Match Report


1:0 - HSV wins home match against Heidenheim

HSV marked their first home win of the season against 1. FC Heidenheim on matchday 3. Robert Glatzel scored the goal of the day for the 1:0 victory.

Hamburger SV won their home match of the 3rd matchday on Saturday (6 August) with 1:0 (1:0) against 1. FC Heidenheim. Robert Glatzel scored the only goal (42nd) in front of 43,096 spectators at the Volksparkstadion despite many HSV opportunities, but it was ultimately enough to secure the three points, as the Red Shorts defended very well as a team and allowed only a few compelling chances despite a strong Heidenheim final offensive. In the end, the three points were well deserved and marked the first home win of the new season.

Glatzel's goal of the day...

HSV coach Tim Walter changed his starting eleven for Matchday 3 on one position compared to Matchday 2 and put Rohr in place of Benes on the eight position, where the midfielder was responsible for some clever passes to the front, especially at the beginning of the match. Above all, however, his tackling skills were in demand, because the Heidenheim team - which had started the new season with three victories in competitive matches - presented itself in the Volkspark with a lot of bite and grip right from the start.

They didn't manage to play too much forward, but the visitors were very physical and tried to disrupt HSV's flow of play. However, this was only successful at times, because the Reds managed to play dangerously in front of the Heidenheim goal again and again - and then bring top goal scorer Glatzel into position. But he was unlucky at the start and missed the lead three times from promising positions: first with a close header, then he slipped past a Königsdörffer pass and finally put the ball next to the right post from ten metres (18th, 25th, 35th). But Glatzel kept at it and rewarded himself and his team shortly before the break when he completed the next good HSV attack and headed a Muheim cross into the far corner for a deserved 1:0 break lead for HSV - also due to 58 percent possession and 61 percent of won duels. 

... and another Clean Sheet

After the break, the Heidenheim side were more balanced and had more offensive actions than in the first period, but they were rarely able to make an impact against Hamburg's well-positioned defence. It was a different story for the home side, who were more determined in their attacks and were particularly dangerous after the first hour. First, FCH keeper Müller saved Kittel's header, then Königsdörffer's shot, and finally he also glanced Glatzel's header over the bar (64th, 67th, 68th).

So it remained with the narrow HSV lead, with which it went into the final phase, in which Heidenheim's coach Schmidt substituted two more attackers and put all his eggs in one basket. On the other hand, this also created space, which the Rothosen were able to convert into the best chances for Glatzel and the substitute Bilbija, but not into the redeeming 2:0. And so they had to fight and tremble for their first home win of the season until deep into the five-minute injury time, which keeper Heuer Fernandes and his front men did bravely and successfully, so that in the end they could celebrate the close, but due to the greater and clearer scoring chances deserved three points.

Match Summary

Hamburger SV: Heuer Fernandes - Heyer (84. David), Vuskovic, Schonlau, Muheim - Meffert, Reis, Rohr (54. Benes) - Königsdörffer (74. Opoku), Glatzel, Kittel (84. Bilbija)

1. FC Heidenheim: Müller - Busch, Mainka, Maloney (65. Rittmüller), Föhrenbach - Schöppner, Beck (79. Thomalla), Burnic (46. Sessa), Pick (46. Schimmer), Beste (79. Kühlwetter) - Kleindienst

Goals: 1:0 Glatzel (42.)

Attendance: 43.094

Referee: Robert Hartmann (Wangen)

Yellow Cards: Rohr / Kleindienst, Mainka

Yellow-Red Cards : - / -

Red Cards: - / -