Ten teams in the relegation battle: Bielefeld makes it incredibly tight in the table basement

Ten teams in the relegation battle
Bielefeld makes it incredibly tight in the table cellar

On the 15th matchday of the 2nd Bundesliga, after a disastrous start to the season, Arminia Bielefeld made it to the relegation rank just in time for the start of the long World Cup break. The minimalists from Fürth remain unbeatable after the change of coach even when they are outnumbered. There are only five points between 9th and 18th place.

Arminia Bielefeld – 1. FC Magdeburg 3: 1 (1: 0)

Arminia Bielefeld defeated 1. FC Magdeburg and passed the second division promoted team in the bottom of the table. East Westphalia defeated Magdeburg 3-1 (1-0). Due to the success, the Arminia moved from last place to the relegation relegation rank. Magdeburg slipped to 17th place, the new tail light is SV Sandhausen.

In a hard-fought game, Jomaine Consbruch put the hosts ahead in the 30th minute in front of 24,148 spectators at the Bielefelder Alm. Christian Gebauer (65′) and Robin Hack with a dream goal from distance (72′) scored the other goals for Arminia. Tatsuya Ito was successful for Magdeburg (73rd). For the first time this season, Bielefeld won two games in a row in the 2nd Bundesliga. The Bundesliga relegated team coached by Daniel Scherning won 2-0 at SC Paderborn on Tuesday.

The bottom of the table in the league has moved even closer together thanks to the Bielefeld win: There are still five points between Hansa Rostock in ninth place (21 points) and SV Sandhausen (16 points).

SV Darmstadt 98 – Greuther Furth 1: 1 (1: 1)

Table leaders SV Darmstadt 98 have had to accept a small setback. The promotion contenders did not get more than 1: 1 (1: 1) against SpVgg Greuther Fürth and thus goes into the long World Cup break with a lead of two points over Hamburger SV. On the 1st FC Heidenheim in relegation place three, the cushion of the “lilies”, who are undefeated in 18 competitive games, is three points.

The goal for the hosts was scored by Emir Karic (2nd minute) in front of 15,080 spectators, Damian Michalski (42nd) scored for the guests from Franconia. The Fürth team had to play the game with ten players from the 48th minute after Gideon Jung received a yellow-red card for repeated foul play.

The weakened Darmstadt got off to a good start and took the lead through Karic, who shot the ball from the left edge of the penalty area into the left corner of the goal. After falling behind early on, however, the guests took more and more control of the game as the playing time increased. After Darmstadt substitute goalkeeper Alexander Brunst first deflected a header from Michalski to the post with a brilliant save (24th), he was beaten shortly before the break by another header from Michalski after a corner.

Fürth then defended the point with a man down. It is the fourth game in a row in which Fürth have scored exactly one goal since changing coaches to Alexander Zorniger – with this minimal yield, the former Bundesliga side scored ten points and dropped into mid-table.

1. FC Nuremberg – SC Paderborn 2: 1 (1: 0)

Thanks to Kwadwo Duah, 1. FC Nürnberg does not have to spend the winter in a relegation zone. The Franconians ended their winning streak and won 2-1 (1-0) against SC Paderborn. In front of 25,527 spectators, the Swiss striker scored his brace for the first time in a competitive game at the Max Morlock Stadium (36/55 minutes). After Julian Justvan scored the next goal (64th), things got exciting again. Even outnumbered by yellow-red for Marvin Pieringer (88), the guest tried everything. After four games without a win, the “Club” improved to eleventh place in the table. For Paderborn it was the fourth defeat in a row.

In a varied game, the hosts used their chances better. When he scored his first goal with a fine lob, Duah also benefited from Paderborn keeper Leopold Zingerle running out of his goal a little prematurely. Johannes Geis fought for the ball for goal number two, and Mats Möller Daehli got it to Duah. The 18-meter shot of the 25-year-old struck an untenable angle.

The Paderborn top offensive came up again. After an unsuccessful attempt at clarification by 18-year-old Louis Breunig, who had just come on as a substitute, Justvan shortened the lead. Then Paderborn pushed, Nuremberg missed the reassuring 3:1. Duah also missed a big chance.

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