While the guests from Saxony celebrated their third win of the season, the North Germans had already suffered their seventh defeat. In the table, the gap for discharge quality is only four points, but could melt Sunday if Dynamo Dresden or Holstein hinge score.
“Still, a compliment to the team. They tried everything, threw everything away. Today we are not lucky. We will attack again next week,” said Hansa coach Jens Hartell.
To attack the Behrens post, Cone scored the goal
His team started well and got the first chance of the game after a corner kick: Hanno Behrens hit the post with his head only (6th). After about a quarter of an hour, the guests were able to relieve themselves a little from the pressure – and even at the front. Dimitri Nazarov sent Nicholas to the corner vertically: the striker started from the center line, shook Calogero Rissudo and pushed the ball past Marcus Golke into the net (19th). “We were a little sleepy then,” Hartell scolded.
Now against the lower bishop, it was hard to create chances for Hansa to score. It only became dangerous after the corner kicks – life keeper Martin Menell was on both occasions (26th, 35th).
Verhoek equalized, not counting Schumacher’s goal
But the hosts achieved their goal. After a fight with John-Patrick Strauss, Kevin Schumacher went down in the penalty area – referee Patrick Alt hit a penalty whistle. This result also sustained video evidence and was converted by John Verhoek to 1: 1 (37th). Two minutes later, the ball was in the guests’ goal again. This time, however, Auer benefited from the video source: Schumacher was on a razor-thin offside as Simon Rhine passed – which was just as hard as before with a penalty kick.
Cold showers for Zonjik’s Hansa
As in the first round, the dominant Rostockers had to deal with the cold rain in the second half of the game. If Nazarev only hit the net in the 52nd minute, Antonio Jonjic did it better a quarter of an hour later. Jan Hochscheidt used the striker, who went half-right unstoppable goalie – 2: 1 to Aue (66th). Shortly afterwards, template provider Hochscheidt scored a third-goal goal, but kept the ball wide of the post (68th).
Härtel responded with three changes (72nd). But neither Svante Ingleson, Jonathan Meyer nor Harris Tulzewic, nor Streeley Mamba and Ridge Munchie (81st) were able to turn the match around. Munshi only returned to the end, but forgave (86th). At stoppage time, Auer dropped a possible 3: 1 after two counterattacks.
Match Day 14, November 20, 2021 at 1:30 p.m.