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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 11 February

Wednesday 10 February

23:54
23:48
23:41
23:02
22:56
22:28
21:26
20:58
20:54
20:38
20:38
20:32
20:19
20:04
18:50
18:27
18:21
17:51
17:25
17:14
17:10
16:44
16:38
16:31
16:03
15:36
14:32
13:54
13:19
13:09
13:02
12:22
12:07
11:04
10:24
10:23
09:39
09:08
08:33
05:37
04:51
04:12
03:09
02:06
01:10
00:44
00:24
00:24
00:14
00:09

Tuesday 9 February

23:41
23:10
22:32
21:40
21:34
21:28
21:03
20:05
19:52
19:37
19:14
18:47
18:42
18:30
18:23
17:52
17:51
17:26
16:42
16:30
15:56
15:30
14:32
14:14
13:38
13:08
12:36
12:32
11:52
11:46
11:43
10:49
10:22
09:33
09:07
06:12
04:54
03:53
03:01
02:10
02:04
01:26
00:42
00:15

Bundesliga table

# Team MP D P
1 20 +41 53
2 20 +28 45
3 20 +8 35
4 20 +3 33
5 20 +8 32
6 20 +5 32
7 20 +1 30
8 20 +1 27
9 20 -5 26
10 20 -7 26
11 20 -8 24
12 20 -10 24
13 20 -6 23
14 20 -6 21
15 20 -8 21
16 20 -17 19
17 20 -12 14
18 20 -16 14

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