Sunday, January 03, 2021
HSV wins, St. Pauli crashes
Hamburg celebrates and trembles
In the 2nd Bundesliga, Hamburger SV is finally leaving its autumn crisis behind and taking the lead again – thanks of course to goal scorer Terodde. The pursuer Greuther Fürth stays tuned. At FC St. Pauli, the crisis is becoming more and more threatening.
Erzgebirge Aue – Eintracht Braunschweig 2: 1 (1: 1)
Florian Krüger has given FC Erzgebirge Aue an optimal start into 2021. The U21 national player scored two goals for the Saxons in the 3-1 (1-1) against Eintracht Braunschweig, which secured their sixth place in the 2nd Bundesliga. Fabio Kaufmann had put the strong starting guests in the lead after 17 minutes, before Krüger equalized before the break (42nd) and gave Auer the lead in the 67th minute. Pascal Testroet (88th) scored the winning goal with his ninth goal of the season.
After Eintracht had determined the first half an hour and had deservedly taken the lead, the hosts increased. Logically, Krüger marked the equalizer with his head. After the break, the game fell apart, Braunschweig again had slight advantages. The 2: 1 arose from a counterattack following a Eintracht corner.
Greuther Fürth – FC St. Pauli 3: 1 (2: 0)
SpVgg Greuther Fürth has also started the new football year with a brilliant playing mood and has further exacerbated the crisis at FC St. Pauli. The team of coach Stefan Leitl decided a one-sided second division game, which only got exciting again in the final phase, against the table penultimate from Hamburg with 2-1 (2-0) for themselves.
Thanks to the third home win this season, the Franks remain in third place. The guests, who have now been victorious for eleven games, will contest a groundbreaking basement duel in the catch-up game on Wednesday at the bottom of Würzburger Kickers. Julian Green brought the dominant Fürth in the 24th minute with a hand penalty in the lead. The uncertain Svend Brodersen helped with the hosts’ second goal. The Pauli keeper tried to catch an arc lamp from Marco Meyerhöfer when it fell, but the ball slipped through his hands when he accidentally played slapstick. Havard Nielsen made it 2-0 (27th) from an acute angle against defensively pitiful guests.
With a splendid long-range shot out of nowhere, Leon Flach (82nd) let coach Timo Schultz’s team hope for a lucky away point. But the people of Fürth couldn’t miss their first sense of achievement in 2021. Branimir Hrgota only hit the post in stoppage time and even shot past the empty Pauli goal seconds before the final whistle.
Hamburger SV – Jahn Regensburg 3: 1 (2: 1)
Hamburger SV has stormed back to the top of the table. In the home game against Jahn Regensburg, the Hanseatic League prevailed 3-1 (2-1) and replaced Holstein Kiel in first place. David Kinsombi (21st minute), Simon Terodde (39th) and Bakéry Jatta (62nd) scored the goals for the fourth HSV victory in a row in the Volksparkstadion. Max Besuschkow (33.) scored to compensate for the strong counter-attacking Regensburg. The Hamburg team immediately took command against the deeply pressing guests and took a well-deserved lead with Kinsombi’s first goal of the season.
However, it only lasted twelve minutes because Stephan Ambrosius Besuschkov’s shot deflected away from Sven Ulreich. Terodde scored his 15th goal of the season after presenting the good Kinsombi. After the break, Albion Vrenezi should have equalized in front of goal, but Ulreich saved strongly (58th). Almost in return, Jatta brought about the preliminary decision after a Leibold steep pass. As with the 2: 1, the video referee rightly decided in favor of HSV, who underpinned his ambitions for promotion with this new three-point.
Hannover 96 – SV Sandhausen 4: 0 (1: 0)
Hannover 96 has made it into the top half of the table in the 2nd Bundesliga. With a deserved 4-0 (1-0) win against relegation candidate SV Sandhausen, Lower Saxony improved to ninth place on Sunday. The goals against coach Kenan Kocak’s ex-club were scored twice each by Marvin Ducksch (23rd / 52nd) and Patrick Twumasi (48th / 89th). Hannover were clearly the better team right from the start, missed another big chance through Valmir Sulejmani (37th) – and had only one luck in this one-sided game: In the 29th minute, a goal of the otherwise disappointing table 16 was scored. not given because of a previous foul play.
Holstein Kiel – VfL Osnabrück 1: 2 (0: 2)
Christmas champion Holstein Kiel started the new football year with a defeat against his feared opponent VfL Osnabrück. With the deserved 1: 2 (0: 2) against the strong Lower Saxony, the team of coach Ole Werner slipped from the top of the table. For Kiel it was the first bankruptcy after eight games and the second in the season. Niklas Schmidt (27th) with a shot from 16 meters and Sebastian Kerk (42nd) with a dream free kick from 25 meters ensured VfL’s fourth away win. The substitute Ahmet Arslan only managed to hit the connection too late (90 + 3). Holstein has been waiting for a win against Osnabrück since March 2015, back then still in the 3rd division.
The Kiel player clearly had more possession of the ball against the initially defensive guests and also had some chances. As the playing time increased, the Osnabrückers became more courageous – and were successful. Kiel’s keeper Ioannis Gelios had no chance against Schmidt’s shot, and Kerk’s free kick was untenable. After the break, the Kiel tried to catch up. But despite their superiority, they couldn’t think of enough to turn things around. Arslan’s injury-time goal came too late.