Hamburg picked up their first win since early February, and their first goals in seven games, to move off the foot of the Bundesliga by beating Augsburg 3-2.
Ivica Olic ended their club record goal drought to put them in front before Pierre-Michel Lasogga added a second goal.
Raul Bobadilla and Tobias Werner brought Augsburg back into the game, but Lasogga had the final say with a spectacular winner, lifting Bruno Labbadia's men off the bottom and denting Augsburg's hopes of playing in Europe next...
Julian Green would have played for the United States under-23 squad in Wednesday's friendly against Mexico, but new Hamburg coach Bruno Labbadia gave permission hours too late, according to U.S. assistant coach Andi Herzog.
The 19-year-old Green, who scored in the Americans' 2-1 loss to Belgium in the World Cup round of 16 last summer, traveled from Germany to Texas last week but didn't play in the U.S. senior team's 2-0 win over Mexico in San Antonio.
Herzog, who serves as head coach of the U.S....
Bruno Labbadia's first game in his second spell as Hamburg coach ended in a 1-0 defeat as they went down to a late Franco Di Santo penalty in the northern Germany derby at Werder Bremen.
Di Santo struck in the last five minutes of a tense and combative derby after Valon Behrami was given his marching orders for a Hamburg side who prop up the rest of the division going into the final five games of the season.
Labbadia will have seen the size of the challenge he has accepted, although there were some...
Hamburg midfielder Valon Behrami has claimed that he slipped and fell to the ground during his confrontation with teammate Johan Djourou.
Switzerland internationals Djourou and Behrami were involved in a fight at half-time when Hamburg were trailing Wolfsburg 1-0 last Saturday.
The club have since fined both players ahead of their trip to Werder Bremen this weekend, when Djourou will be suspended after being sent off against Wolfsburg.
Speaking to Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, Behrami...