Hamburger SV vs. Hertha BSC Berlin | 2017-18 Bundesliga Highlights

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Watch Matchday 27 highlights between Hamburg and Hertha Berlin.

ANNOUNCER 1: After [INAUDIBLE] was let go just seven games into his tenure, under 21 coach Christian Titz became the third coach of the season for the free falling red shorts. In his first game in charge, he made some radical changes and filled in his side which on average was the youngest Hamburg had put out in over 34 years. Vladimir Darida forced a marvelous save from Julian Pollersbeck in the first 18 minutes.

Pollersbeck had replaced Christian Mathenia for a second time, and he produced a top class save to deny the visitors the lead. Seven minutes later, Hamburg were rewarded for their huge effort in the opening face when Douglas Santos latched onto a Filip Kostic pass and put the ball through Rune Jarstein's legs. Santos had played 40 Bundesliga games without ever being involved in a goal previous, but he knew how important his premier strike might just have been.

The game rocked end to end with Hamburg having the better chances, although Berlin was strong and steady, biding their time and not getting flustered by the heated atmosphere. Captain Vedad Ibisevic nearly leveled just before half time. Hamburg's new coach enjoyed the feeling of being one up at the break, as did the fans.

But the feeling didn't last. 10 minutes after the restart, Berlin were leveled through a well-worked but poorly defended goal, Valentina Lazarro latching on to a Marvin Plattenhardt cross to poke away his second of the campaign. The bubble had burst for the new Hamburg coach.

Four minutes later, [INAUDIBLE] Myer laid on a ball for substitute and top Berlin goalscorer Salomon Kalou to make it 2-1 to the visitors. It was literally Kalou's second touch since coming on. Berlin had a completely different second half to the game-- workmanlike, organized, and sharp as the home side became more impassioned but fell apart as a unit, with only the superb [INAUDIBLE] delivering the goods. A 2-1 win for Berlin, but things are looking very dark for Hamburg. Christian Titz knows that a good 45 minutes won't cut it.