On Monday, starting with 17:30, the Dresden – Hamburg match will be played, within the German Cup, the first round. Hamburg are unbeaten in the last 10 direct matches, scoring 5 victories in this interval, 4 of them consecutive. In the previous season in Zweite, Hamburg won 1-0 away and 2-1 at home.
Dresden starts the new season with coach Markus Kauczinski, with whom he relegated from last place in Zweite. Dynamo will quickly aim for promotion, but the German third league is not a simple championship. In the German Cup, Dresden was eliminated in the previous edition of the second round, after a failure on penalties, score 3-4 with Hertha Berlin, away. The friendly matches this summer did not bring anything positive for the host team, which was defeated in 4 of the 6 games played.
Hamburg changed their coach before the start of the season, Dieter Hecking choosing not to extend his due date this summer. HSV have missed promotion to the Bundesliga in the last two seasons and will now go to Daniel Thioune, who saved Osnabruck in the final stages of relegation to the German third league. Hamburg lost in the same phase as Dresden in the 2019/2020 edition of the German Cup. being eliminated by Stuttgart, score 1-2 after extra time, on their own field.
Dresden was a semi-finalist in the 1989 UEFA Cup;
Dynamo won 8 East German titles;
Hamburg has won the Bundesliga title 6 times;
HSV won 3 times in the German Cup;