DHe Hamburger SV has stopped his downward trend with an away win at SV Darmstadt 98. The team of coach Christian Titz won on Friday evening with 2: 1 (2: 0). The goals in front of 17,400 spectators at the sold-out Böllenfalltor scored Aaron Hunt (13th minute) and Lewis Holtby (45th) for the guests. For Darmstadt met Serdar Dursun (89). The HSV won for the first time in three games again.

"I am happy and happy that the team has given the answer on the pitch," Titz said after the recent restless days, in which his work had been massively questioned. Defender Rick van Drongelen even broke a spear for the coach: "Christian is the man for us!" Although it was hectic again in the final phase, both thought the HSV victory deserved. However, Darmstadt coach Dirk Schuster saw things differently: "Not the better, but the more efficient team has won," he said. The lilies lost their fourth game in a row and have been without five games for five games.

The guests started off the kick-off powerfully and took a deserved lead: Captain Hunt marched with the ball almost unmolested by the Darmstädter half and hit with a low shot from just before the penalty area. It was the first goal of Hamburg after three goalless games.

Darmstadt needed a good 20 minutes to come into play, had two scoring opportunities through Dursun (25th and 34th). But just before the break Holtby managed the 2: 0. The strong preliminary work came from Khaled Narey, who had just been substituted for the indisposed Tatsuya Ito shortly before. "I did not worry and just gas," Narey said. In the second round, the hosts increased the pressure, had by Tobias Kempe (63.) A huge chance to the connecting goal. Dursun's goal was too late despite five minutes of stoppage time.



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