Match Report


3:0 - HSV defeat KSC on home anniversary

In the 1000th home match since the founding of the Bundesliga, Glatzel (23.), Vuskovic (32.) and Vagnoman (68.) scored the goals for the Rothosen. 

Hamburger SV won the topsiel of the 30th second division matchday against Karlsruher SC 3:0 (2:0) on Saturday (16 April). In front of 24,892 spectators at the Volksparkstadion, the Red Shorts set the tone from the start in their 1000th home match since the founding of the Bundesliga in 1963, taking a 2-0 lead through Glatzel (23rd) and Vuskovic (32nd) at the break. HSV, who continued to dominate in the second half, added another goal through Vagnoman (68th), so that in the end the scoreboard showed a well-deserved 3-0 anniversary victory. 

Dream start with a dream goal...

Compared to the 1-0 defeat in Kiel, HSV coach Tim Walter made two changes to the starting line-up, switching from the tried and tested 4-3-3 to a 4-4-2 system: In place of Reis, who was suspended with a yellow card, and Kittel, who was injured during the week (initially on the bench), Alidou and Kaufmann were allowed to start from the beginning. The latter centre-forward celebrated his second league debut for the Rothosen and formed a one-two alongside top scorer Glatzel. With success: HSV played with a lot of possession in depth and occupied the box in a variety of ways. After the first half chances by Glatzel (5th), Kaufmann (10th) and Vuskovic (19th), this worked par excellence in the 23rd minute when Glatzel nodded a buttery Jatta cross over the line - the deserved 1:0 lead. From the Baden side's point of view, who up to this point had only been conspicuous for their situational attacking pressing, things got even worse a short time later when defender Gordon had to leave the field early with a yellow card (30th). The free kick resulting from the dismissal was then curled into the right corner by Vuskovic in best Ronaldo style (32.). A dream goal to make it 2:0, which also marked the half-time score. 

... and a lot of game control

After the break, HSV continued to dominate the game, creating chances every five minutes, but failed to score four more times in the person of Kaufmann (51st), Jatta (58th), Heyer (59th) and Vagnoman (65th). In the 68th minute, the latter had seen enough missed shots and uncompromisingly drop-kicked the ball into the net for a long overdue 3:0. Tim Walter made numerous changes in the course of the more than clear control of the game. But this did nothing to dampen the offensive play of the Reds. On the contrary, against Karlsruhe, who were outnumbered and outplayed, there was still only one direction to play in the Volksparkstadion, even though HSV were unable to convert their constant power play into further goals. The 3:0 victory in the 1000th home match since the founding of the Bundesliga was nevertheless a successful dress rehearsal for the eagerly awaited DFB Pokal semi-final against SC Freiburg on Tuesday evening and allows HSV to catch up with the second division rivals in terms of points, at least until tomorrow.     

Match Summary:

Hamburger SV: Heuer Fernandes - Heyer, Vuskovic, Schonlau, Vagnoman (73. Muheim) - Jatta (66. Kittel), Suhonen, Meffert (73. David), Alidou (78. Chakvetadze) - Kaufmann, Glatzel (66. Wintzheimer)

Karlsruher SC: Kuster - van Rhijn, Gordon, Kobald, Jakob - Gondorf, Breithaupt, Wanitzek (75. Lorenz) - Kaufmann (33. O’Shaughnessy), Hofmann (66. Schleusener), Goller (75. Batmaz)

Goals: 1:0 Glatzel (23.), 2:0 Vuskovic (32.), 3:0 Vagnoman (68.)

Attendance: 24.892

Referee: Patrick Alt (Illingen)

Yellow Cards: - / Gordon (19.), Goller (71.), Eichner (71.)

Yellow - Red Cards: - / Gordon (30.)

Red Cards: - / -