The Thione series of Fortuna continues
The Darmstadt mistake delighted Schalke, Werder and HSV
The fight for promotion to the 2nd Bundesliga is getting more and more exciting: after the 6-0 gala on the last day, Darmstadt lost in Düsseldorf. Eventually he warms up, with Fortuna holding a special series from the new manager. Meanwhile, Paderborn remains a force at home.
Fortuna Dusseldorf – SV Darmstadt 98 2: 1 (2: 0)
Darmstadt 98 may have made a decisive mistake in the 2nd Bundesliga promotion thriller. Lilies missed the penultimate day at Fortuna Düsseldorf after a completely sleepy 1: 2 (0: 2) start. The second in the standings can thus be surpassed by both Werder Bremen and Hamburger SV over the weekend.
Emmanuel Iyoha (3rd) and Matthias Zimmermann (10th) scored early goals in Darmstadt, Tobias Kempe (60th) only managed to catch up with a penalty kick. After the red against Daniel Ginczek (89th) of Fortuna and the Giallorossi against Klaus Gjasula (89th) of Darmstadt, both teams ended the game with only ten men.
Fortuna remained unbeaten in the twelfth game under the guidance of manager Daniel Thioune. It is also clear that leaders Schalke 04 can make their return to the top flight perfect with a home win against St. Pauli on Saturday.
In front of 31,622 spectators, Fortuna got off to a dream start: 24-year-old Iyoha, who has been playing for the red and white since 2011, scored his first goal for his hometown club with a left foot. Soon after, Zimmermann even raised after some good preliminary work from Felix Klaus.
The double hit froze Darmstadt, Torsten Lieberknecht’s side looked completely unsure and were lucky to be just two goals behind at half-time. After the team change, Darmstadt started to recover: first Marvin Mehlem lost the great connection opportunity, then Kempe scored from the point – but it was no longer enough for the draw.
SC Paderborn 07 – SV Sandhausen 2: 0 (1: 0)
SC Paderborn’s good run continued in the last home game of the season. East Westphalians deservedly defeated SV Sandhausen 2-0 (1-0), there was no hope of promotion before their sixth consecutive unbeaten game.
In a duel where both teams no longer chased big ambitions on Matchday 33, Sandhausen, saved from relegation, was initially a little better – but Paderborn scored. And how: Florent Muslija (27th) made a fantastic right-footed shot from nearly 30 meters into the corner in front of 7719 spectators.
Julian Justvan (38 ‘) and Dennis Srbeny (43’) could have scored 2-0 before the break. Philipp Klement (60 minutes) did so, who threw the ball over the wall into the goal with a free kick. Sandhausen did hardly any dangerous action.