2-2 (3-2 PENS) HSV are in the semi-finals of the DFB Pokal!
Philip Heise (40th) and Philip Hofmann (50th) scored for the visitors in normal time. Robert Glatzel equalised with a brace (52./91.). In the penalty shoot-out, Heuer Fernandes saves three penalties and secures the next round.
HSV are through to the semi-finals of the DFB Pokal. The Rothosen won against their league rivals Karlsruher SC on Wednesday evening (02.03.22) in a gripping cup thriller with 2-2(3-2) on penalties. The 25,000 spectators in the Volksparkstadion saw a dramatic game from the start, in which Philip Heise gave the visitors a 1-0 lead (40th) with a directly converted free kick shortly before half-time. Philip Hofmann increased the lead to 2:0 shortly after the break (50.), before Robert Glatzel put his stamp on the game. The HSV striker scored just two minutes after the KSC goal to tie the game (52nd) and sent his team into extra time shortly before the end (90.+1). In between, Sonny Kittel missed a penalty kick and Christoph Kobald was sent off with a yellow card in the 71st minute. In the penalty shoot-out, Daniel Heuer Fernandes saved three penalties against Wanitzek, van Rhijn and O'Shaugnessy. Vagnoman, Vuskovic and Glatzel scored for HSV.
Free kick decides intense first half
Head coach Tim Walter changed his starting eleven in three positions compared to the North derby against Werder Bremen three days ago: Giorgi Chakvetadze, David Kinsombi and Jan Gyamerah started for Faride Alidou, Ludovit Reis and Moritz Heyer in a game that HSV started very courageously and determinedly, but nothing more than a shot by Chakvetadze (1st) came out of it. The visitors became much stronger after ten minutes and had two top-class opportunities. Firstly, Goller got around the rushing Heuer Fernandes shortly before the 16th minute, but was then stopped by a courageous tackle by Schonlau (19th), only two minutes later the HSV goalkeeper himself saved Choi's shot (21st), who appeared free in front of him.
A wild exchange of blows developed with many penalty area scenes on both sides - symbolic of this were the chances of Hofmann on one side and Meffert on the other side in direct succession (35.). The decisive highlight of the first half was then set by Karlsruhe: five minutes before the break, Heise circled a free kick directly around the wall for a 1:0 lead (40th).
Glatzel's double takes the game into extra time
HSV came out of the dressing room with renewed vigour, Glatzel narrowly missed a first-time cross from Jatta, but almost in return they were given the cold shower. A deflected shot by Wanitzek was saved by Heuer Fernandes, but the ball landed directly at the feet of Hofmann, who did not miss this chance to make it 2:0 (50th). But whoever thought that the Reds would be shocked by this was wrong. Only two minutes later, Glatzel scored with his head to bring the score back to 1:2 (52).
Now HSV was on the attack. The 25,000 spectators in the Volkspark supported loudly and pushed their team forward. Jatta with a shot (63.) and Glatzel with his attempt (67.) caused a pressure phase, which then ended in a penalty (67.Kobald to Glatzel) and a yellow-red card for Kobald. But Kittel missed this great chance to equalise and failed to beat KSC keeper Gersbeck (72.). With one man more on the pitch, the Reds pressed Karlsruher, who switched to a 4-4-1, even more in their own half. Numerous dicey penalty area scenes followed, but everyone had to wait until stoppage time for the big cheer. In the 91st minute, Glatzel scored after great preparation by Jatta to equalise 2:2. The Volkspark shook. Extra time was called.
Intensive to the end
In extra time, KSC was confronted with the superiority of HSV, but was able to free itself from the constant pressure and the Walter team took a short breather. Gordon had the first chance with a header (95th). The best chance (103rd) was again Kittel who, after Glatzel's preparation, again failed to hit Gersbeck from close range.
In the second half of extra time, the last act of this exhilarating football match for the time being, the forces naturally diminished, but there were still dangerous penalty area scenes. HSV tried to force the decision with their fans behind them. In the last few minutes, the visitors only kicked the balls long out of their own sixteen, but with man and mouse they managed to get into the penalty shoot-out.
"Ferro" the penalty hero
The decision from the point began as dramatically for HSV as the match. Schonlau failed to beat Gersbeck, who had already saved Kittel's attempt in normal time. When Gondorf and Heise scored, it looked as if KSC were on the winning track, but then came the hour of Daniel Heuer Fernandes. The Rothosen keeper saved the penalties of Wanitzek, van Rhijn and O'Shaugnessy. On the other side, Vagnoman, Vuskovic and Glatzel scored, so that the last penalty held by "Ferro" meant the decision even before HSV's last shooter. HSV is now in the semi-finals of the DFB Cup.
Hamburger SV: Heuer Fernandes - Muheim (80. Wintzheimer), Schonlau, Vuskovic, Gyamerah (56. Vagnoman) - Kittel, Meffert, Kinsombi (55. Reis) - Chakvetadze (59. Alidou/106. Heyer), Glatzel, Jatta
Karlsruher SC: Gersbeck - Heise, O'Shaughnessy, Kobald, Thiede - Choi (26. Cueto/74. Gordon), Wanitzek, Breithaupt (120. van Rhijn), Gondorf, Goller (86. Kaufmann) - Hofmann (85. Schleusener)
Goals: 0:1 Heise (40.), 0:2 Hofmann (50.), 1:2 Glatzel (52.), 2:2 Glatzel (90.+1)
Penalties: 2:3 Gondorf, 2:3 Schonlau / Gersbeck hält, 2:4 Heise, 3:4 Vagnoman, 3:4 Wanitzek / Heuer Fernandes hält, 4:4 Vuskovic, 4:4 van Rhijn / Heuer Fernandes hält, 5:4 Glatzel, 5:4 O'Shaughnessy / Heuer Fernandes hält
Referee: Felix Zwayer (Berlin)
Yellow Card: Gyamerah (39.), Jatta (107.) / Kobald (45.+2), Breithaupt (101.)
Yellow/Red Card: - / Kobald (71.)
Red Card: - / -