HSV has one foot in the Bundesliga! In the first leg of the relegation, the North Germans prevailed in a terrible game 1-0 against Hertha BSC. The old lady has to tremble before the second leg in Hamburg!
0:1 Reis (57.)
No, the relegation was rarely a football firework. So what HSV and Hertha BSC delivered on Thursday evening in the Olympic Stadium can be seen as a good tradition. What a grotto kick that both teams delivered there!
And this criticism is mainly aimed at Berlin. Hertha has an expensive squad with players who can actually kick. And it’s relegation: 100 percent should be the least you can leave on the pitch. Nevertheless, the team of interim coach Felix Magath offered little or nothing and needs a lot of imagination to turn things around in the second leg at HSV.
In the game with few highlights, one controversial scene was hotly debated: a potential handball in the 32nd minute by Hertha defender Peter Pekarik, which was checked by the video referee for a long time; but finally the decision was made: no penalty for HSV! Probably the right decision.
Otherwise, the only goal of the game spoke volumes for this game: an unfortunate cross from Ludovit Reis found its way into the Herthan goal in the 57th minute. Not deserved, not wanted – it doesn’t matter! With the narrow victory in Berlin, HSV secures the best tickets for the second leg in Hamburg (May 23) to finally celebrate promotion back to the Bundesliga. Hertha, on the other hand, needs a real performance explosion to even have a chance. What a disappointing performance!