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Hamburg After a win towards Kaiserslautern

HSV with new hope within the promotion race

Hamburg's goalscorer Laszlo Benes (M) celebrates after his goal to make it 1-0 Hamburg's goalscorer Laszlo Benes (M) celebrates after his goal to make it 1-0

Hamburg's goalscorer Laszlo Benes (M) celebrates after his purpose to make it 1-0

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HSV nonetheless has an opportunity of direct promotion due to the hard-earned 2-1 win towards Kaiserslautern. The Hanseatic League can as soon as once more depend on their long-running favourite and are transferring nearer to their metropolis rivals FC St. Pauli.

Laszlo Benes made it clear with a single phrase what worth he at present has for Hamburger SV. “I am very happy that I helped the team again with my goal,” stated the 26-year-old after the hard-fought 2:1 (1:1) within the 2nd Bundesliga towards 1. FC Kaiserslautern. The “again” within the assertion usually utilized by skilled footballers made clear the worth of the attacking midfielder for the Hanseatic League.

With his thirteenth purpose of the season, the Slovakian worldwide paved the way in which to HSV's victory on Saturday, which stored the good probabilities of promotion relegation and the slim probabilities of a direct ticket to the Bundesliga open. However, second-placed Holstein Kiel remains to be seven factors forward of Hamburg and metropolis rivals FC St. Pauli are 9 factors forward. “We have already lost a lot of points, which of course shouldn’t happen. That’s why: The three points are good for us,” stated Benes.

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In distinction to a few of his teammates who appeared unsettled and the offense that was too usually pale towards Lautern, Benes has proven because the starting of the season how necessary he’s for the workforce. The lively midfielder stands out together with his current physique language, as a passing cross and with an uncompromising purpose menace. For many HSV followers it appears troublesome to think about what the struggling Bundesliga favourite would do with out Benes. The offensive engine has to date offered probably the most assists in your entire 2nd Bundesliga (11).

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Coach Steffen Baumgart was additionally important of the weekend's efficiency. “He had good actions in the team and not so good actions. But from my point of view, that’s part of it,” stated the coach. “But we don’t have to talk about the fact that he’s important anymore. We know that.” During the defeat in Düsseldorf (0-2) in March, Baumgart surprisingly positioned the attacking midfielder Laszlo Benes on the left wing, however then ended the experiment. Also as a result of Benes even made it clear publicly that this isn’t his finest place.

The issues nonetheless exist

Baumgart primarily needed to speak in regards to the ongoing issues with the HSV recreation. The coach praised his workforce's combating spirit. But he additionally criticized: “I see very, very many things that we have to work on.” HSV lacked penetration on the entrance and there have been repeated errors on the again. At occasions, the Hanseatic League didn't current itself like a Bundesliga candidate. “I think there’s definitely still room for improvement,” stated Benes.

After his opening purpose (thirty fourth minute), they have been “not as active anymore,” criticized Benes, who missed the put up twice within the recreation. He complained that there have been usually no affords for additional balls. In addition to Benes, HSV goalkeeper Matheo Raab stood out, who brilliantly prevented Kaiserslautern's second purpose. The company resisted strongly.

Four days after the Palatinate reached the ultimate of the DFB Cup, Ragnar Ache (forty fifth + 1) scored to make it 1-1 and shocked the HSV supporters among the many 57,000 followers within the Volksparkstadion. Loan participant Lukasz Poreba (sixtieth) scored his first purpose for HSV – and that gave the second division workforce, which had failed so usually up to now, additional hope within the promotion race.