IThe professionals at Hamburger SV loudly celebrated the coup in Cologne. The upset FC players, on the other hand, no longer understood how this bitter end in the round of 16 of the DFB Cup could have happened. In a dramatic penalty shoot-out, the second division side HSV won 4: 3 (1: 1, 0: 0, 0: 0) against the higher-ranked Rhinelanders on Tuesday – because the last FC shooter Florian Kainz hit the ball twice with his shot. His goal therefore does not count, and Hamburg manages to reach the quarter-finals for the fourth time in eight years.
Robert Glatzel (92′) had already put the Hanseatic League ahead in extra time, FC striker Anthony Modeste saved the hosts in practically the last second with a converted penalty kick to decide the point (120′). In this, the Bundesliga club missed the chance to make it into the top eight clubs for the first time in twelve years.
Cologne’s Steffen Baumgart and his fellow coach Tim Walter greeted each other with a warm hug before kick-off. The FC coach expected an “open game, it’s not about the first or second division”. With six changes to the starting eleven compared to the 0:4 against Bayern, the Bundesliga ninth then determined the initial phase, Sebastian Andersson tested HSV goalkeeper Daniel Heuer Fernandes early on from close range with a header (7th).
Glatzel and Modeste meet
In what was already the 108th competitive game between the two traditional clubs, the people of Cologne made too little of the available space. In addition, Mark Uth missed a huge chance in the 21st minute when he was unable to get the ball into the goal after a bad pass from Heuer Fernandes despite being in the best position in front of the goal. Goalscorer Modeste initially only sat on the bench, the 33-year-old came on in the 60th minute.
HSV, who started the new year poorly 1-1 in Dresden, initially made too many mistakes, especially when trying to build up the game with short passes in their own half. The second division club was only rarely able to develop dangerous scenes in the first half, Glatzel’s wasted chance came about more accidentally than wanted (35th). However, full-back Moritz Heyer was unlucky when he hit the post after a solo (45+1).
A minute after the restart, Heuer Fernandes thwarted another great Cologne chance against Jan Thielmann (46′). FC briefly increased the pressure, Andersson had the next good chance with a header (49′). But then HSV got into the game better. Sonny Kittel tested FC goalkeeper Marvin Schwäbe with a free kick (72′), Heyer hit the post again after a free kick (83′).
A little later it goes into extra time, in which Glatzel hit an early header. The class difference was hardly recognizable as a result, the FC only managed a little. The penalty after a foul by Sebastian Schönlau saved Cologne from the point. There Kainz scored for Cologne. But the referee Schlager did not recognize the goal after consulting his video assistant.
When shot on the uneven lawn, Kainz slipped away with his left leg. After his right shot, the ball also touched his left foot, which is not allowed in a penalty kick. After that, Cologne no longer understood the football world, while HSV cheered.
“It was a deserved win and a really great evening,” said Glatzel. The decision in the Kainz penalty “we understood correctly right away, it was clear that he had shot his own leg”. Cologne’s Benno Schmitz spoke of a “bitter and strange” defeat. “The penalty spot was very slippery,” said the 27-year-old. FC goalkeeper Marvin Schwäbe said: “We have to accept this decision.”