18-0 – HSV win first friendly

In tonight’s friendly against Büdelsdorfer TSV, the goalscorers were Andreas Ivan (five), Fiete Arp, Douglas Santos (both four), Pierre-Michel Lasogga (three) whilst Lewis Holtby and Khaled Narey bagged one each.

Hamburg SV have won their first friendly of the new season. In the contest against Büdelsdorfer TSV, the Red Shorts recorded a stunning 18-0 victory. Christian Titz’ team lined up in a 4-1-4-1 formation with Gideon Jung and Stephan Ambrosius holding the fort in central defence and Pierre-Michel Lasogga as a lone striker. New signings Khaled Narey and Josha Vagnoman played as wing backs, whilst Matti Steinmann controlled play from midfield.

HSV flew out of the blocks. Fiete Arp gave them the lead after a brilliant interchange with Tatsuya Ito on the left wing (7’). Lasogga almost doubled the advantage immediately as his shot hammered off the woodwork (8’) before Arp made no mistake from close range (14’). Vagnoman then set up Lasogga for his first goal of the evening (17’). The Red Shorts were playing some free-flowing football while their defence stood firm at the other end.

Arp netted his third and fourth in quick succession (31’, 33’) and Lasogga bagged another (37’) to make it 6-0. The hosts were struggling to keep HSV at bay. Shortly before the half time whistle, Narey (39’) and Lasogga (42’) scored the seventh and eighth goals of the game to put the result far beyond doubt. The Red Shorts went into the break flying high with an 8-0 advantage and some breathtaking football under their belt.

Second half, change of formation

During the break, Titz completely remodeled his team, subbing on a fresh eleven including keeper Tom Mickel and new signings David Bates, Christoph Moritz and Manuel Wintzheimer. Alongside Lewis Holtby, trialist Andreas Ivan got his chance to impress. Given the score, Hamburg were able to go on the offensive from the get-go. They kept up the fast pace resiliently and attacked relentlessly. Right after the restart, Ivan was fouled in the box and promptly converted the penalty to make it 9-0 (47’). His first goal and by no means last. The Büdelsdorfer defended deep and tried to subdue the Hamburg offensive, yet without much success.

Douglas Santos gave a strong performance in the second half, setting up Holtby (58’) and Ivan (61’) as well as saving one for himself (68’) to mark the dozen. After another goal from Ivan (68’), the Brazilian smashed home from 30 yards to make it 15-0 (69’). Despite their humongous tally, Titz’ team still weren’t satisfied.  Two more goals from Ivan followed (83’, 90’) as well as another from Santos (90’). At full time, the scoreboard stood at 18-0 to HSV. “It was a very committed performance. The team kept playing attacking football and put many of our training maneuvers into practice. That was good to see”, said Titz after the game. At the final whistle, the HSV players were mobbed for autographs and selfies by a mass of fans. They showed great patience during the so-called “third half”.


Match Facts:

HSV (first half): Pollersbeck - Narey, Jung, Ambrosius, Vagnoman - Steinmann - Jatta, Hunt, Arp, Ito - Lasogga

HSV-(second half): Mickel - Knost, Bates, van Drongelen, Santos - Moritz - Opoku, Holtby, David, Ivan - Wintzheimer

goals: 1:0 Arp (7.), 2:0 Arp (14.), 3:0 Lasogga (17.), 4:0 Arp (31.), 5:0 Arp (33.), 6:0 Lasogga (37.), 7:0 Narey (39.), 8:0 Lasogga (42.), 9:0 Ivan (47.), 10:0 Holtby (58.), 11:0 Ivan (61.), 12:0 Santos (68.), 13:0 Ivan (68.), 14:0 Santos (69.), 15:0 Santos (83.), 16:0 Ivan (84.), 17:0 Ivan (90.), 18:0 Santos (90.)