Hamburger SV kept their chances of promotion by beating last-placed FC Ingolstadt.

Coach Tim Walter's team won the 2nd Bundesliga 4-0 (2-0) in the Ingolstadt sports park on Saturday.

In front of 8081 spectators, Sonny Kittel (27th minute), Sebastian Schonlau (29th), Robert Glatzel (57th) with his 19th goal of the season and Mikkel Kaufmann (81st) were successful for the game-determining Hamburger.

Thanks to the third win in a row, the Hanseatic League cannot be shaken off in the final sprint to return to the Bundesliga.

Hamburg dominated the game, the Ingolstadt team, who had already been relegated, retreated deeply and waited for changeover situations.

HSV scored a double before the break with headers from Kittel and Schonlau.

After the change of sides, goalscorer Glatzel raised his header again before Kaufmann further improved Hamburg's goal difference.

Rostock manages to remain in the class

Newcomer Hansa Rostock managed to stay in the class early.

Coach Jens Härtel's team drew 0-0 (0-0) against SC Paderborn on the 32nd matchday and thus eliminated the last doubts on their own.

Hansa now has 40 points, Paderborn (48) will probably end a decent season in the upper midfield.

"As long as the calculations are not complete, there is no reason to let up," Härtel said before the game and warned: "We have to give 100 percent of our performance.

Everyone wants to reach the goal as quickly as possible.”

The Ostseestadion was filled with happy expectations - and Hansa had the first big chance of the game through John Verhoek (8th).

The Rostock top scorer failed due to SCP keeper Jannik Huth, who was there with his foot.

As a result, Markus Kolke came into focus, the Hansa goalkeeper prevented a deficit against the best away team in the 2nd division with several brilliant saves.

Dresden must probably be relegated

Dynamo Dresden has not yet completely averted direct relegation.

The Saxons had to settle for a 1-1 (0-0) draw against Jahn Regensburg at home, but with 31 points they can hardly be pushed out of relegation rank 16.

Erzgebirge Aue (23) can still overtake Dynamo with three wins in the remaining games.

The distance from Dresden to the saving 15th place, which SV Sandhausen (38) occupies, is seven points before the last two Dynamo games, so Dresden will probably have to prepare for the relegation duel against the third division .

Christoph Daferner (73rd) made it 1-0 for the hosts, Andreas Albers (88th) equalized.

In the sixth minute, Michael Akoto's shot against the crossbar gave the hosts the first exclamation point.

The Dresdeners started with a lot of enthusiasm, but the game flattened out as the game progressed.

Goal chances remained scarce on both sides.

Akoto was only involved again in the 43rd minute, but he didn't hit the ball properly six meters in front of goal, so that Jahn captain Benedikt Gimber was able to block the shot.