Bundesliga relegation: Hertha BSC remain first-class, disappointed HSV

Status: 23/05/2022 23:19

Hertha BSC remains in the Bundesliga, Hamburger SV has again failed to climb. The capital beat HSV 2-0 in the second relegation match in Hamburg with goals from captain Dedryck Boyata (4th) and Marvin Plattenhardt (63rd). This means that Hamburger SV must remain in the second division for at least the fifth year in a row.

After the 1-0 victory in Berlin five days ago, Hertha pressed from the start this time and got a corner kick early. Marvin Plattenhardt found Boyata’s head from the left, who headed in from close range to make it 1-0 for the visitors. In the middle of the second half, Plattenhardt made the final result with a free kick (63rd).

“What the boys did today was excellent!” said Berlin’s sports director Fredi Bobic on Saturday 1, “today we really acted as a team and made almost no mistakes. We worked together, worked hard, there was passion in it.” “It’s like we’ve become masters. I do not even know what to say,” exclaimed Prince Boateng, “Huge compliments to everyone. We showed exactly what we needed. It was Hertha, just like us you know . “

Berlin benefits from Magath’s changes

Interim coach Felix Magath had made three changes to Hertha: The restored Santiago Ascacíbar moved into defensive midfield for Niklas Stark, while Prince Boateng and Stevan Jovetić also started in place of Maximilian Mittelstädt and Luca Wollschläger. HSV coach Tim Walter relied on the same starting lineup as in the first game on Thursday.

But Hertha BSC benefited from the changes from the start and had, after the first goal by Plattenhardt, Belfodil and Boateng, further actions in the goal area. Hamburg, however, recovered only with difficulty after the shock from the visitors’ goal. The home side only had their first chance to score after almost half an hour when Bakery Jatta first hit the side netting after a short corner from Sonny Kittel (26 ‘).

But Berlin controlled the game and stepped up: Daniel Heuer Fernandes in the Hamburg field had to show all his abilities against a powerful shot from Lucas Tousart (32nd), eight minutes later Tousart shot over the Hamburg goal after strong preparation from Ishak Belfodil.

HSV offensive too little convincing – Hertha increased

In the second half of the match, the game gained momentum. Both teams created goal scenes. “The Old Lady” from Berlin had some luck when Robert Glatzel narrowly missed a shot by Moritz Heyer that was deflected too short by HSV goalkeeper Oliver Christensen.

The cold shower for HSV and his fans followed in the 63rd minute. After trying to overcome Heuer Fernandes earlier in the day, the Berlin scorer kicked a free kick from the top left corner into the far corner.

HSV throws everything forward – in vain

Time passed. Hamburg only got their next big chance in the 80th minute when Vagnoman came on as a substitute, but Suat Serdar blocked Hamburg’s shot attempt.

In the final phase, Hamburg threw everything forward. But despite the support from the home fans and a six-minute break, Berlin made no more mistakes and ultimately made the league perfect. Only Tousart was sent off shortly before the final whistle for unsportsmanlike conduct with yellow-red. “It hurts. We imagined it differently,” HSV captain Sebastian Schonlau told Sky.

Magath: “Rescue project is over”

Coach Magath, who says he “knew” that Hertha was going to play in the relegation round, would meet his old love HSV there, but would win eventually, leaving the club after this match – and has his name as “firefighter” “. once again.Magath also explained after the match: “The project is already finished. My job was to stay up. That was the case with the final whistle. “Sports director Fredi Bobic has announced talks with Magath – but without promising that the 68-year-old will be re-discharged.

Boateng sets the team up

After the match, Prince Boateng on sky said Magath had asked him where he would play and who he would play with: “I put the team together with the coach.” Magath confirmed that: “I did not know if he would have the strength to play in the first match and then again today. Today was the final and that was why it was important to me that he was there. He took care of the team. “

Source: sportschau.de

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