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Bundesliga Wrap: Braunschweig boost survival hopes with derby win

6 April 2014 20:26

Eintracht Braunschweig moved two points adrift of safety in the Bundesliga with a 3-0 derby win over fellow strugglers Hannover on Sunday.

Torsten Lieberknecht's men have displayed promising form of late and picked up another crucial three points at the Eintracht Stadion with a comprehensive win over 10-man Hannover.

Having been quick out of the blocks, Dominick Kumbela and Havard Nielsen put the hosts two goals to the good after just 21 minutes in the fiercely-contested Niedersachsen Derby.

Things got worse for the visitors when Andre Hoffmann was sent off for kicking out at Omar Elabdellaoui before Jan Hochscheidt made sure of the points a minute from time.

While Braunschweig remain bottom, they are now just two points off 15th-placed Stuttgart with Hannover and Freiburg also in danger of being dragged into the relegation places, both on 29 points.

Goalscorer Nielsen told the club's official website: "Today, we have shown a lot of passion on the pitch.

"I am very happy with my second goal at the Eintracht Stadion. I knew how important the game is and also what a win means for everyone involved."

In Sunday's other game, the spoils were shared between Hertha Berlin and Hoffenheim in the capital as the hosts ended their four-match losing run in the Bundesliga with a 1-1 draw.

Sami Allagui opened the scoring for Hertha with a deft curling finish after just 11 minutes but it was not long before the free-scoring visitors hit back.

Hoffenheim are joint second highest goalscorers in the top flight - level on 64 with Borussia Dortmund - and they equalised thanks to Eugen Polanski's strike after half an hour.

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Competition
Bundesliga
Date
6 April 2014
Game week
29
Kick-off
15:30
Half-time
2 - 0
Full-time
3 - 0
Venue
Eintracht-Stadion (Braunschweig)
Attendance
22867

Goals

D. Kumbela 14'  
1 - 0
H. Nielsen 21'
(assist by B. Kessel) 
2 - 0
J. Hochscheidt 89'
(assist by K. Bellarabi) 
3 - 0

Lineups

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
15
38
9
8
24
32
35
# Player Bookings
13
7
38
4
5
24
26

Thursday 27 August

21:36
20:56
20:49
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20:09
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18:21
17:33
17:19
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01:32
01:27
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21:07
19:54
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15:55
15:42
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02:38
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Tuesday 25 August

23:59
23:56
23:56
23:49
23:46
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23:20
22:54
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22:48
22:44
22:42
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21:58
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17:35
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16:57
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10:59
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Bundesliga table

# Team MP D P
1 2 +8 6
2 2 +6 6
3 2 +2 6
4 2 +3 4
5 2 +2 4
6 2 +1 4
7 2 +1 4
8 2 +0 3
9 2 -3 3
10 2 -4 3
11 2 +0 2
12 2 -1 1
13 2 -1 1
14 2 -1 1
15 2 -3 1
16 2 -2 0
17 2 -3 0
18 2 -5 0

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