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Moderate northern Derby without goals

Ma?iges Nordderby ohne ToreSchmiedebach (l.) in a duel with David Jarolim © SID-IMAGES/AFP/Johannes Eisele

A goalless draw in the Northern Derby has the dreams of Europe with Hannover 96 further nourished and the Europe hopes of Hamburger SV in the Bundesliga puts a damper.

Hamburg (SID) - A goalless draw in the Derby of the North has the Champions League dreams for Hannover 96 further nourished and the Europe League hopes of Hamburger SV in the Bundesliga puts a damper. Front of 57,000 spectators in the sold-out World Championship arena at the Volkspark, the Lower Saxony were even closer the victory and are as third two points ahead of Bayern Munich. The first division can however pass with a home win on Sunday against Bayer Leverkusen.

The HSV remains unbeaten under training Michael Oenning, next seventh. The Hanover stopped their negative trend in foreign places after the two drew in a row with a total of eight goals.

After a short period of scanning the guests developed the first margin option is already in the eighth minute. After a legal edge of 96-Captain Steve Cherundolo, scorer Didier ya Konan who headed the ball from six meters just over the crossbar. 120 Seconds later the HSV defense blocked from a shot by midfielder Konstantin Rausch last minute.

Also in the subsequent period, the Lower Saxony had goals of dangerous. After exactly fifteen minutes Dennis Diekmeier had to clarify in dire need against the one-shot ready noise. The Hanoverian backs, however, left little room for the Hamburg attackers and defended skillfully.

After a short half hour were the actions of the Platzherren something determined, however, was it at the gate of the team of coach Mirko Slomka continue the necessary consequence. Necessarily Oenning team tried his luck as a result to the Halbzeitpfiff of referee Christian Dingert with remote shots - in vain.

After the break, Hanover again had the better start. Noise came 51. per minute from the penalty area edge to the shot, goal but missed. Mladen Petric for the HSV interesting art shot bad luck had four minutes later. A quarter of an hour before the final whistle found his master ya Konan in HSV goalkeeper Frank Rost.