North derby winner: Hamburger SV
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Hamburger SV won the northern derby of the 2nd Bundesliga.
At Werder Bremen, coach Tim Walter's team won 2-0 (1-0).
Robert Glatzel gave the lead early (2nd minute), Moritz Heyer increased (45th + 1).
The home team was already outnumbered after half an hour because Christian Groß saw yellow-red, but HSV was also decimated shortly after the break.
If there is a perfect start, it looks like this: A combined attack from the left including a soulful cross from Heyer resulted in a header from the criminally released Glatzel (2nd).
Just when Werder managed to playfully consolidate and engage the attacking gear, the club weakened itself. Captain Groß had already seen a yellow card for a foul, but took up the tackle against HSV goalkeeper Heuer Fernandes and brought his team outnumbered.
Suddenly 0: 2 instead of 1: 1
Bremen was not unsettled by being outnumbered and could have received penalties after a tough duel between Sebastian Schonlau and Marvin Ducksch;
Referee Sascha Stegemann let go, the VAR did not intervene (36th).
The team of coach Markus Anfang came through a directly converted free kick by Ducksch to the alleged equalization, but this did not count because Bremen's Mitchell Weiser stood in the opposing wall (42nd).
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As soon as the Werder goal was denied, HSV struck: After a cross from Bakery Jatta, Heyer got too much space and headed against the direction of Michael Zetterer (45th + 1).
Shortly after the break, the tie was restored on the field because Sebastian Schonlau, previously sanctioned with yellow, ruthlessly blocked Bremen's Romano Schmid (52nd).
Füllkrug does not take advantage of opportunities
Jatta had the chance to make the decision after a pass from Marcel Kittel, but failed with his shallow attempt on Zetterer's foot defense (61.).
On the other side, Niclas Füllkrug could have made amends. First, he decided to close at an acute angle instead of laying across (74th), then he failed to goalkeeper Fernandes, although he had come far out of his goal (78th).