Friday, August 27, 2021
Defeated secret favorite
Nuremberg climbs towards the top of the table
1. FC Nürnberg is continuing its good start to the season. Against the Karlsruher SC, the Franks come to a 2: 1 success and remain unbeaten. It is the first loss of the season for the secret favorite KSC. In the table cellar, promoted Ingolstadt wins near Sandhausen.
Former champions 1. FC Nürnberg catapulted themselves to the promotion relegation place for at least two days with the second win of the season in the 2. Bundesliga. At the start of the fifth matchday, the Franconians prevailed against Karlsruher SC 2-1 (0-0) and could only be ousted from third place on Sunday by FC St. Pauli or SC Paderborn.
Lino Tempelmann (50.) scored the opening goal for the club. It was the first goal for KSC after 358 second division minutes. Erik Shuranov (74th) made the decision, Malik Batmaz (82nd) shortened for Karlsruhe. Karlsruhe, who were also unbeaten before, are one point behind Nuremberg in fifth place for the time being. The hosts had more of the game in the first half and also increased scoring chances. The Nuremberg penalties demanded twice: First Tom Krauss stumbled after an attack by KSC defender Philip Heise (18th), then Mats Möller Daehli went down after a contact from Marco Thiede (29th). Referee Patrick Alt let the game continue, the video assistant did not intervene.
Immediately after the break, KSC goalkeeper Marius Gersbeck prevented an own goal by Daniel Gordon after a cross from the strong Möller Daehli (47th). Three minutes later, the goalkeeper parried the ball directly on the head of Tempelmann, who scored the well-deserved club lead. The chances increased on both sides: Nikola Dovedan missed the 2-0 (54th), Philipp Hofmann almost equalized in return (56th). Shuranov benefited from a failed return by Christoph Kobald.
Ingolstadt moves Sandhausen into the cellar
Newcomers FC Ingolstadt could also celebrate. At SV Sandhausen, the Schanzern achieved their first win of the season with a 2-0 (1-0) win. Filip Bilbija (38th) and Fatih Kaya (87th) shot the Ingolstadt team to victory at SVS. Before that, coach Roberto Pätzold’s team had suffered three defeats and one draw.
After a better start of the guests, the sand houses quickly caught up in front of 3153 spectators and recorded the first big chance. Bashkim Ajdini pulled from the edge of the penalty area, Daniel Keita-Ruel (11th) forwarded dangerously – but the ball just missed. Sandhausen put pressure, Ajdini (30th) failed from 20 meters to FCI goalkeeper Fabijan Buntic.
The guest leadership was all the more surprising when Bilbija pushed an extended corner over the line. In this scene, the SVS were outnumbered as defender Alexander Schirow had to be treated off the pitch. After the break, little happened in the steady rain in Sandhausen, both teams lacked determination in their offensive actions. The hosts came over the wings with speed, a sharp cross from Alexander Esswein (62nd) missed the striker in the middle by only centimeters. In the final phase, Kaya made everything clear for the guests, completely free-standing.