Suleiman Abdullahi and Martin Kobylanski star in a thumping over Osnabrück
The win on Saturday over Aue moves them closer to contention – could they?
Spoiler – it’s not death, taxes or Bayern wining the Bundesliga…
Defeats to Bochum and Heidenheim have left Kiel needing to refind their feet quickly if they are to stay in contention.
There seems to be more to the sacking of Bernhard Trares than meets the eye – but it could simply be an admission of defeat.
Kiel dominated much of the game but it was the hosts that coped better with their various absentees.
How key was Felix Magath to Schiele’s departure?
A 2-1 defeat to Lower Saxony ‘rivals’ VfL Osnabrück was not the way that Hannover 96 wanted to prepare for their ‘real’ derby next week against Eintracht Braunschweig, with their promotion credentials far from view on Friday evening.
Timo Schultz’s first 2. Bundesliga game in charge of FC St. Pauli ended in dramatic fashion with Daniel-Kofi Kyereh snatching two late goals to earn a point against Bochum – from whom the new coach can learn a lot.
Heidenheim began the new 2. Bundesliga season in positive fashion against Eintracht Braunschweig – dispelling the ‘Relegation’ curse, at least for now.