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Pierre-Michel Lasogga netted a brace as Hamburger SV eased past Borussia MG 3-0 at Stadion im Borussia-Park on Friday night.

  • Lassoga grabs first-half brace
  • Muller adds a third
  • Borussia MG suffer fourth straight loss
  • Stranzl stretchered off late on

Match Summary

Lasogga gave Hamburger SV the lead in the 11th minute before adding a second on the brink of half-time to give the visitors a commanding lead.
Bruno Labbadia's men then went 3-0 up through an excellent chipped finish by Nicolai Muller and held on to secure their second win of the new season.
A serious injury to club captain Martin Stranzl capped off an evening to forget for Borussia MG, who are yet to register a win this season and now sit bottom of the Bundesliga table.

Full Report

Hamburger SV started the better of the two sides and took the lead as early as the 11th minute when Lasogga made the most of Tony Jantschke's weak back pass to his goalkeeper to tap home past Yann Sommer.
After weathering some more pressure from the hosts, Borussia MG then had a great chance to equlise as Lars Stindl did well to find some space inside the area, but the midfielder was closed down quickly and was unable to get his shot away.
The hosts began to enjoy the better of the chances as the half wore on and came close once more when Jantschke produced their first effort on target that was well saved by Jaroslav Drobny in the Hamburger SV goal.
Seemingly desperate to make amends for his early blunder, Jantschke was in the thick of it once more moments later, leaping well to meet a driven cross but the midfielder's headed effort drifted just over the bar.
And Borussia MG were made to pay for their missed chances as Lasogga latched onto Ivo Ilicevic's corner, sending a powerful header into the bottom corner to put Die Roten two goals to the good just before the break.
After the interval, Borussia MG went about getting themselves back in the game, coming close through Hahn whose header flew agonisingly over the bar after a great cross from Oscar Wendt.
The hosts were then dealt another massive blow as Muller was played clean through on goal and expertly lobbed the onrushing Sommer to put Hamburger SV out of sight.
To compound matters for Borussia MG, the club's skipper Stranzl was stretchered off in the second-half with what looked like a serious injury.
Hamburger SV saw the rest of the game out largely without incident to move up to seventh place in the Bundesliga table and condemn Borussia MG to their fourth straight defeat to start the season.