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The opening match of the second round in the German Bundesliga will be played between 1.FC Köln and Hamburger SV. On Friday (25th August) the Cologne will receive the HSV at the RheinEnergie Stadion. The hosts started with a defeat in the season, while the Hanseatians managed with a victory the start.
Overall, there were 92 direct duels between these two traditional clubs. The results are quite balanced: 35 victories go to the account of the Hamburg – 32 to that of the Cologne. 25 times the teams separated with a tie. In the previous Ligasaison the HSV (2: 1) and once the 1.FC Köln (3-0) as winner of the place. In the DFB Cup, there was an encounter between the two clubs in the previous season. In this game, the Hamburg players made a 2-0 win.
FC Koln :
The start of the new season went for the 1.FC Cologne beside it. In the Rhenish derby against Borussia Mönchengladbach the Cologne had to be defeated 1: 0. Gladbach was in this match over long distances superior and therefore deserved as a winner of the place. The team of coach Peter Stöger had less ball possession, far fewer chances, less successful dribbling and also a low pass accuracy than the opponent. The 1.FC did not show a really bad performance, but for the upcoming games the team still has to increase in all matters.
Konstantin Rausch, who played against Gladbach as a left-wing defending champion, suffered a stronger brain disorder in the Derby. Just before half-time, Rausch met with the Gladbach attacker Thorgan Hazard and was replaced before the side change against new entry Jannes Horn. Whether he will be ready for the game on Friday is still open. It is, however, to be assumed that Stöger will not take any risks and does not call him into the squad. Pleasing, on the other hand, is the re-enactment of Yuya Osako. The offense player will be ready for action again after his overgrowed ligament injury against the HSV. Last season, he was the second-highest scorer after Anthony Modeste with seven goals and eight goals. Osako could be the hanging point for the lack of ties between midfield and striker Jhon Cordoba.
In the first round of the new season Hamburger SV won a 1: 0 home win against Augsburg. At the same time, the guests were the more active team and, in the end, had the lead in nearly all statistical values. The Augsburger had far more ball possession, a better passport, more goal chances, more successful dribbling, more won air battles and even more corner balls. However, the HSV was more effective in the chances of winning the game and was therefore the winner at the end of the match. After the bleak departure in the first cup round against third-league player VfL Osnabrück, this victory was of enormous importance, not to fall into a downward spiral at the beginning of the season.
The media attention at the HSV is currently only about the one topic: the victory goalkeeper to the 1: 0 against Augsburg Nicolai Müller twisted at the goaljubel knee and thereby tore the anterior cruciate ligament. Through this action the coach Markus Gisdol about half a year can not fall back on his attacker. This loss is probably as painful for the club as it is for the player himself. Müller was also one of the few players in the past seasons who provided constant performance and thus developed into a supporting pillar of the team.
FC Koln vs Hamburger SV head to head matches
01.04.17 BUN Hamburger SV FC Koln 2 : 1
07.02.17 POK Hamburger SV FC Koln 2 : 0
30.10.16 BUN FC Koln Hamburger SV 3 : 0
07.02.16 BUN Hamburger SV FC Koln 1 : 1
29.08.15 BUN FC Koln Hamburger SV 2 : 1