Will Corona decide the important game between Fortuna and HSV on Saturday (1.30 p.m.)? Dusseldorf is fighting against relegation, Hamburg cannot afford to lose in the tight fight for promotion.
Both teams have suffered badly from the pandemic in recent days. Fortuna (14 positive cases) and HSV (9) – Corona Ball in Düsseldorf.
Who comes out of quarantine better, who is fitter?
“At the moment you have to live with it, it can happen,” says HSV coach Tim Walter (46). “We weighed everything, always in close contact with our doctors. We have a responsibility to our boys. How they felt was very positive. The feedback was very good.”
In any case, Düsseldorf’s coach Daniel Thioune (47) is curious to see how the fitness of his professionals looks. “It’s hard for me to say. It’s like looking into a crystal ball. It is important that the players all come out of the quarantine healthy. And you deal responsibly with the players.”
Review: Düsseldorf had 14 infected professionals to complain about. Nevertheless, Fortuna had to compete with a skeleton squad in Paderborn last Saturday and scored a remarkable 1:1 there.
Gradually, the players returned to training during the week. Most recently, strikers Daniel Ginczek (30) and Rouwen Hennings (34) and defender Jordy de Wijs (27). Only midfielder Marcel Sobottka (27) and winger Thomas Pledl (27) are out due to their infections.
HSV had “only” nine professionals whose tests were positive. As a result, the home game against Aue was canceled and rescheduled for April 5th.
Manuel Wintzheimer (23), Faride Alidou (20) and Maximilian Rohr (26) only returned to team training on Thursday, Anssi Suhonen (21) as the last player on Friday.