2. Bundesliga Preview – Karlsruhe vs Stuttgart: Much more than local bragging rights at stake

Derbies aren’t the same without fans, but even without the atmosphere they generate, the meeting between Karlsruher SC and VfB Stuttgart on Sunday still has a lot riding of it. Both sides are desperate for points with results over the weekend in the 2. Bundesliga so far not going in their favour. Can Karlsruhe maintainContinue reading “2. Bundesliga Preview – Karlsruhe vs Stuttgart: Much more than local bragging rights at stake”

2. Bundesliga Report – Nürnberg 0-1 Fürth: David Raum settles the Frankenderby

A goal from substitute David Raum gave SpVgg Greuther Fürth a 1-0 win over fierce rivals 1. FC Nürnberg, who sinking ever deeper into 2. Bundesliga relegation trouble. Both sides had failed to win since the restart but Stefan Leitl’s side ultimately came out of the Frankenderby as deserved winners, with Nürnberg’s attack incredibly weakContinue reading “2. Bundesliga Report – Nürnberg 0-1 Fürth: David Raum settles the Frankenderby”

2. Bundesliga Round-Up: Pohjanpalo scores again, Bielefeld made to wait

Joel Pohjanpalo scored his sixth goal in as many games as Hamburger SV bounced back from their draw against Holstein Kiel on Monday with a narrow victory against bottom side Dynamo Dresden to move back into second place in the 2. Bundesliga on Friday evening. Assist king Tim Leibold set up the Finn for hisContinue reading “2. Bundesliga Round-Up: Pohjanpalo scores again, Bielefeld made to wait”

2. Bundesliga Report – Dresden 1-1 Fürth: Dynamo pick up valuable point

Dynamo Dresden moved to within two points of the 2. Bundesliga relegation play-off spot following a 1-1 draw against SpVgg Greuther Fürth, but it could have been even better. Simon Makienok, who had initially been left on the bench before coming on at half-time, equalised around nine minutes before the break with a towering header.Continue reading “2. Bundesliga Report – Dresden 1-1 Fürth: Dynamo pick up valuable point”

2. Bundesliga Report – Hamburg 3-3 Kiel: Another bottle job leaves HSV fuming

Lee Jae-song scored an injury-time equaliser to deny Hamburger SV all three points as Holstein Kiel continued their hoodoo against the Red Shorts, who stay third in the 2. Bundesliga table. Kiel struck first when Alexander Mühling gave them an early lead, only for an Aaron Hunt penalty and the first of a Joel PohjanpaloContinue reading “2. Bundesliga Report – Hamburg 3-3 Kiel: Another bottle job leaves HSV fuming”

2. Bundesliga Preview – Hamburg vs Kiel: Is David Kinsombi the key?

The final game of Matchday 30 in the 2. Bundesliga sees two northern rivals go head to head, with Hamburger SV hosting Holstein Kiel, who have been one of their bogey teams since coming down to the second tier. The Red Shorts remain focused on their goal of promotion, and they are hoping that theyContinue reading “2. Bundesliga Preview – Hamburg vs Kiel: Is David Kinsombi the key?”

2. Bundesliga Report – Stuttgart 0-0 Osnabrück: Die Roten sleepwalk to goalless draw

VfB Stuttgart were utterly uninspired in a drab goalless draw with VfL Osnabrück in the 2. Bundesliga on Sunday. Die Roten struggled to create any chances, with the best opportunity falling to the visitors, with Benjamin Girth contriving to hit the post when it would have been easier to score. Stuttgart remain second but failContinue reading “2. Bundesliga Report – Stuttgart 0-0 Osnabrück: Die Roten sleepwalk to goalless draw”

2. Bundesliga Report – Wiesbaden 2-3 Dresden: Makienok reignites Dynamo survival hopes

A late goal from Simon Makienok breathed new life into Dynamo Dresden’s fight against 2. Bundesliga relegation, sealing a 3-2 win over SV Wehen Wiesbaden. After Domnik Franke’s own goal put Dresden ahead, Wiesbaden raced ahead with goals from Daniel-Kofi Kyereh and Moritz Kuhn, and should have scored at least once more in the firstContinue reading “2. Bundesliga Report – Wiesbaden 2-3 Dresden: Makienok reignites Dynamo survival hopes”

2. Bundesliga Report – Bochum 2-0 St. Pauli: Hosts move towards safety but concerning display from Kiezkicker

VfL Bochum have virtually secured their 2. Bundesliga survival with a 2-0 win over a disappointing FC St. Pauli. Robert Žulj’s early penalty set them on their way, with Maxim Leitsch adding a second after half-time. St. Pauli offered very little in the game, despite Ryo Miyaichi hitting the crossbar, and concerns will remain overContinue reading “2. Bundesliga Report – Bochum 2-0 St. Pauli: Hosts move towards safety but concerning display from Kiezkicker”

2. Bundesliga Report – Hannover 3-0 Dresden: Kauczinski’s task gets even tougher after another defeat

Hannover 96 inflicted more damage on struggling Dynamo Dresden with a comfortable 3-0 win on Wednesday evening. All three goals came in the first half, with Marvin Ducksch, John Guidetti and Edgar Prib all scoring. Dresden offered very little threat and remain rooted to the bottom with just seven games (including two in hand) leftContinue reading “2. Bundesliga Report – Hannover 3-0 Dresden: Kauczinski’s task gets even tougher after another defeat”