For the team of coach Jens Härtel, who on Thursday extended his contract with Hansa by a year until 2022, it was the sixth win in the last seven games. Last weekend it was enough for the third in the table to draw at 1860 Munich.
Kolke: “Will stay tight until the end”
“One shot, zero received – that’s great,” said Hansa keeper Markus Kolke, who does not want to deal with the second division yet. “We’ll get 46 or 47 points as quickly as possible and then we’ll see how many games are left. It’ll be tight until the end.” With the success against Mannheim, the Mecklenburgers increased their points account to 42 points.
“It’s not yet the time to take a big look at the table,” said Coach Härtel, who was satisfied with the performance of his team against Mannheim: “We were good in the duels, demonstrated our morale and defended cleanly – that is already a quality. ”
Rostock with good defensive performance
The Härtel team controlled what was happening, but achieved little offensively. Mannheim presented itself committed, but completely harmless. This was largely due to the very attentive defensive performance of the Rostockers.
In addition, it spoke for the ripped-off Mecklenburgers that they took the lead with the first shot on goal: Another throw-in Lukas Scherff, Nik Omladic extended with a hoe and in the end Nico Neidhart executed with a remarkable shot from the edge of the box – 1-0 for Hansa after 22 minutes . Somewhat surprising, but not undeserved. “It was nice that I hit him like that,” said the goalscorer after the game.
Little flow of the game in half two
The lull in the penalty rooms continued into the second half. More football was worked than played on the rather battered lawn in the Hansa Stadium. It got harder and harder between the two teams. Every minute fouls interrupted the flow of the game. It was only in the 74th minute that there was some excitement in front of the Mannheim enclosure. Lion Lauberbach was already past Waldhof keeper Timo Königsmann, but shot at the guest captain Marcel Seegert, who was posted on the goal line, from an acute angle.
The 2-0 lead could have brought calm into the game, but it was enough for the Rostockers. Mannheim started a final offensive, but remained just as harmless as before.
Matchday 25, 02/20/2021 2:00 p.m.