Saturday 21 November 2020
With the exception of two points, Holstein Kiel crawls up to second division leaders Hamburger SV after 90 minutes – then the northern lights experience two last-minute shock moments. The SC Paderborn, which defeated St. Pauli and thus continues to hold in the basement, is doing better and is establishing itself in the top.
SC Paderborn 07 – FC St. Pauli 2: 0 (1: 0)
SC Paderborn has continued its upward trend in the 2nd Bundesliga and is attacking above. The first division relegated team remained unbeaten for the sixth time in a row by beating FC St. Pauli 2-0 (1-0) and took third place in the table with 14 points at least until Sunday. Striker Dennis Srbeny (39th) was successful in the margin after a penalty kick and fueled the hopes of East Westphalia, who started with two defeats, for a direct return to the upper house. In the 56th minute, Chris Führich increased. FC St. Pauli, on the other hand, has to orient itself downwards after the sixth league game in a row without a win.
The guests from Hamburg were at least equal in the first half and had a great chance to take the lead in the 21st minute. Rodrigo Zalazar failed, however, with a poorly kicked hand penalty against SCP keeper Leopold Zingerle. 18 minutes later, the Uruguayan Zalazar became the pioneer of the Paderborn leadership with an over-motivated tackle. Srbeny also failed with his penalty kick, but the attacker switched the fastest after Robin Himmelmann’s parade and scored his fifth goal of the season on matchday 8. Führich, who had failed at the post before the break, increased to 2-0 with a deliberate finish.
Holstein Kiel – 1.FC Heidenheim 2: 2 (1: 0)
Second division football team Holstein Kiel is on the spot and remains without a win in the fourth game in a row. Despite a 2-0 lead over 2-2 (1-0), the storks couldn’t get past 1. FC Heidenheim at home. Jonas Föhrenbach (45th, own goal) and Alexander Mühling (68th, penalty kick), who scored at home for the fourth time this season, scored for Kiel. Christian Kühlwetter (87th, foul penalty / 90th + 4) equalized with a double.
Kiel’s Johannes van den Bergh saw the red card on his 34th birthday for gross foul play (90th + 2). With 13 points, the Kielers are four points behind the leaders Hamburger SV and fourth place. The FCH ranks in the middle of the table with nine points.
The North Germans had the first big chance. Mühling lifted the ball into the sixteen-meter space in the 23rd minute, but Fin Bartels failed because of FCH goalkeeper Kevin Müller. Even in the margin, Kiel could not place the ball in the opposing goal. Heidenheim acted very compactly, made the rooms narrow and only allowed the Kielers to develop occasionally. Kiel tried again and again to shift the game with diagonal passes, but the guests shifted cleverly and kept control of the game. Van den Bergh was then the passer from the left shortly before half-time, Föhrenbach pushed the cross to 1-0 over his own goal line. Kühlwetter (62nd) had the first good chance for the guests, but found his master in goalkeeper Ioannis Gelios. In the end, however, Kühlwetter was the acclaimed guest player.
Fortuna Düsseldorf – SV Sandhausen 1: 0 (0: 0)
Relegated Fortuna Düsseldorf has moved away from the lower table regions for the time being. Uwe Rösler’s team won 1-0 (0-0) at home against SV Sandhausen on matchday eight. Rouwen Hennings scored with a penalty (59th) and gave the Rhinelanders their third win of the season.
With eleven points, the team managed to jump to seventh place at least until Sunday, Sandhausen is still stuck with eight points below.
Both teams had a hard time getting into the game, there was a lack of accuracy of pass and consistent closings on both sides. However, Sandhausen gradually found its way into the game, but Denis Linsmayer (16th) gave the guests their first real chance over the hosts’ goal. Düsseldorf’s Kelvin Ofori (24./44.) And Kristoffer Peterson (33.) initially failed because of Sandhausen’s goalkeeper Martin Fraisl.
Fortuna came out of the cabin more determined, but was initially unable to use the opportunities. Substitute Thomas Pledl’s shot (49th) was blocked in the penalty area by Sandhausen’s captain Dennis Diekmeier. As a result, Düsseldorf pushed for the guests’ goal more often. Hennings converted the penalty safely after Kevin Danso was brought down in the opposing penalty area.
Eintracht Braunschweig – Karlsruher SC 1: 3 (1: 2)
Eintracht Braunschweig has slipped to 15th place. The German champions from 1967 lost to Karlsruher SC on matchday eight with 1: 3 (1: 2) and conceded the second home defeat of the season. Robin Ziegele (14th, own goal) and Marvin Wanitzek (18th) with a free kick set the course early for victory for the Baden team, who were able to land their third success of the season. In the table, the KSC climbed to position eight. Nick Proschwitz (31st) used the hosts’ first chance to score his fourth goal of the season. The South Korean Kyoung-Rok Choi (63.) restored the old two-goal gap. Karlsruhe showed the increased self-confidence due to the 3-0 success before the international break at FC St. Pauli. The guests appeared more mature in the play area, let the ball run skillfully again and again and found a taker every now and then with passes into the depths.
The Braunschweig team, on the other hand, had problems finding their rhythm. The Lower Saxony did not seem inspired, acted far too static and made defensive work easy for the Karlsruhe. Only with the connection goal did the hosts get better into the game in the second round.