Düsseldorf Contrasts in Hamburg: The Kiez kickers from FC St. Pauli stay on the sofa, second division leaders, the always ambitious HSV is promoted to the king of draws.
Front runner FC St. Pauli is the winner of the 13th match day in the 2nd Bundesliga, although the Kiez kickers didn’t play at all because of the corona-related cancellation of the game against SV Sandhausen at the weekend.
The competition for promotion to the Bundesliga remains constant at a distance. Even the immediate pursuer and five-time leader of the table Jahn Regensburg made a mistake in the 2: 3 against newly promoted Hansa Rostock as well as the ambitious 1. FC Nürnberg in the 1: 2 against Werder Bremen for the first time at home. And Remiskönig Hamburger SV missed another step forward with the eighth draw in the 13th game at 1-1 in Karlsruhe.
For a promotion aspirant like the one HSV embodies in his fourth year in the second division, that is simply not enough. “No more first division – HSV”, the KSC fans sang gleefully. “I think it’s nice that we are still such an incentive as HSV,” said their coach Tim Walter, but could not hide that he was angry.
St. Pauli, number one in Hamburg
It is particularly painful that the traditional club from the Volkspark is always compared with the unloved city neighbor of the Millerntor this season. League leaders FC St. Pauli are still six points ahead of HSV and have twice as many wins this season as coach Walter’s team.
“St. Pauli has already passed by in terms of sport, “was the verdict of the former HSV professional Sergej Barbarez recently in the” Kicker “and hits the fans of the Rothosen right in the heart. “The main reason is that no development is visible. Not for years ”, the Bosnian criticized his ex-club.
Walter sees it completely differently. “We are totally satisfied with the development,” he countered. In Karlsruhe, the Hamburgers could not, as usual, develop their possession football with a permanent offensive, because the KSC operated with many long balls and tied the back team of the guests more strongly in front of their own box. “The opponent protected his own goal with man and mouse,” said KSC coach Christian Eichner proudly of his team’s urge to attack.
Walter sees the biggest construction site on the offensive. “We have to learn to be more consistent in the end,” warned the HSV coach again. Because Hamburg are listed as one of the teams with the most goal chances in the 2nd division, but have a meager yield with only 20 goals. For comparison: FC St. Pauli scored 28 goals with fewer chances to score and one game behind, while Jahn Regensburg, second in the table, even scored 29.
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