Saturday 31 July 2021
Lower Saxony & Bremen
0: 3 against Rostock: Hannover 96 disappointed when fans return
Hanover (dpa / lni) – At Hanover 96, disillusionment has returned. Just one week after the convincing start to the season at Werder Bremen (1: 1), Lower Saxony lost their first home game against Hansa Rostock in the 2nd Bundesliga, deservedly 3: 0 (0: 1). When the audience returned to the HDI Arena, Hanno Behrens (40th), John Verhoek (46th) and the ex-Braunschweiger Nik Omladic (90th + 3) scored the goals for the newcomer on Saturday. 22,250 fans were admitted, 13,600 also came.
While the Rostockers missed other good chances through Verhoek (39th) and Streli Mamba (39th / 62nd), the 96 disappointed on the offensive. The strangest scene of the game remained for a long time Hanover’s most dangerous: Because in the 33rd minute the ball burst when Sebastian Ernst shot on goal. Goalkeeper Markus Kolke had difficulties holding the hovering toy. Then he shot the broken ball into the guest block with several hundred loud Hansa fans and the game continued with a new one.
Hannover couldn’t think of much after the deficit. The Rostockers were more dangerous in their counterattacks than the Lower Saxony in their attempt to build up something like pressure.
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