Hamburger SV’s impressive winning streak came to an end in the heated city derby. Coach Tim Walter’s team lost 3-0 (0-0) to FC St. Pauli and, after six games without defeat, has to worry about leading the table in the 2nd Bundesliga. Darmstadt 98 can overtake with a draw at Karlsruher SC on Saturday (1 p.m.).
St. Pauli ended a run of seven games without a win with goals from Eric Smith (61st), Marcel Hartel (74th) and David Otto (89th). The hosts benefited from the early red card against HSV captain Sebastian Schonlau (28th, emergency brake). “We didn’t have our best phase this season. We scored three goals against the leaders. It couldn’t be better,” said sporting director Andreas Bornemann afterwards sky: “We enjoy that today.”
For Daniel Heuer Fernandes, the defeat was “very annoying”. The red card “changed the game,” said the HSV goalkeeper: “It hurts.”
In the table basement, SpVgg Greuther Fürth missed a liberating blow in the 2: 2 (1: 0) against Hansa Rostock. Branimir Hrgota (20th) and Ragnar Ache (60th) scored for the Bundesliga relegated team. Lukas Fröde (57th) and Ryan Malone (90th + 3, penalty kick) equalized. John Verhoek saw yellow-red for the guests (62nd, repeated foul play).
Despite the unfavorable conditions before the match, Pauli trainer Timo Schultz didn’t want to know anything about the outsider role. “You can exclude a derby from the rest of the season,” said Schultz, promising “a lot of open-minded fighting.” His team got off to a brave start. Captain Jackson Irvine headed just over after a corner after just 47 seconds.
After that, however, the favorite took command in front of 29,205 spectators at the Millerntor. Goalkeeper Nikola Vasilj was there for the first dangerous HSV finish by Ludovit Reis (11th). The hosts were deep, but were lurking for moments of change and had a great opportunity to take the lead: Etienne Amenyido failed, however, because Fernandes reacted strongly (15′).
HSV: Schonlau sees the red card
After the respectable initial phase, the encounter became more and more hectic, with many fouls and quick turnovers characterizing the action. HSV found it difficult to bring their greater playing skills onto the pitch.
After a long shot from Vasilj, the guests’ central defense was indisposed. Schonlau pushed the hurried Amenyido and saw the red card from referee Deniz Aytekin. Despite being outnumbered, HSV continued to play forward, but St. Pauli now had more space. Igor Matanovic almost put the outsider in the lead when he hit the post (44′).
St. Pauli increased the pressure at the beginning of the second half. Leart Paqarada missed twice (54th, 60th). Smith then headed in from a corner kick. The match became even more heated, with a pack formation in the 68th minute even both goalkeepers were involved. Hartel then made the decision with his third goal of the season, Otto added one more. For Daniel Heuer Fernandes, the defeat was “very annoying”. The red card “changed the game,” said the HSV goalkeeper: “It hurts.”