hErtha BSC continued its short streak of success in the second Bundesliga and for the first time this season rose to sixth place for at least one day.

The Berliners came back on Friday after losing 2-1 SC Paderborn still with a 3:2 success. The winning goal for the guests was scored by Haris Tabakovic (90th minute), which marked his seventh goal in the last five games. The locals, who had been superior for a long time, were left without winning for the fifth consecutive game.

Both teams came into the game with major personnel concerns and three changes. The bold Paderborn team took an early lead thanks to a free kick from Raphael Obermair (16th minute), but the visitors almost managed to equalize the score thanks to Aymen Barkok (17th minute).

Paderborn slat field

Visar Musli made it 2-1 for the hosts in the 60th minute, before Bilal Hussein (84) equalized after a video check and Tabakovic scored the winning goal. Paderborn's Calvin Brackelmann (11th) and top scorer Musliu (36th) were also unlucky as they both hit the crossbar.

The emotion for the Hertha coach Pal Dardaiwho left Wednesday's pre-match press conference early due to critical questions from a journalist, had calmed down for the moment.

“Of course I was upset by the information, but we discussed it internally and agreed that we would leave it internally,” sporting director Benjamin Weber told Sky television. However, rumors persist that Dardai's time at Hertha is almost over.

Rostock applauds in the basement

In the second game on Friday, FC won Hansa Rostock Thanks to a 3-1 home win in the basement duel against SV Wehen Wiesbaden, they have a chance to stay in the second Bundesliga. The home team's goals were scored on Friday in front of 25,500 spectators by Damian Roßbach (51.), Kai Pröger (72.) and Svante Ingelsson (90.+4). Ivan Prtajin (78th) scored for the visitors, where Bjarke Jacobsen was shown a red card in the 52nd minute for a serious foul.

In a long, even and disjointed match, the Rostock team enjoyed more time for long periods, but had difficulties in carrying out offensive actions. The first redeeming goal was scored by defender Roßbach, who headed the ball into the corner after a free kick by Simon Rhein. Shortly after, Wiesbaden's Jacobsen saw red after a foul on Nico Neidhart.

With the majority, Hansa increased the pressure. After a counterattack, Ingelsson crossed to Pröger, who put the ball into the net to make it 2-0. Although Wehens Prtajin reduced the score to 1:2, Ingelsson made it 3:1 in injury time to make the final decision.

With their ninth victory of the season, Hansa temporarily left the relegation zone and rose to 15th place in the table. Wiesbaden is in 13th place with 31 points due to the best goal difference.