4:2 - HSV home win to end the first half of the season
HSV wins its last home match of the year against SV Sandhausen 4:2 and celebrates an ideal end to the first half of the season, which the Red Shorts finish in second place with 34 points after 17 matches.
Hamburger SV won their last home match of the year 4:2 (1:0) against SV Sandhausen on Saturday (12 November) and thus had an ideal end to the first half of the season and the football year 2022. In front of 55,246 spectators at the Volksparkstadion, HSV had taken the lead after just under half an hour through their top scorer Glatzel, before events came to a head at times in the second half. First the visitors equalised before HSV took the lead two more times against Sandhausen, who fought back again - and then did not let themselves be diverted from the winning path. With his 4:2 goal in the 80th minute, Glatzel put the finishing touches to this entertaining match and ensured a deserved home victory and a perfect end to the first half of the season.
Wide awake Rothosen ...
Tim Walter had to change his defensive line, as Vuskovic was absent for personal reasons, and David was replaced in the first eleven. And the first eleven took command right from the start, pressed the pedal to the metal from the start and confined the visitors around their penalty area. The game was very one-sided in the first quarter of an hour, with the Rothosen creating the best opportunities. However, they failed to take advantage of these opportunities, some of which were a hundred per cent, with Dompé and Benes the closest to scoring the first goals of the game.
The Hamburg players were not discouraged by this, but in almost every attack the centre-backs of the mostly deep-standing Sandhausen players got a leg between the home side's ball movements - until Muheim recognised one of the few situations after just under half an hour in which the visitors had moved up a bit. With a long ball he served Dompé, who started into the free space behind the defensive chain, and he served Glatzel with pinpoint accuracy to make it 1:0. It was the highly deserved and overdue lead for HSV, who continued to attack the visitors' goal, but despite further good Glatzel and Kittel chances, nothing more than this 1:0 lead would come out until half-time.
... and deserved home victory
Before the break, HSV could have done more than take a slim 1-0 lead, and immediately after the change of ends, the ice-cold shower came when Soukou was able to finish off a counter-attack by the visitors from close range for a surprising equaliser. From Hamburg's point of view, it was the worst possible start to the second half. And at the same time, it was the starting signal for a wild and sometimes curious game in which HSV flipped the switch again, continued to do their thing and struck back in return.
Once again Muheim was involved, whose cross was headed into the goal by Reis, giving HSV a 2-1 lead in the 56th minute. Talking about Muheim: An unfortunate and too short back pass from the left defender to Heuer Fernandes led to another SVS equaliser in the 68th minute, which the home side immediately countered. Here, too, it was a curious affair as Sandhausen's captain Zhirov - under pressure from Glatzel - headed a Dompé cross into the net for Hamburg's 3:2 lead. Now HSV had already turned onto the winning road for the third time in this match - and did not let themselves be pushed off the road again. Instead, Glatzel added another after Benes' dream pass against the visitors, who were throwing everything forward, and ensured the 4:2 decision ten minutes before the end with his brace. And for a wonderful end to the first half of the season, which the team finished in second place with 34 points from 17 games. And this conclusion was celebrated afterwards with the fans.
Hamburger SV: Heuer Fernandes - Königsdörffer (85. Zumberi), David, Schonlau, Muheim - Meffert, Reis, Benes (81. Suhonen) - Kittel (90.+2. Bilbija), Glatzel, Dompé (90.+2. Amaechi)
SSV Jahn Regensburg: Rehnen - Höhn, Trybull (84. Ritzmaier), Zhirov - Ajdini, Ochs, Papela, D. Kinsombi, C. Kinsombi (84. Bachmann) - Kutucu (84. Ademi), Soukou
Goals: 1:0 Glatzel (27.), 1:1 Soukou (50.), 2:1 Reis (56.), 2:2 C. Kinsombi (68.), 3:2 Zhirov (74., ET), 4:2 Glatzel (80.)
Referee: Frank Willenborg (Osnabrück)
Yellow Cards: - / Kutucu, Ochs, C. Kinsombi
Yellow - Red Cards: - / -
Red Cards: - / -