Two-match suspension for Tim Leibold

On Tuesday, the HSV captain was suspended by the DFB sporting tribunal for two games after his red card against St. Pauli.

In injury time of Monday night’s 1-0 derby loss to St. Pauli, Tim Leibold was given his marching orders by referee Deniz Aytekin after lashing out at opposition striker Guido Burgstaller. Hamburger SV and Leibold were informed of the subsequent decision by the DFB’s sporting tribunal on Tuesday afternoon (2nd March). Leibold was charged with assault on a fellow player, provoked by an unsporting action by an opponent. The club captain was handed a two-game suspension and a fine of €8,000. The player and the club agreed to the verdict, meaning that Leibold will be missing for the upcoming league games against Holstein Kiel and VfL Bochum.