HAMBURG, November 11 (Bundesliga) - Oliver Neuville's late strike rescued a point for Borussia Monchengladbach and piled more pressure on under-fire Hamburg coach Thomas Doll.
Danijel Ljuboja scored the opener for the home side but it wasn't enough as Hamburg failed to beat a side that had lost all of its five away games this season.
The result leaves Hamburg fourth from bottom on 10 points, just two more than than last placed Mainz.
Hamburg dominated the first half but were unable to breakthrough the stubborn Gladbach rearguard with the visitors looking to end a run of four straight defeats.
Substitute goalkeeper Christopher Heimeroth, who had minutes earlier replaced the injured Kasey Keller, denied Ljuboja 10 minutes before the break after the Hamburg frontman tried his luck from just outside the area.
Ljuboja continued to pose a threat for the home side and looked to hand his side the lead just before the break, but Heimeroth comfortably saved his curling long range free-kick.
Rafael van der Vaart's dangerous second-half corner looked to have carved out the opening for the home side, but Ljuboja could only guide his header wide before Hamburg took a deserved lead.
Hamburg finally had their lead in the 66th minute.
Former Tottenham defender Thimothee Atouba surged down the right wing and delivered a pin-point cross for Ljuboja to sweep the ball home from close range.
The visitors almost hit back 14 minutes from time but Carlos Kahe was denied by Hamburg custodian Stefan Wachter.
Neuville struck six minutes from time, converting from inside the area after latching onto substitute David Degen's cross.
Hamburg will rue a wasted opportunity to pick up a valuable win after after dominating for most of the match.
Doll has been assured he has a job until at least Christmas, but the club's board and fans will expect an quick improvement after extending their record to just one win in 19 competitive matches.