After the convincing wins over Iran and the United Arab Emirates, the many training sessions in Dubai seemed to be taking their toll. Danijel Ljuboja scored HSV’s only goal. Balasz Farcosh scored a hat trick for Dynamo (55./63./79.) while Gusev scored the other goal (73.). The main talking point about the game was the strange performance of the match referee Ali Hamad.
Thomas Doll rested several players: “Some of the lads are tired and some are carrying slight knocks so we didn’t want to take any risks”, said the HSV coach. The 1,000 spectators inside the Al Maktoom stadium saw a rather dull first half. On 3 minutes, the young HSV striker Besart Berisha let fly from the edge of the box but his effort was deflected over the crossbar. It took Kiev until the 24th minute to threaten as Kleber also fired a shot over the bar from the edge of the HSV. Nothing much happened after that so the game was goalless at the break.
Second half goal glut
The Dynamo Kiev coach changed all 11 of his players at the break, while Thomas Doll made 5 changes. The Kiev ploy was soon to pay dividends as the Ukrainian side took the lead on 55 minutes as a long pass reached Balasz Farcosh who turned and volleyed the ball past the third choice HSV keeper Stefan WÃ¤chter. On 63 minutes Farcosh finished well again to give Dynamo a two goal lead. Ten minutes later, the match referee Ali Hamad showed RenÃ© Klingbeil a second yellow card so HSV had to carry on with ten men. The resulting free kick was nudged home by Gusev from close range. HSV pulled a goal back on 78 minutes as Danijel Ljuboja blasted in a 25 metre free kick. A minute later though, Farcosh scored his 3rd and his side’s 4th goal. Shortly before the end the referee once again grabbed the spotlight.
Dolly satisfied on the whole
As Thomas Doll wanted to bring on den Benny Feilhaber for the injured Volker Schmidt, the young American came on too early and was promptly shown a second yellow card by the ref. Thomas Doll: “My young team did well during the first half. Individual mistakes on our part invited Kiev into the game. We go home with a positive feeling from this training camp.”
The HSV line-up
Kirschstein (46.WÃ¤chter) – Schmidt, Karl, Klingbeil, Benjamin (46.Mahdavikia) – Feilhaber (46.Jarolim), Hampel, Laas, Sam (46.Ben-Hatira) – Sanogo (46.Ljuboja), Berisha (62.Hennings)
Goals: 0-1 Farcosh (55.), 0-2 Farcosh (63.), 0-3 Gusev (73.), 1-3 Ljuboja (78.), 1-4 Farcosh (79.)
Sent off: Klingbeil, Feilhaber