Wednesday January 27, 2021
Bayern-Schreck Kiel dissatisfied
Regensburg increases Nuremberg's great misery
The promotion race of the 2nd Bundesliga remains a rather leisurely one. Neither Kiel nor Hanover start successfully in the second half of the season. At 1. FC Nürnberg, however, the view goes further down and Darmstadt will celebrate a premiere in 2021.
SC Paderborn 07 – Holstein Kiel 1: 1 (1: 1)
Holstein Kiel missed the jump to a direct promotion place in the 2nd Bundesliga for at least one night. The cup scare of triple winners Bayern Munich did not go beyond a 1-1 (1-1) at first division relegated SC Paderborn, but at least regained third place in the table. The goal by Marco Komenda (15th) was too little for the North Germans. Chris Führich (2nd) scored for the SCP, who remained in the middle of the table with 26 points. Kiel is seven points ahead of East Westphalia.
Paderborn got off to a perfect start. Führich played one-two with Sven Michel and scored his eighth goal of the season. The former Cologne Bundesliga professional missed the big chance to make it 2-0 just four minutes later.
Kiel was slow to find its way into the game and equalized with the first opportunity after a free kick and subsequent stab from Komenda. Paderborn, however, was unimpressed and was closer to the second goal than the storks until the break. After the break, Kiel gained, but Niklas Hauptmann forgave standing free after preliminary work by Alexander Mühling (53rd). Paderborn answered through Christopher Antwi-Adjej (58th, 59th).
Karlsruher SC – Hannover 96 1: 0 (0: 0)
Hannover 96 suffered a major setback in the promotion race. The Lower Saxony lost to Karlsruher SC with 0: 1 (0: 0) and slipped to eighth place. KSC, on the other hand, overtook Hanover with Kingsley Schindler's own goal (65th) and was sixth, only four points behind the promotion relegation place.
"We want to play a great game and pick up where we left off," 96 coach Kenan Kocak said before the game. And his team built on the performance of the 5-2 win on Sunday at 1. FC Nürnberg. The Hanoverians' best opportunity in the first half was missed by Schindler head (26th).
Hanover continued to determine the game in the second half. Striker Marvin Ducksch forgave against brilliantly reacting KSC keeper Marius Gersbeck (59th). Then Schindler extended an unhappy corner into his own goal. This inspired the KSC in the final phase.
1.FC Nuremberg – Jahn Regensburg 0: 1 (0: 0)
Former champions 1. FC Nürnberg slides deeper and deeper into the crisis. The Franks remained in the 0: 1 (0: 0) against rival Jahn Regensburg in the fifth game since the turn of the year and are only four points ahead of the danger zone after their third bankruptcy in a row. The guests, on the other hand, temporarily moved away from the lower regions of the table with their second away win of the season after the decisive goal by Andreas Albers (87th).
The encounter in the first round reflected the problems of both teams over long stretches. Three days after the 2: 5 home defeat against Hannover 96, Nuremberg was able to conjure up just as little dangerous situations on and in the opposing penalty area as Jahn. Scoring chances remained accordingly in short supply.
After changing sides, the picture was initially the same with ever heavier snowfall. Nuremberg tried harder to get a train to the Regensburg Gate, but the hosts continued to hardly convert their growing shares into opportunities worth mentioning. Regensburg's play structure also remained mostly piecemeal. The people of Upper Palatinate did not bring about more harmless relief attacks. All the happier the winning goal fell for the guests shortly before the end of regular time.
SV Darmstadt 98 – SV Sandhausen 2: 1 (1: 1)
Darmstadt 98 achieved the first victory of the year in the fifth attempt. After four bankruptcies in a row, the lilies won against relegation candidate SV Sandhausen with a double from Marvin Mehlem 2: 1 (1: 1) and temporarily gained some breathing space in the fight to stay up. Sandhausen, on the other hand, is on a relegation zone after his third game in a row without any success.
Sandhausen's defense routine Alexander Schirow used the first of several weaknesses in the defense of the hosts to lead only 33 seconds after the kick-off. However, after the guests were unable to capitalize on Darmstadt's often unstable defense, Marvin Mehlem (36th and 48th) turned the match with his number two and three goals this season in favor of 98 coach Markus Anfang's team.
After their negative experiences in the previous rounds, both teams were clearly feeling insecure. Often the guests, the weakest away team in the league, lost the ball while the game was being set up or got stuck in Darmstadt's now more solid defense. In the final phase, Darmstadt's Fabian Schnellhardt hit the crossbar with a free kick, Sandhausen pushed for the equalizer again.
. (tagsToTranslate) football (t) 2. Football Bundesliga (t) SC Paderborn 07 (t) Holstein Kiel (t) Karlsruher SC (t) Hannover 96 (t) 1.FC Nürnberg (t) SSV Jahn Regensburg