Hamburg powered out of the Bundesliga's bottom three with a stunning 5-0 win at Nurnberg on Sunday to give Bert van Marwijk his first victory as their coach.
Germany U-21 striker Pierre-Michel Lasogga needed just eight second-half minutes to claim his first Bundesliga hat-trick in a devastating spell as Hamburg scored four goals in 14 minutes.
This was only the second game for Van Marwijk, 61, who coached the Netherlands to the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ final.
He replaced Thorsten Fink last month after a disastrous start left Hamburg in the relegation places. The Dutchman has promised to tighten Hamburg's defence, but it was their attack which ran riot at Nurnberg.
Dutch midfielder Rafael van der Vaart opened the scoring with a superb scissor-kick volley on 17 minutes.
The Hamburg captain then provided the final passes for Lasogga to fire home his first two goals while the ex-Hertha Berlin forward completed the hat-trick when he pounced on a loose ball and smashed his shot inside the inside post.
Midfielder Tolgay Arslan bagged the fifth 16 minutes from time to leave Nuremberg reeling. The rout lifts Hamburg up to 14th, while Nurnberg slip into the bottom three.
Eintracht Braunschweig, who logged their first win of the 2013/14 season remain bottom of the table on goal difference but level on points with 17th-placed Freiburg who drew 1-1 at home to ten-man Eintracht Frankfurt in the later match Sunday.