Jairo Samperio's double helps Mainz end Hamburg's run
Mainz brought an abrupt end to Hamburg's recent purple patch with a 3-1 win at the Volksparkstadion.
Jairo Samperio gave the guests the lead in unorthodox fashion after 16 minutes, lobbing the ball over Jaroslav Droby while lying flat on the ground after his initial cross came straight back to him off a Hamburg defender.
Michael Gregoritsch wasted a glorious opportunity to level when he lifted his shot over from 10 yards out with only Loris Karius to beat, before Samperio doubled Mainz's lead early in the second half.
Christian Clemens added a third on the counter-attack, with Samperio playing him in to beat Drobny low into the bottom left-hand corner.
Johan Djourou did give the home fans something to celebrate with a last-minute headed goal, but it was scant consolation for Bruno Labbadia's men as they missed the chance to move into the top six.