1:1 - HSV with a draw at Karlsruher SC
Hamburger SV took a point at Karlsruher SC on Saturday. Sonny Kittel's early lead was not enough for the away win, Philipp Hofmann scored for KSC to make it 1-1 in this real top match.
HSV drew 1-1 (1-1) with KSC in the top match of matchday 13 on Saturday. In front of 20,000 spectators at the Karlsruhe Wildpark, the Red Shorts took a 1-0 lead through a wonderful goal by Kittel (6th), but this was canceled out by Karlsruhe's top scorer Hofmann (18th). In the following, a very open game developed in which both teams had their best chances, but another goal was not to be scored, so that in the end it remained a fair draw.
Dream goal! Sonny Kittel takes the measure and sends the ball into the far corner and into the corner of the net for a 1:0 lead for HSV.
Early HSV lead...
Tim Walter changed his team only on one position compared to last weekend, Kinsombi started for Alidou. So it was clear that keeper Heuer Fernandes had lost the battle against time and Johansson was again between the posts. And he was to have plenty to do, even if the game went more in HSV's favour at the start. After a brisk start by both teams, the visitors struck ice-cold in the 6th minute: Kittel, after strong preparation by Jatta, conjured up a ball from a half-left position into the far corner, leaving not only KSC keeper Gersbeck astonished. But this 1:0 did not provide the hoped-for security, because the home side answered promptly, also constantly looking for the way forward and were rewarded with the 1:1 after 18 minutes through a header by striker Hofmann. And that was not the end of it, because KSC created further good chances, so that not only Johansson had plenty to do, but twice Heyer and once Schonlau had to save on or shortly before the goal line. The Rothosen could just as easily have scored the second goal, but Jatta and Glatzel both just missed. So it went into the break with the score at 1-1, which had thrilled the 20,000 spectators in the Wildpark: two attacking teams, many contested duels and plenty of goalmouth action - the fans of both clubs got to see a real top game in which everything was possible.
... and luck from the post
After the change of ends, the game changed. HSV was better able to escape KSC's high pressing and gained more control of the game, which meant that the game was no longer as wildly back and forth as it had been in the first 45 minutes. This was accompanied by a decrease in the number of scoring chances - and the ones that did exist were on the Hamburg side. Heyer and Kittel had the best ones, but missed the 2:1, so that it went into the final phase with this draw. And in the final phase, things got a bit wild again, as the home side stepped up a gear and had more chances to score in the last minutes, which almost resulted in a 2-1 when Wanitzek only hit the post ten minutes before the end. But this very intense and entertaining floodlit match ended with a draw that was fair on the whole, even though HSV had to concede more shots on goal (21) than in any other match this season and was in league with the post at the end.
Karlsruher SC: Gersbeck - Thiede, Gordon, Kobald, Heise - Breithaupt, Gondorf, Wanitzek – Choi (89. Cueto), Hofmann, Lorenz (71. Schleusener)
Hamburger SV: Johansson - Heyer, Schonlau, David, Muheim - Meffert – Kinsombi (62. Alidou), Reis (46. Doyle) - Kittel – Jatta (83. Kaufmann), Glatzel (62. Wintzheimer)
Goals: 0:1 Kittel (14.), 1:1 Hofmann (18.)
Referee: Martin Petersen (Stuttgart)
Yellow Cards: Gondorf (30.), Gordon (58.), Hofmann (77.) / Doyle (72.), Cheftrainer Walter (84.)
Yellow Reds: - / -
Red Cards: - / -