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'Gladbach drops Hamburger to Bundesliga relegation zone

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The Canadian Press
3/30/2014 11:56:22 AM
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BERLIN -- Borussia Moenchengladbach came from a goal down to beat Hamburger SV 3-1 on Sunday and leave the visiting side second from bottom in the Bundesliga.

Jacques Zoua opened the scoring with a header from Hakan Calhanoglu's free kick in the 28th minute, but Hamburg defender Michael Mancienne's hand-ball gave 'Gladbach the lifeline of a penalty eight minutes later.

Marc-Andre ter Stegen saved Filip Daems' spot kick only for the Belgian defender to tuck away the rebound.

Hamburg goalkeeper Rene Adler made two crucial saves to maintain parity before the break.

But two goals in three minutes decided the game. In the 75th, Max Kruse controlled the ball with his chest and took it beyond two defenders for Raffael to round Adler and score, before Alvaro Dominguez made sure of the result with a header from a corner.

Moenchengladbach reclaimed sixth place while Hamburg is just two points above bottom side Eintracht Braunschweig, and behind 16th-placed Stuttgart on goal difference.

"We know what it's like to play well and leave with nothing," said 'Gladbach sporting director Max Eberl, whose side only narrowly escaped relegation in 2011. "Hamburg did very well. They created good goal chances, made it really difficult."

'Gladbach announced after the game that it had signed Andre Hahn from league rival Augsburg. The attacking midfielder signed a four-year deal effective from next season.

Sebastian Proedl's last-minute header earned Werder Bremen a 2-1 win at Hannover later Sunday, lifting his side eight points above the relegation zone.

Szabolcs Huszti had given Hannover a 42nd-minute lead with a free kick that went through the Bremen wall. The visitors had been much the better side in the first half.

Hannover improved but Bremen equalized on a counterattack in the 57th, when Eljero Elia set up Franco di Santo's third goal of the campaign.

Both sides had chances in a hectic finale before Proedl's decisive header after a corner lifted Bremen above Hannover in the table.

There was a short hold up in the second half while referee Markus Schmidt received attention for a muscular problem with his right leg.

On Saturday, referee Michael Weiner was unable to continue after rupturing the Achilles tendon in his right heel during Borussia Dortmund's game at Stuttgart.

Bayern Munich clinched the Bundesliga title in record time the previous Tuesday.

Marco Reus (Photo: The Canadian Press)

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