This means that there will be a meeting next Thursday in Berlin and four days later in Hamburg (starting at 8:30 pm each time). HSV legend Felix Magath, who finished the 16th season of the Bundesliga with the “old lady” after the 2-1 defeat against Borussia Dortmund on Saturday. Third place is Hamburg’s biggest success since landing four years ago. In the past three seasons, the former Bundesliga club “Dino” took fourth place.
Also on Sunday afternoon, it looked at first as if a badger would say hello again on the Elbe. In the second half, coach Tim Walter’s side was 1–0 behind Hansa and was fourth at that point.
Walter: “We’re not done yet.”
“We had a very tough match. The opponents gave us big problems, especially in the first half. But it has been a symbol of our whole season that players don’t stop and come back again. You can never write us off. We’ve proven it. That’s impressive again today. That’s why I’m Really proud of my team and I’m happy for the whole club,” Walter explained in an NDR interview. Regarding the relegation to Hertha, the 46-year-old said: “We are not finished yet. Now we have two more games. And we want more.”
HSV captain Sebastian Schönlau, who scored the important goal to make it 2-1, was very optimistic. “We want to win these two games and then promote to the German first division,” the central defender explained.
Neidhart puts Hansa in the lead
When Shunlao said those words, behind him was a thriller that could have ended differently. HSV fans traveling to Rostock for the first time were heartbroken after 80 seconds when Hansa midfielder Lucas Frodi hit the crossbar from the far post with his head. If Hamburg were still lucky in this scene, Danilo Sekan’s lightning speed soon punished more carelessness in defending previous European Cup winners. The Ukrainian shook Shonlao with surprising ease after a pass in the alley and passed to Nico Neidhart, who only had to push the ball towards the goal post (13).
HSV is harmless in attack
HSV owes such a no-frills attack until the break. Walter’s side set the tone after falling behind and had 60 percent of the ball in the first 45 minutes. However, it lacked the penetrating power in the front line. Rostock goalkeeper Markus Kolk did not have to be the “octopus” once before the break, as the captain is called due to his sometimes dizzying reflexes. His opponent, Daniel Hoyer Fernandez, got more opportunities to prove his qualities. Because the hosts were the most dangerous team and they had a very good chance to make it 2-0 through John Verhoek in the 33rd minute. The Dutchman missed the goal from a few meters away.
In the break, the Bundesliga was a long way from Hamburg. The equal score contender Darmstadt 98 already led 3:0 against SC Paderborn. And Werder Bremen, who started the season finale in second place, three points ahead of HSV, took a 1-0 lead at Regensburg.
He meets Glatzel, and Kittel misses the HSV قيادة driving
But more often this season, Walter’s team has shown comeback qualities. Robert Glatzel equalized with a header five minutes after the start of the second half after a minute cross from Mario Voskovic. The striker’s 22nd goal this season was followed by a shocking moment when Svante Engelson appeared loose in front of Hoyer Fernandez, but was blocked by the goalkeeper’s defensive leg (53). This HSV is not for the faint of heart. Do you want more evidence? Presented by Sonny Keitel. In the 63rd minute, the scorer failed to calm the mood of his teammates and supporters with 2:1. His shot rolled wide from the post.
Hansa is so careless in the air
With no further help expected from Paderborn – the East Westphalians were hopelessly behind at Darmstadt – Hamburg’s side were desperate for another goal to defend third place. Not an easy task against a Rostock team that worked so hard against the ball. At least on the ground. Because after a short corner kick by HSV, the hosts weren’t in control of the air for the second time that afternoon. Schönlau managed the cross-ball gesture from Ludovit Reiss without much resistance. Substitute Mikel Kaufmann made the decision 3-1 shortly before the end of the season and made the fans in the lost mass sing: “Berlin, Berlin, we’re going to Berlin.”
However, that wasn’t far off. Because Hansa was able to shorten it through Fröde (90 + 1). So I had to shiver again. But as it was already described: this simple herpes is not for the faint of heart …
34, May 15, 2022, 3:30 pm