Hoffenheim fails to beat last-placed Hamburg in Bundesliga

ABS-CBN Sports on Nov 21, 2016 09:07 AM
Hoffenheim fails to beat last-placed Hamburg in Bundesliga
Hoffenheim players celebrate their side's second goal during a German first division Bundesliga soccer match between TSG 1899 Hoffenheim and Hamburger SV in Sinsheim, Germany, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Hoffenheim remained unbeaten in the Bundesliga this season but had to settle for a 2-2 draw at home to last-place Hamburg on Sunday.

Hamburg showed signs of revival under coach Markus Gisdol, who once worked at Hoffenheim, but is still without a win after 11 rounds and has only three points.

Hoffenheim and surprise leader Leipzig are the only undefeated teams left, after Bayern Munich's 1-0 loss at Borussia Dortmund on Saturday. Leipzig is three points clear of second-place Bayern.

Winger Filip Kostic fired Hamburg ahead after a good dribble, before Sandro Wagner poked in from close range after a corner to equalize in first-half stoppage time.

Steven Zuber drilled in a volley in the 50th, before Nicolai Mueller secured the point for Hamburg, connecting at the far post with a low cross from Kostic.

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Substitutes Alexander Meier and Aymane Barkok scored in the second half to give Eintracht Frankfurt a 2-1 win at Werder Bremen. Meier came on at the start of the second half and scored in the 52nd, collecting a rebound and slotting inside the far post to cancel out Florian Grillitsch's strike in the 38th.

Barkok, who had come on in the 75th, capitalized on a Bremen mistake to score the winner in the 90th, curling the ball into the top corner. His first goal in the Bundesliga took Frankfurt level with four other teams on 21 points, three points behind Bayern. The four clubs are Dortmund, Cologne, Hoffenheim and Hertha Berlin.

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