Hamburg’s new recruit Jonathan Pitroipa celebrated his debut with the winning goal as the Bundesliga side beat English Premier League side Manchester City 1-0 on Saturday in a pre-season friendly.
In front of a 32,000 crowd, the 22-year-old Burkina Faso international midfielder, who joined Hamburg from second-division Freiburg during the summer, struck the 16th-minute winner.
Hamburg start their Bundesliga campaign against defending champions Bayern Munich on August 15 at Munich’s Allianz Arena.
Meanwhile, Bayern continued their pre-season preparations with a 0-0 draw against newly-promoted Cologne.
However, Borussia Dortmund’s friendly against Juventus on Saturday was postponed until Sunday after heavy rain waterlogged the pitch.
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