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(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 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