2:2 - Glatzel's brace earns HSV a point
Thanks to two goals from Robert Glatzel, Hamburger SV overcame a two-goal deficit at home against 1. FC Nürnberg, who remain unbeaten, to earn a deserved point.
On Sunday (26 September), HSV celebrated a deserved point in the 8th matchday after trailing twice. In a 2:2 (1:1) draw against 1. FC Nürnberg in front of 21,337 spectators at the Volksparkstadion, the Red Shorts first turned around a 0:1 (22nd) deficit with a, not entirely uncontroversial penalty kick, before putting away their second immediately after the restart (46th) and equalising again. In the end, the brace from centre-forward Glatzel (34th, 80th) ensured a deserved point against the still unbeaten Nuremberg side, for which the team was given a big send-off by the fans after the final whistle.
Eventful first half...
HSV coach Tim Walter had to do without his captain against FCN, the yellow-red suspended Schonlau was replaced by 19-year-old Vuskovic, who made his starting eleven debut. Together with 21-year-old David, he was given something to do in central defence right from the start, because the Nuremberg team did not hide at all. Just like the Reds, they opted for a playful approach and were able to combine forward a few times - despite Hamburg's larger share of the game. And so it was a duel between Vuskovic and his opponent Dovedan that led to a penalty kick by the video referee and thus to a 1-0 lead for the visitors in the 22nd minute - a harsh decision, but one that complied with the rules. But HSV did not complain, but responded and only three minutes later created the first big chance through Kittel, which was followed by a number of other good offensive actions. And so the equaliser in the 35th minute through Glatzel's header, which was first whistled back and then given by VAR, was more than deserved and proof of a racy and good game. HSV continued to set the tone, as the next chances by Kittel, with whom Hamburg's 10-man just missed the goal for the second time, and Glatzel, who almost scored his second header at the break, clearly proved. Nevertheless, the game went into the break with a draw.
... and deserved sharing of points
After the change of ends, the third goal in the game came quickly. The teams had not even really returned to the pitch when the visitors scored for the second time and Tempelmann's goal was another proof of the visitors' great efficiency. This put HSV directly back in the game - and they pushed for another equaliser. Although FCN stood compactly, the Red Shorts were able to create some good offensive actions. However, it was rarely really compelling, because in the last instance the Nürnberg back line defended well and only allowed one big chance by Kinsombi - until the 80th minute. In that minute, the home side were rewarded for their good play and equalised again through Glatzel's second header of the day. In the end, the Franconians even had their goalpost to thank for the fact that the score remained at 2-2, as it prevented HSV from scoring a 3-2 winner in the final minutes, which would certainly not have been undeserved. But even so, the result was positive: Once again we showed great morale and courage, came back twice and, thanks to the great support from the stands, together with the fans, got a point against the still unbeaten Nürnberg team.
Hamburger SV: Heuer Fernandes - Gyamerah, Vuskovic, David, Leibold - Meffert, Kinsombi (90. Suhonen), Heyer - Jatta (64. Wintzheimer), Glatzel, Kittel
1. FC Nürnberg: Mathenia - Valentini, Sörensen, Schindler, Handwerker - Geis, Tempelmann, Nürnberger (90.+3 Fischer), Krauß - Möller Daehli (64. Schleimer), Dovedan (68. Shuranov)
Goals: 0:1 Valentini (22., FE), 1:1 Glatzel (35.), 1:2 Tempelmann (46.), 2:2 Glatzel (80.)
Referee: Felix Zwayer (Berlin)
Yellow Card: Vuskovic (21.), Gyamerah (58.) / Dovedan (6.), Valentini (26.), Schleimer (90.+2)
Yellow-Red Card: - / -
Red Card: - / -
1. FC Nürnberg