Füchse Berlin lost with 32:33 (19:16) in the big derby match of 11th round against the Champions League winners HSV Hamburg. Hans Lindberg made a penalty throw, six seconds before the end for the decision in the fast-paced, fun-filled game. The Dane was with twelve goals (six of seven meters) best scorer of the guests. In Berlin, Fredrik Petersen (8/4) was the most successful. The top tier of league thus remains tight, the Foxes in fifth place of the table separates just one point from the second place team.
The big game was opened by Andreas Nilsson with an acrobatic goal for HSV, Konstantin Igropulo scored for Berlin. The starting position was debated enough – Berlin wanted to win, Hamburg had. The Foxes were off playing more homogeneous and less on individual actions, but always came to good opportunities.
The two defensive rows initially had their problems, the keeper shone not as previously expected. It went back and forth – Hamburg regained the lead back, then Bitter parried with Jesper Nielsen for the first time in a big way, Lindberg served Andreas Nilsson and HSV had achieved a 6:8 (14′). The advantage was quickly put and it remained open. The defense could not produce a winning ball, so both teams were focused in the attack.
As a consequence, the Foxes Berlin had some outnumbered situations through, and came to 10:12. But the fighting spirit of the Berlin, in front of 9,000 spectators at the Burrow Max-Schmeling-Halle, remained unbroken. The ex-Hamburg player Fredrik Petersen struck a sensational hip throw for the home team, before his team once again tied the result. Hamburg lost the ball, Petersen countered and the hall was raging – 12:12. After 25 minutes, Petr Stochl came for Heinevetter, who was not very successful.
Jaszka was once again quick on his feet and drew a penalty against the Hamburg defence block. Stochl rose, while HSV was now getting power play again – as Davor Dominikovic pocketed two minutes suspension. There was more space for Romero and for 18:15, scored for 19:16 at the break.
The better start in the second half got HSV Hamburg. The hosts were given two penalties in quick succession again and Hamburg equalized to 20:20. It was shortly after the restart and again everything was open in the top match of the strongest league in the world. Hamburg could not hasten away, it was hectic: Flohr penalty for holding, Igropolo made step error, penalty for Hens, and Zachrisson and Jaszka hit the post. The changeover to Domagoj Duvnjak, disturbed the mighty Foxes, mainly thanks to Stochl, Fuchse stayed and were able to achieve the 24:23 by Fredrik Petersen in 43rd minute.
Igropulo scored for 26:26 and even after 53 minutes the score of 29:29, no winner was still identified. Then both coaches changed the goalkeepers – Heinevetter and Bitter, who came after a seven-meter save against Petersen. Duvnjak and especially Flohr were purely unrestrained and in 56 minute the score was 30:30. Duvnjak and Jansen scored for 30:32, two minutes before the end.
Blazenko Lackovic took a penalty and Lindberg had the chance to get to three plus for HSV. But the Dane failed. Jaszka came in the game, Horak was precise from a distance and kept the hope alive for Berlin, 31-32. In the next attack for HSV, Torsten Jansen made a technical error before the end. On the opposite side Horak scored again for 32:32. In the last attack HSV took a new penalty plus two minute suspension of Spoljaric. Six seconds were on the clock: Lindberg was confident, scored and secured his team the two points.
Füchse Berlin : Heinevetter (3 saves , 1′-25′, 54′, 60′) Stochl(6 saves, 25′, 54′, also substituted for a seven-meter); Petersen 8/4, Igropulo 6, Horak 5, Zachrisson 4, Jaszka 3, Nielsen 2, Christopherson 2, Wiede 1, Romero 1, Spoljaric, Löffler n.e., Thümmler n.e., Richwien n.e.
HSV Handball: Bitter (3 p, 1-27th); Cleverly (3 p, 27-54, 54th-60th.); Lindberg 12/6, Duvnjak 7, Markovic 5, Nilsson 3, Jansen 2, Hens 2, Lackovic 1, Pfahl 1, Flohr, Cañellas, Dominikovic, Schröder n.e., Toft Hansen n.e., Djordjic n.e.
Referee: Lars Geipel / Marcus Helbig (Steuden / Landsberg)
Martin Schwalb (HSV Handball coach):
“Today everything was what makes handball, handball. We have acted, a bit too cautious in the first half. In attack we had good solutions, but we received a lot of goals, too. So we earned the rest, that was a serious match. We then tried changing over the defense and tried to be lively on our feet. We have accepted the duels and tried to keep away from the Berliner Tor. We have achieved this. In the final minutes it comes times like this. On Wednesday we have lost, today we had the happier end for us. We are very happy because, to win in Berlin is always nice. But the game says nothing about the rest of the season. “
Dagur Sigurdsson (coach Fuchse Berlin):
“I think we made a statement today. I have to thank my team, we super fought and gave everything. Thanks also to the audience, the hall was full and there was a big crowd. We are very disappointed to have lost this big game. “
Torsten Jansen (player HSV Handball):
“We have always believed in us and never stopped fighting. We played at a very high level with relatively few mistakes. Thus we got less counter-attacks into the second half. We were always focused and really wanted to win this game. “
Andreas Nilsson (player HSV Handball):
“This victory is beautiful! In the second half our defense was great, and we were disciplined in the attack. The game brings us more than two points. This was very important for us straight after the game against Göppingen. “
The results of Bundesliga 11 round: