Red card and two penalties: clumsy HSV wins a point very late

Red card and two penalties
Clumsy HSV wins a point very late

Hamburger SV produces two penalties against the relegation candidate and still gets a point. The gap to the relegation place in the 2nd Bundesliga is still growing. League leaders St. Pauli lose a wild home game in which a total of seven goals are scored. In the explosive Lower Saxony derby, countless Bengalos are burning, but no goals are scored.

1. FC Magdeburg – Hamburger SV 2:2 (2:0)

Direct promotion is becoming more and more unrealistic, and Hamburger SV is also losing touch with the relegation place: HSV has suffered another setback in the fight for the longed-for return to the Bundesliga. At 1. FC Magdeburg, coach Steffen Baumgart’s team ended up 2-2 (0-2) after conceding two penalty goals despite being outnumbered. The gap to Fortuna Düsseldorf in third place is three points with five games remaining in the season. Second place is already eight points away.

Hamburg played the game outnumbered for a long time. Guilherme Ramos (24th) was shown the red card after an emergency stop in the penalty area. Mohammed El Hankouri converted the penalty (26th). Immediately before the break, El Hankouri (45th + 7) scored again from the spot after HSV defender Ludovit Reis and goalkeeper Matheo Raab had run over Leon Bell Bell in the penalty area. Sebastian Schonlau (67th) scored the next goal, Jonas Meffert (90th + 5) achieved the deserved equalizer.

HSV got off to a lively start and had their first chances early on. But Andras Nemeth (1st) and Laszlo Benes (6th) didn’t aim precisely enough. Then Ramos brought down Magdeburg’s Luca Schuler in the running duel. Herbert Bockhorn (38th) and Schuler (41st) had the second goal on their hands. El Hankouri took care of this. Leon Bell Bell had previously fallen.

Magdeburg initially made good use of their majority in the second half and initially had the action under control. The FCM defended weakly when they conceded the goal, but after that HSV got stronger and stronger. In the end, the guests were initially unlucky when they hit the crossbar twice, then Meffert scored.

FC St. Pauli – SV Elversberg 3:4 (1:0)

Is FC St. Pauli running out of steam in the final stretch of the season? A week after the defeat at Karlsruher SC, Hamburg suffered another bitter setback in the promotion race. With the 3:4 (1:0) at home against SV Elversberg, St. Pauli lost the league lead to Holstein Kiel.

Johannes Eggestein (39th), Marcel Hartel (69th) and Jackson Irvine (90th + 2) scored for the hosts, Maurice Neubauer (52nd), Joseph Boyamba (70th), Paul Wanner (81st) and Hugo Vandermersch (83.) scored the goals for the strong newcomers. St. Pauli is now only five points ahead of the in-form Fortuna from Düsseldorf in the relegation zone.

The Hamburg team had a hard time from the start. The newcomer from Elversberg, who had recently weakened a bit, had several good opportunities to score, which the strong Hamburg keeper Nikola Vasilj brilliantly defused. Elversberg’s wealth of chances (11:5 shots on goal in the first half) then took revenge from a standard shortly before the break. Eric Smith took a corner to the near post, where Eggestein scored from close range to give the team a lucky half-time lead.

After Neubauer’s remarkable equalizer with a low shot into the right corner, events came to a head in the middle of the second half. First, Hartel scored his 16th goal of the season from a central position to give the hosts the lead again, but a good minute later it was a draw again. Substitute Joseph Boyamba finished dryly after a long ball to make it 2-2. St. Pauli repeatedly counterattacked, and Elversberg punished them coldly. Irvine could only shorten the score.

Eintracht Braunschweig – Hannover 96 0-0

Eintracht Braunschweig wrested a draw from Hannover 96 in the Niedersachsensenderby and left the relegation zone of the 2nd Bundesliga. Coach Daniel Scherning’s team fought to a 0-0 draw in an intense duel and jumped to 15th place in the table thanks to the draw.

Goalkeeper Ron-Thorben Hoffmann secured Braunschweig a point in the second half, but the lead over the first direct relegation zone is still only two points. In the meantime, Hannover will probably have to bury its last hopes of relegation in the promotion race. Five game days before the end of the season, the gap to Fortuna Düsseldorf is seven points.

Both teams played aggressively, the game was characterized by hectic and fighting – and only picked up speed in the second half. However, both Cedric Teuchert (59th) and Lars Gindorf (78th) failed with their great chances for Hannover due to the strong reaction of Hoffmann in the Braunschweig goal.

After the riots at the first leg and at previous derbies, more than 1,000 police officers were deployed on Sunday to separate both groups of fans from each other. So outside the stadium it remained quiet. During the game, both sides repeatedly set off firecrackers, pyrotechnics and flares. The game therefore had to be interrupted for a short time at the beginning of the second half.

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