Hamburg won away from home, but Hertha of Berlin did not leave a tie to lose, turning it around with a 0-2 victory and was able to ensure their survival in the Bundesliga next season.
victory in the first leg (0-1) gave good signals from the Portuguese team, Daniel Fernandez, who came back to start the Hamburg goal, and they now had the opportunity to close the confrontation to their fans, who were eager to return to the Bundesliga.
However, despite the strong support and even control of possession, the truth is that Hamburg were completely irrational in attack and practically failed to create danger in the final third of the field. In turn, Herta was more assertive and gave Daniel Fernandez plenty of work, reaching the goal early, after just four minutes, as Boyata made it 0-1 after a corner kick.
The advantage for those from Berlin could have been greater until the break, but Daniel Fernandez kept the tie until he couldn’t. In the second half, Hertha’s high pressure decreased due to fatigue, and Hamburgo grew in the match, finally managing to create danger and add some chances. However, Hertha hit 0-2 in a moment of inspiration from Platthardt and froze the field. The winger grabbed the ball to take the free kick from the right and completely dumbed down Daniel Fernandez, who was in a bit of a bad situation, and scored a goal that lifted the field.
Until the end, Hamburg was desperately looking for a goal that would re-launch the tie, and Glatzel had two great chances on his feet, but he clearly failed to shoot and Hertha would end up winning 0-2, sealing the maintenance in the Bundesliga next season and delaying Hamburg’s dream of returning.
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