December 2, 2012
VfL Wolfsburg 1-1 Hamburg SV
Maximilian Beister gave Hamburg the lead in the 26th minute before Simon Kjaer equalised in the 69th minute.
Hamburg have collected points in four of their last five matches but a draw here keeps them down in ninth place.
That is still much better than Wolfsburg, winless in their last three and down in 15th.
Neither team created many chances in the early stages but Hamburg stole a match after 26 minutes as Artjoms Rudnevs's through ball found Beister, who beat Wolfsburg keeper Diego Benaglio with a low shot into the left corner.
Hamburg were close to doubling the lead in the 43rd minute as Milan Badelj chested the ball down, got past Fagner and shot just wide.
The visitors nearly scored seven minutes after the restart as Dennis Aogo crossed to Beister, whose shot from eight yards out was saved by Benaglio.
Wolfsburg pushed forward looking for the equaliser in the 56th minute but Hamburg keeper Rene Adler made a fine save on Bas Dost's header.
The hosts equalised after 68 minutes as Marcel Schafer crossed to Kjaer and the Denmark international headed to the far corner to make it 1-1.
Wolfsburg went for the victory but could only find the right post in the 76th minute as Adler was clearly beaten on Vieirinha's shot from the left side.
The hosts had one final chance with three minutes left as Schafer sent a pass from the left side across the mouth of the goal but no teammate was there to hit home.
|VfL Wolfsburg||Hamburg SV|
|1 Diego Benaglio||15 René Adler|
|40 Simon Kjaer||4 Heiko Westermann|
|25 Naldo||3 Michael Mancienne|
|4 Marcel Schäfer||8 Tomás Rincon|
|32 Fagner||5 Jeffrey Bruma|
|29 Jan Polak||2 Dennis Diekmeier|
|13 Makoto Hasebe||14 Milan Badelj|
|12 Bas Dost||6 Dennis Aogo|
|10 Diego||25 Per Skjelbred|
|11 Ivica Olic||10 Artjoms Rudnevs|
|8 Vieirinha||21 Maximilian Beister|
|5 Emanuel Pogatetz||Paul Scharner 20|
|38 Thomas Kahlenberg||Marcus Berg 16|
|36 Srdjan Lakic||Ivo Ilicevic 11|
|35 Marvin Hitz||Jaroslav Drobny 1|
|34 Ricardo Rodriguez||Robert Tesche 13|
|31 Robin Knoche||Jacopo Sala 22|
|19 Rasmus Jönsson||Heung-Min Son 40|
|Srdjan Lakic for Ivica Olic (86)||Heung-Min Son for Maximilian Beister (53)|
|Jacopo Sala for Per Skjelbred (73)|
|Paul Scharner for Artjoms Rudnevs (84)|
|Naldo (22)||Tomás Rincon (64)|
|René Adler (68)|
|Heiko Westermann (83)|
|· Squads: VfL Wolfsburg | Hamburg SV|