Match Report


2:0 - HSV wins at Bielefeld Alm

HSV marked their third win of the season at Arminia Bielefeld on matchday 4. Königsdörffer (28th) and Benes (74th) scored the goals for the Hamburg team.

Hamburger SV won their away match at Arminia Bielfeld 2:0 (1:0) on Saturday (13 August) as part of the 4th matchday of the second division. In front of 26,875 spectators at the SchücoArena, the Hamburg side, dressed completely in white, delivered a very dominant performance. Ransford Königsdörffer set the course for victory with his goal in the first half, and substitute Laszlo Benes scored the second goal of the day after a number of missed chances. 

Dominant first half ...

True to the motto "Never change a winning team", HSV coach Tim Walter used the same starting personnel as in the previous 1-0 home win against 1. FC Heidenheim. In a 4-4-2 system, Sonny Kittel played as a ten in the centre, while Robert Glatzel and Ransford Königsdörffer formed the double striker. The latter generated two lightning-quick forays into the opponent's penalty area in the opening phase, but failed to get the final pass to his teammate on each occasion. The Hamburg team continued to set the tone, with more than 75 per cent of the ball in possession, and they kept the deep-lying Bielefeld team busy in temperatures above 30 degrees Celsius. Also in the spotlight: Sommer addition Königsdörffer, who almost scored a penalty in a duel with Ogukawa (19th), before he scored with a right-footed shot after an individual mistake by the visitors and a Kittel-assist to make it 1-0 (28th).

Barely five minutes later, the 20-year-old attacker also had the 2:0 on his feet after a fine pass from his partner in attack Glatzel, but failed in a one-on-one duel with Stefanos Kapino and his foot save (34.). Shortly before the break, the DSC keeper saved another shot from an HSV corner, but would have been powerless against the second shot by Mario Vuskovic, when the crossbar shook at the Bielefeld Alm and saved the home side from a 0:2 deficit. A short time later, Glatzel (45. +2) also missed the now overdue second Hamburg goal.

... and ice-cold Benes 

After the break, the Bielfelders acted more courageously, but in the first two minutes after the restart, Klos and Ogukawa missed two half chances, as Vuskovic blocked the shot of the DSC striker icon and the Japanese player missed from a promising position. HSV were more dangerous in return when Königsdörffer tested Kapino again with a hacked shot on the short corner after a quickly executed Kittel corner. The Greek goalkeeper, who had more than warmed up in the meantime, then saved another shot by the tireless Königsdörffer (60th).

Immediately before the second cooling break of the game, Bielefeld coach Uli Forte made two changes and switched to a three-man defence. The hosts took a risk and had their biggest chance of the game so far after a corner: At the second post, centre-back Jäckl shot at the well-positioned Daniel Heuer Fernandes from close range (72nd). In the midst of this situation, when it seemed as if Hamburg would have to defend until the final whistle, as they had done against Heidenheim, Laszlo Benes, who had just come on as a substitute, took heart from the second row and flicked the ball over keeper Kapino and into the goal - 2:0! (74.). The preliminary decision was made and at the latest in the final phase, when Heuer Fernandes made an outstanding save in a one-on-one duel with Lasme, the points seven to nine were no longer to be taken away from HSV this season.  

Match Summary

Arminia Bielefeld: Kapino - Sidler (61. Bello), Jäkel, Klünter, Oczipka (78. Ramos) - Okugawa (67. Lasme), Rzatkowski (78. Krüger), Vasiliadis (61. Kanuric), Hack - Serra, Klos

Hamburger SV: Heuer Fernandes - Heyer, Vuskovic, Schonlau, Muheim - Meffert - Reis, Rohr (62. Benes) - Kittel (77. Opoku) - Königsdörffer (89. Megeed), Glatzel (89. David)

Goals: 0:1 Königsdörffer (28.), 0:2 Benes (74.) 

Attendance: 26.875 

Referee:  Marco Fritz (Korb)

Yellow Cards: Vasiliadis (31.), Hack (64.), Bello (76.) / Heyer (51.)

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