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German Bundesliga

Volkswagen Arena (ATT 28,648) 29th November 2013 - Kick off 19:30 Ref: F Brych

Wolfsburg Wolfsburg vs Hamburg Hamburg

Wolfsburg 1

R Rodriguez (pen 30)


Hamburg 1

H Calhanoglu (19)

Wolfsburg hang on for point

Last Updated: 29/11/13 10:54pm

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Ricardo Rodriguez puts Wolfsburg level from the spot

Ricardo Rodriguez puts Wolfsburg level from the spot

Wolfsburg were fortunate to escape with a point having been outplayed by northern German rivals Hamburg in Friday night's Bundesliga clash.

Hakan Calhanoglu gave Hamburg the lead in the 20th minute before Ricardo Rodriguez equalised from the spot in the 31st minute for the hosts.

Hamburg should have snatched the points in the closing stages but were somehow held at bay, Ivo Ilicevic shooting against the woodwork in the 86th minute as their best chance went begging.

Wolfsburg extended their undefeated streak to seven matches and jumped to 23 points while Hamburg, who have collected just one victory in the last four matches, improved to 16 points.

Hamburg went ahead when Calhanoglu's free-kick from the left went off the underside of the crossbar and off the head of Wolfsburg keeper Diego Benaglio to find the net.

The visitors missed a chance to double the lead three minutes later as Ivica Olic shot wide.

Pierre-Michel Lasogga did likewise at the half-hour mark, shooting wide of the right post after a fine pass from Tolgay Arslan.

At the other end, Hamburg defender Heiko Westermann brought down Daniel Caligiuri and Rodriguez hit his left-foot spot-kick into the bottom left corner to make it 1-1 in the 31st minute.

Both teams cancelled each other out for much of the game but Hamburg took control in the final quarter-hour and bombarded the Wolfsburg defence with chances.

Lasogga twice could not beat Benaglio in the 83rd minute and then the visitors missed the best chance of the game three minutes later.

Lasogga fed Tolgay Arslan who set up Ivo Ilicevic for what appeared to be the winning goal, but the Croatian only found the crossbar.

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German Bundesliga

German Bundesliga
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bayern Munich 30 78
2 Borussia Dortmund 30 61
3 Schalke 30 58
4 Bayer Leverkusen 30 51
5 Wolfsburg 30 50
6 Borussia Monchengladbach 30 49
7 Mainz 30 47
8 FC Augsburg 30 42
9 Hoffenheim 30 40
10 Hertha Berlin 30 37
11 Eintracht Frankfurt 30 35
12 Werder Bremen 30 33
13 Hannover 96 30 32
14 SC Freiburg 30 32
15 Stuttgart 30 28
16 Hamburg 30 27
17 FC Nurnberg 30 26
18 Eintracht Braunschweig 30 25