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Monday, March 21, 2005 

Hamburg 2 - 3 Dortmund

HSV lost their first home game in five in round 26 in front of a sell out crowd in the AOL Arena, as they deservedly lost 2-3 agaianst Borussia Dortmund. The visitors lead after ten minutes through a Rosicky goal, before Collin Benjamin headed his side’s equaliser after 30 minutes. A world class free kick by Beinlich put the home side in front on 57 minutes, but goals by first Ricken (61.), and then Ewerthon 3 minutes from time, gave the visitors a deserved win.

Early setback for HSV
It was HSV who fired the first warning shot on an awful playing surface in front of a sell out crowd in the AOL Arena, as Beinlich fed Lauth who was denied by Weidenfeller in the Dortmund goal. After 10 minutes, the visitors tried to make their mark on the game and they did just that, firing in two shots from distance, both of which hit Daniel van Buyten where it hurts. Rosciky picked up the rebound from the second effort and blasted the ball into the far corner from the edge of the HSV penalty area.

Weidenfeller in top form
There were two main reasons for the visiting side not being able to extend their lead at first. Firstly, their man-mountain Czech-born striker Jan Koller was forced to leave the pitch after only 17 minutes due to a pulled hamstring. The other reason was that HSV finally decided to attack them. Dortmund’s keeper Weidenfeller played a blinder in Hamburg, as he brilliantly stopped what would have been an own goal by Metzelder and then a sitter from to metres out by Boulahrouz.

HSV deservedly draw level
Weidenfeller was also involved in Collin Benjamin’s deserved 30th minute equaliser. Benjamin got his head to a Beinlich corner and Weidenfeller saved it, but not before the ball had crossed the goal line. On 42 minutes Lars Ricken hit the outside netting after HSV had given away possession. After 50 minutes Dortmund also lost their play maker Rosicky who was obviously still suffering the after effects of a bout of flu which had plagued him during the week.

Dream strike by Paule Beinlich
On 57 minutes HSV won a free kick some 23 metres out from goal. Up stepped Paule Beinlich to strike a perfect free kick which flew just inside the right hand post with Weidenfeller nowhere. To their credit, the visitors never let themselves be rattled by that goal, and they equalised four minutes later as Klingbeil deflected a Ricken free kick past his own keeper.

Borussia on top
HSV appeared to be void of ideas in midfield and up front and the visitors began to show why they haven’t lost in Hamburg for seven years. Four minutes from time, a long distance effort by Klingbeil was tipped over by the Borussia keeper. A minute later, Ewerthon, who had replaced Koller, scored what turned out to be a deserved winner as Smolarek’s cross flew through the HSV box where the Brazilian was waiting to score from close range. HSV has now dropped down to 7th place in the Bundesliga table.

HSV: Wächter - Benjamin, van Buyten, Boulahrouz, Klingbeil - Wicky (58.Mahdavikia), Jarolim, Beinlich, Barbarez - Lauth (80.Moreira), Takahara (72.Mpenza)

Borussia Dortmund: Weidenfeller - Demel, Brzenska, Metzelder, Dede - Kehl, Kringe, Ricken, Rosicky (50.Kruska) - Koller (17.Ewerthon), Smolarek (90.Bergdölmo)

Goals: 0:1 Rosicky (10.), 1:1 Benjamin (30.), 2:1 Beinlich (57.), 2:2 Ricken (61.), 2:3 Ewerthon (87.)


Pos. Team Pld Pts
1. Bayern 26 53
2. Schalke 26 53
3. Stuttgart 26 48
4. Bremen 26 47
5. Hertha 26 44
7. Hamburg 26 43


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