Paderborn (dpa) – Hamburger SV has proven its taker qualities in the victory over SC Paderborn.
The 4: 3 (2: 3) was spectacular and gave the team the first league lead in the 2nd Bundesliga in ten months. Simon Terodde (24./57.) With a double, Manuel Wintzheimer (14th) and Aaron Hunt (82./fault penalty) scored for the guests.
Even a setback could hardly impress HSV: after a 2-0 lead, the guests were in front of 300 spectators 2: 3 within four minutes due to the goals of Dennis Srbeny (34./foul penalty) and Chris Führich (36./38.) back. But after the break, the team remained calm and earned the three runs. Besides Terodde, another player stood out – although not as he had planned.
THE LUCKY ONE: The game in Paderborn was something special for Klaus Gjasula. The defensive midfielder played for East Westphalia from 2018 to this summer, promoted to the Bundesliga with them and relegated immediately. The 30-year-old should be one of the pillars at HSV. But in Paderborn this column turned out to be anything but stable. Two dropouts of his ensured that the Paderborn team changed a 0-2 into a 3-2 before half time. “It was a rock from my heart with the final whistle,” he said. “I want to thank the team for smoothing out my mistakes and for winning in the end.”
THE RECORD MAN: Two games, four goals – with his second brace on the second day of play, Simon Terodde shows that he can meet all of his high expectations. His goals for 2-0 and 3: 3 were goals 121 and 122 in the 222nd second division. No one has met before since the introduction of the single-track 2nd Division in 1981. “To be honest. I didn’t think about it for a second in the game,” said the 32-year-old on pay-TV channel Sky. Other things are more important to him: “I want to play a really, really good season at HSV. I’m really ready.”
THE MENTALITY: Started strong, took a clear lead and fell behind on a mistake – just a few months ago, the HSV team would have fallen apart with a game like that. But in Paderborn there was a new quality: the players can deal with setbacks.
THE OUTLOOK: The start was successful. Two wins against the two Bundesliga relegated Fortuna Düsseldorf (2: 1) and SC Paderborn are the first sign. More importantly, the team under new coach Daniel Thioune looks more mature than in the previous season. Next Sunday, the next test will be against the equally strong start of the runner-up Erzgebirge Aue.