dhe Hamburg He has returned to the promotion relegation position. On Saturday, the second division club defeated relegation candidate 1. FC Kaiserslautern 2:1 (1:1) in a respectable match. Fortuna Düsseldorf can once again displace HSV on Sunday.

Four days after Palatinate reached the final of the DFB Cup Laszlo Benes (min. 34) and Lukasz Poreba (60.) thwarted another celebratory atmosphere at FCK. Meanwhile, Ragnar Ache (45th + 1) had scored 1-1 in front of 57,000 spectators.

FCK coach Friedhelm Funkel Compared to the 2-0 semi-final victory against 1. FC Saarbrücken from the third division on Tuesday, it was based on a completely new offense. Former HSV professional Aaron Opoku and top scorer Ache repeatedly posed big problems for the home defense. And this despite the fact that HSV managed to share more play but was not effective enough in attack.

The lively Benes was HSV's most dangerous player in front of the visitors' goal. In addition to his first goal, the Slovak also missed the post twice (32/49). Shortly after two strong saves by HSV goalkeeper Matheo Raab, Poreba took advantage of the chaos in the visiting area and slotted the ball into the goal. The hit also withstood the scrutiny of the video referee.

Kiel plans to move forward

After an early expulsion against Joseph Hungbo of 1. FC Nürnberg Holstein-Kiel He continued his march towards the Bundesliga. Thanks to 78 minutes of superiority, coach Marcel Rapp's team won 4-0 (3-0) in Franconia on Saturday. It was the fourth consecutive clean sheet victory. In this way, Kiel, which occupies second place in the standings, is already seven points ahead of the third relegation place, six days from the end of the season, where Hamburger SV currently finds itself.

In front of 31,961 spectators, English right winger Hungbo was back in Nuremberg's starting eleven for the first time since early August, but not for long. After a yellow card in the 5th minute, he received his second yellow card just seven minutes later and had to leave the field early. Hungbo buried his face in his shirt as he walked towards the catacombs, deeply disappointed.

The Kiel team took advantage of their superiority mercilessly and gave the home team no respite in the first half. After a corner kick from Philipp Sander, Marko Ivezic (20th) headed and took the lead. A careless throw-in by Jan Gyamerah gave Shuto Machino (34') the chance to make it 2-0. Shortly before the break, Alexander Bernhardsson (43') made everything clear with a wonderful move.

The inhabitants of Kiel then went into administrative mode. Lukas Schmelzer (50th) even kept Holstein goalkeeper Timon Weiner busy with his shot. Substitute Nicolai Remberg from Kiel energetically took the ball from Erik Wekesser and made it 4-0 (79th).

The professionals from SV Elversberg and 1. FC Magdeburg have taken away an important point from each other in the relegation fight. In the 0-0 draw in Saarland, both teams continued their long streak without scoring. Elversberg has been waiting for a goal for 273 minutes, Magdeburg 495. After all, FCM tied again after three defeats with 0:11 goals.

Elversberg was the much more active and dangerous team in the first half. Magdeburg coach Christian Titz organized his team with a four-man chain in a more defensive manner, which also expressed itself in offensive harmlessness.

Hugo Vandermersch (27th) and captain Luca Schnellbacher (56th/74th) could have put Elversberg ahead. On the other hand, substitute Bryan Teixeira failed (70').

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