Hannover 96 got their first defeat of the season in the 2nd Bundesliga in the game in Lower Saxony against VfL Osnabrück. Meanwhile, there were shocking scenes in Aue.
Promotional candidate Hannover 96 suffered its first setback in the 2nd Bundesliga. The Lower Saxony surprisingly lost 1: 2 (0: 1) at VfL Osnabrück. For Osnabrück it was the first victory of the season. Erzgebirge Aue also saved a 1: 1 (1: 1) against SpVgg Greuther Fürth on Friday evening after a failed start.
Christian Santos, the Venezuelan national player who came over from Deportivo La Coruna, was the hero of the evening in Osnabrück. The 32-year-old converted a controversial penalty kick (33rd) in front of 3,200 spectators and hit his head (47th) shortly after the break. So he scored all three VfL goals this season. Marvin Ducksch (90 + 2) scored late for 96.
Hannover had taken the lead early on, but after a nasty touchdown from Mike Frantz (8th), it was difficult to create scoring opportunities. Osnabrück rarely ventured far enough forward to be dangerous. Referee Arne Aarnink decided after a difficult game but after minutes of video evidence on a penalty for VfL. Hanover was left without ideas, even after Santos’ second goal.
Erzgebirge Aue – Greuther Fürth 1: 1
Aue remains leader for at least one night. However, a serious clash between Fürth’s Mergim Mavraj and goalkeeper Sascha Burchert was a cause for concern. Mavraj came to the hospital, according to Sky information he is now available again.
Sebastian Ernst (5th) from Fürth initially used a rough Auer defender for early leadership. Aue, who had started the season well with a 3-0 win over Würzburger Kickers, was equalized by Florian Krüger (23rd).