After the third defeat in nine days, Hamburger SV is in a serious sporting crisis. The Hanseatic League lost 2:3 (0:1) against the previous bottom of the table 1. FC Magdeburg around the former HSV coach Christian Titz and thus missed the jump to the direct promotion place two. The pursuers 1. FC Heidenheim and Fortuna Düsseldorf moved closer due to their successes.
Heidenheim inflicted a 3-1 (2-0) defeat on relegated Greuther Fürth in the first game after the separation from coach Marc Schneider and, fourth in the table, is only two points behind Hamburg. Fürth is the new bottom behind Arminia Bielefeld. Düsseldorf took the momentum from the DFB Cup and stopped the negative trend of the last two league defeats with the 2-0 (2-0) win at Karlsruher SC. Fortuna is sixth, five points behind HSV.
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Mo El Hankouri scored the opening goal for FCM in the eleventh minute in Hamburg. Baris Atik scored again for the guests seven minutes after the restart, Ransford Königsdörffer (58′) was able to close the gap before Julian Rieckmann (88′) restored the old lead. The second HSV goal by Tom Sanne (90+3) came too late. Practically with the final whistle, the crossbar stood in the way of the Hamburg equalizer.
For the guests it was the second away win of the current season. With this success, Magdeburg improved to 15th place in the table.
Captain Patrick Mainka (9th), Tim Kleindienst (33rd) and Jan-Niklas Beste (56th, hand penalty) ensured Heidenheim’s success. The interim goal from Branimir Hrgota (52nd) was not enough for the Fürth team, who were coached by interim coach Rainer Widmayer.
With his first goals of the season, Kristoffer Peterson (8th/22nd) gave the self-proclaimed promotion contender from Düsseldorf a comfortable lead early on in Karlsruhe.