VfB Stuttgart vs. Hamburger SV | 2017-18 Bundesliga Highlights

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Watch full Matchday 28 highlights between Stuttgart and Hamburg.

NARRATOR: Stuttgart had been tremendous since Tayfun Korkut took over seven games ago, unbeaten and staring themselves towards a late European push. The same can't be said about bottom of the pile Hamburger. 40 matches without a win in the Bundesliga. 7 points from safety.

The first off was where the goals came in a fairly even contest at a sold out Mercedes-Benz Arena. And first blood to Hamburger, just as they did last time out against Hertha. They took the lead. Waldschmidt's strike parried out into the grateful path of Lewis Holtby. His second Bundesliga goal of the season for a player making just his 10th appearance at the campaign. They were well worth their lead.

Stephan Ambrosius is just 19, making his debut for Hamburg. And just before halftime, his poor clearance fell to Erik Thommy. Pollersbeck couldn't hold on to his shot. Ginczek profited.

It was Daniel Ginczek's fifth Bundesliga goal of the season. And it also ended a run of five games without a goal for the striker. Something to finally cheer about for Stuttgart, who have the third best home record in the league.

And both sides tried to find a winner in the second half. However quality in the final third letting both sides down. Erik Thommy, unable to take advantage of some nervy Hamburg defending.

The visiting side may be bottom of the table, but they showed incredible fight throughout. And they were led by their skipper, Gotoku Sakai. He firstly found Kostic, who stung the palms of Ron-Robert Zieler before showing wonderful skills to set himself up before Zieler was called into action again. He's only ever scored 2 Bundesliga goals. This would have been something special from the Japanese International.

Stuttgart introduced Chadrac Akolo in the second half, who added an injection of pace to Stuttgart's attacks. 4 goals to his name this season, although he was unable to add to that tally here. A draw a fair result in the end at the Mercedes-Benz Arena. Hamburg giving everything, just a point their eventual reward. Stuttgart 1, Hamburg 1.