Mith a hard-earned victory against their feared opponent, Hamburger SV has shot to the top of the second Bundesliga for the time being. Thanks to its strong goalkeeper Daniel Heuer-Fernandes and great effectiveness, HSV prevailed 3: 2 (1: 0) at Holstein Kiel on Friday evening and thus achieved the first success against the northern rivals in the 2nd division in the eighth attempt.
Hamburg is now first with 18 points from eight games, but can be relegated during the course of the day. Despite a courageous performance, Kiel suffered its second defeat of the season and is seventh.
1. FC Nürnberg ended their mini-crisis with a late goal. After two defeats in a row, the former champions won 1-0 (0-0) against relegated Arminia Bielefeld and climbed to tenth place in the table. Lino Tempelmann scored with a header in the 90th minute.
The guests from East Westphalia conceded their first defeat after the change of coach from Uli Forte to Daniel Scherning and are stuck in the bottom of the table with only five points from eight games.
Goalscorer Robert Glatzel (39th), Moritz Heyer (69th) and Ludovit Reis (85th) scored for the ripped off HSV, on the other side Heuer-Fernandes was in front of 15,034 spectators early and often in the center of attention. The goalkeeper parried against Patrick Erras (4th), Fabian Reese (8th) and Jan-Fiete Arp (17th). Heuer-Fernandes had no chance when Heyer’s own goal (90′ + 3′) and Fin Bartels’ goal (90′ + 3′).
In the second round, Kiel pushed vehemently, but without luck, to equalize. A goal by Arp did not count because of a foul on Heuer-Fernandes (65th), then Heyer surprisingly raised his head after a corner for HSV. Reis made it 3-0 after a strong individual performance, and Kiel fought back in the closing stages.