5:1 - HSV win away in Regensburg
Hamburger SV deservedly won their away match at SSV Jahn Regensburg with 5:1. Glatzel, Muheim, Bilbija and twice Kittel scored the goals for the Rothosen.
On Sunday (14 May), HSV won their away match of the 32nd matchday with 5:1 (4:0) at SSV Jahn Regensburg, who are in danger of relegation. In front of around 15,000 spectators at the sold-out Jahn Stadium, the Rothosen set the course for victory early on when Glatzel scored the 1:0 as early as the fourth minute of the game. By the time the whistle blew, Kittel (17th, 45th) and Muheim (29th) had scored for the superior HSV, who eased off a bit in the second half and in the end scored a victory that was as well-deserved as it was commanding, reducing the gap to the two direct promotion places with these three points.
Hamburg's dream start ...
In Regensburg, HSV coach Tim Walter had to do without Benes, who was suspended with a yellow card, but Jatta, who had been sorely missed lately, returned after serving his ban and replaced him. And how! As early as the fourth minute, Jatta went down the line on the right in his inimitable manner, was set up by Reis and served the ball perfectly for Glatzel, who was able to slot in from close range for the quick 1:0. A dream start for HSV, who went straight ahead and pushed on.
After a quarter of an hour, the Rothosen made it 2-0 through Kittel's penalty kick following a Gimber foul on Glatzel, and by now at the latest, the Walter team was fully on track against SSV Jahn, who could not even begin to show their new impetus after their change of coach during the week in this opening phase. The Hamburg team was too dominant and dominated the game, never letting go of the ball and dictating the action - and after half an hour, they added to their tally: Muheim scored from the edge of the penalty area after strong preparatory work by Reis to make it 3:0. And yet the Reds did not let up, continued to press their opponents early on in their penalty area, forced more and more goal chances and, almost at the break, actually added the 4:0 through Kittel's second goal - once again initiated and prepared by the unstoppable Jatta.
... and deserved away win
After the second half, SSV Regensburg showed a clear improvement. The hosts were more compact defensively, won more duels and were now also on the offensive. In the second half, the game was evenly balanced and the crossbar prevented HSV from going 5-0 up before Owusu forced Schonlau into a save in the nick of time to make it 1:4, which was subsequently recognised by the VAR.
After just under an hour of play, the SSV players sensed the morning air and intensified their activities, whereas the Rothosen defended their lead cleanly and calmly - and then struck again shortly before the end. Suhonen and Bilbija had come into the game in the final phase and in the 81st minute co-produced the next Hamburg goal and thus at the same time the 5:1 final score, by which HSV creeps up to the top places in the table. Since Darmstadt 98 and 1. FC Heidenheim lost their Sunday matches at the same time, the Rothosen were able to reduce the gap to the direct promotion places to one point after this deserved away victory. After the final whistle, the team celebrated this success together with the 3,000 fans who had travelled with them - and together they are now looking forward to the last two match days of the season.
SSV Jahn Regensburg: Urbig - Saller (74. Faber), Elvedi, Breitkreuz, Günther (21. Kennedy) - Gimber (84. Thalhammer), Viet, Mees (74. Albers), Makridis - Owusu (84. Yildirim), Caliskaner
Hamburger SV: Heuer Fernandes - Heyer, David, Schonlau, Muheim - Meffert (87. Montero), Reis (72. Suhonen), Kittel (79. Bilbija) - Jatta (87. Mikelbrencis), Glatzel, Dompe (72. Königsdörffer)
Goal: 0:1 Glatzel (4.), 0:2 Kittel (17., FE), 0:3 Muheim (29.), 0:4 Kittel (45.+1), 1:4 Schonlau (55., ET), 1:5 Bilbija (81.)
Attedance: 15.200 (ausverkauft)
Referee: Alexander Sather (Grimma)
Yellow Cards: Breitkreuz, Gimber, Kennedy / David
Yellow - Red Cards: - / -
Red Cards: - / -