On Saturday, Werder clearly prevailed in Ingolstadt – thanks in part to newcomer Weiser. The KSC and Kiel parted ways, Hannover beat St. Pauli. Later in the evening, HSV is challenged, five games will take place on Sunday lunchtime.
First game, first goal: Werder celebrates the goal scorer to 2-0, Mitchell Weiser.
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Werder, with goalkeeper Zetterer instead of returnees Pavlenka and newcomer Weiser in the starting line-up, started in Ingolstadt (Kaya replaced the injured captain Kutschke) and became overweight. So the 1-0 was not surprising, but happy in the making. Antonitsch extended Schmidt’s cross into the far corner (24th), but three minutes later Werder had to digest the injury-related loss of captain Toprak (May came into the game). Didn’t do anything, because Weiser put on a solo in the 42nd minute and after a remarkable stepover made it 2-0. When Ducksch made it 3-0 shortly after the break (48th), the trade fair in Ingolstadt had already been read, and the North Germans easily beat the second promoted 3-0 after Rostock.
Unexpected joker: Hanover prevents St. Paulis leading the table
96 coach Jan Zimmermann swapped his team to five positions after the 4-0 defeat in Darmstadt, including the newcomers Ondoua and Hinterseer against an unchanged St. Pauli. With Frantz injured early on, the coach was forced to make another early change. Only shortly afterwards Hannover came to the first high-profile, however, Beer’s header defused goalkeeper Vasilj terrific (10th). 96 stayed against very weak Kiezkicker and went in the 39th minute in the front. The substitute Kerk scored for Lower Saxony, Hult almost raised before the break – Vasilj was again on the spot. After the break, however, the Hanseatic League increased significantly. From the distance, Buchtmann narrowly failed to goalkeeper Zieler (64th), Medic’s header hit the crossbar (84th). But since the 96s remained dangerous, the victory was anything but undeserved. St. Pauli missed the table lead that would have been possible with a three.
Wild game in the wildlife park: Kiel is not enough to hit twice
Kiel had to do without the newcomers Holtby, Skrzybski and Korb (all muscular problems) in Karlsruhe, but was still the more dangerous team at first. Heading chances from Mühling (8th) and especially Porath (20th) proved this. But it was the Badeners who struck quite unexpectedly: Choi (39th) got the leather after Hofmann’s header with difficulty in the Kiel box to the 1-0 break lead, Wanitzek almost managed to make it 2-0 shortly after the restart. Holstein did not give up – and finally started to strike twice. Mees jumped higher than two Karlsruhers in the 78th minute, only two minutes later Bartels was also there with his head and made it 2: 1. But that’s not all: In the wild final phase with many goal area scenes, Hofmann equalized in the 88th minute and almost managed to turn things around in stoppage time – keeper Gelios prevented worse.
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