Heidenheim now leaders: Braunschweig tears Nuremberg into crisis

Heidenheim now leaders
Braunschweig tears Nuremberg into crisis

Immanuël Pherai can never prevail at BVB. The 21-year-old has been enthusiastic since moving to Eintracht Braunschweig, but the lions still don’t want to win. Pherai changes that with a dream goal and keeps Nuremberg on the ground. Heidenheim beats Düsseldorf and jumps to the top.

Eintracht Braunschweig – 1. FC Nuremberg 4: 2 (2: 2)

Newly promoted Eintracht Braunschweig ended its crisis in an impressive manner and clinched its first win on the seventh day of the game. In a duel between two old German champions, the Lower Saxony won 4:2 (2:2) against 1. FC Nürnberg despite falling behind twice.

While Braunschweig left the last place in the table for at least one night with four points, Nuremberg slipped deeper into the crisis. After the fourth defeat of the season, the young team of coach Robert Klauß is now twelfth with only seven points.

In a turbulent first half in front of 17,173 spectators, 19-year-old Jens Castrop (10th) with his first second division goal and Switzerland’s Kwadwo Duah (29th) gave the guests from Franconia twice the lead. Braunschweig equalized through Fabio Kaufmann (13th) and veteran Anthony Ujah (44th). Immanuel Pherai (59th) and Kaufmann (62nd) managed the decisive double strike after the change. Pherai scored a dream goal.

Braunschweig coach Michael Schiele changed his team after the 4-1 draw against Bielefeld. Nathan de Medina and Filip Benkovic, who signed shortly before the end of the transfer period, were in the starting XI. Despite the moderate start to the season, Nuremberg had not made any improvements.

Nuremberg was initially game-determining and logically scored the opening goals, but carelessly traded the 1:1 and 2:2 by counterattack. Eventually the game tipped over completely.

1. FC Heidenheim – Fortuna Dusseldorf 2: 1 (1: 0)

1. FC Heidenheim took the lead in the table at least for one night. The team coached by Frank Schmidt defeated Fortuna Düsseldorf 2-1 (1-0) in the chasing duel at the start of the seventh matchday. An own goal by Matthias Zimmermann (23rd) gave FCH the lead, Tim Kleindienst (87th) scored the winning goal. Dusseldorf came to an interim equalizer through Dawid Kownacki (59th).

With 14 points, Heidenheim took first place from SC Paderborn (13), who, however, can pass again on Saturday. Düsseldorf is fifth with eleven points after the second defeat of the season. Both teams had a good start to the season. Düsseldorf initially acted a little more compellingly in front of 9468 spectators. Kownacki was already past FCH goalkeeper Kevin Müller, but the Pole missed the chance to open the scoring from a tight angle (15′).

Heidenheim did better after a corner, albeit with a bit of luck: Adrian Beck and Zimmermann fought for the ball in the scramble at the far post, the decisive contact came from the Düsseldorfer’s stomach. Beck came very close to scoring his own goal in the 56th minute, when he took a shot from 20 meters and failed to hit the crossbar. Düsseldorf got better and countered after a corner with Kownacki equalizing, who had no trouble from a few meters. The Heidenheim winning goal by Kleindienst fell happily overall.

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