Match Report


2-5 - HSV lose at home to Borussia Dortmund

HSV came out on the wrong side of a goal glut on Saturday afternoon. Markus Gisdol’s side went down 2-5 at the sold out Volksparkstadion in Hamburg on matchday 10. Dortmund’s Aubameyang was the man of the hour scoring four of his side’s five goals. Nicolai Müller replied twice for the home side. 

HSV still await their first league win of the season, after four goals by Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang put paid to any thoughts for a positive celebration of club legend Uwe Seeler, who attended the game on his 80th birthday. A first half hat trick by the prolific striker never gave the home side a chance. The home side began the second half brightly but only until Aubameyang scored his fourth on 48 minutes to nip any hopes of a fight back in the bud. The Rothosen fought hard and scored two consolation goals through Nicolai Müller (55./81.), ending over 700 minutes without a Hamburg league goal. Second half Borussia substitute Dembele also got onto the score sheet after 76 minutes, but the Rothosen could not fight off a 5-2 hammering in front of 57,000 in Hamburg.

Aubameyang hat trick

Before match referee Stegemann began the game as the capacity crowd paid homage to their living legend – former striker Uwe Seeler who turned 80 this week. So the pre-kick off mood was buoyant at first and it was hoped that it would help rock-bottom HSV. The Hamburg back three was made up of Djourou,Spahic and Cleber, supported by Diekmeier and Douglas Santos, making it almost a back five. But that ploy was not much use against rampant visitors who took the lead through Aubameyang after only four minutes mopping up from point blank range (4.). It was the start of a bitter 45 minutes for HSV. A poor back pass from Djourou allowed Dortmund to easily score again (22.). Shortly afterwards a long clearance by Hamburg keeper Adler came straight back and before the home side knew where they were it was 3-0 to Borussia with Aubameyang completing a stunning first half hat trick (27.). Müller missed two good chances before the break but the half time score was 3-0 to Dortmund.

New half new start

HSV began to play a part after 50 minutes. Problem was that until then Aubameyang had scored again and nearly scored a fifth (48., 50.). The home side threw caution to the wind and began to mount more of a challenge to the visitors who had drawn 1-1 with scottish giants Celtic in the Champions League in midweek. Hamburg began to create a few decent chances of their own. The first was missed but Müller then broke the goal drought which had hung over HSV since matchday 3 as he made it 1-4 (55.). Gregoritsch then thought he had made it 2-4 only to be pulled back for a previus foul. Dubious to say the least! And a big shame because the Rothosen were pressuring the visitors at that time. Had that goal been allowed who knows what might have happened, after all there were still 30 minutes to play. Müller struck again nine minutes from time. Before that though Dortmund substitute Dembele had made it 5-2 to the visitors, rounding off a superb lightning quick counter attack. It was a game lost by HSV before the break. At least the second half fightback looked promising at times.

After the international break, Gisdol and Co. travel to face TSG Hoffenheim – Gisdol’s former club on Sunday November 20. That game kicks off at 3.30 pm.


Match details:

HSV: Adler - Cleber (31. Ekdal), Djourou, Spahic - Diekmeier (69. Hunt), Douglas Santos - G. Sakai, Jung - N. Müller, Gregoritsch - Lasogga (52. Waldschmidt)

Borussia Dortmund: Bürki - Ginter, Sokratis (81. Passlack), Bartra, Piszczek - Rode - C. Pulisic (69. Schürrle), Castro, Mor (69. Dembelé), Guerreiro - Aubameyang

Goals: 0:1 Aubameyang (4.), 0:2 Aubameyang (23.), 0:3 Aubameyang (27.), 0:4 Aubameyang (48.), 1:4 Müller (55.), 1:5 Dembelé (76.), 2:5  Müller (81.)

Att: 57.000 (sold out)

Referee: Sascha Stegemann (Niederkassel)

Booked: Sakai (68.), Santos (85.) / -