Dresden without a win, FCI without a chance: First relegation to the 3rd division is certain

Dresden without a win, FCI without a chance
First relegated to the 3rd league is certain

In the 2nd division, a two-goal lead at both venues is not enough to win. The consequences of this are particularly bitter for FC Ingolstadt, because relegation to the 3rd division can no longer be prevented. Dynamo Dresden fights back in Düsseldorf but remains without a win for the 14th time in a row.

Fortuna Dusseldorf – Dynamo Dresden 2: 2 (2: 0)

Fortuna Düsseldorf gambled away the chance of staying up in the 2nd Bundesliga at the first attempt. At the start of the 31st and fourth-to-last matchday, Fortuna did not get more than 2-2 (2-0) against Dynamo Dresden despite the lead and is still eight points ahead of the Saxons in relegation place 16. Shinta Appelkamp (26th) and Jordi de Wijs (31.) scored early for Düsseldorf, everything looked like a sovereign victory for the long-determining fortunes. Paul Will (71st) and Ransford-Yeboah Königsdörffer (80th) secured a potentially important point for Dresden.

Dynamo are eight points ahead of a direct relegation zone – Erzgebirge Aue can reduce this to five on Sunday against Aue. In front of 25,000 spectators in Dusseldorf, the Dresdeners started enthusiastically in 14 league games since December, but Fortuna quickly determined the game. With the goals from Appelkamp after a great combination and de Wijs from the turmoil in the penalty area, Dresden’s resistance was broken for the time being, Fortuna could have led higher – that took revenge in the final phase.

Karlsruher SC – FC Ingolstadt 2: 2 (0: 2)

FC Ingolstadt has been relegated from the 2nd Bundesliga after just one season. In the away game at Karlsruher SC, the Schanzer did not get more than 2:2 (1:0) despite a 2:0 lead. Since Dynamo Dresden scored at Fortuna Düsseldorf, the gap to relegation rank 16 is ten points that can no longer be caught up. Patrick Schmidt (24th, penalty kick) and Filip Bilbija (46th) scored for the guests, Fabian Schleusener (69th) and Philipp Hofmann (75th) secured the draw for KSC.

The Ingolstadt team improved compared to the 1-0 defeat against SC Paderborn and hardly gave the guests any chances in the first half. In the middle of the first half, Bilbija crossed into the Karlsruhe penalty area and Daniel O’Shaughnessy got the ball. Schmidt safely converted the penalty kick to make it 1-0 (24th). In the second half, the guests got off to a perfect start, Bilbija poked a rebound into the net from very close range (46′).

KSC coach Christian Eichner was visibly dissatisfied with his team’s performance and made four changes in the 53rd minute. The hosts were now the better team, Schleusener (69th) and Hofmann (75th) sealed the relegation of the guests with their goals. The KSC is thus finally secured.

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