The match was called off in mid-March due to a corona outbreak in Hamburg. Soul balm is success not only because it was the first victory in April since relegation from the Bundesliga, but also because the negative run of five Second Division games without a win is over. In the table, Hamburg also narrowed the gap to the promotion ranks to six points.
Nevertheless, the ultimately lackluster victory against the inoffensive and personally weakened penultimate table d’Aue should not hide the fact that HSV still have many hurdles to overcome. The match to come on Sunday (1:30 p.m.) in Holstein Kiel is likely to be much more difficult.
Glatzel puts HSV back on track
Contrary to Losing 2-1 to Paderborn on Saturday, Hamburg played much more energetically and with a lot of attacking speed and used one of the many scoring opportunities early on: Robert Glatzel nodded a cross from Sonny Kittel into the net close range (14th) – the striker’s 14th goal in the last 14 competitive games.
Despite the clear superiority, the hosts were also lucky that Aue was negligent in handling the few counter-attacking chances: Nikola Trujic appeared alone twice in front of Daniel Heuer Fernandes, but escaped once. times (9th) and a little later only managed a harmless shot. (11th minute). .).
Kittel rises with a free kick worth seeing
Otherwise, the Walter-Elf had everything under control and more chances to make it 2-0. Ludovit Reis placed the ball just outside the goal (28th) after Maximilian Rohr’s preparatory work, Kittel arrived a little too late shortly after (31st). But Auer also became dangerous before the break: Dimitrij Nazarov’s shot was parried by Heuer Fernandes with his fists (38th). HSV then struck again almost at the half-time whistle: Kittel kicked a free kick into the goal from almost 30 yards away – guest goalkeeper Martin Männel didn’t look good (45+1 ).
HSV in soft speed for other shots
Even after the restart, HSV controlled what happened on the pitch in front of almost 22,000 spectators. Glatzel (65′, 67′), Josha Vagnoman (70′) and Reis (73′) missed great chances for the hosts’ third goal, superior in every way to their opponent. Moritz Heyer finally brings the score to 3-0 by pushing the ball under the bar from the entrance to the penalty area (75th).
The already weak resistance of the guests was finally broken. Walter used the clear score and happily made substitutions to protect the regulars. Reis made the final score after going it alone (83rd).
Matchday 26, April 5, 2022, 6:30 p.m.