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German Bundesliga

(ATT 54,000) 23rd November 2012 - Kick off 19:30 Ref: P Gagelmann

F Dusseldorf Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Hamburg Hamburg

F Dusseldorf 2

R Kruse (45+2)
S Reisinger (63)

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Dusseldorf beat Hamburg

Last Updated: 23/11/12 10:09pm

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Dejection for Hamburg

Dejection for Hamburg

Fortuna Dusseldorf picked up their first home win in the Bundesliga this season as goals from Robbie Kruse and Stefan Reisinger saw off Hamburg.

Hamburg had two goals disallowed and they also lost influential midfielder Rafael van der Vaart to injury, but they could have no complaints about losing with the home side showing more fight.

Kruse put the promoted side in front in first-half stoppage-time before Reisinger struck in the 63rd minute to seal the points and take Fortuna out of the bottom three.

The game struggled to get going, although it was always the home side who seemed likely to spark it into life.

Hamburg played a defensive game and looked for chances on the counter-attack, one of which led to Marcus Berge heading over and another to Maximilian Beister's shot being deflected wide for a corner.

The visitors then lost Van der Vaart to a hamstring injury as he pulled up while chasing the ball.

Shortly afterward Michael Mancienne thought he had given the northern Germany side the lead, but his goal was ruled out for offside.

There was no doubt about Kruse's goal, though, as the Australian's shot deflected off Mancienne and inside Rene Adler's near post at the end of the first half.

The second 45 minutes was almost a carbon copy of the first with Hamburg seeing another goal ruled out, this time Heiko Westermann's free-kick, due to a push in the wall.

Instead Fortuna took the chance to double their lead and put the game beyond Hamburg.

Reisinger bustled his way into the penalty area, dribbling past two Hamburg defenders, before beating Adler which finish into the top left-hand corner.

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German Bundesliga

German Bundesliga
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bayern Munich 16 42
2 Wolfsburg 16 31
3 Borussia Monchengladbach 16 27
4 Bayer Leverkusen 16 27
5 Schalke 16 26
6 FC Augsburg 16 24
7 Hoffenheim 16 23
8 Hannover 96 16 23
9 Eintracht Frankfurt 16 22
10 Cologne 16 19
11 Mainz 16 18
12 SC Paderborn 07 16 18
13 Hertha Berlin 16 18
14 Hamburg 16 16
15 Stuttgart 16 16
16 Borussia Dortmund 16 15
17 SC Freiburg 16 14
18 Werder Bremen 16 14