Hamburg, Germany (SportsNetwork.com) – Hamburg earned its second win in its
last three Bundesliga contests on Sunday after claiming a 2-0 victory over
Werder Bremen at the Imtech Arena.
Coming off a 2-0 setback against Wolfsburg prior to the international break,
it was a physical affair from the outset as six yellow cards were handed out
prior to the 80 minute mark.
The home team broke the scoreless deadlock with six minutes to play when
Artjoms Rudnevs found the back of the net for his first goal of the season.
Things then became more difficult for Bremen when Clemens Fritz was shown a
second yellow card and sent off, reducing the visitors to 10 men.
Hamburg then put the result away in the 90th minute when Bremen’s Raphael Wolf
knocked in an own goal to seal the points for Hamburg, which improved to 12
points from 12 matches played.
Werder Bremen remains in 17th place with 10 points from 12 matches.
Also in the Bundesliga on Sunday, Paul Verhaegh converted a 72nd-minute
penalty kick to lift Augsburg to a 1-0 win over 10-man Stuttgart at the
Mercedes Benz Arena.