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FCI before relegation from the second division: Fortuna reaches the saving bank against Kogge

FCI before relegation from second division
Fortuna reached against Kogge saving shore

Fortuna Düsseldorf likes to give away a clear lead. Against Hansa Rostock they bring victory over time. Under coach Daniel Thioune, they are now unbeaten in eight second division games. The safe shore is very close. After a point in Regensburg, Ingolstadt is very far away from that.

Fortuna Dusseldorf – Hansa Rostock 3: 0 (1: 0)

Fortuna Düsseldorf broke the winning streak of Hansa Rostock in the 2nd Bundesliga and continued to move away from the relegation zone. Coach Daniel Thioune’s team inflicted Hansa’s first defeat after four wins at 3-0 (1-0). Düsseldorf is now twelfth with 36 points, Rostock (37) is eleventh.

The Japanese Ao Tanaka (13th) with his first goal of the season gave the hosts an early lead. Shinta Appelkamp (64′) headed in in front of 22,346 spectators in the second round before Khaled Narey (90′ + 3) put the end.

Düsseldorf earned the success with a focused performance. Tanaka took the first opportunity to take the lead when the Japan international pushed a cross from Narey over the line. Rostock came into play a little better after conceding, but could not assert themselves on the offensive.

Only after the break did Hansa become more dangerous, Fortuna goalkeeper Florian Kastenmeier parried a header from Thomas Meißner (55th). A little later, however, there was another setback for Rostock: Appelkamp scored the second goal for Düsseldorf after a counterattack.

Jahn Regensburg – FC Ingolstadt 1: 1 (0: 1)

The already low hopes of promoted FC Ingolstadt to stay up in the league have received what is perhaps a decisive damper. In the Bavarian duel at Jahn Regensburg, coach Rüdiger Rehm’s team only managed a 1-1 (1-0) despite the lead and is nine points behind Dynamo Dresden in relegation place 16.

Should Dresden win at SV Sandhausen (15th) on Sunday, the deficit would increase to twelve points with five games left and 15 points to be won. Most recently, Ingolstadt had regained courage with a 3-2 win against bottom side Erzgebirge Aue.

An own goal by Leon Guwara (36′) gave FCI the lead in a weak game in front of 12,089 spectators. Andreas Albers (56′) equalized. Regensburg, the surprise team in the first series, is in no man’s land in the table with only ten points in the second series.

After a very tough initial phase, the 1:0 for the guests fell practically out of nowhere when Guwara steered a cross from Christian Gebauer into his own goal. The equalizer was not a beauty either: after chaotic scenes in the Ingolstadt penalty area as a result of a corner kick, Albers poked the ball over the line. Regensburg’s Benedikt Gimber (90+3) headed the crossbar just before the end.

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