Karlsruher SC defied HSV 1: 1 and even gave away a possible victory. Ultimately, however, satisfaction outweighs the emotionally troubled Badeners.
The fans celebrated them like winners, the players of the Karlsruher SC said goodbye to the international break a little more cautiously. Against Hamburger SV, the Baden team again offered a great spectacle on Saturday evening and were even closer to victory than the guests in the end. Ultimately, however, it stayed 1: 1 (1: 1) – and the KSC for the third time in a row in the 2nd Bundesliga without triple points.
Many missed opportunities
In view of the missed opportunities, more was possible, said goal scorer Philipp Hofmann. “But we are satisfied.” After the coup at Bayer Leverkusen in the second DFB Cup round and the clap against SC Paderborn in the league, the Karlsruhe team experienced an up and down against HSV.Hofmann countered the Hamburg lead with his header goal in the 18th minute a nice flick from Sonny Kittel (14th). As a result, both teams had good opportunities in front of 20,000 frenetic spectators in the sold-out wildlife park – and the Baden team had bad luck when the busy midfielder Marvin Wanitzek (80th) hit the post. “If you take the chances as a basis, we would have deserved it a little more,” said KSC coach Christian Eichner. All in all, however, he can live with the point.
KSC in the secured midfield
Just like Hamburg’s coach Tim Walter, who in the meantime had a heated battle of words with Eichner on the sidelines when he returned to his old home and was shown a yellow card in the 85th minute for complaining. In the table, the Karlsruhe team is still in the secured midfield with 17 points. In the event of a defeat, they should have looked down first. As it is, they go into the two-week league break with a calmer mind, at the end of which the away game at bottom of the table, FC Ingolstadt, is waiting. Marvin Wanitzek said that he and his colleagues would have to build on the performances in the second half against Paderborn and now over 90 minutes against HSV, and announced: “We are consistently continuing on our path.”