Match report


HSV dominate city derby with 4-0 win

Hamburger SV overcame city rivals St. Pauli in emphatic fashion, as two goals from Pierre-Michel Lasogga and one each for Khaled Narey and Douglas Santos ensured a 4-0 win at the Millerntor Stadium.

HSV ran out clear winners in the highly anticipated 101st Hamburg derby on Sunday. From the first whistle, Die Rothosen were dominant and took a deserved lead through Pierre-Michel Lasogga (32’). Narey doubled the lead in the 53rd minute before Lasogga bagged a second (61’) and Douglas Santos piled on the misery in the 93rd minute. There could have been more goals for the away side, with Bakery Jatta hitting the woodwork. 

A deserved first-half lead…

Hannes Wolf made four changes to the side that won 1-0 at home to SpVgg Greuther Fürth on Monday. Goalkeeper Julian Pollersbeck returned after an adductor problem, whilst midfielders Vasilije Janjicic and Orel Mangala started after suspension. Finally, Berkay Özcan replaced Hee-chan Hwang in attacking midfield, who missed out through injury. Tom Mickel, Lewis Holtby and Bakery Jatta, who all started in Monday’s win, were named on the bench.

From the first minute, HSV asserted their dominance. However, they were unable to make the most of their possession and territory with the home side sitting deep and restricting space in dangerous areas. Therefore, it was no surprise that the breakthrough came via a set-piece. After a foul on Lasogga, captain Aaron Hunt’s well-struck free kick hit the woodwork and rebounded to HSV’s number 10, who was able to direct his header into the back of the net from close range (32’). The opening goal provided more stability for the visitors who were controlling the game, but were forced into an early change as Hunt struggled with a hamstring problem and was replaced by Bakery Jatta shortly before half time.

… and a dominant second!

The home side were more attack-minded in the second half, and had a chance to level the game shortly after the whistle when Ryo Miaichi forced Julian Pollersbeck into a great diving save. In a free-flowing and open first ten minutes, it was HSV who got the second goal in the 53rd minute. Orel Mangala had a big part to play in the goal, as his defence-splitting pass found Berkay Özcan in the area. The 21-year-old’s effort was blocked by St. Pauli goalkeeper Robin Himmelmann, but the rebound fell to Khaled Narey, whose left footed strike beat several defenders to increase the lead.

The HSV fans had reason to celebrate again only eight minutes later – the St. Pauli defence were unable to deal with a cross from the left by substitute Jatta, and good work from Özcan and Lasogga saw the HSV forward with a great chance which he took full advantage of, slotting the ball into the bottom corner for his second of the game as the away end erupted (61’). After the goal, HSV played very cleverly and continued to control the game, almost increasing the lead yet further as Jatta was denied only by the woodwork. Unfortunately, the events on the pitch were stopped once again due to those off it, as referee Brych ordered the players inside after smoke disrupted vision. After play resumed for a third time, Douglas Santos’ long range effort found the back of Himmelmann’s net in the 93rd minute to secure HSV’s fourth goal of the game and topped off a great away performance, and ensured perfect afternoon for Die Rothosen. With a fantastic result, HSV delighted their fans and secured a strong position in the table in their fight for promotion.