Hamburg player serves up wicked knuckleball goal

Hamburg haven’t had many reasons to smile this season — they sit in 16th in the Bundesliga — but were given several in their 3-0 win over Borussia Dortmund today.

In particular, this insane knuckling shot from Hakan Calhanoglu in stoppage time put the icing on the very tasty cake.

Jurgen Klopp’s reaction says it all. Even he can’t be mad at that.

H/T SB Nation Soccer


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Traveling Hamburg fans to receive sweet compensation

After Hamburg lost in pathetic fashion on Saturday — demolished 9-2 by FC Bayern — HSV captain Heiko Westermann called his team’s performance “a joke” and said he was “embarrassed to be wearing the Hamburg shirt.”

Nobody could feel worse about the loss than the players on the pitch, but what about the dedicated fans who traveled across the country to watch that disaster? There’s no doubt they felt quite ashamed of their club’s performance.

It seems that Hamburg’s front office felt the same way. On Sunday, the team announced on their website that all fans who traveled to Munich will be refunded in a special way for their money spent, time wasted and feeling of shame. The club invited them to a grill outing with the players! Each fan will also receive complimentary tickets to their home game against Fortuna Dusseldorf in three weeks.

We definitely think this is a great idea, but a word of advice to the Hamburg squad: just don’t go out and get swept off the field again!


2 Great clips from the Hamburg-Austria Vienna friendly

For a friendly game, this one between Hamburger SV and Austria Vienna was quite entertaining! First, check out this awesome goal by Son Heung-Min who takes the ball up about 50 yards and finishes with a great strike in the top corner.

Later in the match, we were blessed with yet another pitch intruder! To the cheers of the crowd, this man excellently got past four stewards before finally being taken down. Particularly enjoyable in this video is the steward next to the goal, who for whatever reason can’t get off the ground and is practically crawling in pursuit!