Wintzheimer the matchwinner against Feyenoord
Manuel Wintzheimer scored the only goal of the game as the Rothosen saw off the Europa League participants in their second game of the Helden Cup.
Hamburger SV ended their time in Austria on a positive note with a convincing 1-0 win over Feyenoord in Kufstein on Friday (28th August). Daniel Thioune made some enforced and tactical changes for the second game of the Helden Cup after Wednesday’s 3-2 loss to VfB Stuttgart, playing three at the back and two up top with Simon Terodde and Manuel Wintzheimer. Dick Advocaat’s team, who finished in third position in last year’s Eredivisie, were happy to sit behind the ball for long periods in the first half, leading to few chances for either side, with Tim Leibold’s free-kick in the 21st minute the closest the Rothosen came to breaking the deadlock. Feyenoord created little of their own, looking instead to pounce upon any mistakes by the Hamburg backline in their build-up play, as Julian Pollersbeck atoned for giving the ball away seconds earlier by pulling out a fantastic stop to deny Bryan Linssen two minutes before the interval.
The second period started in the best possible way for the Rothosen, as their attacking efforts were rewarded with what would turn out to be the only goal of the game in the 52nd minute. Klaus Gjasula played a fine ball between the lines and in behind the Feyenoord defence for Manuel Wintzheimer, who kept his composure, shrugging off the tackle of Burger and calmly placing with his left foot into the far-right hand corner past Feyenoord stopper Bijlow. After an even first half, Daniel Thioune’s charges were in charge of the second half, helped in part by some slack passing from the Dutch and resilient defending from the HSV backline, and Wintzheimer almost doubled his tally for the afternoon but for a slight deflection from a Feyenoord defender on his header from a Leibold cross. Both managers made a number of changes around the hour mark, and whilst the threat from the Rotterdam team increased, Advocaat will not have been pleased with his side’s lack of intent with the Eredivisie season only a couple of weeks away. The energetic Leibold enjoyed the final two chances of the game, testing Bijlow from range and with a free-kick ten minutes from time, but alongside his teammates was able to play out a deserved second win of pre-season for the Rothosen.
HSV: Pollersbeck (62‘ Mickel) - Vagnoman, David, Ambrosius (71‘ Jung) - Narey (89‘ Opoku), Gjasula, Dudziak, Leibold (89‘ Jatta) - Kittel (62‘ Amaechi) - Wintzheimer (62‘ Wood), Terodde (62‘ Hinterseer)
Feyenoord: Bijlow (60‘ Marsmann) - Nieuwkoop, Burger, Senesi, Haps (46‘ Johnston) - Diemers (60‘ Geertruida), Fer - Kökcü (60‘ Narsingh) - Berghuis (60‘ Botteghin), Jörgensen (60‘ Bozenik), Linssen (60‘ Toornstra)
Goals: 1-0 Wintzheimer (52‘)
Yellow cards: Linssen (40‘)