Published January 13, 2015
Nurnberg, Germany (SportsNetwork.com) - Pierre-Michel Lasogga scored three goals in the span of eight minutes to lift Hamburg to a 5-0 defeat of Nurnberg at the Frankenstadion on Sunday.
Rafael Van der Vaart scored in the 17th minute for the only goal of the opening period, but the second half belonged to Lasogga, who scored in the 59th, 62nd and 67th minutes to put the match out of reach for the home side.
Tolgay-Ali Arslan added insult to injury for Nurnberg by tacking on a fifth goal in the 74th minute.
The win snaps a three-game winless streak for Hamburg, lifting the club to a position outside of the relegation zone with eight points. Nurnberg sits one spot behind Hamburg with five points.
Freiburg managed to claim a point from its Sunday fixture as its 1-1 draw with Eintracht Frankfurt helped the club rise from the Bundesliga cellar.
It looked as if Freiburg would surrender all three points after Christian Gunter conceded an own goal in the 64th minute, but Nicolas Hofler scored five minutes from time to help the club avoid an embarrassing home defeat.