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AOL-Arena (ATT 52,000) 27th November 2012 - Kick off 19:00 Ref: M Grafe

Hamburg Hamburg vs Schalke Schalke

Hamburg 3

M Beister (52)
A Rudnevs (65)
M Badelj (90+2)


Schalke 1

K Huntelaar (80)

Hamburg sink Schalke

Last Updated: 27/11/12 9:30pm

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Artjoms Rudnevs scored Hamburg's second goal

Artjoms Rudnevs scored Hamburg's second goal

Hamburg dealt Schalke's title hopes a blow with victory leaving Huub Stevens' men 10 points off pace setters Bayern Munich.

Thorten Fink's side took the lead through Maximilian Beister in the 52nd minute with Artjoms Rudnevs adding a second 13 minutes later.

Although Klaas Jan Huntelaar reduced the arrears 10 minutes from time for third-placed Schalke, it was Milan Badelj who had the last word as Hamburg bounced back from a 2-0 defeat to Fortuna Dusseldorf last Friday night to get their own push for a place in Europe back on track.

The opening 15 minutes belonged to the home side, although they were unable to create any dangerous chances.

Schalke then kicked into gear and Chinedu Obasi's effort was cleared off the line by Tolgay Arslan in the 21st minute.

Huntelaar and Teemu Pukki both had chance to put the visitors in front before Heiko Westermann wasted Hamburg's first big chance against his former club.

Beister then surprised Lars Unnerstall with a shot from outside the penalty area which put Hamburg in front seven minutes into the second half.

Beister then started the move which led to Hamburg's second with a backheeled pass to Dennis Diekmeier, whose cross was met by Rudnevs near the penalty spot, and the Latvian struck the ball past Lars Unnerstall.

Schalke finally awoke with Jefferson Farfan going close to scoring in the 68th minute.

Hamburg appeared to be defending well until Tomas Rincon handled the ball inside the penalty area in the 80th minute.

Huntelaar missed the spot-kick, but followed up and slotted in the rebound.

Schalke threw everybody forward in search of an equaliser, but instead they got caught out on the counter attack in stoppage time when Tranquillo Barnetta could only stop Dennis Aogo with a foul, and Badelj, in the injury-enforced absence of regular penalty-taker Van der Vaart, converted from the spot.

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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