Match Report


Last minute madness! HSV with 2:1 home win

Hamburger SV won their evening match against SV Sandhausen 2-1 on Saturday. Moritz Heyer scored the golden goal in the sixth minute of injury time, sending the 19,950 spectators in the sold-out Volksparkstadion completely wild.

HSV won their matchday 6 home game on Saturday (11 September) against SV Sandhausen with 2-1 (0-0). After the Red Shorts had dominated their opponents for 75 minutes and had also taken a 1:0 lead thanks to Davod Kinsombi's penalty kick, the Sandhausen side still managed to equalise 1-1 shortly before the end. But that was when the madness really started, because HSV threw everything forward and made the Volkspark explode in the 96th minute, when Moritz Heier actually scored the late but totally deserved 2-1 winner. Volkspark, floodlights and such a final - what an evening! 

Chances without end product...

HSV coach Tim Walter had announced that his team had worked hard during the international match week and had presented itself in good form. And the team followed up with action. Right from the start, the Reds dominated the game, built up an almost overwhelming pressure and for half an hour they locked the visitors in their half and even almost completely in front of their penalty area. The only drawback was that nothing happened on the scoreboard. For both striker Glatzel and his offensive assistant Wintzheimer, as well as Leibold and Heyer, who were positioned slightly behind him, were unable to take advantage of their chances. Instead, SVS keeper Drewes became the man of the day for the time being in the first half, as he somehow managed to get a hand or a foot on the ball again and again and thus prevented Hamburg from taking the long overdue lead. However, despite a huge effort plus a great performance, they did not take the lead, and after about half an hour the visitors got a better grip on the Hamburg storm. In the end, they also placed their first own shot on goal before the interval whistle and, after 45 extremely entertaining minutes, were thievishly pleased that they had actually made it into half-time with a 0-0 score.

... and last-minute victory

Even at the beginning of the second half, the inadequacies in the exploitation of chances could not be eradicated, the best opportunities were still missed with great regularity. Thus, it remained an open game until the 72nd minute, which could have gone either way. Then Sonny Kittel turned the momentum to the Red shorts side by taking a penalty with a lot of nerve and commitment. SVS midfielder Ritzmaier was so incensed by referee Dankert's whistle that he was sent off early. After what felt like an eternity, David Kinsombi was finally allowed to take a penalty kick and converted it safely. However, as promising counter-attacking chances were not converted, the visitors completely turned the game on its head in the 87th minute and scored a very flattering equaliser in the person of Bachmann. Until the last action of the game, everything suddenly pointed to a draw, before Moritz Heyer made the Volksparkstadion shake in the 96th minute. The defensive all-rounder converted a Reis cross at the second post with a well-aimed finish and thus ensured a fair outcome to an extremely entertaining match, which HSV had clearly dominated for long stretches. Three points, two goals, a home victory - Tim Walter's team deserved this emotional success.

Match Summary

Hamburger SV: Heuer Fernandes - Gyamerah (67. Reis) , David, Schonlau, Leibold - Meffert, D. Kinsombi, Heyer - Wintzheimer (61. Jatta), Glatzel (89. Kaufmann), Kittel (89. Muheim)

SV Darmstadt 98: Drewes - Ajdini (75. Diekmeier), Höhn, Zhirov, Okoroji (61. Soukou) - Zenga, Bachmann, Esswein (75. C. Kinsombi), Ritzmaier, Sicker - Keita-Ruel (75. Benschop)

Goals: 1:0 D. Kinsombi (74, FE), Bachmann (88.), 2:1 Heyer (90.+6.)

Attendance: 19.950 

Referee: Bastian Dankert (Rostock)

Yellow Card: - / Ritzmaier (11.), Esswein (69.), Zenga (71.)

Yellow-Red Card: - / Ritzmaier (72.)

Red Card: - / -


Hamburger SV

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SV Sandhausen


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Wintzheimer 5

Goal Attempts

4 Keita-Ruel

Kittel 8

Goal Creations Attempts

3 Sicker

Kittel 9


2 Esswein