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2. Bundesliga Update - Matchday 7

Lucky 7s for Some; Unlucky 7s for Others

Jahn Regensburg - VfL Osnabrück Photo by Armin Weigel/picture alliance via Getty Images

It’s Daniel Thioune’s world; we’re just living in it. Here are the results from Matchday 7:

Sandhausen 2 – Braunschweig 2 (Friday, November 6 – BWT-Stadion am Hardtwald)

A stoppage time goal salvaged a point for Braunschweig at the expense of Sandhausen.

Alexander Esswein gave the hosts a 3rd minute lead with their first shot on target. Kevin Behrens doubled it 20 minutes later from a corner that had been dubiously awarded after it appeared the ball went out of play off a Sandhausen player.

Nevertheless, Braunschweig were able to rally in the second half. Sandhausen keeper Martin Fraisl has not been on a good run of form this season, and he let Braunschweig back into the match by punching a header directly into striker Nick Proschwitz’s feet, which resulted in it going over the line. The visitors upped the pressure in search of an equalizer and finally found it via a Yari Otto header in the second minute of stoppage time.

Heidenheim 4 – Würzburger 1 (Friday, November 6 – Voith-Arena)

Heidenheim busted out of their offensive slump in a big way at Würzburger’s expense.

It took just over 40 minutes for the first goal to come, but when Denis Thomalla headed in from close range just before halftime, Heidenheim were off and running. Christian Kühlwetter doubled their advantage in the 58th minute after good work from teammate Stefan Schimmer.

Patrick Mainka’s 70th minute handball violation allowed Würzburger to pull one back from the penalty spot through Mitja Lotrič, but Heidenheim were able to seal the result late, with goals from Robert Leipertz and Konstantin Kerschbaumer finishing off the job.

Würzburger remain winless through 7 matches.

Greuther Fürth 2 – Bochum 0 (Saturday, November 7 – Vonovia Ruhrstadion)

Fürth took a comprehensive away win to climb further up the table.

Paul Seguin gave the visitors an early 9th minute lead from a Sebastian Ernst assist. They could’ve made it 2 just moments later, but Manuel Riemann stopped Julian Green’s penalty and kept it a one goal match.

But it seemed inevitable that Kleeblätter would eventually go further ahead and they did so in the 34th minute. Ernst was the scorer this time and Seguin the provider. Bochum were better in the second half, but they just couldn’t find the target, putting up only one shot on goal in the 90 minutes. Fürth duly saw out the match and took the three points.

Hannover 0 – Erzgebirge Aue 0 (Saturday, November 7 – HDI-Arena)

The match between Hannover and Erzgebirge turned into a keeper showcase, with a red card thrown in.

Hannover’s Michael Esser and Erzgebirge’s Martin Männel stopped everything that came their way throughout the whole 90 minutes. Die Roten were in the ascendancy throughout the match, but Erzgebirge weren’t without chances of their own that Esser did well to squelch.

Erzgebirge’s Tom Baumgart picked up a second yellow card in the 84th minute for a tactical foul to stop a Hannover break, and the visitors had to finish the match with 10 men. But Hannover couldn’t solve Männel and the match ended scoreless.

Nürnberg 1 – Düsseldorf 1 (Saturday, November 7 – Max-Morlock-Stadion)

A draw was the deserved result between Nürnberg and Düsseldorf.

A VAR-assisted handball penalty gave Nürnberg the lead in the 15th minute, Manuel Schäffler converting from the spot. Kenan Karaman equalized for Düsseldorf at the half hour mark, beating keeper Christian Mathenia low into the bottom corner.

The second half was very tight, with both sides struggling to break the other down. Mathenia made an important save in the 85th minute and ultimately, neither side could find a way through and settled for a point each.

Osnabrück 4 – Regensburg 2 (Sunday, November 8 – Jahnstadion Regensburg)

Lila-Weiß stretched their unbeaten run to 7 matches with an impressive showing away to Regensburg.

The hosts started strongly, with Andreas Albers heading in from a 12th minute free kick to give them the lead. But Regensburg soon fell victim to Osnabrück’s Sebastian Kerk, starting up top in place of the injured Christian Santos.

Kerk won a 22nd minute penalty when he was caught by Regensburg’s Sebastian Nachreiner in the box. Kerk took the kick himself and beat keeper Kevin Kunz to his left. Kerk then scored the goal of the weekend with a rocket free kick into the top corner from about 35 yards out. The 41st minute goal put Osnabrück on top at the half.

Etienne Amenyido made it 3-1 to Lila-Weiß in the 64th minute and Kerk notched a hat-trick with his second penalty of the match in the 72nd minute. Substitute Aaron Opoku managed to pull one back for Regensburg shortly thereafter, and the hosts had a chance to close further from the penalty spot late, but Philip Kühn saved Max Besuschkow’s spot kick. That was Regensburg’s last real chance and Osnabrück walked away with the win.

Paderborn 4 – Darmstadt 0 (Sunday, November 8 – Merck-Stadion am Böllenfalltor)

Paderborn’s recent roll continued with a dominant away win against Darmstadt.

Midfielder Ron Schallenberg gave the visitors a 13th minute lead with a header from a corner. Darmstadt keeper Marcel Schuhen was under siege practically all day, and Dortmund loanee Chris Führich doubled Paderborn’s advantage with a slick finish in the 22nd minute. Dennis Srbeny made it 3-0 just minutes later.

What was already a bad day got infinitely worse for Darmstadt when center-back Nicolai Rapp was sent off in the 40th minute with a second yellow card. Srbeny provided the final strike in the 61st minute from the penalty spot, after Darmstadt’s Adrian Stanilewicz handled the ball in the box.

Karlsruher 3 – St Pauli 0 (Sunday, November 8 – Millerntor-Stadion)

St Pauli suffered a letdown following last weekend’s Hamburg Derby and Karlsruher took a deserved 3 points as a result.

Kiezkicker keeper Robin Himmelmann couldn’t keep out Marco Thiede’s long range effort, giving KSC the lead in just the 5th minute. Despite some good chances, neither side could find the back of the net for the remainder of the first half.

KSC managed to grab a second five minutes into the second half. St Pauli couldn’t clear the ball following a free kick and Jérôme Gondorf reacted the fastest to smash in from the edge of the box. St Pauli couldn’t manage to trouble Marius Gersbeck in the KSC goal and Philipp Hofmann’s 76th minute header sealed the result for the visitors.

Holstein Kiel 1 – Hamburg 1 (Monday, November 9 – Holstein-Stadion)

A stoppage time goal salvaged a point for Kiel at the expense of visiting Hamburg.

It was a slow start to the match, with neither side offering much going forward for the opening half hour or so. HSV finally began to assert themselves and took the lead in the 43rd minute. Jeremy Dudziak got a touch on a corner and flicked it across to teammate Moritz Heyer, who headed calmly in from about two yards out.

Kiel took over the majority of possession in the second half, but couldn’t seem to find a way past Hamburg, who looked dangerous on the counter. But as the final whistle approached, Kiel were finally able to break through. HSV failed to deal with a long ball forward and Kiel substitute Joshua Mees controlled the ball and flicked it over onrushing keeper Sven Ulreich to equalize.


1. Hamburg – 17 points

2. Osnabrück – 13 points

3. Fürth – 12 points (+6 GD)

4. Kiel – 12 points (+2 GD)

Top Scorers

1. Simon Terodde (Hamburg) – 8 goals

T2. Simon Zoller (Bochum) – 4 goals

T2. Serdar Dursun (Darmstadt) – 4 goals

T2. Branimir Hrgota (Fürth) – 4 goals

T2. Andreas Albers (Regensburg) – 4 goals

T2. Philipp Hofmann (Karlsruher) – 4 goals

T2. Paul Seguin (Fürth) – 4 goals

T2. Dennis Srbeny (Paderborn) – 4 goals