Second League: Hamburg fights for a point in the top match in Cologne
The first FC Cologne dominated the first half, but Hamburg did not give up in the top duel of the second division there was no winner - the reason is called Manuel Wintzheimer.
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The return of the 1. FC Köln in the Bundesliga moves closer, but still they have to wait: In the second division top match against Hamburger SV missed the league leaders in the final minutes of a victory and did not come from a 1-1 (1: 0) out. After 29 matchdays Cologne (59 points) is ten points ahead of the relegation place occupied by Union Berlin.
Dominick Drexler scored the 1: 0 (26th minute) for Cologne. Manuel Wintzheimer saved the HSV one point in the 85th minute, the 20-year-old had come on four minutes before his equalizer.
Seven points behind Cologne is the second-placed HSV, who showed a significant performance increase after the 1: 2 against Magdeburg. In Cologne, the team of coach Hannes Wolf was under pressure especially in the first half, at half time was the shot on target at 3:10 from the point of view of Hamburg. One of these attempts Drexler used freestanding after a corner to the lead - it was already the 75th goal of the season for the FC.
HSV are lucky with Jung's tactical foul
The HSV increased without his injured top players Aaron Hunt and Pierre-Michel Lasogga only in the second 45 minutes. Bakery Jatta gave the first good opportunity to equalize with a shot from an acute angle (69.), then came the substitute Wintzheimer (85.). For the former junior player of FC Bayern, it was only the second short-term campaign this season. In the middle of the second half, Hamburg were lucky as referee Robert Hartman did not punish a tactical foul by Gideon Jung with yellow and red.
For Hamburg, it will be on Saturday with a home game against Aue (13 clock) on, the 1st FC Cologne has a day later to Dresden (13.30 clock).
1. FC Köln - Hamburger SV 1: 1 (1: 0)
1: 0 Drexler (26th)
1: 1 Wintzheimer (85.)
Cologne : Horn - Meré, Höger, Czichos - Clemens (42nd cracks), Geis, Kainz - Drexler, Hector - Terodde (74th Sobiech), Cordoba (81st Modeste)
Hamburg : Pollersbeck - Sakai (81st Wintzheimer), Lacroix, van Drongelen, Santos - Young (64th Vagnoman), Janjicic - Narey, Mangala, Jatta - Özcan
Referee : Hartmann
Yellow cards : Terodde, Kainz, Hector, Meré / Jung, van Drongelen, Wintzheimer
Spectators : 50,000 (sold out)