Match Report


2:0 - HSV claim 4th win in a row against Düsseldorf

HSV deservedly won their home match against Fortuna Düsseldorf 2-0 after goals from Robert Glatzel and Bakery Jatta and celebrated a great party at the Volksparkstadion with almost 50,000 fans.

Hamburger SV won their matchday 9 home game 2:0 (1:0) on Saturday (17 September). Robert Glatzel (21st) and Bakery Jatta (90th) scored against Fortuna Düsseldorf for a deserved victory - the fourth three-goal win in a row. Three further aluminium goals by the Red Shirts underlined how deserved this success was in front of 49,616 spectators at the Volksparkstadion. The atmosphere that developed under the floodlights at Volkspark was correspondingly great, leading HSV to their third home victory of the season, which was duly celebrated with the fans after the gruelling 90 minutes.

Strong start by HSV ...

HSV coach Tim Walter changed his team on two positions compared to the away win in Kiel: Leibold and Benes, who had shone in Kiel after his substitution with two goal preparations, started for Muheim and Kittel. And Benes was also wide awake this time and set the first exclamation marks in the opening phase of this very intensive and robustly fought match. Twice, the Slovakian's shot hit the crossbar (2nd, 7th) and missed the early lead by a hair's breadth.

Glatzel also sniffed at the 1:0 shortly afterwards with a header, before Fortuna were able to catch themselves a little after being virtually overrun in the first few minutes. But HSV did not let up, kept the pressure on and were rewarded in the 21st minute after a fantastic attack, which Vuskovic had initiated with a long ball to Jatta and Glatzel had skilfully executed for the highly deserved 1:0. This lead was the reward for an opening phase in which the Reds dominated the ball and the opponent and also brought the necessary physicality onto the pitch. This allowed HSV to be the team that dominated the game, as Captain Schonlau and his men always won the decisive duels in defence, so that further good chances could be created through the great strength of play in midfield. Jatta and Vuskovic, for example, failed twice before the break against the strongly reacting 95 keeper Kastenmaier, so that after the best first half of the HSV season so far, it went into half-time with the close but highly deserved 1:0.

... and Jatta with the icing on the cake

Fortuna coach Daniel Thioune made two changes at the start of the second half, bringing Appelkamp and Iyoah into the game. Of course, Düsseldorf had to come now with this score and switched more strongly into forward gear. After just under an hour, Düsseldorf's top goal scorer Kownacki scored an offside goal and things got tense for the first time, but overall the Hamburg defence kept the opponent far enough away from their own goal.

However, there was now much more fighting and defensive work to be done, so that the possession phases were somewhat shorter and the game forward was no longer as fluid and dangerous as in the first half. Glatzel had the 2:0 on his foot shortly after the Kownacki scare, but for long stretches this remained the best opportunity for the Redoses, who worked and fought passionately. The crowd rewarded this with vociferous support and continued to drive the team on, which in the final minutes drove strong counterattacks against Düsseldorf, who were now throwing everything forward - and finally rewarded themselves. Kittel first failed to score the third aluminium goal of the game, but then in the 90th minute he set up Jatta for the 2:0. It was the icing on the cake of a very good HSV game and an incomparable atmosphere in the floodlit Volksparkstadion, which seemed to explode at the 2:0 and the final whistle and in which team and fans celebrated the fourth win in a row together for a long time.

Match Summary

Hamburger SV: Heuer Fernandes - Heyer, Vuskovic, Schonlau, Leibold (66. Muheim) - Reis, Meffert, Benes (78. Kittel) - Jatta (90.+3. Amaechi), Glatzel (90.+3. Mikelbrencis), Dompé (66. Königsdörffer)

Fortuna Düsseldorf: Kastenmeier - Zimmermann (8. Gavory), Klarer, Oberdorf, Karbownik - Sobottka, Hendrix (77. Baah), Ao Tanaka (87. Hennings) - Klaus (46. Appelkamp), Kownacki, Peterson (46. Iyoah)

Goals: 1:0 Glatzel (21.), 2:0 Jatta (90.)

Attendance: 49.616

Referee: Sven Jablonski (Bremen)

Yellow Card: Reis, Heyer / Hendrix, Karbownik, Kownacki

Yellow-Red Cards: - / -

Red Cards: - / -