After the 2-1 win of the lower saxony on saturday in paderborn, the berliners love to follow up on sunday with an even more impressive 5-1 win at last-place jahn regensburg, who remained winless for the twelfth time in a row at the debut of new coach franciszek smuda and went down in form after the break. "We had an incredibly hard time at first," commented hertha coach jos luhukay.
There was no reason to rejoice on 20. Matchday benno mohlmann: in his 1000. Playing as a coach and player in the bundesliga and 2. The 58-year-old suffered a 2-0 defeat at home to FC ingolstadt with FSV frankfurt in the second league.
Behind the leading duo of braunschweig (47 points) and hertha (45), a gripping battle for third place is shaping up, which entitles them to two relegation matches against the third-last-place team in the bundesliga. In addition to ingolstadt (29 points), union berlin (30) also held on to a 3:1 home win over relegation candidates SV sandhausen and the 1. FC koln (29) thanks to a last-minute goal in the 2:1 against erzgebirge aue to join the 1. FC kaiserslautern. Energie cottbus (30) missed out on sunday’s hard-fought 0-0 draw at FC st. Pauli to draw level with pfalz on points. "It was a deserved 0:0 for both sides," said energie pro michael schulze. The lausitzers took fourth place.
Braunschweig also took the away hurdle in paderborn in front of 10,709 spectators with goals from oliver petersch (9. Minute) and deniz dogan (74.) sovereign. The follow-up goal by thomas bertels (90.+2) for paderborn came too late. "We wanted to set an example right away, and we succeeded," said braunschweig coach torsten lieberknecht, who otherwise exercised restraint: "but we’re not going to rattle our sabers now or anything else."
In the fifth away win in a row, hertha came up trumps in regensburg after the break in league style. The outstanding man was the brazilian ronny, who was involved in four goals. He scored his tenth and eleventh goals of the season and also set up adrian ramos’ 0:1 and sandro wagner’s 0:3. Marvin knoll was also successful. "We had ronny", luhukay named the matchwinner in front of 10 212 spectators: "he made the difference.".
For the regensburgers, who were dismantled after the break, denis weidlich was able to shorten in the meantime. "We scored such easy goals. That doesn’t happen to a good team," jahn coach smuda lamented after his bitter debut.
Ingolstadt also struck twice in frankfurt after the break: the opening goal was scored by sturmer karl-heinz lappe with his first second league goal (57.). Caiuby scored ten minutes later with a free kick.