2. Bundesliga Report – Karlsruhe 2-1 Stuttgart: Lukas Fröde increases promotion anxiety for Die Roten

Lukas Fröde’s first goal for Karlsruher SC gave them a shock derby victory over VfB Stuttgart to lift them out of the 2. Bundesliga bottom three and increase Stuttgart’s fears of missing out on promotion. Marvin Wanitzek had given the hosts the lead early on, with Nicólas González equalising from the spot. Karlsruhe never panickedContinue reading “2. Bundesliga Report – Karlsruhe 2-1 Stuttgart: Lukas Fröde increases promotion anxiety for Die Roten”

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”

Jordi Osei-Tutu – A tale of failure and success

After a season of struggle, VfL Bochum are the breakaway team in the 2. Bundesliga since it returned last month, with no team picking up as many points as Thomas Reis’s side, who are surely now safe on 39 points and in eighth place at the time of writing. One of the most surprising subplotsContinue reading “Jordi Osei-Tutu – A tale of failure and success”

Hannover remove players from training for breaking coronavirus rules

Hannover 96 have temporarily removed five first team players from training after they broke local coronavirus regulations after watching the club’s game against 1. FC Heidenheim on Sunday together. The club confirmed on Thursday evening that the players had “carelessly violated the current Lower Saxony Corona Ordinance,” after being stopped by police when driving homeContinue reading “Hannover remove players from training for breaking coronavirus rules”

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”