Hamburg's Bundesliga future is still in the balance after they were held to a 1-1 draw by Karlsruher in the first leg of their relegation/promotion play-off game at the HSV Arena.
Former Hamburg youth player Rouwen Hennings gave the second division side the lead, but an Ivo Ilicevic strike 17 minutes from time brought the hosts back level in the tie, which will be completed at the Wildparkstadion on Monday.
Hamburg will have to score there to stand any chance of maintaining their unblemished 52-year...
Karlsruher are confident of inflicting a first ever relegation from the Bundesliga on Hamburg when they meet in Germany's relegation/promotion playoff.
The two clubs face each other on Thursday at Hamburg's Volksparkstadion for the first leg of a tie which will decide whether Die Rothosen get relegated to the 2. Bundesliga or Karlsruher gain promotion to the Bundesliga.
Hamburg claimed 10 points in their last five games to secure a place in the playoff for a second consecutive season, rather than...