Hamburger SV suffered another setback in the fight for promotion to the 2nd Bundesliga. Against fourth-placed SC Paderborn, the home game was only 2-2 (1-1).
Due to the third-placed team drawing, leaders Darmstadt 98 can complete their promotion early on with a win against HSV city rivals FC St. Pauli. Paderborn still have a vague chance with a deficit of six points and three games left over Hamburg.
In front of 57,000 spectators in the sold-out Volksparkstadion, Robert Glatzel (39th minute) and Sonny Kittel (49th) scored for the North Germans. Julian Justvan (43rd) and Florent Muslija (73rd / penalty kick) equalized for the guests.
Arminia continues with relegation worries
At the other end of the table, Arminia Bielefeld missed a great opportunity in the fight to stay in the 2nd Bundesliga and missed the leap from the relegation place.
East Westphalia, who have not won for five games, did not get beyond a 1-1 (1-1) draw with SpVgg Greuther Fürth in the Bundesliga relegated duel and can even fall back on the direct relegation zone after the games of the other competition. With 37 points, the Fürthers are probably no longer in danger. In front of 22,015 spectators in the SchücoArena, Bryan Lasme (17th minute) scored for the hosts, Branimir Hrgota scored the goal for the Fürth (25th penalty).