After three draws, Darmstadt 98 is back on the winning track in the 2nd Bundesliga. The Lilies won 2-0 (2-0) against 1. FC Nürnberg and are currently second in the table with 18 points.
In the 65th minute, Darmstadt’s Tobias Kempe was hit in the head by a cup from FCN’s fan block during a corner kick. The game continued despite this ugly scene.
In the home match against Fortuna Düsseldorf (20.30 / Sky and Sport1), Hamburger SV can overtake the Hessians again and move up to second. The club lost for the third time in the last four games and is in the middle of the table.
Tobias Kempe (8th) and Phillip Tietz (27th) scored the home team’s goals in the first period. Braydon Manu served Kempe in an exemplary manner in the opening goal. In the match 2:0, Kempe paved the way after the corner kick, so Tietz was able to finish with a header.
In the 26th minute, Fabian Schnellhardt had another good shot for SVD from almost 20 meters, but goalkeeper Christian Mathenia was able to save the well-placed ball.
Although the visitors had significantly more possession at times, they were unable to capitalize on it much. Offensive actions were too transparent. The Hessians were very compact and well organized, so the club’s attack didn’t really get going. Darmstadt was much more determined and consistent than the visitors.
On the host side, captain Fabian Holland played his 250th game for the lilies. Mathenia played his 100th match for Nürnberg in the 2nd division with Frankie.
Arminia Bielefeld – Holstein Kiel 4:2
Relegated Arminia Bielefeld has gotten a little respite with their second win of the season in the 2nd Bundesliga. After a lightning start on the 9th matchday, East Westphalia won 4-2 (2-0) against Holstein Kiel and remained at the bottom of the table with eight points for now.
Robin Hack (1st) got the hosts cheering immediately, former Kieler Janni Serra (36th) and Masaya Okugawa (48th) followed. Alexander Mühling (59th) and Fin Bartels (68th) then scored for the Northern Lights (12th), who are stuck in mid-table after their second straight defeat. Bryan Lasme’s goal (85′) calmed Bielefeld’s nerves.
Arminia got off to a dream start: Hack didn’t even need 20 seconds to put the ball in Kiel’s goal in the first attack. But after the alleged offside situation, it took three minutes for the goal to be recognized after the video.
Alm’s 19,460 spectators also saw an entertaining game where both sides had chances to score. However, Bielefeld was the more effective team at first.
After Hack’s cross, Serra made it 2-0, and Arminia goalkeeper Martin Fraisl made several strong saves. After the break, Kiel missed the opening phase again. But after 0:3, the visitors turned up the heat. Mühling and Bartels ensured an exciting final stage.
Hansa Rostock – FC Magdeburg 3:1
Kai Pröger’s (30’/41′) strike paved the way for Hansa Rostock to a 3-1 (2-0) victory against newly promoted 1. FC Magdeburg in the 2. Bundesliga. Although the North Germans scored three goals again after their last three defeats and occupy midfield, FCM are second last in the table with just seven points.
In the 62nd minute, Lukas Fröde (62nd) made it 3-0 when the referee scored a goal after a video decision. In the 84th minute, Rostock’s goalkeeper Markus Kolke saved Baris Atik’s weak penalty kick, which nevertheless made the final result in 90’+4′. In the 38th minute, Pröger had another good opportunity for the Mecklenburg team.
However, Magdeburg could have taken the lead in the 17th minute when Rostock’s Lukas Scherff blocked the goal. Luca Schuler was released by Amara Conde, Kolke deflected the ball, Scherff crossed the ball during his save, and Kolke then recovered possession of the rebound.
Rostock’s Lukas Hinterseer (22nd) was also 1-0 on his feet, but couldn’t beat goalkeeper Dominik Reiman. Four minutes later, Kolke saved Moritz Kwarteng’s shot. FCM played well and got their place, but FC Hansa was much more efficient in scoring. Svante Ingelsson (59th) already had a chance to make it 3-0, but Reimann was on the ball.
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