MX23RW : Wednesday, September 26 03:23:47
Oct 26, 2012 at 7.30pm UK at ​WWK Arena
Hamburger SV

Reinhardt (59')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Son (13'), Rudnevs (63')
Arslan (36'), Son (39'), Badelj (52')

Live Commentary: Augsburg 0-2 Hamburg - as it happened

Live Commentary: Augsburg 0-2 Hamburg - as it happened
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Sports Mole brings you live text commentary of the Bundesliga clash between Augsburg and Hamburger SV.

Hamburger SV travelled to Augsburg this evening looking to bounce back from last Sunday's defeat to Stuttgart.

Hsieh-Min Son and Artjoms Rudnevs scored the goals that secured all three points for Thorsten Fink's side, lifting them into fourth in the Bundesliga.

You can read how the game unfolded below.

7.17pmGood evening Bundesliga fans. Welcome to Sports Mole's coverage of Hamburg's trip to Augsburg.

7.18pmFirstly, let's give you some team news...

AUGSBURG:Jentzsch, Reinhardt, Klavan, Vogt, Musona, Baier, Werner, Moravek, Langkamp, de Jong, Hain

HAMBURG:Adler, Diekmeier, Mancienne, Westermann, Jansen, Badelj, Arslan, Son, Van der Vaart, Beister, Rudnevs

7.24pmFormer Chelsea and Wolverhampton Wanderers defender Michael Mancienne starts for Hamburg, while current Chelsea loanee Jeffrey Bruma starts on the bench.

7.26pmRafael van der Vaart also starts for Hamburg. The Dutchman has scored just once in six games since his move from Spurs.

7.29pmThe players are coming out onto the pitch and we're just minutes from kickoff at the SGL Arena.

1 minHamburg kick the game off.

2 minsNICE MOVE! Vogt plays a nice reverse pass to De Jong but Hamburg defend in numbers.

3 minsSHOT! Vogt tried his luck and Adler had to push it behind. The corner came to nothing.

5 minsHain breaks down the right and gets a cross in but it's intercepted and cleared.

7 minsHamburg are starting the knock the ball around nicely. Very patient build-up play.

7 minsSHOT! Knowledge Musona drives at goal but it always looked like it was going wide. Decent strike though.

9 minsBeister nearly gets in down the left but Klaven slides in with an perfectly-timed tackle.

10 minsBREAK! Vogt threads a ball through to Werner but his shot does not trouble Adler.

12 minsMusona does well to earn a corner. Adler came to claim it but could only punch clear. The referee blew up for a foul though.


13 minsIt was a great pass by Rudnevs and Son evaded the defender by cutting inside on his left foot before firing past Jentzsch. Great goal.

14 minsRudnevs did brilliantly to control the ball and feed Son quickly. The finish was sublime.

18 minsSHOT! Baier has a crack and it rebounds off a Hamburg defender, forcing Marcell Jansen to put it out for a corner.

21 minsMusona has a chance to run at Hamburg's defence but he and Hain are not on the same wavelength. Musona underhits his pass and Hamburg regain possession.

22 minsSHOT! Hain has a go from a tight angle and it flashes across Adler's goal.

26 minsCHANCE! Rudnevs harries the Augsburg backline and the ball breaks to Son. The South Korean advances on goal an nudges it through to Van der Vaart, but the Dutchman tries to return the ball with a backheel... unsuccessfully. Everyone was expecting a shot.

30 minsCHANCE! Hain is unmarked at the near post but sweeps it straight at Adler's legs. He rather snatched at it and will no doubt be kicking himself. That could and probably should have been the equaliser.

35 minsAugsburg are battling in midfield more now and getting in the faces of the Hamburg players.

36 minsThey're starting to force Hamburg into more mistakes. Musona picked up the pieces after Westermann had got himself in a tangle and drew the free kick.

37 minsThe ball in launched into the are and neither Vogt nor Musona could fire through the crowded penalty area.

39 minsBOOKING! Son goes down on the edge of Augsburg's area as if he's been tripped, but the referee sees it as a dive and the South Korean goes into the book. Arslan also saw yellow for his foul on Musona.

40 minsReplays showed minimal contact. He went down far too easy and the referee was wise to his trickery.

43 minsNow Rudnevs has been told to get up, which he does so gingerly.

HALF TIMEAugsburg 0-1 Hamburg

8.20pmDespite the scoreline, there's no reason for Augsburg to be downcast. They did enough in that first 45 to suggest that they're capable of getting something from this game.

8.27pmThis is not the only live game Sports Mole brings to you live. Callum Mulvihill is covering Motherwell vs. Hibs, where it's 1-0 to the visitors.

8.29pmOver in France, Saint-Etienne lead 1-0 at home to Rennes. Subhankar Mondal brings you all the action from the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard.

8.32pmAnd of course, we have live action from the Premier League tomorrow. We'll be covering:

Aston Villa vs. Norwich City (12.45pm)

Arsenal vs. Queens Park Rangers (3pm)

Stoke City vs. Sunderland (3pm)

Manchester City vs. Swansea City (5.30pm)

8.33pmThe players back on the field at the SGL Arena and play is about to resume.

48 minsCHANCE! Reinhardt delivers a wonderful ball to Werner, who finds himself unmarked and yards out with the goal beckoning... but he heads wide. That definitely should have been the equaliser. He holds his head in his hands.

51 minsFink is barking orders to his team on the touchline. They've started slowly in this second period.

52 minsBadelj becomes the third player to be booked.

AUGSBURG SUBSTITUTION:Aristide Bance replaces Stephan Hain

57 minsBance tries to make an instant impact but his shot is blocked.

57 minsSHOT! Beister nearly catches Jentzsch out with a low shot from an acute angle but the 36-year-old saves well.

59 minsCHANCE! Augsburg fail to deal with Van der Vaart's bouncing corner and Jansen is presented with a good opportunity, but it just wouldn't sit down for him and he couldn't make contact.


64 minsVan der Vaart thread the ball through beautifully to Rudnevs, who ghosted past the defender and fired past Jentzsch.

67 minsSon had held the ball up before passing to Van der Vaart, who spun on the ball before setting up the Latvian.

HAMBURG SUBSTITUTION:Tomas Rincon comes on for Tolgay-Ali Arslan

AUGSBURG SUBSTITUTION:Jan Moravek makes way for Milan Petrzela

72 minsWerner delivers a free kick from the right but Westermann gets his head to it before Bance can.

78 minsHamburg seem content to sit back protecting their lead. They're not committing too many men forward now.

AUGSBURG SUBSTITUTION:Matthias Ostrzolek comes on for Tobias Werner

84 minsThe hosts are seeing plenty of the ball but nothing's getting through the resolute Hamburg unit.

86 minsIt looks like Marcus Berg is about to enter the fray for Hamburg.

HAMBURG SUBSTITUTION:No, it's Per Ciljan Skjelbred. He replaces Rafael van der Vaart.

HAMBURG SUBSTITUTION:Maximilian Beister slowly makes his way off the field to be replaced by Dennis Aogo

90 minsThere's going to be two minutes of added-on time.

FULL TIMEAugsburg 0-2 Hamburg

9.27pmIt's a deserved win for the visitors. Arjoms Rudnevs was brilliant tonight and it was he who put Augsburg to the sword, setting up one and scoring the other. The win sees Hamburg move into fourth position.

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