In the basement duel against direct competitor Viktoria Cologne, Hallesche FC had the chance in front of a home crowd to secure early relegation with a win. But despite several great chances in the second half, the home side did not get over a 1-1 draw, while Verl was able to win in the parallel game against Wiesbaden – so the possible salvation to the trouble of Marcel Titsch Rivero and coach André Meyer Duel postponed with the Würzburg Viktoria Colognes.

At some point it just has to clatter.

Marcel Titsch Rivero

After the final whistle, the scorer for 1-1 struggled at the “Magenta Sport” microphone, especially with his team’s awarded opportunities. “It is particularly annoying to me today that despite a good performance, we couldn’t put the lid on it,” said the 32-year-old. And indeed: Had Niklas Landgraf had scored his first goal in the 150th third division game in the 72nd minute free -standing from six meters, the HFC could most likely have celebrated the relegation with the almost 5000 spectators. “At some point it just has to clatter,” said Titsch Rivero.

In the last two games against Würzburg and Wiesbaden, Halle now needs two points instead to remain safe in front of Viktoria Berlin and thus keep the class safe. Despite the still feasible starting position, the midfielder does not want to “rely on other teams” and instead create the goal of the season himself. “We have to judge it ourselves and make the relegation in Würzburg next week.”

In the crucial moments, we simply lack the greed to push the ball over the line.

André Meyer

Coach Meyer was also annoyed by his team’s prospect and complained that his team had “not closed the sack”. “In the crucial moments, we simply lack the greed to push the ball over the line,” analyzed the 38-year-old in a row after his team’s fourth draw. Nevertheless, he was fundamentally satisfied with the performance of his team, who tried to score the goal until the last minute and yet had little defensive. “I can only compliment the team for their performance today.”

For Titsch Rivero, who was back in the initial formation for the first time after his injury break, his trainer also had only praise. “Of course, I am happy for him that he met back in his first game and hopefully will help him for the next few weeks,” said Meyer when asked. The best help for the HFC would be a victory in the next game against the Viktoria Colognes, which have already been relegated as a relegated team.