The HSV celebrates the next home win. After the defeat in Mainz the Hanseaten gather in the last game in 2016 once again three points.
The crisis-ridden Hamburger SV comes with fresh hope in the winter break: At the end of a pretty messed-half of the team of coach Markus Gisdol beat Schalke 04 on matchday 16 of the Bundesliga with 2: 1 (0: 0) and moved at least temporarily at FC Ingolstadt past on relegation place 16 on the new management team to Heribert Bruchhagen still a lot of work in the face of only 13 points.
Nicolai Müller brought the HSV in the 60th minute with a left shot deserved lead. The strong Serb Filip Kostic had used the offensive man exemplary, Ralf Fährmann was powerless. Shortly after Johan Djourou missed a harmless penalty at the Schalke keeper (76). Six minutes later Bobby Wood scored the 2: 0th Substitute Donis Avdijaj shortened for Royal (90th).
For the Royal Blues in the race for the European Cup places is becoming increasingly difficult. 18 points, the team of coach Markus Weinzierl collected only and lags significantly behind expectations. In Hamburg for the Gelsenkirchen lacked ambition in the actions.
Bissig, bold, dangerous: The HSV was the more active team in the first passage. Accents sat from the beginning of the lively Kostic with numerous dribbling, the S04 afflict. Muller hesitated in exacting Passing the Serbs but at his first chance to long and was blocked at the last moment (23). The HSV decided by Albin Ekdal and Matthias Ostrzolek many duels in the center itself and increased the pressure. Douglas Santos (42) and Luca Waldschmidt (44th) presented ferryman with two long shots to the test.
Of the guests, who had to put the face of great Personalnot on Yevgeny Konopljanka in the striker, was hardly anything to see at this time. Although international Leon Goretzka kept trying to bring pace to the game, but the miners contributed to many playback errors to bring the hosts seriously falter. A shot of Konopljanka at the initial stage was the most dangerous action (5) in the first half.
Even after the change of HSV kept up the pressure, but first went to negligence with its opportunities around. In outnumbered Gregoritsch missed the right time for the play (52) in a counterattack chance. Shortly before Goretzka had placed first after a corner Hamburg goalkeeper Christian Mathenia prior problems.
After Hamburger guide Weinzierl responded and brought Avdijaj another offensive man for the defensive Johannes Geis. The HSV was lurking on the break at the chance to decide which Djourou missed initially lightly after foul on Kostic. But then met Wood.