0:0 - HSV draw in Heidenheim

Hamburger SV were held goalless with 1. FC Heidenheim. Despite the best chances on both sides and three efforts off the crossbar, the score remained 0-0.

HSV drew with 1. FC Heidenheim on matchday 5 match on Saturday (28 August). In front of 7,500 spectators at the Voith Arena in Heidenheim, both teams created a large number of big chances, and the crossbar prevented a goal on three occasions. In this respect, this 0:0 was definitely one of the much better ones, which after 90 intense and eventful minutes can be classified as fair, even if the extremely courageous and attacking Rothosen were able to win more of the game.

Off the Bar Three Times...

HSV coach Tim Walter made midfield changes, with Heyer and Reis replacing Suhonen and Rohr. In addition, Gyamerah returned to the starting eleven after his head injury, played the right-back position and was also responsible for the first shot on goal of the match. This happened in the 22nd minute, because until then HSV had clearly gained the upper hand, but were not able to make their presence felt against a very compact and defensive Heidenheim side. Therefore, at the beginning of the match, the game developed without a great flow of play and, above all, without highlights in front of the goals. Significantly, after just under half an hour, the home side's first attempts on goal came from two successive set-pieces, which ultimately did no damage. At least this phase brought more momentum into the game, which in the last minutes of the first half suddenly offered one action after the other on both sides. Kittel, Leibold and Heyer, who hit the crossbar, were the best chances for the Red Shorts, while Heuer Fernandes had to summon up all his skills twice and was helped by the crossbar with a Kleindienst header shortly before the half-time whistle. The half-time draw was therefore acceptable, even if the Hamburg side had more of the play and more of the goals.

... but no goals

After the change of ends, HSV - cheered on by around 1,000 fans - immediately took control again, played courageously and offensively in the direction of the Heidenheim goal, in front of which several actions took place. But similar to the first half, the hosts again and again came to their situations in the second period, in which they could play out their dangerous counters. This was especially the case from standard situations, of which Schmidt's team won several. Free kicks and especially corner kicks sailed into Hamburg's penalty area, where the Red Shorts mostly had the upper hand. Nevertheless, they had to try their luck once again when substitute Pick cracked the second Heidenheim effort off the crossbar after a strong counterattack. In the end, despite HSV's superiority and greater share of the game, the draw was acceptable, even though Glatzel almost scored the golden goal in the final phase. But after 90 eventful minutes, the result was a goalless draw, which one would never have thought possible after such a game and so many chances to score.

Match Summary

1. FC Heidenheim: Müller - Busch, Mainka, Hüsing, Theuerkauf - Burnic (50. Schimmer), Schöppner, Leipertz (46. Rittmüller (78. Mohr)), Thomalla - Kühlwetter (70. Pick), Kleindienst

Hamburger SV: Heuer Fernandes - Gyamerah, David, Schonlau, Leibold - Heyer (79. Suhonen), Meffert, Reis (79. Rohr) - Jatta (88. Kaufmann), Glatzel, Kittel (62. Wintzheimer)

Goals: -

Attendance: 5.000

Referee: Alexander Sather (Grimma)

Yellow Cards: Leipertz (21.), Kühlwetter (59.), Schmidt (76.), Busch (79.) / Leibold (26.), Kittel (27.)

Yellow - Red Cards: - / -

Red Cards - / -

1. FC Heidenheim

Match Stats

Hamburger SV





Possession %



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Kleindienst, Kühlwetter 3

Goal Chances

3 Leibold

Theuerkauf 6

Goal Chances Created

3 Leibold, Meffert

Kleindienst 58%

Duel %

69% Schonlau

Busch, Mohr 3

Crosses by Player

4 Gyamerah