Saturday, September 25, 2021
Kiel victorious after resignation
St. Pauli now also shines abroad
FC St. Pauli will jump onto a direct promotion spot on the eighth day of the 2nd Bundesliga. The Kiezklub benefits from the mistake of SC Paderborn, which Holstein Kiel uses to make amends. Fortuna Düsseldorf meanwhile punished the weakest defense of the lower house despite being sent off.
Karlsruher SC – FC St. Pauli 1: 3 (0: 2)
FC St. Pauli has ended its weakness away from home in the 2nd Bundesliga for the time being. After three games without a win, the 3: 1 (2: 0) at Karlsruher SC was the first three of the season in foreign stadiums. With 16 points, Hamburg climbed to second place behind table leader Jahn Regensburg (17).
KSC goalkeeper Marius Gersbeck had put the North Germans in the lead with an own goal (13th). Maximilian Dittgen’s cross from the left, the keeper unhappily steered with his right hand into his own goal. Guido Burgstaller increased the penalty after video evidence to 2-0 (45th), it was his sixth goal of the season. This was preceded by an action by Tim Breithaupt against Daniel-Kofi Kyereh in the penalty area. Kyereh (58th) then increased to 3-0. Fabian Schleusener (79th) scored the KSC honorary goal.
St. Pauli had shown two faces earlier in the season. While they scored twelve points and 12: 3 goals at home Millerntor, away from home only one point was recorded before the guest appearance at Baden. In the 21st minute, Gersbeck was able to make up for his mistake halfway and prevent the 0: 2. First he parried against Burgstaller, and a few moments later he could not be overcome by the Australian Jackson Irvine either. Philip Heise (40.) failed with his shot at St. Pauli’s goalkeeper Nikola Vasilj.
SC Paderborn – Holstein Kiel 1: 2 (1: 0)
SC Paderborn missed the return to the top of the table. After being outnumbered for over an hour, the Ostwestfalen lost against Holstein Kiel 1: 2 (1: 0). The guests from Schleswig-Holstein managed to break free in the table cellar after the resignation of coach Ole Werner during the week. Sven Michel (42nd) first met for the team of SCP trainer Lukas Kwasniok, who had followed Steffen Baumgart, who had migrated to Cologne, in Paderborn before the season. On the other hand, Kiel and interim coach Dirk Bremser initially benefited from an own goal by Jannis Heuer (51st), while substitute Joshua Mees (78th) turned the game around in favor of KSV.
Holstein’s veteran Werner resigned on Monday after a weak start to the season. The almost-climber of the previous season celebrated the first away win in the fourth attempt and is now eight points in Kiel after eight games. Meanwhile, Paderborn is slipping out of the promotional ranks. SCP left-back Jamilu Collins had brought his own team into trouble after just under half an hour when he saw the yellow-red card after a swallow in the Kiel penalty area (28th). Right in the middle of the Kiel urge phase, Michel met to guide the hosts. After the change of sides, the KSV gained an overweight and took advantage of its excess in the final phase.
FC Ingolstadt – Fortuna Düsseldorf 1: 2 (0: 0)
Promoted FC Ingolstadt remains in the table cellar. The Schanzer lost the home game against Fortuna Düsseldorf with 1: 2 (0: 0) and conceded the third defeat in a row. Andre Hoffmann (57th) and Matthias Zimmermann (74th) met for the guests. The FCI shortened by foul penalty by Fatih Kaya (90. + 2). Fortuna expanded the winning streak from the last three games to seven points. Düsseldorf keeper Florian Kastenmeier saw the red card for deliberate handball outside the penalty area (84th).
In the first half, both teams did not offer anything edifying, a lot of ball losses and hardly coherent actions shaped the game. The audience hardly got to see any goal scenes. The only upset was the pass from Dennis Eckert Ayensa to Patrick Schmidt in the 42nd minute, whose shot was parried by Kastenmeier. The FCI showed the will to be better on the defensive. With 20 goals conceded, the southern Germans are so far the weakest defensive team in the second division.