The Hamburgers have to be careful though. Unlike them, the two fiercest rivals set signs before the international break. 1. FC Heidenheim beat HSV 5-2 against KSC on Friday. The Darmstadt team reported back after two zero numbers with a 2-0 win over 1. FC Kaiserslautern on Saturday evening. We showed the really good response to the two defeats today, said coach Torsten Lieberknecht.
The team of the hour, however, remains HSV city rivals FC St. Pauli. With the 5-0 (4-0) win at SV Sandhausen, coach Fabian Hürzeler’s team continued to soar with eight wins in a row and moved up to fifth place in the table. Fortuna Düsseldorf (42 points) is one place ahead of St. Pauli. After goals by Dawid Kownacki (12th), Rouven Hennings (20th) and Matthias Zimmermann (41st/48th) and an own goal by Damian Roßbach (82nd), the Rhinelanders settled down 5: 2 (3: 0). Hansa Rostock through. This makes them the first pursuers of the leading trio.
Eintracht Braunschweig draws new hope in the relegation battle. Jannis Nikolaou’s last-minute goal (90+1) to earn a deserved 1-0 (0-0) win in the northern derby against Hannover 96 helped them jump to 16th place.
HSV striker Robert Glatzel repeated the statements that his coach usually makes. We shouldn’t be so concerned with the others. First we have to do our homework, he said. But the favorite for promotion recently had a hard time doing their homework.
In Karlsruhe, for example, the defensive showed significant weaknesses without the injured Schonlau. Schonlau was back against Kiel and gave the defense security. But there was a problem on the offensive – despite 22: 4 shots on goal and 17: 3 corners. In the end it’s just annoying that you don’t score a goal because you lack a bit of consistency, said Walter. And maybe we didn’t deserve that today because of the few turbulent situations.
Schonlau emphasized that the fact that it was only enough for one point against Holstein Kiel was not due to the absence of the coach during the game. But it’s clear that we prefer him on the sidelines, that he belongs there. Despite the disappointing draw, Walter still gave praise. I have to compliment my team and the coaching staff on how they represented me. That was very, very good, he said. For me: I don’t want that anymore, up there.