Professionals | 21/01/2022

Dramatic defeat to HSV

Pokal penalty heartache

1. FC Köln were beaten in curious fashion on penalties by Hamburger SV on Tuesday evening at the RheinEnergieSTADION. Despite plenty of chances, there were no goals in the 90 minutes. Robert Glatzel gave HSV the lead before Anthony Modeste level with the last kick of the game. With HSV leading 4:3 going into the final spot-kick, Florian Kainz converted but for double contact to rule his penalty a miss and allow Hamburg to progress into the next round.

Team news

Steffen Baumgart made six changes to the starting line-up that began the game on Saturday with Bayern Munich. Kingsley Ehizibue, Jannes Horn, Kingsley Schindler, Dejan Ljubicic, Jan Thielmann and Sebastian Andersson replaced Benno Schmitz, Salih Özcan, Florian Kainz, Louis Schaub, Ondrej Duda and Anthony Modeste.

Tim Walter opted for just two alterations after the 1:1 draw against Dynamo Dresden on Friday evening. Jan Gyamerah and David Kinsombi dropped to the bench in place of Miro Muheim and Manuel Wintzheimer.

Level at the break

The game began with both sides keen to press high and early, providing plenty of early openings to come forward. FC had the best chance in the first 10 minutes as Sebastian Andersson headed Mark Uth’s corner goalward, only to see Daniel Heuer Fernandes parry his effort clear. Uth then had a go himself from 20 yards but his half-volley was well-wide of the goal.

FC’s best chance fell to the busy Uth after Dejan Ljubicic pressed Hamburg into a mistake. Sebastian Andersson played in his strike partner but failed to pull the trigger before Sebastian Schonlau could block. Little happened before the end of the first period. However, HSV had two golden chances to edge ahead. First, Moritz Heyer hit the post before Sonny Kittel fired wide.

Second-half produces no goals

The second period began with a glorious chance for FC. Kingsley Schindler’s cross was missed by everyone and dropped to Jan Thielmann at the back post but for Heuer Fernandes to make another strong save. Thielmann crossed for Sebastian Andersson moments later, only for the Swede to head straight at the HSV stopper.

HSV slowly worked their way into the second half and Marvin Schwäbe had to be alert to keep out Sonny Kittel’s free-kick. Heuer Fernandes continued to put in an inspired performance between the posts for HSV, as he parried away Anthony Modeste’s header. Moritz Heyer had the last big chance of the 90 minutes and hit the post from close range.

Modeste levels but penalty heartache follows

Extra-time began with HSV going ahead. Sonny Kittel burst forward down the left and crossed towards the back post where Robert Glatzel was able to head home to give the visitors the lead. The 30 added minutes were hard-fought but chances were not forthcoming. Until the 122nd minute, as Anthony Modeste was fouled in the area. He stepped up and scored to send the game to penalties.

David Kinsombi opened the scoring before Salih Özcan’s spot-kick was saved by Heuer Fernandes. Marvin Schwäbe made amends immediately by denying Sonny Kittel, with Modeste then levelling the scores. The next two takers on both sides scored and Sebastian Schonlau converted to put the pressure on Florian Kainz. His penalty fell into the back of the net but contact was made with both feet. A bitter end to the Pokal adventure.


1. FC Köln (4-1-3-2): Schwäbe – Ehizibue (Schmitz 66‘), Kilian, Hübers, J. Horn (Özcan 60‘) – Hector – Schindler (Duda 76‘), Ljubicic, Thielmann (Kainz 100‘) – Andersson (Modeste 60‘), Uth.

Hamburger SV (4-3-3): Heuer Fernandes – Heyer, Vuskovic, Schonlau, Muheim (Gyamerah 111‘) – Meffert, Reis, Kittel – Wintzheimer (Jatta 78‘), Glatzel (Kaufmann 116‘), Alidou (Kinsombi 104‘).

Goals: 0:1, Glatzel 92’. 1:1, Modeste (PEN) 120+2‘.

Penalties: 0:1, Kinsombi scores. 0:1, Özcan saved. 0:1, Kittel saved. 1:1, Modeste scores. 1:2, Vuskovic scores. 2:2, Ljubicic scores. 2:3, Gyamerah scores. 3:3, Duda scores. 3:4, Schonlau scores. 3:4, Kainz double contact.

Referee: Daniel Schlager (Hügelsheim).

Booked: Hector (43’), Schindler (76’), Hübers (82’), Reis (90+2’), Walter (100’).

Attendance: 750 (sold-out).

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