And hopefully things won’t get any worse for the Hanseatic League. Because because of two positive corona tests with the Heidenheimers the day before, the second division duel on the Ostalb was still on the brink on Sunday morning. However, the responsible health department waived quarantine for the entire team because the rest of the team also tested negative for Covid-19 in rapid tests on Sunday. However, as is well known, it would not be the first time that in the days following the first positive tests, more players were tested positive and sent to domestic isolation.
One thing is certain: unlike before the HSV game against Aue, this time it was not “safety first”. The game against the Saxons was postponed at short notice due to a positive corona test. Fortunately, the follow-up tests turned out negative. The Hamburg team won the catch-up game with ease.
“If you lose two games in a row and draw twice before that, then it’s a crisis.”
HSV coach Daniel Thjoner
Two chances, two goals for HSV
In Heidenheim, the guests were actually well on their way to their sixth win of the season. With their first two scoring chances, they promptly made it 2-0. Manuel Wintzheimer had a lot of space on the right because the ex-Bremen Marnon Busch had lifted the offside. Then the right-back let Sonny Kittel slip away in his back and the HSV striker easily pushed Wintzheimer’s precise cross over the line to make it 1-0 (16.). After a corner, Wintzheimer put Toni Leistner in the penalty area, who scored 2-0 (25th).
After Kiel, Kühlwetter also shocks HSV
But the Heidenheimers had already shown themselves unimpressed by a 2-0 deficit in Kiel the previous week – and again it was Christian Kühlwetter who equalized with a double pack. First, HSV cleared a corner insufficiently and still moved blindly out the back. Norman Theuerkauf crossed again, Kühlwetter came free to head – 1: 2 (28th).
Another goal of the summer access from Kaiserslautern did not count because of a narrow offside position. Leistner is still likely to be dizzy, so much his opponent fooled him (41.). However, the compensation was only postponed. This time the offside trap didn’t snap because Jan Gyamerah had slept. Denis Thomalla and Kühlwetter ran freely towards goalkeeper Sven Ulreich, Thomalla crossed, Kühlwetter scored his seventh goal of the season (44th).
HSV surrenders point in stoppage time
During the break, Heidenheim’s coach Frank Schmidt had obviously prescribed a very defensive approach to his team. That was not good for the game, especially since HSV lacked brilliant ideas, especially to put Simon Terodde in the limelight. The striker only had one chance, but shot over (86.). And then the Heidenheimers struck again – with the active support of Ulreich. The keeper took a short kick and Leistner passed back. But Ulreich missed the acceptance of the ball, Kühlwetter was there and hit the 3: 2 final score (90 + 1).
Thioune: “Have to get a turnaround”
“We are on the way in results and are no longer in first place. Ultimately, you can perhaps speak of a mini-crisis. We just have to get the turnaround back. And then we will master this crisis,” said HSV coach Daniel Thioune.
Matchday 9, November 29, 2020 1.30 p.m.