1-4 – HSV defeated by Bayern München
HSV lose 4-1 in a friendly against FC Bayern München with Khaled Narey scoring the only goal for the "Rothosen".
HSV lost their friendly against FC Bayern München 4-1 on Wednesday evening in front of 27,638 spectators after Die Rothosen had made a strong start, taking the lead through Khaled Narey in the 25th minute. The record-champions came back into the game shortly after and completed the turnaround before the break with a brace from Sandro Wagner. HSV also pressed in the second-half but had nothing to show for it in the end against the efficient Munich outfit, with a brace from Müller sealing the victory.
A fast start by both teams…
Head-coach Christian Titz made six changes from the starting-eleven that faced Sandhausen last Sunday. Tom Mickel started in net with debutant Léo Lacroix replacing David Bates and Josha Vagnoman coming in for Douglas Santos at left-back. 18-year-old Jonas David also replaced Vasilije Janjicic in midfield with Tatsuya Ito starting instead of Jairo Samperio as well as Fiete Arp replacing Pierre-Michel Lasogga as the lone-striker.
Despite the numerous changes, there were no signs of weakness at the beginning of the game as Die Rothosen started the game well and had a huge opportunity to take the lead through Lewis Holtby but Germany international Manuel Neuer was awake to the danger to make a good stop. Not long after, Bayern showed a glimpse of their ability with a dangerous attempt by Leon Goretzka but HSV-goalkeeper Tom Mickel was there to make the initial save with new-signing Léo Lacroix making a good block with his chest to clear off the line in his first appearance in Hamburg colours. It was an enthusiastic start in the first 15 minutes by both teams and an exciting exchange of attacks ended with Khaled Narey nearly putting HSV ahead when he hit the near-post after being found by a clever ball from Arp.
…and a clinical Bayern after Narey’s opener
After some steady build-up play, Christian Titz’s team upped the tempo in the middle of the first half and were immediately rewarded when Arp flicked the ball to Holtby who spotted Narey in space and he coolly slotted past Neuer from 7 yards to add to the two he scored against Sandhausen. The visitors from Munich were kicked into action by this goal with winger Kingsley Coman being a constant threat with his dribbling ability and he won a penalty after being fouled by Gotoku Sakai with Sandro Wagner tucking the penalty away. Exactly ten minutes later, the striker was at it again, scoring from a Goretzka cross to put the visitors 2-1 up.
Titz completely reshuffled his team at half time, with only Gotoku Sakai keeping his place in the team. Former-HSV midfielder and current Bayern coach Niko Kovac only made the three changes. Bayern started the second half with more attacking intent shown by chances from Renato Sanches and Coman but Julian Pollersbeck, who had just been substituted onto the pitch, was equal to both efforts. Kovac then made numerous changes which affected the flow of the game. However, HSV did not accept defeat and continued to push forward most notably through the attacking trio of Wintzheimer, Lasogga and Ferati who kept causing problems until the final whistle. However, it was the visitors who scored the next goal as Thomas Müller prodded home a cross from youngster Maximilian Franzke. Right before the end of the game Müller scored again, this time with his left foot, after some quick-thinking from Kimmich which sealed the victory in an entertaining friendly between two attacking teams.
HSV 1st half: Mickel – Sakai, Lacroix, van Drongelen, Vagnoman – David – Narey, Mangala, Holtby, Ito – Arp
HSV 2nd half: Pollersbeck – Knost, Bates, Ambrosius, Sakai (61’ Jatta) – Janjicic – Jairo, Moritz, Ferati, Lasogga, Wintzheimer
FC Bayern: Neuer (46’ Ulreich) – Rafinha (59’ Kimmich), Mihalijevic (59’ Senkbeil), Aouwdja (46’ Süle), Köhn (83’ Cuni) – Rudy (59’ Franzke), Sanches (72’ Faiser) – Robben (46’ Ribery), Goretzka (59’ Müller), Coman – Wagner (72’ Zikzee)
Goals: 1-0 Narey (25’), 1-1 Wagner (31’), 1-2 Wagner (41’), 1-3 Müller (73’), 1-4 Müller (87’)