Kiel dominated much of the game but it was the hosts that coped better with their various absentees.
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 outplayed FC Ingolstadt 04 as they take a 2-0 lead into the second leg of their ‘Relegation’ play-off.
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.
2. Bundesliga side 1. FC Heidenheim held Bundesliga giants SV Werder Bremen to a goalless draw in the first leg of their play-off for a place in the top flight next season.
1. FC Heidenheim were well beaten by champions Arminia Bielefeld on the 2. Bundesliga’s final day but a spectacular collapse from Hamburger SV ensured they still finished third. Fabian Klos, Andreas Voglsammer and Jonathan Clauss scored for the hosts as they ended the season on a high, with Heidenheim rarely threatening. However Hamburg were beatenContinue reading “2. Bundesliga Report – Bielefeld 3-0 Heidenheim: Frank Schmidt’s men beaten but benefit from Hamburg capitulation”
Konstantin Kerschbaumer scored a stunning winner for 1. FC Heidenheim as they beat Hamburger SV to move into third in 2. Bundesliga ahead of next week’s final day. Hamburg, third before kick-off, took the lead moments into the second half through Joel Pohjanpalo, but an unfortunate Jordan Beyer own goal brought the hosts level. Kerschbaumer’sContinue reading “2. Bundesliga Report – Heidenheim 2-1 Hamburg: Konstantin Kerschbaumer knockout blow as Heidenheim move into third”
Manuel Preitl scored the only goal as Arminia Bielefeld beat SV Darmstadt 98 to confirm themselves as 2. Bundesliga champions. Darmstadt had actually had the better of the first half, with Serdar Dursun having a goal rightly chalked off for offside. Bielefeld’s lead rarely looked in danger following Prietl’s header early in the second half,Continue reading “2. Bundesliga Report – Bielefeld 1-0 Darmstadt: Manuel Prietl confirms Arminia as champions”
Dynamo Dresden are on the verge of relegation to the 3. Liga after a 2-0 defeat to Holstein Kiel in the first of two 2. Bundesliga games on Thursday. Emmanuel Iyoha and Lion Lauberbach scored in each half, with Dresden reduced to ten men after Jannik Müller saw two quick-fire yellow cards. Markus Kauczinski’s sideContinue reading “2. Bundesliga Report – Kiel 2-0 Dresden: Dynamo on the brink”
VfB Stuttgart returned to second in the 2. Bundesliga with a surprisingly convincing victory over SV Sandhausen. A superb first half display saw them race into a 4-0 lead, with two goals from Nicólas González accompanied by a Gonzalo Castro strike and Tim Kister own goal. Enrique Peña Zauner pulled one back in a moreContinue reading “2. Bundesliga Report – Stuttgart 5-1 Sandhausen: Die Roten return to second in convincing style”