Fortuna Düsseldorf: Defense ready for promotion! – 2nd Bundesliga

The rescue is finally in the bag after Heidenheim’s 3: 1!

And anyone who has followed the last eleven games under the guidance of new manager Daniel Thioune (47) will begin to dream. Since then, Fortuna has been the second best team in the second division (W5, D6).

Bundesliga Attack – Fortuna Defense ready for promotion!

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Especially in the rear, Düsseldorf is ready to return to the Bundesliga. Fortuna has the second best defense in the league after HSV (32 goals conceded) with 39 goals. And after all, leagues and promotions are decided …

More recently, Andre Hoffmann (28) and Jordy de Wijs (27) formed the central defense. Now the Dutchman has disappeared with a broken rib (marked BILD). But that’s not a problem, as Christoph Klarer (21) replaced him smoothly and even scored 3-1 at Heidenheim.

Eventually, Thioune switched to three chains, Tim Oberdorf (25) formed them with Hoffmann and Klarer. And he looked really good for the last half hour.

Out in the last four, Matthias Zimmermann (29 / right) and Nicolas Gavory (27 / left) haven’t conceded much. Goalkeeper Florian Kastenmeier (24) is really safe behind them. All of this can be the cornerstone of next season for Dusseldorf to play at the top.

For this, however, the squad must be strengthened as expected. In attack as well as in the creative midfield. And Fortuna should do everything to keep the strong de Wijs and Khaled Narey (27 / wrong with rib problems). Although Heidenheim’s victory proved it can work without them …

U17 failed

Fortuna really wanted to create the sensation – and was snatched from her dreams in the beginning!

After losing 3-0 in the first leg of the German U17 championship, Düsseldorf also lost the return match 3-1 to Schalke. Coach Jens Langeneke (45 )’s hopes were shattered after just 7 minutes.

The guests led 2-0 and the final was canceled. However, Düsseldorf did not disband, Karim Affo (49th) scored 1: 2 before Schalke scored again.

Langeneke: “I’m still proud of my boys!” For the first time in history, Düsseldorf had reached the semi-finals.

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