LEVERKUSEN, October 22 (Bundesliga) - Paul Guerrero grabbed a brace as Hamburg came from behind to snatch a late victory against Bayer Leverkusen on Sunday.
The result, Hamburg's first win of the season, means that Thomas Doll's side jump up four places in the Bundesliga standings to 13th.
Andriy Voronin had given the home side the lead just before the break, but Guerrero equalised with 20 minutes remaining before grabbing his second of the game three minutes from the end.
The visitors should have opened the scoring in the 12th minute, Piotr Trochowski found himself in a great position on the edge of the penalty area, but the German selfishly decided to shoot with Boubacar Sanogo unmarked and the goal at his mercy.
Doll's outfit were made to pay for the miss when the hosts took the lead in the 39th minute.
Tranquilo Barnetta delivered a great cross into the penalty area from the left, and when Hamburg goalkeeper Sascha Kirschstein clattered into defender Timothee Atouba, Voronin was on hand with the simple task of tapping the ball home.
The away side started the second half in determined fashion, and Rafael van der Vaart was unlucky to see his effort spectacularly tipped onto the post by Jorg Butt.
But Hamburg did get a deserved leveller in the 71st minute.
Good work by Trochowski on the left channel resulted in an inch-perfect cross to hand Guerrero the easy job of sending the ball into the back of the net from close-range.
And the Peruvian popped up again with an almost identical goal to get a dramatic late winner with less than four minutes remaining.