,000) 18th May 2013 - Kick off 14:30 Ref: W Stark

Hamburg Hamburg vs Bayer Leverkusen Leverkusen


Leverkusen 1

M Kadlec (S/O 39)
S Kiessling (90)

Hamburg miss out on Europa place

Last Updated: 18/05/13 6:08pm

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Hamburg's Rafael van der Vaart is left dejected at full-time

Hamburg's Rafael van der Vaart is left dejected at full-time

Stefan Kiessling left it late to secure the Bundesliga golden boot with a 90th minute goal that gave Bayer Leverkusen a 1-0 victory away to Hamburg, who missed out on a Europa League place with defeat.

Borussia Dortmund's Robert Lewandowski had pulled even with Kiessling earlier in the day but his dramatic late strike moved him clear with 25 goals.

With Dortmund having beaten Hoffenheim 1-0 to secure second, Leverkusen settled for third place with 65 points, while Hamburg finished seventh with 48 - three points behind Eintracht Frankfurt and the final European place.

Leverkusen had the first chance of the game after nine minutes when Jens Hegeler found himself one-on-one against Rede Adler but he could not beat the Hamburg keeper.

Hamburg nearly grabbed the lead 10 minutes later but Dennis Aogo headed narrowly wide right from a cross.

Adler kept Hamburg's Europa League chances alive in the 39th minute with a great save to keep out Kiessling's volley.

The former Leverkusen goalkeeper blocked another shot from the visitors in the 57th minuet - this time with a superb reaction stop against Andre Schurrle.

Hamburg were close to scoring 10 minutes later but Dennis Diekmeier's bouncing shot went just wide left.

Adler again showed his form in the 74th minute, denying Kiessling one-on-one.

But all that hard work was undone in the 90th minute as Leverkusen counter-attacked and Sidney Sam fed Kiessling for a game-winning goal that gave him the scoring title.

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German Bundesliga

German Bundesliga
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bayern Munich 18 45
2 Wolfsburg 18 37
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