Dhe SC Paderborn has regained the lead in the second division thanks to its strength at home. On Saturday, the East Westphalians won 3-0 (1-0) against SSV Jahn Regensburg and thus achieved their sixth home win in a row across the season. Goals from Marcel Hoffmeier (21st minute), Robert Leipertz (69th) and Marvin Pieringer (86th) saw Paderborn overtake Hamburger SV in the table again. The Hanseatic League had meanwhile taken the top position on Friday evening with the 3:2 in Kiel.
the Regensburger however, remained in the sixth game in a row without a win and a goal. In addition, Steve Breitkreutz saw the red card (68th) after a foul. The guests were only able to balance the game in the initial phase, but had to accept the 0:1 with Paderborn's first chance to score.
The Paderborners then lived up to their role as favorites and had numerous good opportunities. The strong Jahn keeper Dejan Stojanovic prevented a higher deficit. When the other goals were conceded by Leipertz and Pieringer, Stojanovic was powerless.
Draw in Karlsruhe
Of the Karlsruhe SC and 1. FC Heidenheim drew 0-0. With the draw in the duel between the two teams from the southwest, the KSC missed the leap into the top group, while the Heidenheimer now scored in seven of eight league games.
Both KSC coach Christian Eichner and his opponent Frank Schmidt offered the same starting XI as on the previous day. In a balanced first half, goal chances were scarce in front of 17,776 spectators. Karlsruhe striker Fabian Schleusener had the best opportunity, but he only hit the side netting in the 44th minute. Significant for the first round: The goal would not have counted anyway because of an offside position.
Even after the change of sides, both teams fought a duel at eye level for a long time. Heidenheim's attacker Tim Kleindienst scored what was supposed to be 1-0 (62'), but the goal was rightly disallowed for offside. The game rippled along before Heidenheim started a final offensive. Kevin Sessa put the ball wide of the goal (82nd). Adrian Beck failed with a long-range shot at KSC keeper Marius Gersbeck (83rd). And Heidenheim's defender Patrick Mainka headed the ball just wide of the goal after a corner (84') to keep it 0-0.
Promoted Eintracht Braunschweig has the winning streak of in the derby Hannover 96 completed. The two arch-rivals drew 1-1 (0-0) in front of 42,000 spectators in Hanover on Saturday. Anthony Ujah gave the bottom of the table a deserved lead in the 69th minute, but this spurred on the previously hesitant and nervous Hanoverians once again. Havard Nielsen equalized in the 77th minute for the favorites who had previously won four times. The former player from Braunschweig had previously hit the crossbar twice (45+4/71).
Fireworks in the Braunschweig fan block caused a brief interruption after just one and a half minutes. Nevertheless, this derby was quieter than feared, at least in the run-up to and during the 90 minutes. 7000 seats remained free in the stadium for security reasons. The police consistently separated the two groups of fans.
Braunschweig coped better with the tense atmosphere of the derby. The outsider invested so much in this game in terms of running and fighting that the great quality advantages of the professionals from Hannover 96 hardly came into play. A shot from Nicolo Tresoldi (22') and a brilliant move from Eintracht goalkeeper Jasmin Fejzic after Nielsen's header (45' + 4'): Hanover didn't get more than that against a strong defender from Braunschweig for a long time. The fear of bankruptcy only gave way to the promotion candidate after the deficit.