After the third defeat in nine days, Hamburger SV is in the middle of a serious sporting crisis. Fortuna Düsseldorf took the momentum from the DFB Cup and stopped the negative trend after the last two defeats. First division relegated SpVgg Greuther Fürth missed a step out of the table cellar – but presented a new coach.
The Hanseatic League lost against 1. FC Magdeburg, bottom of the table, 2:3 (0:1) and thus missed out on the direct second place in promotion.
In front of 55,304 disappointed spectators in the almost sold-out Volksparkstadion, Mo El Hankouri scored the opening goal in the eleventh minute for the guests, coached by former HSV coach Christian Titz. The Dutchman was successful with a low shot from a tight angle. Baris Atik scored again seven minutes after the restart, Ransford Königsdörffer (58′) was able to close the gap before Julian Rieckmann (88′) restored the old gap. The second HSV goal by Tom Sanne (90+3) came too late.
For the guests it was the second away win of the current season. With this success, Magdeburg moved up to 15th place in the table sky-Give microphone. But it was very positive, the coach continued, “that my team was rewarded this time.” HSV player Jonas Meffert quarreled: “We lose the game in the first round. We can’t do something like that again.”
At the subsequent press conference, Hamburg’s coach Tim Walter called for a return to the “basics”. “We make too many mistakes on defense and aren’t consistent enough on offense. That’s not our aim.”
The weakened Hanseatic team, who recently lost in the city derby against FC St. Pauli (0: 3) and in the DFB Cup at RB Leipzig (0: 4), only found themselves better after the 0: 2 deficit and a triple change the party. In the final phase, the North Germans pushed with all their might for more goals, but it was only enough to connect.
Hamburger SV – 1. FC Magdeburg: The data for the game
Hamburg: Heuer Fernandes – Mikelbrencis (55th Benes), Vuskovic, David, Muheim – Meffert – Reis, Suhonen (55th Amaechi) – Kittel (90th + 2 Sanne), Königsdörffer, Dompe (55th Glatzel). – Trainer: Walter
Magdeburg: Reimann – Piccini, Elfadli, Gnaka – Bockhorn, Krempicki, Müller (83rd Conde), Bell Bell – El Hankouri (60th Schuler) – Kwarteng (70th Rieckmann), Atik (83rd Brünker). – Trainer: Titz
Referee: Harm Osmers (Hanover)
Gates: 0-1 El Hankouri (11′), 0-2 Atik (51′), 1-2 Königsdorffer (58′), 1-3 Rieckmann (88′), 2-3 Sanne (90’+3′)
Peterson double pack: Fortuna stops the negative trend at KSC
Four days after reaching the round of 16 against Jahn Regensburg, the Rhinelanders won 2-0 (2-0) at Karlsruher SC on matchday 13 and moved up to sixth place. The KSC gets stuck in no man’s land of the table.
With his first goals of the season, Kristoffer Peterson (8th/22nd) gave the self-proclaimed promotion contender a comfortable lead. As a result, KSC made an effort, but attacker Fabian Schleusener (39./53.) and substitute Simone Rapp (59.) failed from a promising position. Something odd happened in the 75th minute when Düsseldorf’s Tim Oberdorf shot at both inside posts.
Karlsruhe started actively and put Fortuna under pressure early on with counter-pressing. But Fortuna struck ice cold: both times it went down the left flank, both times Peterson executed, both times Karlsruhe’s Philip Heise acted unluckily. First, the left-back deflected Peterson’s shot to take the lead, then lost sight of the Swede at 0-2.
Karlsruher SC – Fortuna Dusseldorf: The data for the game
Karlsruhe: Gersbeck – Sebastian Jung, Ambrosius, Franke, Heise – Breithaupt (75th Batmaz) – Gondorf (85th Jensen), Wanitzek – Nebel (46th Rapp) – Schleusener (75th Kaufmann), Arase (64th Choi). – Trainer: Eichner
Dusseldorf: Kastenmeier – Matthias Zimmermann, Klarer, Oberdorf – Sobottka – Peterson (88 Mansfeld), Tanaka (88 Bodzek), Appelkamp (78 Neto), Karbownik – Kownacki (88 Böckle), Iyoha (82 Hennings). – Trainer: Thioune
Referee: Florian Heft (Neuenkirchen)
Gates: 0-1 Peterson (8′), 0-2 Peterson (22′)
Fürth remains in the table cellar – and gets Zorniger
The Franconians announced Alexander Zorniger’s commitment until 2024 on Sunday after the 1: 3 (0: 2) at 1. FC Heidenheim.
In the first game after the separation from coach Marc Schneider, the cloverleaf slipped to last place after four games in a row without defeat. “The team just missed everything in the first half,” said Fürth manager Rachid Azzouzi.
The new coach should change that. “Alexander Zorniger is a very experienced coach with a clear philosophy, but he also knows what is needed in our current situation,” said Azzouzi. “In the next few weeks it’s about familiarizing the team with the high-intensity style of play that I stand for as quickly as possible,” said Zorniger.
Meanwhile, Heidenheim, who are now fourth, are keeping their eyes on the top group of the league thanks to goals from captain Patrick Mainka (9th), Tim Kleindienst (33rd) and Jan-Niklas Beste (56th, penalty kick). The interim goal from Branimir Hrgota (52nd) was not enough for the Fürth.
The majority of the 8130 spectators in the Heidenheim Arena had reason to celebrate early on. After a corner by Beste, Mainka finished completely undisturbed and headed into the far post. The guests from Fürth, who were looked after by interim coach Rainer Widmayer after Schneider’s separation, tried to react afterwards, but failed to develop any danger.
Instead, Heidenheim remained the team with the better chances and increased through Kleindienst with ample help from the Fürth back line. Any hope that arose after Hrgota’s goal was nipped in the bud by Beste after what Fürth saw as a tough penalty decision.
VfB Oldenburg – FC Ingolstadt: The data for the game
Oldenburg: Boevink – Ndure, Appiah, Steurer, Plautz – Kamer Krasniqi (64th Kaissis), Zietarski, Starke (57th Adetula) – Brand (57th Möschl), Hasenhüttl (75th Schäfer), Badjie (57th Bookjans). – Trainer: Fossi
Ingolstadt: Funk – Costly, Stevanovic, Brackelmann, Dominik Franke – Kopacz (Hawkins 76), Preißinger (Linsmayer 46), Sarpei, Patrick Schmidt (Doumbouya 67) – Testroet (Butler 67), Llugiqi (Antonitsch 85). – Trainer: Rehm
Referee: Cristian Ballweg (Zwingenberg)
Gates: 0-1 Testroet (9′), 0-2 Kopacz (22′), 0-3 Costly (50′)