Hamburg have been dealt a blow in their battle to escape the Bundesliga`s bottom three with the news that Germany defender Heiko Westermann has been ruled out until 2015.
Bundesliga bottom side Werder Bremen on Saturday sacked coach Robin Dutt with his team winless after nine games of the season.
Borussia Dortmund are out to beat bogey side Hamburg on Saturday to break their three-match winless streak in the Bundesliga despite a flawless Champions League campaign.
Former European champions Hamburg SV are plotting how to turn their season around after sacking coach Mirko Slomka this week and facing champions Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga on Saturday.
Mirko Slomka`s tenure as coach of Bundesliga tailenders Hamburg ended on Monday after just seven months as he paid the price for a dreadful start to the Bundesliga season.
Relegation-threatened Hamburg had more bad news on Thursday as left-back Marcell Jansen returned from international duty with damaged ankle ligaments and faces a lengthy lay off.
Borussia Dortmund suffered a shock 3-0 league defeat at Bundesliga strugglers Hamburg on Saturday, just three days before their Champions League last-16 clash away to Zenit St Petersburg.
Hakan Calhanoglu scored with an astonishing 40-metre free kick as Hamburg SV ended a run of seven Bundesliga defeats in a row by beating Borussia Dortmund 3-0 on new coach Mirko Slomka`s debut on Saturday.
Hamburg SV have sacked coach Bert van Marwijk after Saturday`s 4-2 defeat at Bundesliga basement side Eintracht Braunschweig, a seventh straight league loss which left them second-bottom.
Tayfun Korkut made Bundesliga history on Tuesday after being named coach of Hanover, the first time a Turk has managed a club in Germany`s top division.
Struggling Bundesliga club Hannover sacked coach Mirko Slomka on Friday in an effort to stave off the threat of relegation.
Hannover`s winless run of seven matches that came to an end due to a 2-0 win over struggling Frankfurt whilst Monchengladbach edged Freiburg 1-0 to close the 14th round of the German Bundesliga.
Bundesliga side Hannover and sporting director Joerg Schmadtke have cancelled their contract, the club has confirmed on its official website.
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