In the promotion battle of the second Bundesliga, Hamburger SV has once again stumbled. Due to a zero number in the northern duel with Holstein Kiel, the Hanseatic with assistant coach Julian Hübner as deputy for their suspended head coach Tim Walter on the bench gave the chances to at least temporarily jump to the top of the table. On this Saturday evening, Darmstadt 98 can displace 1st FC Heidenheim from first place again with a victory against newly promoted 1st FC Kaiserslautern.
Behind the promotion zone, SC Paderborn had to bury its hopes for a return to the Bundesliga by a 0:1 (0:0) at relegation candidate Jahn Regensburg. In the fight to stay in the league, the SpVgg Greuther Fürth celebrated against table neighbors 1 FC Magdeburg by a 3:0 (0:0) the second success in a row and moved in the table past the promoted from the Elbe.
Hamburg does not use superiority
Hamburg's coach experienced after his red card in the 2:4 defeat a week ago at Karlsruher SC the futile fight of his team for first place on a grandstand seat in the Volksparkstadion. For Hamburg, despite pressing superiority, the draw ended a winning streak of five victories in front of their home crowd in a row. Despite its fourth game without a sense of achievement, Kiel at least recorded a respectable success thanks to its strong final man Robin Himmelmann.
Paderborn's presumed exit in the promotion race sealed Prince Osei Owusu (49.) scored by foul penalty after video evidence. With 40 points, the Paderborn team is already far behind the promotion ranks. The Jahn, on the other hand, was able to achieve another success in the fight against relegation after the 2-1 liberation blow a week ago at Holstein Kiel. The Upper Palatinate left relegation place 16 and have 26 points on the account.
In Fürth, Julian Green (64th), an own goal by Daniel Heber (69th) and another goal by Lukas Petkov (75th) secured the important success for the hosts in the fight against relegation. The Franks were able to score three points again after three games without a win. Magdeburg's winning streak, on the other hand, came to an end without defeat after seven points from three matches.