Hamburg must win a relegation-promotion play-off to escape dropping out of the Bundesliga for the first time.

Mirko Slomka's side were beaten 3-2 at Mainz, but Nuremberg and Eintracht Braunschweig are both automatically relegated after losing.

Hamburg trailed to Elkin Soto's goal before Pierre-Michel Lasogga equalised.

Yunus Mallı and Shinji Okazaki made it 3-1 to Mainz before Ivo Ilicevic's consolation for Hamburg, the only ever-present team in the Bundesliga.

When Hamburg ruled Germany

Kevin Keegan

Former Liverpool and England striker Kevin Keegan helped Hamburg win the Bundesliga in 1979 after moving from Anfield

Hamburg will not know until Sunday which second division team they will face in the two-legged play-off.

But they must win that match if they are to remain in the top tier.

Hamburg, who have won seven national titles as well as the 1983 European Cup, were founding members of the Bundesliga in 1963.

However, this has been arguably their worst season since then. Thorsten Fink was sacked as coach in September, with his replacement, Bert van Marwijk, lasting only 143 days before being sacked.

Slomka replaced him in February but has been unable to turn around their fortunes dramatically.

Elsewhere in the Bundesliga on Saturday, Schalke clinched an automatic Champions League place after beating Nuremberg 4-1.

Bayer Leverkusen finished fourth with a 2-1 win over Werder Bremen to qualify for the Champions League play-off round.

Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund - who will meet in the German Cup final next Saturday - had already made sure of first and second place.

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (6)

1. FSV Mainz 05

  • 21 Karius
  • 03 Pospech
  • 20 Díaz Campbell
  • 19 Soto (Baumgartlinger - 83' )
  • 16 Bell
  • 04 Noveski
  • 08 Moritz
  • 06 Geis
  • 23 Okazaki
  • 11 Malli (Bungert - 91' )
  • 13 Koo Ja-cheol (Müller - 83' )

Substitutes

  • 02 Svensson
  • 07 Zimling
  • 14 Baumgartlinger
  • 15 Kresic
  • 26 Bungert
  • 27 Müller
  • 30 Fathi

Hamburger SV

  • 15 Adler
  • 02 Diekmeier
  • 19 Jiracek
  • 37 Tesche (Arslan - 74' )
  • 04 Westermann
  • 03 Mancienne
  • 08 Rincón
  • 14 Badelj
  • 20 Lasogga (Ilicevic - 67' )
  • 23 van der Vaart (Jansen - 83' )
  • 09 Calhanoglu

Substitutes

  • 01 Drobny
  • 05 Djourou
  • 07 Jansen
  • 11 Ilicevic
  • 18 Arslan
  • 25 John
  • 27 Demirbay
Ref: Thorsten Kinhöfer
Att: 34,000

Match Stats

Shots

13 20

On target

6 7

Corners

4 7

Fouls

14 14

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, 1. FSV Mainz 05 3, Hamburger SV 2.

90:00 +0:59 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, 1. FSV Mainz 05 3, Hamburger SV 2.

90:00 +0:43 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, 1. FSV Mainz 05. Niko Bungert replaces Yunus Malli.

89:47

Tomás Rincón (Hamburger SV) wins a free kick on the right wing.

89:47

Foul by Junior Diaz (1. FSV Mainz 05).

89:12

Attempt blocked. Milan Badelj (Hamburger SV) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

88:48

Milan Badelj (Hamburger SV) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

88:48

Foul by Julian Baumgartlinger (1. FSV Mainz 05).

86:21

Foul by Marcell Jansen (Hamburger SV).

86:21

Stefan Bell (1. FSV Mainz 05) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

84:40

Foul by Ivo Ilicevic (Hamburger SV).

84:40

Zdenek Pospech (1. FSV Mainz 05) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

83:38 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! 1. FSV Mainz 05 3, Hamburger SV 2. Ivo Ilicevic (Hamburger SV) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Petr Jiracek with a cross.

83:28

Attempt blocked. Hakan Calhanoglu (Hamburger SV) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Marcell Jansen.

83:04 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, 1. FSV Mainz 05. Julian Baumgartlinger replaces Elkin Soto.

82:44 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hamburger SV. Marcell Jansen replaces Rafael van der Vaart.

82:32 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, 1. FSV Mainz 05. Nicolai Müller replaces Koo Ja-Cheol.

81:24 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! 1. FSV Mainz 05 3, Hamburger SV 1. Shinji Okazaki (1. FSV Mainz 05) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Yunus Malli.

80:28

Attempt saved. Tomás Rincón (Hamburger SV) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

78:53

Corner, Hamburger SV. Conceded by Christoph Moritz.

76:36

Attempt saved. Yunus Malli (1. FSV Mainz 05) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Elkin Soto.

73:46

Tolgay Arslan (Hamburger SV) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

73:46

Foul by Zdenek Pospech (1. FSV Mainz 05).

73:26 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hamburger SV. Tolgay Arslan replaces Robert Tesche because of an injury.

73:03

Foul by Robert Tesche (Hamburger SV).

73:03

Shinji Okazaki (1. FSV Mainz 05) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

69:49

Attempt missed. Milan Badelj (Hamburger SV) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a corner.

69:25

Corner, Hamburger SV. Conceded by Junior Diaz.

68:33

Robert Tesche (Hamburger SV) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

68:33

Foul by Shinji Okazaki (1. FSV Mainz 05).

67:21

Foul by Ivo Ilicevic (Hamburger SV).

67:21

Zdenek Pospech (1. FSV Mainz 05) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

66:45 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hamburger SV. Ivo Ilicevic replaces Pierre-Michel Lasogga.

65:55

Corner, Hamburger SV. Conceded by Christoph Moritz.

64:22 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! 1. FSV Mainz 05 2, Hamburger SV 1. Yunus Malli (1. FSV Mainz 05) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Koo Ja-Cheol.

60:59

Attempt missed. Hakan Calhanoglu (Hamburger SV) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Dennis Diekmeier with a cross.

59:51

Foul by Petr Jiracek (Hamburger SV).

59:51

Zdenek Pospech (1. FSV Mainz 05) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

58:40

Attempt missed. Hakan Calhanoglu (Hamburger SV) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

55:19

Hakan Calhanoglu (Hamburger SV) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

55:19

Foul by Zdenek Pospech (1. FSV Mainz 05).

54:39

Attempt missed. Yunus Malli (1. FSV Mainz 05) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Johannes Geis.

53:34

Attempt saved. Nikolce Noveski (1. FSV Mainz 05) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Zdenek Pospech.

53:04

Corner, 1. FSV Mainz 05. Conceded by Milan Badelj.

51:40

Corner, Hamburger SV. Conceded by Loris Karius.

51:36

Attempt saved. Pierre-Michel Lasogga (Hamburger SV) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Dennis Diekmeier.

50:25

Foul by Pierre-Michel Lasogga (Hamburger SV).

50:25

Zdenek Pospech (1. FSV Mainz 05) wins a free kick on the right wing.

49:05

Attempt missed. Stefan Bell (1. FSV Mainz 05) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Johannes Geis with a cross following a corner.

48:44

Corner, 1. FSV Mainz 05. Conceded by René Adler.

48:38

Attempt saved. Johannes Geis (1. FSV Mainz 05) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

48:34

Attempt blocked. Christoph Moritz (1. FSV Mainz 05) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

47:31

Attempt blocked. Yunus Malli (1. FSV Mainz 05) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Koo Ja-Cheol.

46:44

Attempt missed. Zdenek Pospech (1. FSV Mainz 05) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Koo Ja-Cheol.

45:00

Second Half begins 1. FSV Mainz 05 1, Hamburger SV 1.

45:00 +0:04 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, 1. FSV Mainz 05 1, Hamburger SV 1.

44:25

Foul by Hakan Calhanoglu (Hamburger SV).

44:25

Elkin Soto (1. FSV Mainz 05) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

42:48

Offside, 1. FSV Mainz 05. Zdenek Pospech tries a through ball, but Yunus Malli is caught offside.

42:18

Attempt missed. Stefan Bell (1. FSV Mainz 05) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Johannes Geis with a cross following a set piece situation.

41:47

Foul by Rafael van der Vaart (Hamburger SV).

41:47

Zdenek Pospech (1. FSV Mainz 05) wins a free kick on the right wing.

41:14

Foul by Milan Badelj (Hamburger SV).

41:14

Koo Ja-Cheol (1. FSV Mainz 05) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

40:32

Hand ball by Tomás Rincón (Hamburger SV).

39:46

Offside, 1. FSV Mainz 05. Zdenek Pospech tries a through ball, but Johannes Geis is caught offside.

39:22

Corner, 1. FSV Mainz 05. Conceded by Heiko Westermann.

38:32

Foul by Heiko Westermann (Hamburger SV).

38:32

Shinji Okazaki (1. FSV Mainz 05) wins a free kick on the left wing.

36:02

Hakan Calhanoglu (Hamburger SV) wins a free kick on the left wing.

36:02

Foul by Johannes Geis (1. FSV Mainz 05).

33:22

Attempt blocked. Robert Tesche (Hamburger SV) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

32:07

Attempt missed. Pierre-Michel Lasogga (Hamburger SV) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Petr Jiracek with a cross.

31:42

Pierre-Michel Lasogga (Hamburger SV) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

31:42

Foul by Junior Diaz (1. FSV Mainz 05).

29:53

Corner, 1. FSV Mainz 05. Conceded by Hakan Calhanoglu.

29:47

Attempt blocked. Johannes Geis (1. FSV Mainz 05) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Junior Diaz.

28:31

Attempt missed. Tomás Rincón (Hamburger SV) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Pierre-Michel Lasogga.

27:21

Corner, Hamburger SV. Conceded by Zdenek Pospech.

27:18

Attempt blocked. Heiko Westermann (Hamburger SV) header from the left side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Hakan Calhanoglu with a cross.

27:00

Corner, Hamburger SV. Conceded by Loris Karius.

26:55

Attempt saved. Michael Mancienne (Hamburger SV) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Rafael van der Vaart with a cross.

26:31

Rafael van der Vaart (Hamburger SV) wins a free kick on the right wing.

26:31

Foul by Junior Diaz (1. FSV Mainz 05).

24:57

Attempt saved. Rafael van der Vaart (Hamburger SV) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

23:38

Attempt blocked. Rafael van der Vaart (Hamburger SV) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is blocked.

23:21

Corner, Hamburger SV. Conceded by Stefan Bell.

21:02

Attempt missed. Robert Tesche (Hamburger SV) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Dennis Diekmeier with a cross.

20:14

Attempt missed. Michael Mancienne (Hamburger SV) header from the left side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Rafael van der Vaart following a set piece situation.

19:44

Pierre-Michel Lasogga (Hamburger SV) wins a free kick on the right wing.

19:44

Foul by Junior Diaz (1. FSV Mainz 05).

17:00

Dangerous play by Robert Tesche (Hamburger SV).

17:00

Christoph Moritz (1. FSV Mainz 05) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

16:34

Rafael van der Vaart (Hamburger SV) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

16:34

Foul by Christoph Moritz (1. FSV Mainz 05).

15:11

Offside, Hamburger SV. Rafael van der Vaart tries a through ball, but Pierre-Michel Lasogga is caught offside.

14:12

Offside, 1. FSV Mainz 05. Johannes Geis tries a through ball, but Shinji Okazaki is caught offside.

11:23 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! 1. FSV Mainz 05 1, Hamburger SV 1. Pierre-Michel Lasogga (Hamburger SV) header from very close range to the centre of the goal.

11:22

Attempt saved. Rafael van der Vaart (Hamburger SV) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Robert Tesche with a cross.

10:54

Corner, Hamburger SV. Conceded by Johannes Geis.

10:50

Attempt blocked. Hakan Calhanoglu (Hamburger SV) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is blocked.

10:09

Rafael van der Vaart (Hamburger SV) wins a free kick on the left wing.

10:09

Foul by Johannes Geis (1. FSV Mainz 05).

7:54

Foul by Johannes Geis (1. FSV Mainz 05).

7:54

Dennis Diekmeier (Hamburger SV) wins a free kick on the right wing.

6:49 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! 1. FSV Mainz 05 1, Hamburger SV 0. Elkin Soto (1. FSV Mainz 05) right footed shot from very close range to the high centre of the goal.

3:34

Foul by Elkin Soto (1. FSV Mainz 05).

3:34

Rafael van der Vaart (Hamburger SV) wins a free kick on the right wing.

2:30

Junior Diaz (1. FSV Mainz 05) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

2:30

Foul by Tomás Rincón (Hamburger SV).

1:54

Foul by Koo Ja-Cheol (1. FSV Mainz 05).

1:54

Heiko Westermann (Hamburger SV) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:57

Foul by Heiko Westermann (Hamburger SV).

0:57

Shinji Okazaki (1. FSV Mainz 05) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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