Saturday 31 July 2021
84 wild seconds in Heidenheim
Newcomers Rostock managed the surprise
It doesn’t look good for 1. FC Heidenheim for a long time, but then the second division team turns the away game in Ingolstadt. The winner of the day in the 2nd Bundesliga is Hansa Rostock. The climber duped Hannover 96. The SV Sandhausen meanwhile experienced a disappointment in Regensburg.
Hannover 96 – Hansa Rostock 0: 3 (0: 1)
Newcomer Hansa Rostock caused a big surprise on the second day of the 2nd Bundesliga. The Mecklenburgers made life difficult for Lower Saxony in the away game at Hannover 96 and fought for a 3-0 (1-0) success. Hanno Behrens (40th) had put FC Hansa in the lead, John Verhoek (46th) and Nik Omladic (90th + 3) increased for the Rostockers. Hannover had wrested a 1-1 draw from Bundesliga relegated Werder Bremen on the Weser last weekend and was even closer to victory. On the other hand, Rostock lost 3-1 at home against Karlsruher SC, which had put a damper on the promotion euphoria.
Rostock’s Damian Roßbach almost scored an own goal in the twelfth minute. Immediately before the opening goal, the Rostockers had two chances within a few seconds. First, Verhoek 96 goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler tested with a low shot. A short time later, the ex-national goalkeeper parried a header from Streli Mamba.
Rostock made a good impression, always found a strategy to embarrass the defense of the 96ers. Hanover’s offensive player, however, did not really get going for a long time. Hanover’s hope of turning the game around in the second round burst after only a few seconds after the restart with Verhoek’s goal.
Jahn Regensburg – SV Sandhausen 3: 0 (1: 0)
Jahn Regensburg has got off to a dream start into the new season. The Upper Palatinate won against SV Sandhausen 3-0 (1-0). Carlo Boukhalfa (34th), Scott Kennedy (70th) and Joel Zwarts (81st) scored for Jahn, who also scored three points last weekend with a 2-0 win in Darmstadt at the start of the season. Regensburg takes second place, tied to leaders Karlsruher SC. For SVS it was the second defeat after the 2-0 defeat at home against Fortuna Düsseldorf. The sand houses Oumar Diakhite saw for repeated fouls (75th) the yellow-red card.
Sandhausen’s Cebio Soukou had the first good opportunity of the game with a low shot from 16 meters in the 17th minute, but the ball just missed the left post. In the 22nd minute, Jahn right-back Benedikt Saller just missed the opponent’s housing with a left-footed shot after a defensive error.
Just two minutes after the Regensburg lead, the hosts were lucky that Steve Breitkreuz cleared Alexander Esswein’s shot in front of the goal line. Jahn keeper Alexander Meyer had already been beaten. In the 59th minute, Jahn narrowly missed the 2-0. Sarpreet Singh failed from an acute angle at Sandhausen’s keeper Patrick Drewes.
FC Ingolstadt – 1. FC Heidenheim 1: 2 (0: 0)
84 seconds were enough for 1. FC Heidenheim to turn an impending defeat into a victory. Patrick Schmidt (73rd) and Tim Kleindienst (75th), who hit with a soulful lifter, ensured the flattering 2-1 (0-0) success at newly promoted FC Ingolstadt. Filip Bilbija (60th) had scored the opening goal for the Ingolstadt team. It is interesting that the balance speaks for the FCI in a direct comparison, because the climber was only beaten for the second time in seven clashes, with four wins.
The Schanzer pulled themselves out of the affair respectably, were unrecognizable compared to the 0: 3 at the start in Dresden. The FCI was by no means hiding, always putting pinpricks on the offensive. The Schanzer had their first good chance in the fourth minute. Bilbija’s shot from six meters was blocked at the last moment. In the 15th minute, Heidenheim’s Tobias Mohr came from close range to the shot, but Thomas Keller was able to fend off the shot attempt with his body.
In the 34th minute, Ingolstadt’s new signing Denis Linsmayer, who was signed on Friday, had the chance to take the lead for the Schanzer. When he tried to shoot from the penalty spot, however, he came into reserve and put the ball over the Heidenheim goal. But in the final phase, the Heidenheim team put more pressure on and gave them a 2-1 lead with a double strike.