Tuesday April 27, 2021
The club still holds Kiel behind HSV
After the long quarantine, Holstein Kiel is almost in constant use. At 1. FC Nürnberg it is not enough to win, so the return to a promotion place has to wait. For the club, on the other hand, the point means security when it comes to the next season’s league.
The promotion hopes of the second division football team Holstein Kiel have been put on the back burner. The team of coach Ole Werner had to be content with a 1: 1 (0: 1) in the catch-up game at 1. FC Nürnberg and missed the jump on the relegation place. Kiel is still fourth, one point behind their north rivals Hamburger SV, but has still played two games less after the double quarantine.
Janni-Luca Serra (67th) equalized the leadership of the now undefeated Nuremberg for seven encounters by Dennis Borkowski (31st) and thus prevented a botched dress rehearsal for the cup semi-final on Saturday (8.30 p.m. / ARD, Sky and in the live ticker at ntv.de) at Borussia Dortmund. Nürnberg has secured relegation by winning points.
The guests got off to a better start three days after their victory at VfL Osnabrück (3-1). Jae-sung Lee failed to club goalkeeper Christian Mathenia (8th). An intense encounter with many duels developed. Both teams missed the playful line, it was the second game for Kiel after returning from the prescribed isolation.
Somewhat surprisingly, the hosts took the lead. First, Kiel let Enrico Valentini in midfield, then Borkowski had too much space and time. The striker hit with a placed low shot. Kiel increased the pressure after the residue. Finn Porath also found his master in Mathenia (35th).
The Kiel team did not continue the good phase towards the end of the first round and were twice as lucky. A header from Asger Sörensen hit the crossbar (53rd), Borkowski hit the outside post from close range (58th). Nuremberg exerted a lot of pressure with a high pressure, the Kiel offensive game hardly took place for a long time. Serra’s header equalization fell out of nowhere.