The newcomers have knocked Hamburger SV out of step in the second Bundesliga. After the 1:2 defeat at the newcomer SV Elversberg, the annual promotion candidate also lost 1:2 (1:2) at the previously winless bottom of the table VfL Osnabrück on Friday. Coach Tim Walter’s team thus missed the return to the top from which they had fallen a week ago.
“It cannot be explained,” admitted HSV goalkeeper Daniel Heuer Fernandez on Sky, “that was not quality on the pitch from us, not what I wanted to see, not what the fans expect from us.” VfL Striker Erik Engelhardt was happy: “We have made an exclamation point. HSV thought it would be easier.”
Meanwhile, 1. FC Magdeburg had to settle for a 1-1 (0-1) draw in the home game against SC Paderborn, but moved up to third place in the table.
Hamburg only dangerous at first
With his fifth goal of the season, Robert Glatzel gave HSV an early lead in front of 15,741 spectators at the Bremer Brücke (12th), it was the guests’ first shot on goal. But just four minutes later, Erik Engelhardt equalized with a shot from the turn. After that, Hamburg’s initial control of the game was gone and Osnabrück kept pushing forward dangerously.
The well-deserved reward was the 2-1 shortly before the break: After a through pass from Mickael Cuisance, Robert Tesche was denied by HSV keeper Daniel Heuer Fernandez, but central defender Oumar Diakhite made the save. For the Lilies, after only one point from the first six games and the 0-7 debacle last weekend at Hannover 96, it was the first sense of achievement after returning to the second division.
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Paderborn took the lead in the 35th minute through Adriano Grimaldi in front of 23,000 spectators. The goal was initially disallowed due to an alleged offside position, but the decision was corrected by the VAR. It was Magdeburg’s 13th goal of the season. Luc Castaignos (85th) managed the late but deserved 1-1 after a solo effort.