Honours even in Heidenheim
HSV drew with 1. FC Heidenheim after falling behind twice. Goals from Berkay Özcan (30’) and Pierre-Michel Lasogga (70’) helped Die Rothosen battle to a well earned point.
Hamburger SV and 1. FC Heidenheim shared the spoils on matchday 22 of the 2 Bundesliga in front of a 15,000-strong crowd. Heidenheim took the lead twice through Niklas Dorsch (30’) and Robert Glatzel (54’) but were cancelled out by strikes from Özcan (30’) and Lasogga (70’). In an exciting second half where both sides pushed for a winner, HSV were unable to find a third goal and turn the game around and had to settle for one point.
A slow start…
Head coach Hannes Wolf made one change to the side that beat Dynamo Dresden 1-0 on Monday. Josha Vagnoman was set to replace Douglas Santos (hamstring) in the starting XI, but was forced out after feeling a twinge in his medial collateral ligament (MCL) in the pre-match warm up. Hee-chan Hwang replaced him in the lineup, making his comeback from injury earlier than expected.
After a cautious opening 15 minutes, the first real chance of the game fell to Heidenheim, and the home side took full advantage. A low corner was cleared away at the front post by Lewis Holtby but the ball fell to an unmarked Niklas Dorsch, who fired home from the edge of the area (16’). HSV increased the pressure in search of a quick reply, and their efforts were rewarded in the 30th minute. Holtby played an outside of the boot pass into space for Berkay Özcan, who latched onto the loose ball to chip over the goalkeeper and level the game. HSV had the momentum following the goal and had chances to take the lead through Holtby (33’) and Hwang (37’). Despite dangerous chances from Heidenheim’s Robert Glatzel (17’) and Robert Andrich (43’), the first half ended level.
… But an energetic ending
Vasilije Janjicic replaced Bakery Jatta at half time in HSV’s first substitution of the game, but it was the unchanged Heidenheim who started the second half better. A dangerous free-kick could only be pushed around the post by Julian Pollersbeck, but less than a minute later the ball was in the back of the HSV goal for a second time. Glatzel carried the ball unchallenged into the Hamburg area and his effort beat Pollersbeck at the near post to give Heidenheim the lead again (54’).
HSV were on the back foot after going behind for a second time. However, the home side couldn’t capitalize and chances began to appear for Die Rothosen. Özcan almost scored his second goal of the day, as his volley beat the goalkeeper but was denied by the crossbar. Just minutes later, a goal from Pierre-Michel Lasogga saw HSV equalise for the second time. Narey’s low cross from the left wing found its way to Hamburg’s top-scorer via Holtby and he slotted home from close range with an effort which struck the crossbar on its way in (70’). The final twenty minutes saw a more expansive and open game as both teams pushed for a win. It was Glatzel of Heidenheim who had the best chance to calim the winning goal, but Pollersbeck was on hand once again to deny the striker.
1. FC Heidenheim: Müller - Busch, Mainka, Beermann, Theuerkauf - Griesbeck, Dorsch (75‘ Multhaup), Andrich - Schnatterer (62‘ Thomalla) - Glatzel, Dovedan (90‘ Thiel)
Hamburger SV: Pollersbeck - Jung (67‘ Arp), Bates, van Drongelen, Narey - Mangala - Hwang (74’ Lacroix), Özcan, Holtby, Jatta (46‘ Janjicic) - Lasogga
Goals: 1-0 Dorsch (16‘), 1-1 Özcan (30‘), 2-1 Glatzel (54‘), 2-2 Lasogga (70‘)
Referee: Guido Winkmann (Kerken)
Yellow cards: Mangala (38’), Hwang (63’), Özcan (64’)