Next setback, but at least not lost again: The stumbling Hamburger SV fought for a 1: 1 (0: 1) in the race for promotion to the Bundesliga at Jahn Regensburg. Andreas Albers (45th) had initially brought Regensburg into the lead, Sonny Kittel (82nd) then prevented Hamburg’s third bankruptcy in a row.
HSV remains third in the second division without a win after the fourth game in a row, but the lead over pursuers Holstein Kiel melted down to two points. The storks also played three games less due to the corona. HSV threatens to gamble away their return to the Bundesliga for the third time in a row.
“We played pomadig in the first half, deservedly fell behind,” said captain Tim Leibold: “In the second half we showed a significantly better performance, on which we have to build against Karlsruhe (Thursday, Ed.). “
The uncertainty was clearly noticeable to HSV three days after the 1: 2 debacle at the relegation candidate SV Sandhausen. The North Germans clearly had problems with Regensburg’s aggressive style of play, lost a lot of the ball and hardly set any offensive accents – consequently, Albers scored the well-deserved lead. Just seconds earlier, an alleged hit by Hamburg’s Moritz Heyer was not recognized due to video evidence because of an offside position.
HSV was obviously making an effort, but Simon Terodde and Co. were hardly ever really necessary in front of the goal, even with increasing playing time. Kittel then somehow poked the ball over the line in the final phase. After that only the North Germans played.
HSV in luck: competition blunders away across the board
After all: In contrast to the Kielers (3: 1 in Osnabrück), the other HSV hunters failed Düsseldorf (1: 2 in Paderborn) and Heidenheim (1: 3 in Nuremberg). Fürth, which is in second place ahead of HSV, also lost on matchday 31.
The team of coach Stefan Leitl lost at FC St. Pauli 1: 2 (0: 1) despite a good performance, but with 54 points remains in second place behind VfL Bochum (60).
Defender Luca-Milan Zander (10th) and striker Guido Burgstaller (50th) scored the goals for the more effective hosts, who repeatedly posed problems for the Franks with their speed game. The prudent Rodrigo Zalazar did the preparatory work with clever passes for both goals. Paul Seguin (90. + 3) scored too late to connect.
SV Sandhausen has beaten the next heavyweight division in the second division and made another big step towards relegation. Three days after beating Hamburger SV (2: 1), SVS won 4: 2 (1: 1) against Hannover 96 on matchday 31. It was the third victory in a row for the people of Electoral Palatinate.
Kevin Behrens (68th, foul penalty / 90th + 1), Julius Biada (26th) and Daniel Keita-Ruel (81st) scored for SVS, who left the relegation places. Due to their corona quarantine in the past, the people of the Electoral Palatinate even played two games less than their competitors. The Lower Saxony, who have never won in Sandhausen, remain in the table’s no man’s land. The goals of Florent Muslija (42nd) and Valmir Sulejmani (63rd) didn’t change anything.