Again, the Hamburgers come over the right side as before the 1-0 and after a flat cross, Kastenmeier saves the ball just before the onrushing Glatzel.
How do the guests from Düsseldorf react now? The lead is deserved after more than 23 minutes. Hamburg does more for the game and also has the better chances in front of the box.
Tooor for Hamburger SV, 1-0 by Robert Glatzel
After a long ball from defense to the right, Jatta breaks through on the right and crosses from the baseline to the first post from inside the box. Glatzel takes the ball directly with his right hand and pushes the ball over the line from a short distance to make it 1-0!
In the meantime, Düsseldorf is finding its way into the game better and can no longer be pushed into its own sixteen. Now and again they break free with their own attacks and are currently better at keeping HSV away from the pits.
Once again, HSV conquered the leather in their own half and came to the edge of the penalty area via Heyer. He wants to serve Glatzel on the right side of the sixteen, but his pass gets stuck in the Düsseldorf defense.
First action of the hosts! After a mistake by Schonlau just before the edge of the penalty area, Klaus takes the ball and puts the ball to Tanaka. The Japanese runs into the sixteen on the right side and shoots the ball over the goal from a tight angle from around eight meters.
After a little over ten minutes, Hamburg is clearly the team that decides the game and keeps creating opportunities. The Hanseatic League have had bad luck twice already, as Bénes only hits the aluminum. There is still nothing to see of Düsseldorf’s offensive.
Carpenter, who has a head injury, can’t go any further. Gavory comes into play for him.
Substitution at Fortuna Dusseldorf: Nicolas Gavory
Substitution at Fortuna Düsseldorf: Matthias Zimmermann
Benes again! The Hanseatic League come again from the left via Dompé. He crosses the ball to the first post and Bénes shoots from around seven yards. Again he hits the aluminum!
Zimmermann has a laceration on his head and has to go to the sidelines first. It doesn’t look as if things will continue for the Düsseldorfer. Glatzel is back on the field.
Hamburg comes into the game better and keeps pushing on the outside. After a cross from the right Glatzel is suddenly free at the second post. He climbs up and meets Zimmermann. Both stay where they are and need to be treated.
Aluminum! What a start! Bénes gets the ball on the left and has space. He pulls into the sixteen and shoots the ball at goal from around twelve meters on the left. His shot flies high towards the goal and hits the crossbar! Bad luck for the home side.
Referee Jablonski releases the game. Hamburg toasts.
After eight match days, Düsseldorf is also in the top field of the 2nd Bundesliga. After two wins at the beginning against Magdeburg and Paderborn, a narrow 1-0 defeat against Sandhausen followed. After that there were two 2-2 draws against Fürth and Braunschweig. Coach Thioune’s team recently won 4-0 against Regensburg, then suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat against Heidenheim and won 3-1 against Hansa Rostock last weekend. This puts Fortuna in sixth place with 14 points.
Hamburger SV is third in the 2nd Bundesliga with 18 points after six games and could take the lead overnight with a win. From the first eight games of the season, the Hanseatic League had six wins and two losses. Only against Rostock (0:1) and Darmstadt (1:2) did the team of head coach Walter not score any points. Hamburg have been unbeaten in three games and most recently won 3-2 against Holstein Kiel.
Düsseldorf coach Thioune only changes his starting lineup in one position after beating Rostock. Hendrix is new for Appelkamp (bank).
Hamburg’s head coach Walter made two changes to his starting eleven after the narrow 3-2 win against Holstein Kiel. Leibold and Bénes are in the starting lineup for Muheim and Kittel (both on the bench).
Welcome to the top game of the ninth matchday in the 2nd Bundesliga in the 2022/23 season. The Hamburger Sportverein welcomes at 8.30 p.m. in the Volksparkstadion Fortuna Düsseldorf. Referee Sven Jablonski from Bremen directs the game.