5:0 - Glatzel madness in Darmstadt!
HSV won spectacularly at the league leaders from Hessen on Sunday. Striker Robert Glatzel was the man of the match with the earliest hat-trick in the history of the second division and a four-pack.
Hamburger SV won their away match against league leaders SV Darmstadt 98 on Sunday afternoon (6 February). In front of 1,000 spectators at the Merck-Stadion am Böllenfalltor, the team won 5:0 (3:0). Walter's team got off to a perfect start, taking a 3-0 lead after just 13 minutes thanks to a flawless hat-trick from Robert Glatzel. The Hamburg team had thus set the course for victory early on and kept a firm grip on the game. Substitute Manuel Wintzheimer (76th) and Glatzel again (88th) finally ensured the 5-0 final score and thus the highest victory for the Rothosen this season.
Hamburg's dream start...
HSV coach Tim Walter had to do without his best provider and creative head of his offensive game in the match at the league leader: Sonny Kittel was not available due to his yellow suspension and Walter had stressed in the days before the game: "We will replace Sonny collectively, because that is our great strength." And the coach was right, because already in the first quarter of an hour, Alidou, Muheim and Heyer acted as Kittel's substitutes and set up three goals for Glatzel.
And so, after a fantastic start from HSV's point of view, after only 13 minutes they had a 3:0 lead over the league leaders, who didn't know what was happening to them. The Hamburg team was so handy, won every important duel, constantly forced themselves into overtime situations and were also ice-cold in front of goal. The Reds were totally dominant and superior in all phases and enabled their goal scorer to score a hat-trick, which also expressed HSV's dominance on the scoreboard. Although the Lilien were able to stabilise a little after about half an hour, they were far from being an equal opponent or coming close to scoring. The Walter team was far too strong in the fight and collectively strong and even scored the fourth goal almost at the break through Kinsombi, but the VAR ruled a tight offside situation after several minutes of review to the disadvantage of HSV and thus conceded the 4:0.
... and deserved victory
The same fate befell Darmstadt after the second half. After they had come out of the dressing room as if they had changed, suddenly showed a completely different presence on the pitch and were now able to make the game much more balanced, the substitute Seydel scored the very attractive 1:3 connecting goal after about an hour, which, however, was subsequently disallowed due to a previous offside position.
So it remained with the comfortable Hamburg lead, which was kept very cleverly by the Reds by letting the ball and the opponent run and thus mostly keeping the danger away from their own goal. In the final phase, Walter was able to save his strength and change players - and even profited from this. The substitute Wintzheimer scored the 4:0 against the clearly improved Lilien in the second half, which Kinsombi in particular could have followed up with the fifth goal twice. This job was done by the man of the day shortly before the end: Glatzel scored his fourth goal with the 5:0 final point, which was beautifully set up by debutant Krahn and thus provided the icing on the cake for this away victory at the league leader. A 5-0 away win at the league leaders is something you don't experience every day as a footballer or football fan.
SV Darmstadt 98: Schuhen - Bader (78. Ronstadt), Pfeiffer, Isherwood (46. Riedel), Holland - Gjasula (70. Schnellhardt), Skarke, Kempe, Mehlem (46. Honsak) - Pfeiffer (46. Seydel), Tietz
Hamburger SV: Heuer Fernandes - Heyer, Vuskovic, Schonlau, Muheim - Meffert, Reis (78. David), Kinsombi (86. Krahn) - Jatta (78. Chakvetadze), Glatzel, Alidou (70. Wintzheimer)
Goals: 0:1 Glatzel (5.), 0:2 Glatzel (10.), 0:3 Glatzel (13.), 0:4 Wintzheimer (76.). 0:5 Glatzel (88.)
Referee: Dr. Matthias Jöllenbeck (Müllheim)
Yellow Cards: Gjasula (58.) / -
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Red Cards: - / -