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Hertha hit back for vital draw with Hamburg

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  • Bundesliga title challengers Hertha Berlin and Hamburg draw 1-1 on Sunday
  • Gojko Kacar levels for Hertha after Marcell Jansen had given Hamburg the lead
  • The result leaves Hertha third in the table four points behind leaders Wolfsburg
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(CNN) -- Hertha Berlin scored a second-half equalizer to earn a 1-1 draw against Bundesliga title rivals Hamburg on Sunday.

Hamburg took the lead through German defender Marcell Jansen after only eight minutes but Serbian Gojko Kacar levelled midway through the second half when firing home a pass from Marko Pantelic.

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With table-toppers Wolfsburg thrashing Hoffenheim 4-0 on Saturday and Bayern Munich moving up to second place in the table after beating Borussia Moenchengladbach 2-1, the draw leaves Hertha third, four points behind the leaders, while Hamburg are fifth with four games still remaining.

Meanwhile, Cologne picked up their first win in five games with Slovenian striker Milivoje Novakovic scoring the only goal against fellow mid-table side Werder Bremen.

On Saturday, Wolfsburg striker Edin Dzeko hit a second-half hat-trick to seal the 4-0 win against a Hoffenheim side who have now gone 12 matches with a league win after starting the year at the top of the Bundesliga table.

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