Tim Walter's visiting Hamburg bounced back from last week's loss against Darmstadt with a win in Nuremberg, while Kaiserslautern and Magdeburg played out a thrilling 4-4 draw.
Nuremberg 0-2 Hamburg
Goals: 0-1 Vuskovic 37' (assist: Heyer), 0-2 Glatzel 90'+2 (assist: Kittel)
Both of these teams with designs on promotion to the Bundesliga, this was a key encounter Der Club and HSV would have checked for when the 2022/23 fixture list was announced in the summer. The hosts 2-1 win at the Max-Morlock-Stadion in the the corresponding game last season was their first triumph against Hamburg for 10 years. Yet if Robert Klauß's men were hoping for a similar outcome against an opponent that lost to Darmstadt last weekend, a tricky first half tested any such notions. A slick move involving Sonny Kittel and Jean-Luc Dompe saw the latter - making his first start following a move from Zulte Waregem - draw a superb flying save from ex-Hamburg 'keeper Christian Mathenia. Mats Möller Daehli responded with a chance for the hosts, the Nuremberg No.10 moving in from wide on the left before unleashing a drive that flew just past the far post. Going in search of a fourth win of the season, the visitors forged ahead eight minutes before the break. Jonas Meffert's searching pass to the back post was headed back across goal by Moritz Heyer, with defender Mario Vuskovic well placed to hook an unstoppable volley into the net.
Nuremberg's victory at Sandhausen on Matchday 5 meant Klauß's team were headed in the right direction but any slip-up here would have proved most unwanted, even at this early juncture. Christoph Daferner tried to turn the game with a shot that ultimately missed the target while for all of his good intent with a header on 52 minutes, James Lawrence failed to beat goalkeeper Daniel Heuer Fernandes. Substitute Manuel Wintzheimer then crossed in for Daferner who connected with a header that narrowly missed the far post. It wasn't all one-way traffic in the second half, however, with Robert Glatzel frustrated to see an effort deflected wide. The forward's frown was replaced with a celebratory smile in injury time, however, Glatzel bundling in at the far post to ensure the Red Shorts were back into the division's top three.
- HSV have a 100 percent record on the road this season and have yet to concede a goal in three away matches.
- Vuskovic scored what was his second goal in 34 competitive games for HSV. He netted his first in April 2022 in the home win against Karlsruhe.
- Glatzel has scored four times in his last five second division games against Nuremberg.
- Nuremberg have lost all of the last 12 home games in which they were behind at half-time.
- Nürnberg have failed to score in their last two home games.
- There have been 86 competitive games between these teams, with HSV boasting 42 wins to Der Club's 23.
Nuremberg: Mathenia - Valentini (Gyamerah 79'), F. Hübner, Lawrence (Schindler 52'), Wekesser - Castrop,(Wintzheimer 68') Geis - Nürnberger (Fofana 46'), Möller Daehli - Duah, Daferner (Lohkemper 79')
Unused subs: Klaus, Brown, Jahn, Shuranov
Out: Handwerker (cruciate ligament), Köpke (knee), Schleimer (ankle)
Coach: Robert Klauß
Hamburg: Heuer Fernandes - Heyer, Vuskovic, Schonlau (c), Leibold (Muheim 59') - Meffert - Reis, Kittel - Dompe (Benes 74'), Glatzel, Jatta (David 81')
Unused subs: Raab, Rohr, Bilbija, Heil, Krahn, Abdel Megeed
Out: Amaechi (match fitness), Königsdörffer (suspended), Opoku (suspended), Suhonen (match fitness)
Coach: Tim Walter
Matchday 6 round-up:
Arminia Bielefeld 4-1 Eintracht Braunschweig
Goals: 1-0 Lasme (30’), 2-0 Hüsing (36’), 3-0 Hack (39’), 3-1 Pherai (58’), 4-1 Okugawa (69’)
Bielefeld got their first win of the season at the sixth attempt after new coach Daniel Scherning saw his side race into a three-goal first-half lead on his home debut. Immanuel Pherai got one back directly from a corner before Masaya Okugawa rounded things off to leave promoted Braunschweig rock bottom with just a point.
Fortuna Düsseldorf 4-0 Jahn Regensburg
Goals: 1-0 Ginczek (59‘), 2-0 Kownacki (65‘), 3-0 Klaus (78‘), 4-0 Appelkamp (85‘)
Fortuna kept up the pace with the early-season leaders thanks to a comfortable win at home to Regensburg on Friday night. All four goals came in the second half, with Dawid Kownacki’s penalty quickly doubling the advantage after Daniel Ginczek’s opener. Felix Klaus and Shinta Appelkamp rounded things off late on to make it three defeats on the spin for Regensburg, with no goals scored and 11 conceded.
St. Pauli 2-2 Paderborn
Goals: 0-1 Pieringer (44’), 1-1 Amenyido (84’), 1-2 Conteh (90’+2), 2-2 Nemeth (90’+3)
Paderborn remain top of the Bundesliga 2 table but only on goal difference after a dramatic finale at the Millerntor. The visitors were leading until the 84th minute when Etienne Amenyido levelled for the hosts. But the league leaders looked to have snatched all three points two minutes into added time when Sirlord Conteh slotted home a long ball. Yet they couldn’t hold on again as Pauli struck back once more three minutes beyond the 90 when David Nemeth headed in a corner.
Watch: Pauli and Paderborn play out thrilling draw
Darmstadt 2-2 Heidenheim
Goals: 1-0 Manu (36’), 1-1 Mainka (70‘), 2-1 Ronstadt (76‘), 2-2 Kleindienst (82‘)
Neither Darmstadt nor Heidenheim could climb to the top of the table as they shared four goals at the Merck-Stadion am Böllenfalltor. Darmstadt did temporarily surge to the top of the standings when Braydon Manu put them ahead just under 10 minutes before the break, but it was a somewhat fortunate lead with Heidenheim creating the better first-half chances. They levelled with 20 minutes left, though, when Patrick Mainka headed in Jonas Föhrenbach’s cross, but parity lasted only five minutes before Frank Ronstadt restored Darmstadt’s lead. The hosts looked for a goal which would give them a cushion, but instead conceded another equaliser as Tim Kleindienst snatched a point for Heidenheim.
Karlsruhe 2-0 Hansa Rostock
Goals: 1-0 Heise (18’), 2-0 Batmaz (40’)
Karlsruhe continued their climb up Bundesliga 2 with a third straight win, beating Hansa Rostock 2-0. Goals from Philip Heise and Malik Batmaz sealed victory before the interval for a Karlsruhe side who squandered several more opportunities for a more convincing win. Marvin Wanitzek was guilty of the biggest miss with just Rostock’s goalkeeper to beat, but his failure to score did not ultimately matter as the hosts held on for a comfortable three points.
Kaiserslautern 4-4 Magdeburg
Goals: 1-0 Boyd (7'), 1-1 Kwarteng (11'), 1-2 El Hankouri (17'), 1-3 Kwarteng (22'), 2-3 Tomiak (40'), 3-3 Hercher (47'), 4-3 Wunderlich (66'), 4-4 Tomiak o.g. (80')
An instant-classic unfolded from the first whistle at the Fritz-Walter-Stadion as Terrence Boyd drew first blood for the hosts by turning home from close range, before Moritz-Broni Kwarteng levelled the scoring with a superb header from Mo El Hankouri's cross. Kwarteng then turned provider for his teammate to put Magdeburg in front and soon rifled home from 20-yards to pull his side further clear. The scoring wasn't done in a blistering opening 45 minutes as an unmarked Boris Tomiak reduced Lautern's deficit to one going into the break. The second half picked up where the first left off, with Kaiserslautern level within two minutes; Philipp Hercher sneaking in at the back post and jabbing into the back of the net. Lautern were back in front with less than half an hour to play thanks to Mike Wunderlich's penalty but even that couldn't decide the contest, with Magdeburg going on to earn a deserved point courtesy of Tomiak's unfortunate own-goal.
Watch: All the goals from Kaiserslautern 4-4 Magdeburg
Hannover 2-1 Greuther Fürth
Goals: 1-0 Beier (52'), 1-1 Pululu (81'), 2-1 Nielsen (86')
It was the away side that had the best opportunity of the first half but Dickson Abiama was denied by the onrushing Ron-Robert Zieler in the Hannover goal. Just seven minutes after the break, Hannover were in front in coach Stefan Leitl's first encounter with his former club since leaving after relegation in the summer. The Greuther defence backed off from the advancing Maximilian Beier down the home team's left flank, who made them pay by arrowing across goal and into the back of the net on his right foot. Substitute Afimico Pululu's first goal for the club hauled Greuther level with nine minutes to play but Havard Nielsen swiftly put Hannover back in front to leave Greuther second bottom of the table and still in search of their first win of the campaign.
Holstein Kiel 1-0 Sandhausen
Goals: 1-0 Skrzybski (72')
Just a point separated the two sides going into the weekend and there was nothing to split the difference by half time as neither were able to break the deadlock. It looked as if both sides would have to settle for a goalless draw, until Steven Skrzybski found a breakthrough with 18 minutes to play. Skrzybski fired home from 25-yards out to make it 1-0 with his fourth goal in his last three games. It proved to be the winner, and means Kiel keep pace with the early chasing pack at the top of the table.
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