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Slomka delighted with Hamburg win

5 April 2014 06:18

Coach Mirko Slomka could not contain his delight following Hamburg's crucial win over Bayer Leverkusen on Friday.

Heiko Westermann scored an 82nd-minute goal as the Bundesliga strugglers prevailed 2-1 at home to Leverkusen to climb out of the relegation zone.

Hamburg are now one point clear of Nuremberg and the relegation play-off spot after snapping their three-game winless streak.

"It's a great feeling for the lads," Slomka said.

"This win isn't just good for the team, it's good for the city, for the fans. I think everyone deserves it."

Veteran German defender Westermann was the unlikely hero for Hamburg.

The 30-year-old made a timely run into the penalty area before latching onto a Dennis Diekmeier cross with a well-executed volley.

It was Westermann's second goal of the season and a relief for Hamburg, who went into the match with just two league wins since the New Year.

"It's a relief," said Westermann.

"So many emotions in the game. Of course it's a great feeling when you score the winning goal."

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Competition
Bundesliga
Date
4 April 2014
Game week
29
Kick-off
20:30
Half-time
1 - 0
Full-time
2 - 1
Venue
Volksparkstadion (Hamburg)
Attendance
49575

Goals

1 - 0
1 - 1
58' J. Brandt
 (assist by E. Spahić)
H. Westermann 82'
(assist by D. Diekmeier) 
2 - 1

Lineups

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
8 86'
37
33
1
6
16
25
# Player Bookings
9
15
24
14
20
25

Friday 20 January

Thursday 19 January

23:54
23:50
23:32
23:09
23:00
22:44
22:27
22:12
21:55
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20:19
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18:57
18:46
18:15
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10:24
09:30
06:41
04:06
03:46
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00:41
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Wednesday 18 January

23:30
23:19
22:43
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22:07
21:14
20:26
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18:54
18:31
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Bundesliga table

# Team MP D P
1 16 +29 39
2 16 +16 36
3 16 +8 30
4 16 +10 29
5 16 +11 28
6 16 +16 27
7 16 +6 25
8 16 -6 23
9 16 -1 21
10 16 -4 20
11 16 +1 18
12 16 -4 18
13 16 -9 16
14 16 -10 16
15 16 -14 16
16 16 -17 13
17 16 -13 12
18 16 -19 8

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