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Imtech Arena (ATT 51,191) 8th March 2014 - Kick off 14:30 Ref: M Weiner

Hamburg Hamburg vs Eintracht Frankfurt Frankfurt

Hamburg 1

H Calhanoglu (72)

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Frankfurt 1

A Madlung (29)

Hamburg stay in bottom three

Last Updated: 08/03/14 5:55pm

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Hakan Calhanoglu levelled for Hamburg from the spot

Hakan Calhanoglu levelled for Hamburg from the spot

Hamburg failed to lift themselves out of the bottom three as they only managed a 1-1 draw against Eintracht Frankfurt at the HSV-Arena.

Alexander Madlung gave Frankfurt the lead, but Hakan Calhanoglu earned the northern Germany side a point from the penalty spot.

Hamburg wasted chances to claim the victory and therefore remain six points behind their opponents, and still inside the bottom three with Freiburg able to climb above them when they face Borussia Dortmund on Sunday.

The news that coach Armin Veh will be leaving Frankfurt when his contract expires in the summer did not seem to make too much of a difference to his side, who took the early initiative.

Marco Russ missed a good chance to give them the lead when his header was saved by Rene Adle, only minutes before Madlung's spectacular opener.

Pirmin Schwegler and Alexander Meier both headed the ball on from a corner before the central defender showed why he has also been used as a centre-forward in the past with a scissor kick to beat Adler.

The suffering Hamburg fans may have sensed the worst, but their team showed no signs of nerves as they fought their way back into the game with Johan Djourou and Calhanoglu both going close.

The second half belonged to the hosts, who steadily increased the pressure with Calhanoglu at the heart of all of the dangerous action.

A foul by Carlos Zambrano on Jacques Zoua inside the penalty area gave them the opportunity to level from the penalty spot, and Calhanoglu, who managed to score a free-kick from 45 yards a fortnight ago, was not going to miss from just 12 yards, picking the top right-hand corner for his effort.

Hamburg continued to surge forward in search of a winner, but both Ivo Ilicevic and Robert Tesche sent headers straight into the arms of Kevin Trapp rather than either side, leaving Hamburg with only themselves to blame for not getting all three points.

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German Bundesliga

German Bundesliga
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bayern Munich 17 45
2 Wolfsburg 17 34
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