Hamburger SV also stumbled against the second promoted team in the 2nd Bundesliga and is experiencing the first crisis of the young season. A week after the 1:2 at SV Elversberg, the North Germans lost 1:2 (1:2) at the bottom of the table, VfL Osnabrück, and showed a shockingly weak performance.
Although Robert Glatzel gave the guests an early lead (12th minute), Erik Engelhardt (16th) and Oumar Diakhite (39th) turned the game in favor of the hosts. It was the first win of the season for the purple-whites in front of 15,741 spectators in the sold-out stadium at the Bremer Bridge.
Osnabrück was clearly the better team in terms of play
The hosts appeared transformed compared to the 7-0 debacle at Hannover 96 a week ago. The Osnabrück team threw themselves into every duel and were clearly the better team in terms of play. However, coach Tobias Schweinsteiger's team failed to take advantage of their many chances. So VfL had to tremble until the end.
The weak Hamburg team couldn't come up with anything in the second half either, so the next defeat was completely deserved. Coach Tim Walter's team lost in Osnabrück two years ago and lost promotion in the final phase of the season.