Aue awards victory in Paderborn
Hannover 96 escapes the relegation battle
02/25/2022, 8:31 p.m
After the victory at FC St. Pauli last week, Hannover 96 will play against Holstein Kiel in the next north duel. With two goals in the second half, the former Bundesliga side got rid of their worst fears of relegation. The bottom of the table Aue gives a victory in Paderborn.
Hanover 96 – Holstein Kiel 2: 0 (0: 0)
Hannover 96 has moved further away from the relegation zone in the 2nd Bundesliga. Coach Christoph Dabrowski’s team defeated Holstein Kiel 2-0 (0-0) on Friday evening and finished twelfth to draw level with the Storks (both 31). Sebastian Kerk (66th) and Niklas Hult (72nd) scored for the hosts, who are six points ahead of relegation rank 16 after their second win in a row. Kiel, on the other hand, failed again after the 0:2 against KSC.
With a minute’s silence before kick-off, the teams showed their solidarity with the people affected by the Ukraine war in front of 9,200 spectators. On a completely soaked pitch, Dabrowski relied on the same starting XI as in the 3-0 win at FC St. Pauli. But the guests put more pressure on in the first round, but after a downpour the course became even more difficult to play on. 96 became dangerous in the 35th minute when Sebastian Stolze, Kerk and Maximilian Beier missed a triple chance.
After the break, the situation was similar until Kerk pulled away from the turn and scored against Kiel for the fourth time in a row. Hult’s heel hit made the preliminary decision.
SC Paderborn – Erzgebirge Aue 3: 3 (1: 0)
Erzgebirge Aue gambled away an important win in the bottom of the table in the 2nd Bundesliga and missed their first since November 20th. The Saxons only came to a 3:3 (0:1) at SC Paderborn – although they were in the lead until shortly before the end. With 16 points now, Aue jumped from last to penultimate place. Aue is nine points short of the relegation spot, but the gap could increase again in the course of the 24th matchday.
Dennis Srbeny (26th) scored the lucky opening goal for the SCP. The guests, for whom sporting director Pavel Dotchev has also been the head coach since Wednesday, were the better team, with two converted penalties from Dimitrij Nazarov (63’/70′) and Ben Zolinski’s 2-1 (65′). successful. Kemal Ademi (89th) and Marcel Correia (90th + 2) equalized.
Aue already determined the initial phase in front of 3319 spectators. A few seconds were played when Zolinski (1st) shot the ball just past the Paderborn goal. Shortly thereafter, John-Patrick Strauss (4th) hit the crossbar with an unfortunate cross. Dotchev’s team stayed close and kept the SCP under pressure – but the goal came down the other side. Srbeny headed in from a free kick.
However, the guests did not let this unsettle them, but remained courageous. Nazarov converted the penalty after a handball by Jamilu Collins with nerves of steel and thus gave the starting signal for a furious phase for Auer. Zolinski counterattacked and Nazarov increased it again with a penalty kick. But Paderborn didn’t give up and fought for the draw.