Behind Hamburger SV, which was beaten for the first time this season, the chasing field in the 2nd Bundesliga is closing. The new second is SpVgg Greuther Fürth. Paderborn and Düsseldorf are gradually gaining momentum.
Düsseldorf – top favorite Hamburger SV suffered a defeat for the first time this season – and the pursuers are already there.
Also due to the 3-1 defeat of the Hanseatic League on Sunday against VfL Bochum, the top group of the 2nd Bundesliga has moved closer together. HSV in first place and Bundesliga relegated Fortuna Düsseldorf in eighth place are only separated by six points.
SpVgg Greuther Fürth is the new runner-up after a 3-1 win against Jahn Regensburg in front of SC Paderborn, which shines with four wins from the last five games. «We have a tailwind and self-confidence, now we want to expand the series. We are hungry for the next games, »said Fürth’s goal scorer Paul Jaeckel.
The Bochum team won through the goals of Robert Zulj (36th), Danny Blum (78th), who scored a dream goal, and Raman Chibsah (82nd) at the league leaders and climbed to fourth place. The hosts came only through a converted penalty from Simon Terodde (65th) to the interim equalization.
Holstein Kiel, on the other hand, fell behind after the fourth game without a win in the tightly packed group (sixth place). On Monday, VfL Osnabrück had the chance to take second place in their home game against 1. FC Nürnberg.
Paderborn’s coach Steffen Baumgart had warned from the beginning against believing that his team could immediately set the tone in the 2nd division. “In the 2nd league you have to work your way into every game, which is usually at eye level and rarely so that one team is much better than the other,” said Baumgart after the 2-0 win against FC St. Pauli. Dennis Srbeny (39th) and Chris Führich (56th) scored the goals of Ostwestfalen, whose goalkeeper Leopold Zingerle was able to parry a penalty from Rodrigo Zalazar. “We were able to continue our positive trend today,” said SCP managing director Fabian Wohlgemuth.
Fortuna coach Rösler was happy to take the third 1-0 home win against SV Sandhausen on Saturday with him, but he knows that the way to the top group is still long and difficult. «This win is good for us, but it can only be the beginning. We have to improve our possession and play, ”said the Düsseldorf head coach, who took eighth place.
On the other hand, Holstein Kiel was very disappointed after missing the jump back to second place, which the team occupied from the 3rd to the 5th match day. «It was a good home game that we didn’t win. In the end, we lose two points that we actually already had on the credit side. That is very annoying, ”said Kiel’s managing director Uwe Stöver after the 2-2 draw against 1. FC Heidenheim, who were 0-2 behind until the 87th minute, before Christian Kühlwetter equalized with two goals. “The course of the game is very bitter because we got what we set out to do over long stretches,” said Holstein coach Ole Werner.
The weak away team from Hannover 96 is out of the race for the time being after the 1: 2 at the bottom of the table, Würzburger Kickers. Bernhard Trares made a successful debut at the Franconia as the third coach of the Kickers this season. Hannover slipped to tenth place due to the fourth away defeat in the fourth game.
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