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Hamburg sees off Schalke

JOSE Paolo Guerrero scored two goals in five minutes on Sunday to lead Hamburg over Schalke 2-1 and bring the team within one point of Bundesliga leader Hertha Berlin.

Guerrero scored in the 71st and 75th minutes. Jefferson Farfan pulled a goal back for Schalke in the 80th.

"We were playing our 11th game in 33 days, and playing without (Mladen) Petric and (Ivica) Olic and winning in Schalke is excellent," Hamburg coach Martin Jol said.

Hamburg has 48 points from 25 games, one point behind Berlin and trailing both Bayern Munich and Wolfsburg on goal difference. Schalke, which has 37 points, is seven points from the final UEFA Cup spot.

Guerrero's first goal came after Schalke goalkeeper Manuel Neuer had to head away a ball at the edge of the area. The ball went directly into the path of Guerrero, who scored into the empty net.

Hamburg doubled the lead four minutes later on a counterattack. Daniel Jensen had space on the left side to cross through the area to the far right post to Guerrero, who scored from three meters (yards).

Farfan volleyed home Kevin Kuranyi's long cross from the left side to cut the deficit with 10 minutes to play.

In France, Lyon beat Sochaux 2-0 on Sunday to retain first place in the French league and end a four-game losing streak in all competitions.

Paris Saint-Germain lost ground in the title race with a 1-4 loss in Toulouse and slipped to sixth place.

In Toulouse, Etienne Didot released down the left wing an unmarked Bryan Bergougnoux, who beat PSG goalkeeper Mickael Landreau with a curling shot in the sixth minute.

Andre-Pierre Gignac made it 2-0 with his 18th goal of the season, a low first-time shot from 10 meters in the 39th that consolidated his spot as the league's top striker.


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