Düsseldorf (dpa) – The Hamburg sports club can quietly enter the highest second division on Monday at Holstein Kiel. The toughest pursuers failed to put pressure on the front runners on match day 7 of the 2nd Bundesliga over the weekend.
Only the surprising team of VfL Osnabrück kept pace on Sunday with the 4: 2 (2: 1) victory over Jahn Regensburg and jumped to second place with 13 points. “We have done very well as a team,” said VfL coach Marco Grote.
The day before, the previous second VfL Bochum had lost to SpVgg Greuther Fürth. Should HSV win on Monday (8.30 pm) in Kiel, the lead on relegation place three, which the Fürth team took over, is seven points.
The Bundesliga SC Paderborn relegation keeps getting better as a new fourth at the table. The Ostwestphalia added 4-0 (3-0) to Darmstadt’s first home defeat in 2020 on Sunday. Dennis Srbeny scored twice for the great team of Steffen Baumgart. After a yellow-red card for Nicolai Rapp (40th), the Hessians had to play more than half the amount. “We never questioned our idea of the game. Today we had a good game plan that worked fine,” Srbeny told Sky.
Man of the day in Regensburg was Sebastian Kerk from Osnabrück, who scored twice with penalties (22nd / 72nd) and in the meantime with a nice free kick (41st). Etienne Amenyido scored the fourth VfL goal. Andreas Albers and Aaron Opoku could not prevent Jahn’s first home bankruptcy with their goals, especially as Max Besuschkow failed in the final phase with a hand penalty for VfL goalkeeper Philipp Kühn.
St. Pauli lost at home to Karlsruher SC on Sunday with 0: 3 (0: 1). While the Gaming Commission left the relegation, St. Pauli dropped to 17th place. “Karlsruhe was more effective in the decisive scenes. Accordingly, we lost rightly,” said Pauli coach Timo Schultz after the first long-term defeat at Millerntor.
With the third victory in a row, the Fürth (12 points) has become one of the favorites for promotion. “I would be lying if it didn’t make us happy. It’s beautiful, it looks good,” said Fürth coach Stefan Leitl after the confident 2-0 victory in Bochum. “Now we have to keep the ball flat. The season is still a long time,” warned goalscorer Paul Seguin.
The first home bankruptcy of the season was a damper for the Revierclub. Thomas Reis’s team (11 points) had to let the Middle Franks pass and slipped to sixth place. VfL coach Reis did not mention it: “Fürth was superior to us in every way. We will learn our lessons from this and I think many other teams will have problems against Fürth.”
After the 1: 4 in Heidenheim, newcomer Würzburger Kickers is almost beaten with just one point as last in the table cellar. Kicker’s project manager Felix Magath criticized controversial decisions, but also a lack of “smartness” among the Frankish: “That’s the price we have to pay as a climber. We knew it wouldn’t be an easy task to survive in this competition.”
In addition to Hannover and Aue (0: 0) and Sandhausen and Braunschweig (2: 2), Nuremberg and Düsseldorf (1: 1) also played in a duel between the former Bundesliga clubs. The concerns of the “club”, which is listed as 16. is going to make the international break even worse. Nevertheless, FCN coach Robert Klauß stressed: “We notice that the team is making progress.”