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Hamburg climbed one spot into the relegation playoff place, overtaking Freiburg, which lost 4-2 at home to Augsburg.

Slomka took over last Monday from Bert van Marwijk.

Sandro Wagner scored late for Hertha Berlin to win 2-1 at Stuttgart, which has lost seven in a row.

Hoffenheim came from two goals down to draw 2-2 at Borussia Moenchengladbach, and 10-man Nuremberg beat Eintracht Braunschweig 2-1 in a game that featured three missed penalties.

Second-place Bayer Leverkusen’s slump continued in the late game with a 3-1 defeat at Wolfsburg, which stretched its winning run to four games.


PARIS (AP) - Marseille beat Lorient 1-0 to stay in the hunt for a Champions League place.

The win moves Marseille provisionally up to fourth place, but Saint-Etienne could go back into fourth by beating Bastia late Saturday.


ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Marko Scepovic scored a hat trick to lead Olympiakos to a 4-0 victory at OFI in the Greek league.

Olympiakos remains undefeated after 26 rounds, 23 points ahead of PAOK, which hosts Panthrakikos on Sunday.

Scepovic is not eligible to play in Tuesday’s Champions league round of 16 first-leg game against Manchester United.


GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) - Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster broke the Scottish league shutout record as he kept a clean sheet for a 13th consecutive match against Hearts in a 2-0 win.

The Englishman surpassed Bobby Clark’s previous record of 1,155 consecutive minutes without conceding a goal - set during the 1970-71 season - by not being beaten in the first 31 minutes.

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