Hertha BSC – HSV 0: 1: Victory in the first relegation match! Hamburg close to Bundesliga return

Hertha BSC is threatened with relegation, Hamburger SV is about to return to the Bundesliga after the 1-0 victory in the relegation first match.

Felix Magath quickly disappeared into the catacombs after the final whistle. No congratulations to his disappointed players on the pitch, no congratulations to the opponent – the frustration of the Hertha BSC coach was initially huge after the serious setback in the relegation first match.

Only his old love Hamburger SV could celebrate: After 1-0 (0-0) in Berlin, HSV came much closer to the goal of returning to the Bundesliga. “We played more football. It was a fantastic performance, we did not allow much. It was a great first match,” said HSV sports director Jonas Boldt sky: “Now we want to top it all. The starting position is comfortable. The city dies after that.” Magath later expressed in an initial analysis: “We behaved like a Bundesliga club. But so did HSV.”

In the showdown on Monday, Hamburg hold all the trumps at home. Coach Tim Walter got the team in the mood for the season finale with a passionate speech on the pitch, after which Rothosen celebrated in front of about 20,000 Hamburg fans who had traveled with them.

The mood was especially bubbly for Ludovit Reis, who had sent his team on course for the Bundesliga with a dream goal (57). With the sixth victory in a row, Hamburg gained more confidence and now has the best chance of advancing at the fourth attempt.

Magath confident despite defeat

Bundesliga-16. Hertha, on the other hand, have their backs to the wall and will in the second half offer much more offensively than Thursday to prevent the seventh relegation in the club’s history and coach Magath’s first. The HSV icon is threatened with this humiliation with his old love for all people. “HSV have a better hand now. But we are not going to Hamburg without a chance. I still believe we can turn things around in Hamburg,” said Magath.

The backdrop of 75,500 spectators at the Olympic Stadium, including up to 20,000 guest fans, created a cup final mood. But for both teams, there was more at stake than “just” a title. Magath in particular seemed extremely tense. Again and again, the 68-year-old jumped up from the bench and discussed almost all controversial referee decisions.

Hertha’s confidence had suffered a bit after three missed game points to keep up, and in the beginning they rarely dared to go on the offensive. In the last home game of the season, the Berliners seemed to rely primarily on counter-attacks and the standard strength of left-footed Marvin Plattenhardt.

Goalkeeper Christensen, who replaced the injured Marcel Lotka, was, however, almost unemployed for a long time on his competitive debut for Hertha. The Hamburgers, where Maximilian Rohr had replaced Joshua Vagnoman in the team, did not initially come out of good approaches.

HSV were unlucky when the referee called a penalty for Peter Pekarik after 32 minutes. After studying the video footage, Osmers had also recognized a handball from Hamburger Rohr. But there was also a millimeter decision to Hertha’s disadvantage: Ishak Belfodil’s header was disallowed due to a knife-thin offside.

Magath reacted to his team’s rather harmless performance at the break and brought fresh attacking power into Stevan Jovetic to the inconsiderate young Luca Wollschläger. The man from Montenegro brought a lot of momentum and fit in well with a chance (56th).

Hertha seemed better in the match – but then Reis scored for HSV. The hosts responded with furious attacks, but left defensively vulnerable to counter-attacks.

Hertha BSC – HSV: The Voices

Felix Magath (Hertha BSC coach): “We behaved like a Bundesliga club. But so did HSV. HSV now have slightly better chances. But we are not going to Hamburg without a chance. I still believe we can turn things around in Hamburg.”

Tim Walter (Hamburger SV coach): “We enjoy it all because we deserve it. It’s fine to take the euphoria with us. We’re the youngest team in the second division, it’s all honor to survive here this way.”

Hertha BSC – HSV: Data for the game

Berlin: Christensen – Pekarik, Boyata, Kempf, Plattenhardt – Stark (70. Gechter), Tousart – Serdar (70. Richter), Mittelstädt – Belfodil (80. Maolida), Wollschläger (46. Jovetic). – Coach: Magath

Hamburg: Heuer Fernandes – Heyer, Vuskovic, Schonlau, Muheim – Meffert – Rohr (58th Vagnoman), Reis – Jatta (73rd Kaufmann), Glatzel, Kittel (90th + 1 Gyamerah). – Coach: Walter #

Judging: Harm Osmers (Hannover)

Goal: 0: 1 ris (57)

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