Rostock – Bielefeld 2:1 |
Hansa beats the next promotion favorites
That’s a thing! Two weeks after the 1-0 win at Hamburger SV, Hansa Rostock annoyed the next promotion contender – 2-1 against Bundesliga relegated Bielefeld!
Hansa again with Sébastien Thill (after ankle problems), with Bielefeld Bundesliga experienced Bastian Oczipka (2008/09 with Hansa) makes his league debut.
At first, the hosts are mainly dangerous after the ball is stationary: Malone heads past the Rhein corner to the left (15′), after a Rhein free kick everyone rushes past (23′).
Then Arminia lends a helping hand: After Jäkel’s wrong pass, it quickly goes over Rhein and Verhoek, Pröger accepts his pass in the penalty area, takes two steps inwards and hammers the thing into the net with his left (25′). Gorgeous thing, first Hansa gate from Paderborn access.
Now it’s going to be a game to the Rostockers’ taste: they go far behind, throw themselves into every pass – and wait for a counterattack. Can Hansa keep up? Warning signal: Bielefeld’s Okugawa appears in front of Kolke, but the Hansa goalkeeper saves (40′).
After the break, Arminia immediately launched an attack, Serra initially headed too unplaced (47′), but a minute later he did it better with his foot – after Okugawa’s pass, he sank the ball dry down on the right (48′), equaliser.
As a result, it becomes more competitive, hardly any chances. Then the Herzkasper final phase: First the substitute Schröter runs alone towards the Bielefeld goal, can already think about the goal celebration, hesitates – and the rushing Hüsing clears for a corner. The Hansa fans are tearing their hair out. The following corner lands at Roßbach, who hits it from 5 meters – cheers from the 24,300 fans (85th).
Rostock survives the final rush in Bielefeld, so Arminia starts with three bankruptcies!