HSV, VfB & Bielefeld: 2nd league starts with dramatic injury time

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Second division starts with dramatic injury time

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UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin supports the restart of the Bundesliga. It is a great example of the cooperation between the football league and the government, said Ceferin.

Hamburger SV led in Fürth, Bielefeld was in front against Osnabrück, and VfB Stuttgart held at least one draw in Wiesbaden. But then came the injury time. And the favorites for advancement failed in all three places.

Zat least when the final results from the other places made the round, the shock should have subsided somewhat. Since the competitors also all failed, the top trio of the Second League ultimately got away with the horror. Leader Arminia Bielefeld and the pursuers Hamburger SV and VfB Stuttgart lost important points when they started again after the Corona break.

Leader Bielefeld, undefeated for eight games, suffered the 1-1 draw against VfL Osnabrück in the 94th minute against Marcos Alvarez.

With the last kick: Osnabrück’s Marcos Alvarez celebrates his late equalizer

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With his 17th goal of the season, Arminia’s captain Klos had previously led East Westphalia on the Bundesliga course. Bielefeld’s striker confidently converted a penalty after fouling himself in the 17th minute into the opening goal. The unfortunate goal in the last minute spoiled the league leaders’ perfect start.

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HSV also missed the win despite a 2-1 lead at SpVgg Greuther Fürth that Joel Pohjanpalo and Jeremy Dudziak missed, double-scorer Havard Nielsen saved the Franconian late 2-2. The Norwegian, like Alvarez, only met on the alp in the fourth minute of stoppage time.

VfB Stuttgart empty-handed after 97 minutes

The fact that the Hamburg team made up ground despite the perceived defeat in the table and even jumped to second place was due to another late goal in another game.

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Precision landing: Wehen Wiesbaden’s Phillip Tietz converted his penalty kick in the 97th to victory against VfB Stuttgart

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Because Stuttgart lost in the table 16. SV Wehen Wiesbaden with 1: 2, because Phillip Titz converted in the 97th minute a penalty to victory for the hosts. Wiesbaden’s striker Manuel Schäffler had given the home side the lead with his 16th goal of the season (50.), Nicolás González (84.) scored in the respectable game to equalize in the meantime. “We made the goals at the right time,” said Schäffler. VfB is now seven points behind Bielefeld.

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In the fourth Sunday game, St. Pauli defeated 1. FC Nürnberg, who must continue to fear for relegation. Viktor Gyökeres scored the decisive goal in the 84th minute. A time when the guests had been outnumbered for almost half an hour. Goalkeeper Christian Mathenia (55.) had seen the red card because of an emergency brake against Paulis Henk Veerman. Nuremberg is now only one place and one point away from relegation place 16.

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FC Augsburg: Manager Reuter has to provide some wonderful support

HAfter all, eiko Herrlich acted consistently. He showed himself the red card. After 67 days, the wait for his debut on the Augsburg coaching bench should have finally ended – now it’s going into the next extra time. A hygiene faux pas compels the former international to a self-imposed break during Saturday’s home game against VfL Wolfsburg (3:30 p.m., in the sports ticker of the WORLD).

A thoughtlessness that no one would have expected, especially with him and his background, damages his reputation and his authority as head of the FCA professionals even before the Bundesliga is restarted. Because the 48-year-old needed toothpaste and skin cream, he violated the DFL’s quarantine rules and subsequently offered apology.

“I made a mistake by leaving the hotel. Even if I have followed all hygiene measures both when leaving the hotel and otherwise, I cannot undo this, ”apologized Herrlich, whose FCA debut had been delayed due to the Corona crisis.

“In this situation, I was not able to act as a role model for my team and the public,” said the otherwise reflected Herrlich. “I will therefore be consistent and stand by my mistake.” Herrlich announced that in the run-up to the game against VfL he would not be in charge of training and that he would not look after the team in the game at the Augsburg stadium. Assistant coach Tobias Zellner steps in for him.

An entertaining anecdote with consequences

Augsburg’s managing director Steffen Reuter, like the DFL contacted, was not very pleased with the faux pas, but believes that the more severe consequences are “completely exaggerated. The misconduct was not good, but I have never met anyone who is free of mistakes, ”the 53-year-old said on Friday of the“ Bild ”. Herrlich acted thoughtlessly, “but Heiko has not violated any official regulations. He was in a supermarket with mouth and nose protection and kept his distance, ”emphasized Reuter.

He was in contact with the DFL, said Reuter. The league association with Christian Seifert at the top was “understandably anything but pleased. We informed the DFL in a phone call that Heiko Herrlich regretted this mistake and would of course take the decision to move away from the team, not to lead the training and not to oversee the game until two negative test results were obtained. “

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After the video affair about the then suspended Hertha BSC professional Salomon Kalou, risk patient Herrlich of all times fueled doubts about the DFL concept to continue the Bundesliga season. Herrlich had actually wanted to tell an entertaining anecdote at a video press conference on Thursday to illustrate how difficult it was for him to deal with the corona crisis.

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“We are in quarantine in the hotel and shouldn’t actually go out there. But there are situations that simply require it, ”said Herrlich, who, according to his own statement, had a damaged immune system due to a brain tumor in 2000. He ran out of toothpaste and no longer had skin cream. “And then I went to a supermarket in my tracksuit.”

According to the DFL concept, on the other hand, “at least the last seven days before the start of the season should be quarantined as a training camp”. In their quarters, players, coaches and coaches are to be isolated and thus protected against infection with the corona virus.

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The unsuspecting gorgeous even embellished his episode: How he had initially forgotten his face mask in the hotel and then had no change for a shopping cart. So the FCA coach chatted himself offside. According to the association, further corona tests will now be carried out in the coming days. “After two negative test results, Heiko Herrlich will resume training at FC Augsburg,” it said on Thursday evening.

What wonderful to hear from Söder

Bavaria’s Prime Minister Markus Söder (CSU) has asked for removal orders in the Bundesliga for violations of the hygiene rules in the Corona crisis. “If the health experts gave you these suggestions, if the league itself developed concepts with great effort and with clever ideas, you have to abide by these rules. And if you don’t stick to it, there is a red card in case of doubt – that’s the way it is in football and also in real life, ”said Söder on Friday at“ Bild Live ”.

Söder warned that the requirements must be met. “The acceptance of the Bundesliga and the game does not have to be with those in Germany who, like me, are football fans, but also with those who are skeptical. That is why any wrongdoing is unfortunately twice as difficult. “It must” be conveyed to every player and coach exactly what it is all about “.

Coach Markus Gisdol from 1. FC Köln took Herrlich under protection: “He knows that he did something that was wrong. But the sentence goes too far for me. ”Sports director Jonas Boldt from Hamburger SV, on the other hand, showed no understanding at all. At first he thought the whole thing was a joke. The FCA trainer is, after all, an adult man with a role model.

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Curiously, the press conference had also curiously asked for understanding in the event of certain violations by the players of hygiene rules. The pros should refrain from clapping and hugging, and spitting should also be avoided on the court. “The guidelines are good and correct, but if that happens in emotion, and football is an emotional and passionate game, you shouldn’t judge anyone. Everyone is faced with the situation anew, ”said Herrlich.

“If it happens out of emotion, passion and joy, then you shouldn’t blame the player,” said Herrlich. He even warned against publicly condemning possible violations: “If we start to control and show it in the media and denounce it, we will be at a dead end.”

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The former Leverkusen coach was presented on March 10 in Augsburg as the successor to Martin Schmidt. If there is no positive test result or no further errors, Herrlich should look after Schalke for the first time as a coach on the sidelines in a week.

Then at least without a protective mask: The DFL lifted the obligation to wear on Friday. The league association is convinced that, in the course of the taskforce’s complex hygiene concept, it is sufficient if the coaches in the coaching zone maintain a minimum distance of 1.5 meters. Some coaches are said to have previously complained to the DFL that their mouthguard was too restrictive in their way of working during the game.

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2. League: VfB Stuttgart late in Wiesbaden – sport

VfB Stuttgart made a big mistake in the promotional race of the 2nd Bundesliga. Due to the 1: 2 (0: 0) of the relegation candidate SV Wehen Wiesbaden in the first game after the Coronavirus compulsory break, the Swabians had to let the Hamburg SV pass and fell to relegation rank.

The video evidence brought Wiesbaden the decisive penalty on Sunday after a handball by Hamadi Al Ghaddioui in added time. Phillip Tietz converted the penalty with the last action of the game to victory (90 + 7 minutes) and finally spoiled the Swabian afternoon. “We are totally disappointed. In the first half we played like a top team but we didn’t score. We could be the winner of the match, now we’re the loser,” said former international Mario Gomez Sky.

Nicólas González had previously compensated for the promotion favorite in the unusual silence in front of almost empty ranks (83.) after Manuel Schäffler had given the lead for labor (50.). Before the deficit, returnee Marcin Kaminski made a serious mistake in building the game – the defender made an unfortunate comeback at the end of his long injury break.

Late goals for HSV and Bielefeld

Arminia Bielefeld missed the preliminary decision on the way to the eighth promotion at the restart after the corona break. The East Westphalia did not go beyond a 1-1 (1-0) against promoted VfL Osnabrück at the beginning, but increased their lead at the top of the table in the second division to seven points. Eight counters separate the leader from the relegation site. Marcos Alvarez (90. + 4) equalized for the long harmless Osnabrückers in injury time. With his 17th goal of the season, captain Fabian Klos gave Arminia the lead in the 17th minute. The 32-year-old confidently converted a penalty after being fouled by Joost van Aken himself.

Despite a bumpy performance, Hamburger SV took over a direct promotion place. The team of coach Dieter Hecking did not go beyond a 2-2 (1-1) at SpVgg Greuther Fürth, but benefited from the defeat of VfB Stuttgart and is new second. The Hanseatic now go into the top games with a decent starting position on May 24 against leaders Bielefeld and then four days later in Stuttgart.

Harvard Nielsen gave Fürth the lead in the 35th minute. Joel Pohjanpalo (41.) and Jeremy Dudziak (48.) turned the game around, but Nielsen (90. + 4) equalized late. As a result, HSV was unable to significantly improve its negative away record (just one win from eleven games since September). The frustration was correspondingly great. “It’s very bitter. We just have to score the third goal and then the game is closed,” said Pohjanpalo Sky.

FC St. Pauli has increased the relegation worries of 1. FC Nürnberg. In the first ghost game at the Hamburg Millerntor after the two-month Corona mandatory break, the Hanseatic team came to a happy 1-0 (0-0) against 1. FC Nürnberg on Sunday. Viktor Gyökeres scored the decisive goal in the 84th minute.

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HSV binds to Opoku awarded to Hansa Rostock: “Continue on the path chosen”

Currently awarded to Rostock

Hamburger SV prematurely extended the contract with Aaron Opoku (photo). As the second division club officially confirmed on Monday, the home-grown plant currently loaned to Hansa Rostock will sign a new working paper by 2024. Previously, the 21-year-old offensive man was bound by HSV until 2021.

“Aaron is a trained player in the club, who made a very good journey with us before he loaned to Rostock and has made a major development step with Hansa so far this season. We are delighted that he has committed to us in the long term because we believe that his path has not yet ended, but is only just beginning, ”said sports director Michael Mutzel. The HSV wants “to continue on its chosen path.”


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Opoku, who has 25 appearances (3 goals, 5 assists) in the currently interrupted third division season, said: “I’m overjoyed. The feeling is very motivating and satisfying when you realize that you have worked well and that you are rewarded for your work. ”


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Ex-professional Marcell Jansen is aiming for presidential posts

Marcell Jansen:

He has played 242 times in the Bundesliga.

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Dusseldorf Marcell Jansen was only 29 years old when he ended his football career. “Anyone who does something like this has never loved football,” World Champion Rudi Völler called after him. Jansen, who has been in the service of the Hamburg sports club since 2008, even agreed with his critic: he never loved the football business. He was only grateful for what made it possible for him.

Now Jansen wants to go back to that business, if only on a voluntary basis. This Saturday, the HSV members elect a new club president – and the now 33-year-old is considered the most promising candidate. The ex-left-back has been on the supervisory board of HSV Fußball AG for almost a year, as the outsourced professional department is called.

Jansen criticizes the lack of sports competence at the top of the HSV, which is also home to amateur sports in more than 30 divisions. He wanted to use his network to find sponsors “so that the amateur sector doesn’t have to live on membership fees only”, explained Jansen in the “Rheinische Post”.

Born in Mönchengladbach, he has earned money as a speaker and TV expert since his professional career – and has invested in companies. Among other things, he is involved in a medical supply store, a sports brand and a patisserie.

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Derby frenzy in the league: Hertha beats Union, Pauli defeats HSV

Derby frenzy in the Bundesliga!

The 4th matchday of the “Bundesliga Home Challenge” had 14 derbies ready for fans – and they were not disappointed! Dortmund against Schalke, Hamburg against St. Pauli and Hertha BSC against Union Berlin were just three of many football delicacies.

After Schalke 04 won 8-0 (!) Against Borussia Dortmund in the Ruhrpott derby, Hertha BSC secured dominance in the capital. Forward Pascal Köpke (24) and eSport athlete Eren Poyraz ripped off Union pros Julius Kade (20) and Keven Schlotterbeck (22) 7: 1 on the console! Satisfaction for blue-and-whites who lost the city derby almost 0-1 in the first half of the season.

Köpke, who swapped the soccer shoes for flip-flops for the virtual duel, was combative after the derby victory: “We hope that we can play the second half of the season and then win the real derby.”

Things went worse for Hamburger SV. The second division lost the third city duel in a row. After two 0-2 bankruptcies, the red trousers were down 2: 3 this time. After the first leg between gamers Christoph Strietzel (HSV) and Can Tuna (St. Pauli), HSV was still in front. Defender Tim Leibold (26) lost the tight lead but lost his duel against Luca Zander (24) clearly with 1: 3.

In the Saxony derby between RB Leipzig and Dynamo Dresden, the second division team won 6-2. Dresden’s Marcel Gramann had presented a 3-2 victory against Leipzig’s Alexander Czaplok in the duel between the eSportsmen. RB talent Tom Krauss (18) also lost in his duel. Dresden’s Justin Löwe (21) won 3-0.

The results at a glance:

VfB Stuttgart vs. SC Freiburg: 3: 5

1. FC Union Berlin vs. Hertha BSC: 1: 7

FC Augsburg vs. SSV Jahn Regensburg: 3: 1

Hamburger SV vs. FC St. Pauli: 2: 3

1. FC Nürnberg vs. SpVgg Greuther Fürth: 1: 2

RB Leipzig vs. Dynamo Dresden: 2-6

SC Paderborn vs. Arminia Bielefeld: 6: 6

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Marcell Jansen should ensure unity

VMarcell Jansen did not actually have to position himself. He had played for Hamburger SV soccer between 2008 and 2014. But he wanted to present his thoughts and ideas now that he has an important position at HSV Fußball AG. As is the case in these times, there was a press conference via video. In it, Jansen outlined what is important for HSV to get back to the top: “Teamwork, team play, communication.” Now one could ask heretical: What have these terms had to do with HSV in the past ten years?

At just 34, Jansen is an amazingly young chairman of the board. Jansen has played a special role since Bernd Hoffmann was dismissed as CEO of Fußball AG at the end of March. He took over the post of chief inspector because his predecessor Max-Arnold Köttgen did not want to continue without Hoffmann. Again, as Hoffmann’s successor, Jansen had been elected president of HSV e.V. a year ago and thus had a seat on the control committee. Even back then, many had said that Jansen was less interested in visiting the table tennis and athletics department than looking at professional football. He can now – from the top.

The fact that this task is extremely complicated and demanding is part of the nature of the matter at HSV. Two confidants of Hoffmann, whose contract was finally terminated on Tuesday, continue to serve as Vice President in the Presidium of the registered association and could make life difficult for Jansen there, after all, he was the one who had caused the mood change against Hoffmann on the Supervisory Board. In the beginning, Jansen was still entirely on his side. He wanted to unite HSV, said Jansen during his presentation. He can start immediately in his own presidium. And continue in membership and in the fan base. Because Jansen is considered a man at Klaus-Michael Kühne’s side. Jansen had already visited him in Mallorca as a player; the billionaire then campaigned for a contract extension. In the current dispute over Hoffmann, who wanted to keep Kuehne at a distance, Kuehne even pleaded for Jansen as CEO. Jansen has said several times that he doesn’t want to be at all.

Nevertheless, the door for Kuehne now opens again. He currently holds 20.6 percent of the shares in HSV Fußball AG. More than 24.9 percent may not be sold – as of now. It was his job to check what the club could exploit as an option, said Jansen: “The issue of equity is always important.” One thing is clear: without Hoffmann, but with Jansen and still with Frank Wettstein, CFO and supporter of Kühne , Kühne could get more influence again. Perhaps also in such a way to acquire shares over 24.9 percent.

It was noticeable that sports director Jonas Boldt recently praised and protected the billionaire. It would not be appropriate to call Jansen an extended arm, however – Jansen will already know that being too close to Kühne can be harmful. There were a number of people at HSV that Kuehne first appreciated, then dropped if they acted differently than he wanted – or if the sporting success failed to materialize. The HSV is certainly not easier with Kuehne on board.

Step towards becoming an entrepreneur

Jansen again felt that the new unit in the top management was urgently needed. He says: “We had cracks on the board. What we need to be successful, however, is a relationship of trust at all levels. ”Most recently, Hoffmann’s loneliness had repelled Jansen in such a way that he voted for separation from him. A hardness and clarity that some would never have believed in the always confident Sonnyboy he was as a player. But Jansen has just participated in how things go at HSV. In the event of failure, guilty parties are sought. Jansen experienced no fewer than four coaches in his last active season 2014/15. Then it was over, at the age of 29.


He was initially smiled at when he said there had to be more to life than soccer. But there was more. Jansen founded his MJ Beteiligungs GmbH, bought shares in a medical supply store, restaurants and a fitness fashion label. Jansen is now involved in five start-ups; he made the step to becoming an entrepreneur with a persistence that surprised many companions of the Rhenish happy nature. As a critic of the HSV path, Jansen remained loyal to the Hanseatic city. With the relegation in 2018 at the latest, he saw his time to strive for an official position at HSV.

In this way he has now reached the top. And that he still holds the bones for the “third” of the HSV in the upper league gives him – if you will – an additional dash of credibility. He promised no fairytale castles when he presented them. If at the end of the season (so it ends) nothing will go up with the promotion, you will try again in the next season. In this context, Jansen praised CFO Wettstein, who ensures the necessary liquidity. Of course, Jansen knows very well that HSV has lacked money rather than cohesion in recent years.

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Hamburger SV – Hecking against “going it alone” of football – sport

Coach Dieter Hecking from the second division club Hamburger SV strongly warns against a premature return to “normal” team training and match play in view of the corona crisis. “Nobody in the population should have the feeling that football is doing irresponsible soloing,” said the 55-year-old Hamburger Abendblatt: “We have to strictly adhere to political decisions. I think that’s important.”

You need a certain lead time with normal training to be able to play games again. “We can’t get started from zero to a hundred,” said Hecking, “otherwise there is a risk of chaos on the pitch.” If, for security reasons, normal team training is not possible shortly after Easter, one has to “postpone the return to the game,” continued the DFB Cup winner from 2015. According to media reports, the DFL had recently considered resuming play in early May.

Despite all the problems and challenges, Hecking also believes in the positive effects of the corona crisis. “I am firmly convinced that Corona will make our society a better place. It is impressive how many solidarity actions are currently being started. You are remembering things that are important and necessary,” said the coach.

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Rensing broke Tremmel’s move to Bayern – woman found Swansea job on the Internet

“Would have been my place”

Goalkeeper Gerhard Tremmel ran 125 times for Energie Cottbus, SpVgg Unterhaching, Hannover 96 and Hertha BSC in the 1st Bundesliga. There are also 29 Premier League appearances for Swansea City. A transfer to the big FC Bayern Munich failed, which the 41-year-old regrets. He almost ended up in Munich, “That was in my Cottbus time,” revealed the ex-keeper in a “kicker” interview.

Tremmel stood for energy between the posts between 2006 and 2010. “I should have switched to HSV. Everything was clear, a three-year contract. But then sports director Beiersdorfer overturned with board member Hoffmann and resigned. Hoffmann blocked everything Beiersdorfer had prepared. So I stood there. I had already said goodbye in Cottbus. The transfer window was almost closed. And at Bayern Michael Rensing played as the successor to Oli Kahn, ”explained Tremmel.

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“It didn’t work that way, and coach van Gaal made Jörg Butt number 1. I should be the new number 2. But Rensing decided to go back to the bench. That would have been my place at the moment. But the Bavarians did not want to cause any unrest, ”continued Tremmel. The keeper joined RB Salzburg a year later, in summer 2010, and another year later he went to Swansea City.

That was bitter. Not just because it was FC Bayern.

The Munich-born Tremmel said about the cancellation of the German record champions “It was bitter. Not just because it was FC Bayern. Everyone wants to go there. But I’m Munich, I was there when I was young, my family lives there. That would have been great, a dream. But fate had other plans for me, even more curious twists. ”

Tremmel thought Cottbus was “the coffin nail in my career” – via a detour to Swansea City

Tremmel said: “I continued to play for energy, but I thought that would be the coffin nail in my career. Nobody commits a 2nd division Cottbus goalkeeper. But then I should have returned to Hertha. ”Massive fan protests also broke this transfer,“ because after a win with Cottbus in Rostock in euphoria I had tuned a song with the fans in which Rostock, Dresden and Hertha were insulted. It cost me 10,000 euros. And the return to Berlin. The fans hadn’t forgotten that. “

Manager Beiersdorfer then brought him to Salzburg. Tremmel described the jump to England as “totally strange”. The former goalkeeper: “For me, the Premier League has always been the measure of all things. Then my wife at the time discovered on the Internet that Swansea was looking for a goalkeeper. As luck would have it, they were at the training camp. 30 minutes away from Salzburg. “


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The end of the story: “Andrew Sparks, a young goalkeeper coach in the youth division, worked at Red Bull. Actually in New York, but especially for further training in Salzburg. And he came from Swansea and made the contact. Crazy, right? There aren’t that many coincidences at once. ”Tremmel made 52 competitive games for the“ Swans ”, after a six-month loan to Werder Bremen including return, he ended his career in 2017. In 2013 he won the English League Cup.


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