2:0! Glatzel and Heyer score for Nordderby victory
HSV wins the eventful duel against Werder. Robert Glatzel (2.) and Moritz Heyer (45.+1) score for the Red Short. Both Captains, Sebastian Schonlau and Christian Groß were sent off.
HSV wins the Nordderby against Werder Bremen. In the top match of matchday 8, the Reds won 2:0 (2:0) at the Weserstadion. In an eventful first half, coach Tim Walter's team took the lead after just two minutes with a header from Robert Glatzel. As the game progressed, there were hardly any penalty area scenes, but it still got hectic. First, Werder captain Christian Groß was sent off with a yellow card (31st). Shortly before half-time (42nd), Marvin Duksch circled a free-kick into the net for a supposed equaliser, but referee Sascha Stegemann justifiably whistled the goal back. In injury time of the first half, Moritz Heyer scored with a header to make it 2-0 (45+1).
In the second half, HSV was also decimated by the yellow card of Sebastian Schonlau (52nd). In the ten-on-ten, Werder had numerous good opportunities to score the next goal, but HSV defended with great passion and could also rely on Daniel Heuer Fernandes, who kept his box clean until the end and thus also secured the derby victory!
Crazy first half...
HSV coach Tim Walter had only made one change to his team with the substitution of Jatta for Wintzheimer, and the team continued in the Weserstadion where it had left off exactly one week earlier in the Volksparkstadion: with scoring goals. After scoring the winning goal against SV Sandhausen in the 96th minute, the Red shorts started again in the 2nd minute in the Nordderby. And again in focus: Sandhausen goal scorer Heyer, who this time acted as a forerunner and served his striker Glatzel butter-softly for the very early lead. After that, Walter's team took control of the game and, with the 1-0 lead behind them, let the ball and the opponent run and nipped Bremen's efforts in the bud with their aggressive and high-pressing counter-attack. That's how it looked for half an hour. Then, however, Werder captain Groß was shown the yellow card - and suddenly the home side turned up the heat in a shorthanded situation. But the game continued to go in Hamburg's favour: First, referee Stegemann did not call a penalty for Werder in a 50:50 situation plus a sending-off for Schonlau (36th), and shortly before the break he disallowed a Duksch free-kick to make it 1-1, because teammate Weiser had forced his way into the Hamburg wall against the rule (42nd). And while the Bremen team couldn't believe their misfortune and were struggling with themselves, the world and the football god, the HSV struck again in injury time and put the crown on this crazy first half. And of course in the middle of it all: top scorer Heyer, who headed in a Jatta cross at the break for 2:0.
... and deserved derby win
The second half of this northern derby also got off to a turbulent start. Only seven minutes after the restart, referee Stegemann sent off Hamburg's captain Schonlau with a yellow card - a very harsh, if not completely wrong decision. So it was suddenly even again according to players on the field, but as far as the share of the game was concerned, HSV remained clearly in front. This should have been reflected in the result when Jatta ran free and alone towards Werder keeper Zetterer after an hour, but missed the 3:0 and thus the preliminary decision. So it remained exciting, because although the Red Shorts acted very ball-securely and often did not let the opponent get the ball for a long time in their possession phases, the Bremen team still had some dangerous offensive actions and goal attempts with their final offensive. In the end, Heuer Fernandes was in the spotlight more often than he would have liked, but Hamburg's keeper kept his cool even in hectic phases and kept his box clean. With a bit of luck and a lot of skill, this young Hamburg team managed to finish the six-minute injury time unscathed amid the "I love my Hamburg" chants and "Derbysieger" chants of the 1,000 or so HSV fans in attendance, and they went on to claim a well-deserved away victory. The team and fans then cheered and enjoyed the third half of this floodlit evening to the full.