Sunday 22nd November 2020
Hamburger SV loses on matchday 8 for the first time in this second division season. Against VfL Bochum, the leader of the table is clearly inferior, initially has mega-duds and is then duped by a dream goal. Greuther Fürth is still in excellent shape.
Hamburger SV – VfL Bochum 1: 3 (0: 1)
Hamburger SV suffered a severe setback in the 2nd Bundesliga. The league leaders were defeated by VfL Bochum 3-1 (0-1) and suffered their first defeat of the season. After the last two draws, it was Hamburg’s third game in a row without a win. Robert Zulj (35th) with a penalty, Danny Blum with a sensational lob (78th) and Raman Chibsah (82nd) scored for Bochum, who moved up to three points on HSV (17 points). Striker Simon Terodde had meanwhile equalized for the North Germans with a converted penalty kick (65th). HSV had problems against a brave VfL from the start. Even the equalization did not give coach Daniel Thioune’s team the necessary security. Again and again the Bochum team posed problems for the north Germans, HSV keeper Sven Ulreich had to intervene again and again.
Erzgebirge Aue – SV Darmstadt 98 3: 0 (1: 0)
Trainer Dirk Schuster from Erzgebirge Aue celebrated an important victory in a duel with his former club Darmstadt 98. In the home game on Sunday, the Saxons won 3-0 (1-0) and ended their series of three games without success. Pascal Testroet (7th / 56th, hand penalty) and Dimitrij Nasarow (90th + 3) scored for Schuster’s team, who had looked after Darmstadt from 2012 to 2016 and 2017 to 2019. The hosts cheered with the first big scoring chance. After a cross from John-Patrick Strauss, Testroet headed in from around eight meters. Darmstadt, however, remained unimpressed and pressed the equalizer. The greatest opportunity for the guests so far had Marvin Mehlem (15th), who shot right past the goal after Serdar Dursun presented a chip. In an entertaining game, both teams sought their salvation on the offensive. After the break, the teams got caught up in tackles before Darmstadt’s Lars Lukas Mai cleared an Auer shot on the penalty line with his hand. Testroet converted the following penalty safely into the lower left corner. After the goal, Darmstädter clearly had problems in the offensive, ultimately becoming dangerous.
Würzburger Kickers – Hannover 96 2: 1 (0: 1)
Bottom line Würzburger Kickers sent a sign of life at the premiere of trainer Bernhard Trares. In the first game with the new coach, Mainfranken won 2-1 (0-1) against Hannover 96 after a deficit, but remained bottom of the table with four points. Marvin Ducksch (17th) with the kind help of Ridge Munsy took care of the leadership of Lower Saxony, who had to do without coach Kenan Kocak at short notice. The football teacher suffered a lumbago on Sunday morning and had to stay at the hotel. Unlucky Munsy (53rd) was also responsible for the equalization. David Kopacz (74th) scored the 2-1 for the home side. After Michael Schiele and Marco Antwerp, Trares is the third coach this season for the newly promoted team from Würzburg. Both teams acted very cautiously in the initial phase, relying more on a compact style of play.
After the unfortunate 0: 1 from the Kickers’ point of view, when Munsy extended Ducksch’s header with his knee into the far corner, the Kickers had to give up their careful playing style. The hosts became more active, but without being able to conjure up danger in the opposing penalty area. However, as the game progressed, the Würzburg team gained more and more courage, which was rewarded. Hannover had to reschedule at short notice due to the failure of Kocak. “We did all the preparation together – so the team knows what to do,” said Hanover sports director Gerhard Zuber before the start of the game on Sky.
SpVgg Greuther Fürth – SSV Jahn Regensburg 3: 1 (1: 1)
Despite an own goal, SpVgg Greuther Fürth continued their winning streak and climbed onto a promotion place. The Franks prevailed 3: 1 (1: 1) against Jahn Regensburg and celebrated their fourth three in a row. With 15 points, the cloverleaf is now the first pursuer of the front runner Hamburger SV. First Paul Jaeckel played the main role. With a header, the defender brought the Franks into the lead with a header (3rd), then he hit his own goal (33rd) and punished his clearly superior team for failing to take advantage of several high-profile chances. But Paul Seguin (56th) and Jilian Green with a remarkable free kick into the corner (63rd) made the decision in the second half. Even before the break, Fürth had dominated the game in almost all phases. The only drawback: The goal chances were not used. Among other things, Branimir Hrgota hit the crossbar (28th). After the break, the hosts converted their superiority into goals.