Hamburg - HSV Hamburg has continued its upward trend in the Handball Bundesliga. In the top match against SG Flensburg-Handewitt, the German champions won thanks to an outstanding Johannes Bitter in goal with 27:19 (11: 6). After the sixth success in the eighth game, the Hamburg climb at least temporarily to second place behind the loss-free northern rivals THW Kiel. Flensburg slipped by the first defeat after five consecutive wins in fifth place from fifth.
Goalkeeper Bitter became the Matchwinner for the hosts in front of 12, 511 spectators in the not completely sold out Hamburger Halle. With his total of 20 parades (including 3 seven-meter) he brought the Flensburg from the beginning to despair.
Despite a long run through attack power was the victory of the Hamburger at no time seriously in danger. After just 14 minutes HSV had the game under control (6: 3). After that Flensburg never came closer than three goals.
For HSV it was the first victory of the season against a top team. Most recently, the team of coach Per Carlén lost to Füchse Berlin and Rhein-Neckar Löwen.
Best goal scorer on the side of the home side was right-winger Hans Lindberg with nine goals, for Flensburg international Holger Glandorf was five times necessary.