April 13, 2013
Mainz 1-2 Hamburg SV
Heung-Min Son scored a brace as Hamburg won at Mainz to stay alive in the race for a Europa League berth.
Son found the net in the 61st and 81st minutes to give Hamburg a 2-0 lead before Shawn Parker made it 2-1 in the dying minutes.
The result ended Hamburg's three-match losing streak, and moved them two points above Mainz in the standings.
The first chance of the match went to the hosts in the 11th minute when Nicolai Muller's pass was deflected to Elkin Soto, whose shot was off target.
Mainz were close again in the 34th minute when Andreas Ivanschitz's blast from 21 yards out came back off the crossbar. Hamburg keeper Rene Adler fended away Muller's rebound attempt.
Hamburg finally had a chance after 41 minutes with Julian Baumgartlinger's clearance attempt going directly to Marcell Jansen, whose header sailed just wide right.
Hamburg took the lead after 61 minutes when Rafael van der Vaart picked out Son and the South Korean hammered his shot off the lower half of the crossbar and in.
Twenty minutes later Son doubled his tally - and Hamburg's lead in - going on a long run, then getting past Adler to stroke it home and make it 2-0.
Mainz pulled a goal back in the 86th as Parker struck in Junior Diaz's cross.
Hamburg nearly finished off the game in the 90th minute but Jansen found only the post.
|29 Christian Wetklo||15 René Adler|
|4 Nikolce Noveski||4 Heiko Westermann|
|2 Bo Svensson||3 Michael Mancienne|
|20 Junior Díaz||7 Marcell Jansen|
|3 Zdenek Pospech||2 Dennis Diekmeier|
|25 Andreas Ivanschitz||23 Rafael Van der Vaart|
|19 Elkin Soto||14 Milan Badelj|
|14 Julian Baumgartlinger||18 Tolgay-Ali Arslan|
|28 Adám Szalai||40 Heung-Min Son|
|27 Nicolai Müller||19 Petr Jiracek|
|23 Marcel Risse||25 Per Skjelbred|
|7 Niki Zimling||Dennis Aogo 6|
|6 Marco Caligiuri||Jaroslav Drobny 1|
|10 Maxim Choupo-Moting||Gojko Kacar 44|
|15 Jan Kirchhoff||Tomás Rincon 8|
|11 Yunus Malli||Jacopo Sala 22|
|21 Loris Karius||Artjoms Rudnevs 10|
|31 Shawn Parker||Slobodan Rajkovic 24|
|Jan Kirchhoff for Bo Svensson (45)||Tomás Rincon for Per Skjelbred (84)|
|Niki Zimling for Marcel Risse (45)||Dennis Aogo for Petr Jiracek (85)|
|Shawn Parker for Nicolai Müller (65)||Artjoms Rudnevs for Rafael Van der Vaart (90)|
|Niki Zimling (88)||Heiko Westermann (74)|
|Andreas Ivanschitz (90)|
|· Squads: Mainz | Hamburg SV|