0-8! HSV outclassed in Munich
The Rothosen could only more or less match mighty Bayern Munich for the opening ten minutes of the matchday 22 clash at the sold out (75,000) clash at the Allianz Arena. Then the floodgates opened as the Bavarians scored goals through Vidal (17.) and Lewandowski (24./42 pen).) to give them a 3-0 half time lead.
HSV returned to Hamburg with their tails well and truly between their legs from Munich on Saturday afternoon (25.02) after an 8-0 drubbing at the hands of all-conquering Bayern Munich on Bundesliga matchday 22. In truth the game was over as Bayern went into half time with a three goal lead after Aturo Vidal (17.) and a brace from Polish super striker Robert Lewandowski (24., 42 pen) well and truly put them in their place. The home side remained relentless after the break and further goals followed through Lewandowski (54.), David Alaba (56.), Kingsley Coman (65./69.) and Arjen Robben (87.).
Ice cold hosts...
It was obvious before kick off, that table toppers Bayern (so far unbeaten at home in the Bundesliga) so far were the clear pre-match favourites, and HSV’s results there in recent years served only to underline that fact. The visitors however travelled south with a decent recent record, unbeaten in their last four games. But the last time HSV had taken anything from an away match in Munich was way back in 2008. HSV travelled to the Allianz Arena on the back of a four game unbeaten run. Hamburg boss Markus Gisdol made four changes to his team which drew 2-2 at home to SC Freiburg last time out. Papadopoulos missed out because of a shoulder injury and was replaced by former captain Djourou in central defence, while fit again Müller took the place of Diekmeier, while Gregoritsch and Douglas Santos got the nod over Hunt and Ostrzolek.
The visitors did well to keep Bayern at bay during the opening ten minutes or so, but that all changed after 16 minutes as Vidal netted after being set up by World Cup winner Müller following Bayern’s first real threatening move. After that it was one way traffic as Bayern took the game to the visitors with striking the crossbar (Lewandowski) on 18 minutes. Last season’s Bundesliga top scorer went one better, easily slotting home a penalty on 24 minutes after Mavraj had brought down Müller inside the Hamburg box. The Pole struck again three minutes shy of half time, easily netting after Hamburg keeper Adler had done well to parry an effort from Costa but to no avail. HSV were three goals behind at half time.
...hungry to the end
HSV took a huge contingent of travelling fans to the Allianz Arena in Munich only to make the long trip home shell shocked. Bayern were unbelievable and the Rothosen found no answer to their total dominance. Every time the visitors tried to get forward their attacks were nipped in the bud by the odds on Bundesliga title favourites. Hamburg stopper Adler was called into action seven minutes after the restart to deny a chance from Robben with a wonderful reflex save. But the goal glut continued as the home side struck through Lewandowski (54.). David Alaba (56.), Kingsley Coman (65./69.) and Arjen Robben (87.) wrapped the game up.
Bayern Munich: Neuer - Lahm (67. Rafinha), Javi Martinez, Hummels, Alaba - Thiago (60. Coman), Vidal - Robben, T. Müller, Douglas Costa - Lewandowski (57. Sanchez)
HSV: Adler - G. Sakai, Djourou, Mavraj, Douglas Santos - Walace, Jung - N. Müller, (62. Hunt) Holtby, Kostic (72. Waldschmidt) - Gregoritsch (60. Ekdal)
Goals: 1:0 Vidal (17.), 2:0 Lewandowski (24.), 3:0 Lewandowski (42. pen), 4:0 Lewandowski (54.), 5:0 Alaba (56.), 6:0 Coman (65.), 7:0 Coman (69.), 8:0 Robben (87.)
Att: 75.000 (sold out)
Referee: Bastian Dankert (Rostock)
Booked: - / D. Santos (37.)