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Raffael leads ‘Gladbach to 4th place with win over Hamburg

MOENCHENGLADBACH, Germany (AP) Raffael scored twice for Borussia Moenchengladbach to move to fourth in the Bundesliga with a 3-1 win over Hamburger SV on Friday.

Hamburg, which remains in the relegation zone, was pushing for the winner when Raffael capitalized on an intercepted pass from Kyriakos Papadopoulos to restore `Gladbach’s lead in the 74th minute, and he made sure of the win with his second, from close range, five minutes later.

`Gladbach made a brilliant start and duly went ahead through Thorgan Hazard inside the first 10 minutes.

But the visitors fought back and would have equalized but for a goal-line clearance from Lars Stindl.

Hazard should have scored again in the second half when he was denied by a fine save from Christian Mathenia, and he was to rue the loss minutes later when Andre Hahn scored against his former club. Aaron Hunt played a brilliant pass for Hahn to run onto and equalize.

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