Werder hit by Hamburg hammering
Jose Paolo Guerrero scored twice as Hamburg bounced back from their disappointing loss against St Pauli to rout derby rivals Werder Bremen 4-0. Mladen Petric opened the scoring for Hamburg after 42 minutes. Guerrero struck in the 64th and 79th minutes before Anis Ben-Hatira joined in on the scoring in the 87th minute.
Hamburg had lost in midweek to their city rivals St Pauli but hit back to climb a place to seventh in the Bundesliga, while Bremen remain 14th, too close to the relegation zone for comfort after five games without a win.
Bremen had the first chance but Per Mertesacker's shot from ten yards went wide of the left post in the 13th minute. Hamburg went ahead three minutes before the break after some fine passing as Heiko Westermann fed Jonathan Pitroipa, whose cross found Petric and his volley went just inside the far left post.
The hosts doubled their lead after poor defensive work by Bremen. Petric snatched the ball from Mertesacker and crossed to Guerrero, who was all alone and able to slot home after Bremen defender Sebastian Prodl fell in the penalty area.
Hamburg made it 3-0 with 11 minutes left after more calamitous defending. Dennis Aogo snatched the ball in the midfield and eventually fed Guerrero, who poked home into the right corner.
A fourth goal arrived when Ze Roberto fed a through-ball to Ben-Hatira, who circled Bremen goalkeeper Sebastian Mielitz and struck home his first Bundesliga goal.