After winning the spectacular city derby, Hamburger SV have their sights firmly set on promotion. HSV is now second after the wild 4:3 against St. Pauli.
With the final whistle, all the dams broke in Hamburg’s Volkspark. Coach Tim Walter threw a water bottle across the lawn, relieved, the players sprinted to the corner, danced for minutes in front of the euphoric HSV fans and shouted “Derby victory” into the Hamburg evening sky.
After the 4:3 (1:1) in a wild and exciting city derby against FC St. Pauli, HSV is on course for promotion. Second in the table is five points behind leaders Darmstadt 98 – and from an emotional point of view even more important: nine points ahead of their rivals from St. Pauli.
“There are ‘only’ three points for this win, but the game brings with it so many emotions. It’s so incredibly important for us and the club,” said HSV goalkeeper Daniel Heuer Fernandes on “Sky”: “It wasn’t easy. But we were consistent, determined. At the back it was all about getting the win. We did it.” HSV captain Bastian Schonlau emphasized that he had “never experienced the stadium so loud”.
Manolis Saliakas (36th) initially made St. Pauli dream of an away win. But first Jonas David equalized with his dream goal from around 25 meters just before the break (44th). Then Bakery Jatta (48′) and Moritz Heyer (52′) turned the game around with a double strike.
St. Pauli didn’t give up and came back through Elias Saad (71st). But an own goal by Jakov Medic (78th) restored the two-goal lead for HSV. The immediate goal by Jackson Irvine (79th) was no longer significant. This should probably end St. Pauli’s tender dreams of promotion.
Fast-paced, heated, hotly contested: The 56,400 spectators in the Volksparkstadion saw a gripping derby with many opportunities – and goals. At first, the guests from Hamburger Kiez determined the events and took the lead with their fourth (!) big chance. But HSV fought back.
HSV and St. Pauli fans put on pyro shows
David’s shot on Sunday and a period of pressure early in the second half shook the arena. First Jatta used a drowsiness in the brown and white defense. Four minutes later, Reis scored after Pauli keeper Nikola Vasilj scraped a Robert Glatzel header off the line.
“It’s about three points, but our fans expect a little more. It’s about sovereignty in the city,” said HSV coach Walter immediately before kick-off on “Sky”. The words of their trainer followed the HSV pros with a passionate performance with a lot of heart and will.
The game was accompanied by a large contingent of police. Due to a strict separation of the rival fan camps, there were no major incidents in the run-up to the game. During the game, both sides ignited pyrotechnics and ensured that the second half started late. Unknown people caused a stir when they put St. Pauli stickers on the Uwe-Seeler-Foot in front of the Volksparkstadion on Friday night.