BERLIN — Hamburger SV was lucky to escape with a 1-1 draw against Cologne as the home side's slump continued Sunday in its sixth Bundesliga game without a win.
"We know that we have a lot of hard work ahead of us," said Hamburg coach Bruno Labbadia, whose side has claimed only two points from that six-game run.
Cologne missed a host of chances after to reclaim the lead.
"We clearly had the game under control but we have to get the second goal," Cologne sporting director Joerg Schmadtke said.
"The way the game went, we have to be happy with the point," Mueller said.
Promoted Darmstadt won 2-0 at relegation-threatened Hoffenheim in a bad-tempered late game.
Both Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund were held to scoreless draws Saturday, preserving the eight-point gap at the top between the sides. Bayern drew at Bayer Leverkusen after second-place Dortmund had been held at Hertha Berlin.