Tuesday, April 06, 2021
Kiel fails in the catch-up game
Heidenheim lets HSV and Bochum cheer
Holstein Kiel wanted to recapture the top of the table in the 2nd Bundesliga with its catch-up games: The Northern Lights can tick off this plan after the first game. FC Heidenheim hits early and doesn’t let anything burn against harmless Kielers, which pleases the leading trio in the tableau.
Second division football team Holstein Kiel has also lost its second game after the almost four-week Corona break. The candidate for promotion was defeated at 1. FC Heidenheim with 0: 1 (0: 1), so the deficit on the relegation place three is again four points. However, the cup semi-finalist has another catch-up game up his sleeve.
Returning Tim Kleindienst (17th) scored his eighth goal in his eighth game for Heidenheim. As seventh in the table, the FCH is only four points behind the storks from Kiel, who remain in fourth place after the second of seven games in April. “Perhaps the automatisms were still missing here and there. But I did not see a quarantine hole, that had nothing to do with that. We do not quarrel,” said Kiel’s sports director Uwe Stöver at Sky.
Heidenheim was more enthusiastic than Holstein, especially before the break, and was rewarded early on. Kleindienst, who initially returned on loan from the Belgian first division club KAA Gent in January, took the lead after a counterattack.
“Tim fits us like a fist in the eye. We will all make sure that he stays with us,” said FCH chairman Holger Sanwald during the break at Sky. In the second half, Kiel increased the pressure, but Heidenheim was closer to a goal with his always dangerous counterattacks.