Wernigerode / MZ – Shame in Mansberg: Hallesche FC missed reaching the State Cup final. Andre Mayer’s side lost 1-2 (1-1) after a harmless offensive appearance at Oberliga FC Unit Wernigerode. Marcel Teach Rivero gave HFC a deserved lead. Kevin Hildach (penalty kick, 43) and Eric Weinhauer turned the match in Wernigerode’s favour. Who will be in the German Federation Cup next year? HFC will only be spectators there again.
At the start of the match it looked as if the Red Whites would follow 1. FC Magdeburg in the final. The HFC team, who entered the match with almost the best formation, started with focus and, as expected, dominated from the start. Wernigerode held up well in the initial phase with consistent defensive work. After 14 minutes, the defensive line of the upper division was played for the first time.
Good start HFC against Wernigerode: Teach Rivero scores early to make it 1-0
Teach Rivero, who was completely free in the penalty area, converted a cross from Julian Gotao and hit the far corner to make the score 1-0 in favor of the favorites. Then Teach Rivero had a great opportunity to score his second goal, but he was blocked in the penalty area (27). Then the home team increasingly sought the way towards the HFC goal, playing with greater courage, but without having any great chances to score.
On the other hand, Michael Eberwin missed 2-0. He appeared alone in front of Al Wahda goalkeeper Andre Helmstedt. He drove the HFC striker’s shot into the corner. He took that vengeance on the spot: Wernigerode came in with a surprise draw after a counterattack. HFC midfielder Sebastien Bosel hit Al Wahda player Weinhauer in the penalty area on the ankle. Underdog Punishment! Hildach around it safely (43). So I entered the second half with a draw.
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HFCs in the second half attack are extremely harmless
After the restart, HFC searched in vain for a hole in the guest defense. The Wernigerode people had their first chance. Weinhauer broke through the penalty area from the left but failed from a tight angle in HFC goalkeeper Daniel Mesenhöler (62nd position).
Shortly thereafter, the 21-year-old got another chance after a counterattack and took advantage of it: Weinhauer turned the ball to the far post on the right in the penalty area to make it 2-1 (67). Mansberg was upside down, the feel was clear and HFC was in big trouble. The Red Whites were looking for a way to get back into the game, which was becoming increasingly frenetic. But the equalizer didn’t want to succeed anymore, the big surprise was perfect.