Highlights

90'
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ALL SQUARE

Hamburg will be the happier of the two sides at taking a point. They took the lead after 77 seconds through Glatzel's header, but Schalke took control of the game thereafter, and ended with 29 shots to HSV's eight. Itakura's late equaliser, his second goal of the season, was the least they deserved from a spirited away performance.
Full-time
90'
+ 3

LATE GOAL SPECIALISTS

Schalke's strike was their 13th in the final 15 minutes of their matches this season. HSV conceded for just the second time in that period this term.
90'
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THREE MORE MINUTES

We're into stoppage time now. If anyone's going to get a winner it looks like it'll be Schalke. HSV are really clinging on by their fingernails now...
90'

Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 minutes

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Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 minutes
Through high-end camera technology and machine learning, the speed of each player is evaluated in real time. Top speed then means, the fastest measured single frame of a player/game.
1.
Bakery Jatta
Bakery Jatta 34.81km/h
2.
Ludovit Reis
Ludovit Reis 32.61km/h
3.
Faride Alidou
Faride Alidou 32.60km/h
89'

Substitution

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Mikkel Kaufmann
Mikkel Kaufmann
sub
Robert Glatzel
Robert Glatzel
89'

Substitution

sub
Manuel Wintzheimer
Manuel Wintzheimer
sub
Jan Gyamerah
Jan Gyamerah
87'

SCHALKE LEVEL!

The Royal Blues have their 13th corner of the game. HSV struggle to clear their lines and it comes to Bülter at the back post. He executes a lovely Cruyff turn and cuts the ball into the middle, where Itakura prods it over the line from close range!
87'

Ko Itakura

GOAL!

1 : 1
Ko Itakura
Goal probability
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Goal probability
Goal probability determines the likelihood that the ball will land in the goal from every position on the pitch. The value is based on large amounts of data from previous years; factors such as shot angle, distance to goal and opponent pressure - as well as mathematical models.
27 %
86'
Video Assistant RefereeVideo Assistant Referee
Situation Goal
Review Offside?
Decision Goal
86'

ROUTE 1 TIME?

Schalke bring on Sane, normally a central defender, for the final few minutes. It looks like he's going to play up front though, putting his 6'5" frame to use in the air as the search for an equaliser continues.
85'

Yellow card

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Marcin Kaminski
Marcin Kaminski
85'

Substitution

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Salif Sané
Salif Sané
sub
Blendi Idrizi
Blendi Idrizi
83'

Yellow card

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Ko Itakura
Ko Itakura
83'

Yellow card

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Sonny Kittel
Sonny Kittel
80'

Yellow card

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Victor Palsson
Victor Palsson
79'

POUNDING ON THE DOOR

The last time HSV allowed an opposing team as many shots on their goal in a single game (it's now 25 and counting) was in March 2016, in a 3-2 defeat away to Schalke in the Bundesliga. That day the Royal Blues had 26 attempts.
75'

BATTENING DOWN THE HATCHES

HSV bring on a defensive-minded player in Muheim for attacker Alidou as they double down on defending their lead in the closing stages.
74'

Substitution

sub
Miro Muheim
Miro Muheim
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Faride Alidou
Faride Alidou
72'

EQUALISER IN THE AIR?

22 shots to HSV's six... surely they'll put away the next one?
Goal attempts
3 off target
3 on target
17 off target
5 on target
68'

KITTEL HITS THE POST!

The home side go close to getting a second as Kittel shoots from a tight angle from the right. It smacks the outside of the post and bounces clear though, much to the relief of the Schalke players.
67'

SCHALKE WORKING HARD

The visitors have collectively covered 1.4km (approximately one mile) more than Hamburg as they try to get back on level terms.
Distance run (km)
81.9
83.3
65'

NEXT OPENING

Zalazar gets behind the Hamburg defence and crosses from the right byline. He finds Churlinov in the middle, but his shot on the turn is blocked before it reaches the goal.
64'

CHANCE FOR JATTA!

The attacker chests the ball down at the back post and pokes it towards goal, but Fraisl darts off his line to smother.
62'

Substitution

sub
David Kinsombi
David Kinsombi
sub
Ludovit Reis
Ludovit Reis
61'

DOUBLE CHANGE

Schalke need a goal, so head coach Grammozis brings on Bülter and Aydin in a bid to force the issue with around half an hour left to play.
60'

Substitution

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Marius Bülter
Marius Bülter
sub
Marvin Pieringer
Marvin Pieringer
60'

Substitution

sub
Mehmet Can Aydin
Mehmet Can Aydin
sub
Reinhold Ranftl
Reinhold Ranftl
58'

RISKY BUSINESS

Hamburg almost get caught out again when trying to play the ball out of the back. Three Schalke players are on the prowl and very nearly win the ball. there's a gasp from the crowd, but HSV ride their luck again. They may not be so fortunate next time.
55'

Yellow card

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Ludovit Reis
Ludovit Reis
52'

CHURLINOV MUST EQUALISE... BUT NO!

HSV try to play the ball out of the back but Johansson's pass to Schonlau allows Churlinov in to tackle. He only has the goalkeeper to beat and is roughly 10 yards out, but somehow he shoots wide of the post. He grabs his head in anguish - he knows it should be 1-1 now.
50'

Yellow card

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Reinhold Ranftl
Reinhold Ranftl
49'

GLATZEL CAUSING MISCHIEF

The HSV striker find a pocket of space in the left-hand side of the Schalke area. He's looking for a gap to shoot, but is crowded out by two defenders.
46'

UNDER WAY AGAIN

Hamburg get the ball rolling in the second half.
Kick-off!
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HSV BY A NOSE

The hosts have the lead at the interval thanks to Glatzel’s early header. They’ve had more possession and looked dangerous going forward, but Schalke are by no means out of this yet. They’ve had more shots (12 to four) and seem to be getting closer. You get the sense there are more goals to come in the second half. We’ll find out soon enough!
Half-time
41'

ALIDOU A WITHIN A WHISKER

Alidou cuts onto his right foot from the left and pings a low shot at goal from just outside the box. It's well struck, but just a couple of inches the wrong side of the post.
39'

WIDE FROM RANFTL

Zalazar does brilliantly in midfield to turn and open up the game, finding Ranftl arriving in space to his right. The Schalke No.27 gets a shot away but makes a bit of a hash of it, and slices well wide from 12 yards out.
37'

ZALAZAR HAS A GO!

The Schalke midfielder takes aim from about 20 yards, slipping as he pulls the trigger. It seems destined for the bottom corner, but Johansson dives low to his left to tip it out for a corner.
35'

REIS GOES CLOSE!

Thiaw's attempted clearance from a cross from the right falls straight at the feet of HSV midfielder Reis, about 25 yards out. He doesn't hesitate and instantly gets a shot away. It's fizzing towards goal and has Fraisl worried, but it whooshes just over the crossbar.
34'

Yellow card

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Marvin Pieringer
Marvin Pieringer
32'

HSV BIDING THEIR TIME

The hosts have slowed down the tempo in the last few minutes, aware that they have no need to push things. They're trying to draw Schalke out and then hit them on the break, but the visitors are well organised so far.
30'

Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes

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Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes
Through high-end camera technology and machine learning, the speed of each player is evaluated in real time. Top speed then means, the fastest measured single frame of a player/game.
1.
Bakery Jatta
Bakery Jatta 34.81km/h
2.
Faride Alidou
Faride Alidou 32.44km/h
3.
Reinhold Ranftl
Reinhold Ranftl 31.36km/h
25'

GLATZEL GOES CLOSE!

Jatta tears into space down the right and floats a deep cross into the box. It comes to Kittel, who flicks a pass into Glatzel. The HSV striker gets a shot away on the turn, but Fraisl dives to his left to tip it wide.
20'
Video Assistant RefereeVideo Assistant Referee
Situation No penalty
Review Handball?
Decision No penalty
20'

THE DEFINITION OF EFFICIENCY

The home side have only had one shot on goal so far all game (compared to four for Schalke), but it's quality not quantity...
Goal attempts
0 off target
1 on target
4 off target
1 on target
18'

JOHANSSON ALERT

The HSV goalkeeper has to be on his toes as a Schalke cross from the right is deflected towards the near post by one of his own defenders. He scrambles down to his left very well though, and tips the ball wide for a corner.
15'

FIRST GLIMPSE FOR SCHALKE

Ouwejan darts into the HSV box on the left and gets a shot away under pressure. He slices it just wide of the near post - but that's the closest Schalke have come so far.
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AERIAL POWERHOUSE

Glatzel now has nine league goals this season, today's effort counting as his fourth headed goal. Nobody else in the division has scored more than two headers.
9'

MIDFIELD TUSSLE

Schalke seem to have collected themselves following that early setback and are trying to get forward. It's tough to make headway though, as HSV are packing the midfield.
6'

HSV HAVE PREVIOUS

It's the second time this season that Hamburg have found the net in the second minute, having also done so in the 2-0 win away to Werder Bremen on Matchday 7.
2'

DREAM START!

Kittel swings in a brilliant corner from the right and Glatzel, standing completely unmarked on the penalty spot, guides a superb header in at the back post! Game on!
2'

Robert Glatzel

GOAL!

1 : 0
Robert Glatzel
Goal probability
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Goal probability
Goal probability determines the likelihood that the ball will land in the goal from every position on the pitch. The value is based on large amounts of data from previous years; factors such as shot angle, distance to goal and opponent pressure - as well as mathematical models.
10 %
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HERE WE GO!

The ball is rolling at the Volksparkstadion!
Kick-off!

NO CHANGES TO EITHER SIDE

Hamburg start a third straight game with the same 11 players, while Schalke are also unchanged from their big win over Nuremberg last week. Whoever wins today will go third in the table, level on points with second-placed Darmstadt.

HOME FORTRESS

The Red Shorts are looking to make it four Bundesliga 2 home wins on the bounce tonight and will have fond memories of their last meeting against Schalke on the opening day of the current campaign. Back in July, the Dinos ran out 3-1 winners at the Veltins-Arena with Robert Glatzel, Moritz Heyer and Bakery Jatta all scoring in the second half to turn the game in Hamburg’s favour.

SCHALKE "RARING TO GO"

Schalke coach Dimitrios Grammozis insisted his team was, “raring to go,” as they look to follow up their impressive 4-1 Matchday 17 win against Nuremberg with another solid performance this evening. “Our tackling, compactness and aggressive pressing will all be important factors,” the one-time Hamburg midfielder said.

HEAD-TO-HEAD

The teams’ head-to-head record is almost as close as their placing in the 2.Bundesliga table, where tonight’s hosts - in fifth place - edge their rivals only on goal difference. Overall, the Dinos are on 42 wins to Schalke’s 40 in this fixture, while there have been 24 draws.

HAMBURG STARTING XI

Johansson - Heyer, Vuskovic, Schonlau (c), Gyamerah - Reis, Meffert, Kittel - Jatta, Glatzel, Alidou

HAMBURG SUBS

Oppermann, Muheim, David, Kinsombi, Doyle, Suhonen, Kaufmann, Wintzheimer, Meißner

SCHALKE STARTING XI

Fraisl - Thiaw, Itakura, Kaminski - Palsson (c) - Ranftl, Zalazar, Idrizi, Ouwejan - Pieringer, Churlinov

SCHALKE SUBS

Wienand, Sane, Matriciani, Flick, Rzatkowski, Aydin, Mikhailov, Bülter, Dadashov

WALTER EAGER FOR THE CHALLENGE

Speaking ahead of tonight’s game, HSV coach Tim Walter said his players were relishing the prospect of facing a team, “who were runners-up in the Bundesliga three years ago". “We need these challenges against the best sides in the league in order to improve,” the 46-year-old tactician explained. “[Schalke] have very good players against whom we want to compete,” he added.

HELLO AND WELCOME!

Welcome to this evening’s coverage of what looks certain to be an incident-filled encounter between two heavyweights of German football who are both vying to make it back to the Bundesliga big time. Locked together on 29 points and with just one place separating them in the second tier, Hamburg and Schalke are ready for battle at the Volksparkstadion.