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Werder Bremen loses north derby against HSV: Your biggest opponent is you yourself

2021-09-18T21:31:45.309Z

Was it the referee? Only in one scene. The HSV? Already. Above all, however, Werder Bremen failed in the north derby because of themselves: overzealousness, ignorance of the rules, incomplete squad planning and the evaluation of chances.



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All against one?

Werder's Marvin Ducksch saw yellow because of complaining

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Déjà-vu of the game:

Born in Bremen, trained at Hamburger SV - and now, at the age of 32, for the first time for SV Werder in a duel with their rivals on the pitch, with the captain's armband on his arm: for Christian Groß it was a special northern derby . But the midfielder, who was called late, took a warning after just five minutes and was sent off without any problems before the break (31st minute). A disservice that he already did to Werder: On the penultimate game day of the relegation season, Groß weakened his Bremen team in the same way as when he was outnumbered against Augsburg. Werder lost, in the end two points were missing from the relegation place.

The result:

0: 2 (0: 2) in the Weserstadion: The first northern derby since February 2018 goes to the Hamburger Sportverein after a memorable game, the 2nd Bundesliga offered more excitement in one game than the Bundesliga in the entire Saturday conference. Read the match report here.

Brought by the storks:

As much as the people of Bremen and Hamburg differ in some respects, the Hanseatic townspeople used similar types of coaches in the summer: Markus Anfang and Tim Walter made a name for themselves in the second division at Holstein Kiel - and the »storks «With limited resources to promotion candidates. Both are considered modern coaches who love the dominant game. Werder against HSV, that was also the duel of the calm positional play of the early eleven against the constantly ardent assault footballers of the Walter school.

The first half:

The clear winner here was HSV. Not only did the guests take advantage of an overzealous emergence of Lars-Lukas Mai, who represented the injured captain Ömer Toprak in the Bremen defense center, for an early lead with a header by Robert Glatzel (2nd), in pressing and counter-pressing the Hamburgers were also good enough to To completely neutralize Werder's development game. Bremen opportunities? Nothing. In stoppage time Moritz Heyer even increased again, also with a header (45th + 2). Otherwise, it was managed quite peacefully - beyond two control engineering malfunctions.

Little rule of thumb, part one:

Because in a heated first half,

someone who

didn't want to be the main actor became the main actor: Referee Sascha Stegemann, affectionately called "Schieber" by the Bremen audience, not only dismissed Gross. The referee denied Werder a penalty when Sebastian Schonlau, who had already been warned, knocked Bremen's Marvin Ducksch down with his arm (36th). "Floodlights, Northern Derby - not everyone can do that," said the injured Werderer Leonardo Bittencourt during the break at the TV microphone. The referee experts from Collina's heirs were milder in their judgment, but on the part of Bremen in their assessment of the penalty area scene.

Small rules, part two:

There were no two opinions whether the next Stegemann decision was correct: Ducksch's fantastic free-kick hit did not last (42nd), Hamburg's Heyer had called it to the referee before it was executed. Mitchell Weiser had sneaked up to the wall, and players of the opposing team have had to keep a distance of at least one meter in such scenes since 2019. Weiser, only part-time in Leverkusen and only 224 minutes on the pitch in the preseason, probably simply lacked practical experience with this rule.

The Heyerbiest:

Moritz Heyer is not only to be praised for his pertinent advice to Stegemann. With an assist and the 2-0 goal, the actual defensive all-rounder, who impressively uses his new offensive freedoms under Walter in midfield, remains the HSV player of the season. He already knew how to annoy Werder: In 2016, Heyer and Sportfreunde Lotte threw Bremen out of the cup in round one. Now he's also a derby hero.

The second half:

After the break, Werder was no longer allowed to complain about the referee: Stegemann Schonlau belatedly sent off the pitch after a foul on Romano Schmid (52nd), at ten against ten Bakery Jatta had the opportunity to make a decision, but failed to Werder keeper Michael Zetterer (61st). After that, only Bremen played, who had chances for three or four goals in the last half hour. But Niclas Füllkrug didn't hit the empty goal at first (74th), before the striker lacked luck on two other top opportunities (77th, 87th). A beer mat dribble from Schmid brought another top-class player (81st), in the end even defender Milos Veljkovic was allowed to move forward - and awarded the last big thing (90th + 5).

Sit down, six:

"Reconstruction", not reassignment, that was the Bremen mantra over the summer. Only one position was apparently forgotten: In the already vacant position in defensive midfield, Patrick Erras was replaced early with Nicolai Rapp, Maximilian Eggestein and Kevin Möhwald but allowed Werder to move on a free transfer - and is now with a problem after Groß's suspension because: without Six there. Well, almost without: Thanks to the incomplete squad planning, young hopefuls Ilia Gruev should get the chance to prove themselves right from the start.

This is how it goes on:

The Bremen opponent will then be called Dynamo Dresden, HSV will play the top game against Nuremberg at home next weekend. In the table, the Hamburg team (12 points) have overtaken their north rivals (11). In terms of excitement, the 2nd Bundesliga is hard to beat this year: In the snapshot, eleven teams are at the top of the league within five meters.

Source: spiegel

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