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Highlights

90'
+ 7

Full-time: Dusseldorf 2-2 Hamburg

An engaging encounter ends in a fair draw. Both sides really showed their intent, albeit they largely cancelled one another out in the second period after a very open first half.
Full-time
90'
+ 3

Ginczek is in

What a chance for Dusseldorf to seal a win. Ginczek takes a long ball down well to go through on goal but it just runs away from him and Heuer Fernandes can get to the ball first.
90'

Five minutes of stoppage time indicated

Time for a late twist?
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.
89'

Montero off

The centre-back slides in to bring Peterson down and sees his second yellow. Hamburg are down to ten for the final stages.
89'

Second yellow card

86'

Niemiec seeks Kownacki

The substitute drills the ball into the box but it's turned behind before the centre-forward can connect. Fortuna are looking the more likely side to score right now.
86'

Tense final few minutes ahead

One late blow would make a lot of fans very happy - and send another lot of fans into despair.
84'

Substitution

83'

Substitution

82'

Nemeth hits over

Glatzel sends a header in an awkward position over to the far post, where substitute Nemeth smashes over with a volley from an improbable angle.
81'

Substitution

80'

Klarer over

After his own goal, the centre-back tries to pounce at the right end of the pitch by meeting a corner with his head. It's well over. Both sides want a win here, and it's impossible to say which way this tie is going in the final minutes!
78'

Kittel volleys wide

Hamburg are sensing they can win this! They gain control of the ball and Kittel tees himself up to smash a volley just wide.
78'

Yellow card

76'

Yellow card

75'

Hamburg level!

The visitors pounce to make it 2-2. Kittel gets the ball played over the shoulder of Klarer, whose attempt to get back and clear the ball leads to him accidentally poking past his own keeper. VAR checks if Kittel handled it in the process, but the goal is allowed to stand.
75'
Video Assistant RefereeVideo Assistant Referee
Situation Goal
Review Handball?
Decision Goal
75'

Christoph Klarer

OWN GOAL!

2:2
Christoph Klarer
72'

Kittel tipped over

Hamburg win a free-kick right on the edge of the box. Kittel hits it well but Kastenmeier tips it over the crossbar.
70'

Steady as we go

There haven't been too many signs of Dusseldorf's defensive ranks crumbling at all with the clock starting to run down.
66'

No penalty

Hennings was pushed by Katterback in the box in trying to meet a clipped cross. VAR took a look at that but no spot kick was awarded. The striker is then brought off for young Niemiec.
66'

Substitution

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Five in a row?

If Dusseldorf avoid defeat tonight, they will go unbeaten for five consecutive Bundesliga 2 matches for the first time this season.
63'

Yellow card

61'

Substitution for Hamburg

Goalscorer Benes is off with Finnish winger Anssi Suhonen tasked with breathing new life into their attack.
60'

Defensive Dusseldorf

The hosts are putting a good nine or ten men behind the ball when Hamburg are moving the ball around in midfield. That is making if difficult for the visitors.
57'

Yellow card

55'

De Wijs heads over

The centre-back has a go with a header from the edge of the box - it would have taken a lot to beat Heuer Fernandes from there and the ball sails over.
54'

Yellow card

54'

Possession masters

Hamburg continue to work the ball into good positions around the edge of the Fortuna box, but the hosts have to be happy with the way they are restricting them from shooting opportunities.
Possession (%)
3961
52'

Kownacki cracks wide

The Polish striker receives the ball on the edge of the box and sets up a shot well but pulls it just wide.
49'

Heyer crosses

The right back clips a cross in but it's too far for Glatzel.
48'

Slightly slower

Hamburg continue to boss possession but there's slightly less of a sense of urgency despite the scoreline. It could be the case that they've been instructed to hold a more solid shape and keep more men at the back.
47'

Yellow card

46'

We're back

Hamburg kick off. Leaders Darmstadt are winning 1-0 at half-time in Nuremberg, placing a bit of pressure on the visitors to swing this tie around.
Kick-off!
45'
+ 3

Half-time: Dusseldorf 2-1 Hamburg

A quality encounter befitting the incredible atmosphere. Hamburg started brightly and raced into the lead from the penalty spot, but Dusseldorf have battled away and landed two sucker punches to swing the tie...for now.
Half-time
45'
+ 2

Glatzel heads over

Reis picks out the Hamburg striker with a good chip to the far post, but he heads well over.
45'

Ball Recovery Time

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Ball Recovery Time
Ball Recovery Time gives the time in seconds in which it takes a team to win back the ball following a loss of possession. It also allows conclusions to be drawn about a team's style of play. Only time when the ball is in play is counted (i.e. no breaks in play such as for goal-kicks, throw-ins etc).
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HSV
13.6 s
17.7 s
45'

Two minutes of stoppage time indicated

Everyone can do with a break after this pulsating opening 45!
44'

Close, but no cigar

Jatta and Glatzel link up wonderfully as Hamburg embark on another promising attack but the men in blue can't quite work the ball into good enough of a position to have a shot on goal this time.
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Dawid's dozen

Kownacki, who has become an in-demand striker, scored his 12th goal of the season in the first half.
39'

Glatzel denied

The Hamburg striker wins the ball when Dusseldorf try to play out from the back and has a fierce drive saved. Hennings then loops a header into Heuer Fernandes at the other end. End to end stuff here!
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36'

Zimmermann zips one in

The right-back scored twice two weeks ago in Rostock and has a shot from a tight angle deflected behind. Karbownik has a shot saved moments later as the hosts look to press on during a good spell.
34'

Hennings hammers free-kick into wall

The free-kick was placed promisingly for the hosts near the corner of the box, but the Fortuna striker hits the wall, then smashes into it again on the rebound.
32'

How will HSV react?

They continue to play some bright attacking football with quick passing and plenty of pace, but are finding it harder to pick a way through a defence than the solid hosts are.
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 Jatta32.53km/h
2.
Dawid Kownacki
Dawid Kownacki31.98km/h
28'

Klaus clips Fortuna in front!

Hamburg have continued to push only for Dusseldorf to out-do them on the break! A long ball is played from the back and headed by Hennings into the path of Felix Klaus, who strokes a neat finish past Heuer Fernandes and in.
28'

Felix Klaus

GOAL!

2:1
Felix Klaus
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.
29 %
25'

Pass-happy HSV

Hamburg have played the tidier football and Fortuna have indeed perhaps been a little fortunate to level, but they have shown plenty of grit and purpose. Quite an intriguing battle!
Passes
62
133
21'

Kownacki brings Fortuna level!

Felix Klaus swings a corner in and Dawid Kownacki sinks a bullet header from the penalty spot straight into the net to make it 1-1. His countryman Robert Lewandowksi would have been impressed by that kind of finishing!
21'
Dawid Kownacki
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.
16 %
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Suits you, sir!

Hamburg are wearing a special retro kit today to mark an anniversary of their supporters' club.
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New Benes best

The penalty was Laszlo Benes's third goal of the season - the most the former Gladbach, Augsburg and Kiel player ever has in a German campaign.
16'

Swift HSV attack

Some super combination play threatens to break through the Fortuna defence with Benes and Kittel both lingering.
13'

Jatta pegs it down the right

A burst from Bakery Jatta sees him beat Karbownik at left-back with ease, and he clips a cross in but nobody can get onto the end of it.
10'

Free-kick to Fortuna

Jatta fouled Iyoha on the left allowing Klaus to whip a free-kick into the box. Hamburg clear that with ease but a long ball into the box soon later troubles Heuer Fernandes. Kownacki then goes one-on-one but is flagged back for offside. What a furious start!
7'

Benes looks for another

Hamburg look to be buoyed by going in front. Goalscorer Benes takes aim from outside the box but sends his powerful effort wide.
5'

Benes brings the visitors in front

VAR confirms the spot kick. The Slovakian has his penalty saved by Kastenmeier in the home goal but runs to slot the ball in on the rebound and send the sizeable travelling contingent wild!
5'
László Bénes
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.
95 %
4'

Penalty to Hamburg!

Early drama as Glatzel is brought down by de Wijs.
4'

Yellow card

3'

It's been a long time

Hamburg have not won in Dusseldorf since 1983 under legendary former coach Ernst Happel.
2'
Video Assistant RefereeVideo Assistant Referee
Situation Penalty
Review Previous Offside?
Decision Penalty
1'

Off we go

The game kicks off at a very noisy stadium in Dusseldorf.
Kick-off!

Kick-off fast approaching

We're due to get underway in less than 5 minutes. Some 13,000 Hamburg fans are believed to be here, which is help making for quite the atmosphere!

Atmosphere building

A crowd of over 50,000 is expected at the Merkur Spielarena in Dusseldorf for what has been billed as one of the biggest matches of the season in Bundesliga 2.

More on the Dusseldorf team

Just two changes to the side that romped to a 5-2 win in Rostock a fortnight ago. Jorrit Hendrix is absent from midfield due to suspension, with Sobottka coming in. Captain Andre Hoffmann is also missing from the matchday squad, with De Wijs named at centre-back in his place.

More on the Hamburg team

Four changes are made by Hamburg as they look to push their promotion bid on after being held to a 0-0 draw by Holsten Kiel before the international break. David and suspended captain Schonlau are replaced in central defence by Montero and Katterbach. Benes comes in for Königsdörffer in midfield, while Kittel replaces Dompe in the front three.

Dusseldorf starting XI

Kastenmeier - Zimmermann, Klarer, de Wijs, Karbownik - Klaus, Tanaka, Sobottka, Iyoha - Kownacki, Hennings

Dusseldorf subs

Gorka, Oberdorf, Böckle, Gavory, Uchino, Appelkamp, Peterson, Ginczek, Niemiec

Hamburg starting XI

Heuer Fernandes - Heyer, Montero, Katterbach, Muheim - Meffert - Reis, Benes - Jatta, Glatzel, Kittel

Hamburg subs

Raab, Mikelbrencis, David, Zumberi, Suhonen, Krahn, Königsdörffer, Nemeth, Dompe

More on that last meeting

A first-half strike from Robert Glatzel and stoppage-time header from Bakery Jatta helped Hamburg to a 2-0 win at home in September. Both should start again tonight for promotion-chasing HSV.
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Thioune test against ex-club

Dusseldorf boss Daniel Thioune spent the best part of the 2020/21 season in charge of visitors Hamburg, departing just before the end of the campaign as they finished fourth. He was appointed Fortuna boss last February and guided the club away from a relegation battle before helping them to reach higher up the pack this season.

As it stands

There are currently seven points and a lot of promotion dreams between the pair. Hamburg are just three points behind leaders Darmstadt, who are in action at Nuremberg at the same time tonight. A win could therefore potentially lift them back to top spot! Dusseldorf are seven points behind Hamburg, but with four matches unbeaten, a home win tonight would send a signal that they are capable of mounting a late charge for a promotion spot.

Good evening!

Early Friday evening means football when it comes to Bundesliga 2. Quite a tasty clash in prospect too as fourth-placed Dusseldorf host third-placed Hamburg. Kick-off is at 18:30 CET, and we'll update you with all the action!