News : Hamburger SV again without a win, but St. Pauli provides HSV support
Hamburger SV once again left important points behind in the final spurt of the second Bundesliga. After the bankruptcy in Sandhausen on Thursday, the third place in the table at Jahn Regensburg did not go beyond a 1: 1 (0: 1) on Sunday. The chance of second place in the table was great, as competitor SpVgg Greuther Fürth failed on Sunday and lost 1: 2 (0: 1) at FC St. Pauli. “One point is of course not enough in the promotion battle,” admitted HSV captain Tim Leibold.
The winner of the match day is next to the sovereign front runner VfL Bochum, who can already take a big step towards promotion on Monday evening (8.30 p.m. / Sky) at Darmstadt 98, especially the Holstein Kiel team.
Kiel succeeds in perfect return from quarantine
The storks made the perfect return from quarantine on Saturday: They won 3-1 (3-0) at VfL Osnabrück. “It’s worth gold for your head,” said KSV coach Ole Werner, whose team is only two points behind HSV – and three games less.
Already in the last two years the Hamburg team gambled away the safe return to the Bundesliga in the end of the season and finished fourth in the table. On Sunday, Sonny Kittel (84th minute) saved one point after Andreas Albers (45th) had scored the 1-0 for Regensburg. Bitter for Hamburg: Two minutes before Alber’s goal, the guests were denied the alleged lead by Moritz Heyer after a video check for offside position.
Hamburger SV has further chances of promotion thanks to St. Pauli
The fact that HSV still has a chance of direct promotion is due to St. Pauli of all people: The local rival defeated Fürth with goals from Luca-Milan Zander (10th minute) and Guido Burgstaller (54th). The Franconians still have three points ahead of HSV. Nevertheless, they do not use the word ascent. “We shouldn’t spit big tones, but rather do our tasks. We didn’t succeed today,” said Fürth’s Marco Meyerhöfer.
Fortuna Düsseldorf, fifth in the table, also suffered a setback in the promotion race, the Rhinelander lost 1: 2 (0: 0) at SC Paderborn on Saturday.
Sandhausen with an important win against Hanover
In the relegation battle, SV Sandhausen celebrated an important 4: 2 (1: 1) victory against Hannover 96 and left the relegation place. FC Erzgebirge Aue has already secured relegation early after the 2-0 (0-0) at table-16. Eintracht Braunschweig.
And 1. FC Nürnberg also sees itself saved after the 3: 1 (2: 1) against FC Heidenheim. “We now have 39 points. I think we’ll keep the class with that,” said FCN coach Robert Klauss. The hopes of the bottom of the league, Würzburger Kicker, to remain in the class after the 2: 2 (1: 2) against Karlsruher SC, on the other hand, are only theoretical.