Is the HSV campaign packed? Seven questions about the season finale

Only 2,500 happy HSV fans will be allowed to be there at the stadium – but anyone interested in football in Germany will watch HSV on Sunday (15.30, live ticker on MOPO.de). Everything is in! With a win in Rostock, the club would have secured participation in the relegation. Even the direct ascent is still possible 1465 days after the fall to the second division. Does the HSV pack? Is he going into season extension? Or will all dreams burst again?

Not so easy to keep calm when the promotion fever reigns around the club. “Oh, no problem,” coach Tim Walter said. “We are really looking forward to this match.” But the fans are prepared for everything. Chewing fingernails. To toast. Curse. Shake. The whole row. The end? Wide open. MOPO answers seven hot questions about the big league final.


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How to close the HSV Suhonen hole?

The Finn broke his fibula on Wednesday and will be out for at least three months. Walter breaks one of his strongest players away. “We always think of Anssi,” explained the coach, who visited the talent at the hospital on Friday. In Rostock, Walter has several options. David Kinsombi or Maxi Rohr could slip into the team, but it is also possible that the coach adds striker Mikkel Kaufmann – and trusts a double lead.

What happens to direct HSV promotion?

A scenario that arises when HSV wins and Bremen is defeated at home by the obvious outsider Regensburg. Unlikely. HSV assures that it has not taken any precautions to celebrate in this case. Should it get there, Hansa would probably spontaneously help with alcoholic beverages. Any boarding shirts must also not be on board. Although: Somewhere in the team bus there is probably a small corner to stow away for safety, who knows …?

Is HSV monitoring its potential relegation opponents?

On Saturday, it will be decided who will be third from the bottom in the Bundesliga. Bielefeld (against Leipzig) have hardly any chances, Stuttgart (must beat Cologne) and Hertha (player in Dortmund) are available. However, HSV refrains from sending its own employees to the stadium for viewing. The model of relying on video tools has proven itself during the corona pandemic.

What happens after the relegation?

Like a normal gaming week. The pros fly back from Rostock by bus on Sunday night, and on Monday morning they leave the Volkspark. After two more training days, the relegation’s first match would follow on Thursday (second match: May 23).

HSV is fourth – and so?

The horror scenario. Even then, the professionals would meet again in Volksparken on Monday before saying goodbye to the holiday. International matches are still waiting for some players in June. The start of preparations for the new second division season (from July 15) is scheduled for the second or third week of June.

Is Walter informed about the results of the competition?

Not directly. “We have to stay with ourselves,” the coach demands, living as a good example. But: Everyone on the HSV bench wants to know how things are in Bremen and with the HSV pursuers Darmstadt (against Paderborn). Sports director Michael Mutzel would immediately inform the coach of important events that would have a direct impact on HSV.

What are the HSV fans planning?

First of all, everyone hopes things stay peaceful in Rostock. There is the HSV appendix just a few meters from the warm-blooded Hansa fans. During the ascent, it was to be expected that thousands of fans would go to Volkspark in the evening to welcome the team when they returned.

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the music of the future. Or as Walter sums it up: “The only thing that matters is that we solve our task. Everything else is completely irrelevant for now. “

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