Hamburg (dpa / lsw) - Robert Glatzel inflicted the first defeat of the season in the 2nd Bundesliga on his former club 1. FC Heidenheim. The attacker scored the decisive goal shortly before the break (42nd minute) in Hamburger SV's 1-0 (1-0) win. While HSV celebrated its second win, Heidenheim missed the temporary jump to the top of the table.
After the home defeat against FC Hansa Rostock two weeks earlier, the Hamburgers were more cautious in building up the game in order to offer the guests, who attacked early, few counterattack opportunities. The Heidenheimer benefited from their well-organized defense for a long time, but remained too harmless in attack. Daniel Heuer Fernandes thwarted their only chance to score in the first half. The HSV goalkeeper, who has been strong for weeks, was on the spot after a header from Patrick Mainka with a remarkable save (10th).
After the change of sides, the guests became braver. Coach Frank Schmidt's team moved up to get closer to the HSV penalty area. With the substitution of Kevin Sessa, the offensive actions of 1. FCH became more dangerous. Although the guests collected plenty of corners, there were few good chances.
Whenever more speed came into play, it became more dangerous. Ultimately, the success of the hosts was deserved because coach Tim Walter's team not only got more out of the game, but also invested more in the offensive. Glatzel alone could have scored four goals in the first half.