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.
Four days after the defeat to Dresden, Simon Terodde sends a clear signal of his intentions back in the 2. Bundesliga.
In an incredible ending, Fabian Schleusener spared 1. FC Nürnberg from relegation to the 3. Liga thanks to the away goals rule after a 3-1 defeat to FC Ingolstadt 04 on the day.
1. FC Nürnberg took a big step towards secured their 2. Bundesliga survival on Tuesday evening as they beat a disappointing FC Ingolstadt 04.
1. FC Nürnberg outplayed FC Ingolstadt 04 as they take a 2-0 lead into the second leg of their ‘Relegation’ play-off.
Standing in the way of Der Club will be Tomas Oral’s Ingolstadt, who should be a fiercer threat
Heidenheim hearts have been broken as Bremen came out on top only on away goals to secure their place in the Bundesliga for next season.
Frank Schmidt knows what is at stake in the second leg of the ‘Relegation’ play-off between his 1. FC Heidenheim and four-time German champions SV Werder Bremen.