HSV must write off direct promotion and tremble for relegation rank

Hamburger SV has to write off the direct promotion to the Bundesliga and fear more and more for the relegation rank.

Due to the disappointing 1: 1 (0: 0) against Karlsruher SC, the Hanseatics, who have not been won for five games, are five points behind the second SpVgg Greuther Fürth three rounds before the end of the season and are only two points ahead of the fourth-placed cup semi-finalist Holstein Kiel, the has played three fewer games. The ex-master can no longer return to the House of Lords on his own.

Simon Terodde’s 21st goal of the season (55th) in the margin of a missed hand eleven did not help the hosts to the end of their dry spell. Almost immediately, 90 seconds later Daniel Gordon (57th) equalized for Baden.

“The basic virtues were not right,” complained HSV goalkeeper Sven Ulreich at Sky, sobering the weaknesses in the duel and lack of opportunities: “Of course we have to worry and don’t need to talk about the promotion.” Old hand Rick van Drongelen summarized the predicament briefly: “At the moment everything sucks.”

The North Germans were so unconvincing that KSC trainer Christian Eichner even mourned the chance for the first win after six encounters without a sense of achievement: “We were,” said Eichner, “maybe even a tad closer to setting the lucky punch.”

HSV the uncertainty was noticeable

After the change, Terodde’s ticket from the point was symbolic of the uncertainty of the entire HSV team: Only after KSC keeper Marius Gersbeck let his weak shot ricochet off the front, the striker was able to insert the lead.

But the hosts’ hope for more calm through the tour was not fulfilled: Gordon’s compensation followed like a cold shower for Thiounes team. In the following years the people of Hamburg acted more and more hectic and too conceptless to be able to force the urgently needed success.

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