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BUNDES LIGA: Petric’s brace keeps Hamburg in touch with leaders

AFP , BERLIN

Croatia striker Mladen Petric scored both goals to seal a 2-1 win at Cologne on Sunday to keep Hamburg in touch with league leaders Hoffenheim, who stay top despite losing to Bayern Munich on Friday.

Martin Jol-coached Hamburg are up to fifth and four points off Hoffenheim and Bayern thanks to Petric’s two headed first-half goals that gave his side their ninth win of the season, before Cologne scored a late consolation goal.

Wolfsburg are up to sixth after their 2-1 win over Hannover 96 whose Czech Republic striker Jiri Stajner managed to score for both sides and headed the winning goal for Wolfsburg.

After Wolfsburg’s Italian defender Cristian Zaccardo opened the scoring, Stajner scored for his side in the 59th minute, but just four minutes later Stajner was the last player to head the ball before it flew into his own net.

With time running out, Hannover goalkeeper Florian Fromlowitz was shown a straight red card for bringing down Wolfsburg midfielder Zvjezdan Misimovic, who was awarded a penalty. But stand-in goalkeeper Jan Rosenthal saved the spot-kick.

German Bundesliga

 
Team
P
GD
PTS
1
TSG Hoffenheim
16
19
34
2
Bayern Munich
16
15
34
3
Bayer Leverkusen
16
15
31
4
Hertha Berlin
16
3
30
5
Hamburg
16
1
30
6
Wolfsburg
16
11
26
7
Schalke 04
16
8
26
8
Borussia Dortmund
16
7
26
9
VfB Stuttgart
16
3
24
10
Werder Bremen
16
10
23
11
Eintracht Frankfurt
16
-5
19
12
Cologne
16
-7
19
13
Hannover 96
16
-12
16
14
Arminia Bielefeld
16
-12
13
15
Karlsruhe
16
-13
13
16
Cottbus
16
-17
12
17
VfL Bochum
16
-10
11
18
Borussia M’gladbach
16
-16
11

 

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