2. Bundesliga Matchday 6 Roundup

2. Bundesliga Matchday 6 Roundup

Results:

Karlsruher SC 1-0 SV Sandhausen

SpVgg Greuther Fürth 2-1 SV Wehen Wiesbaden

1. FC Heidenheim 3-0 Holstein Kiel

SSV Jahn Regensburg 2-3 VfB Stuttgart

Hannover 96 0-2 DSC Arminia Bielefeld

SV Darmstadt 98 3-3 1. FC Nürnberg

VfL Bochum 2-2 SG Dynamo Dresden

FC Erzgebirge Aue 1-0 VfL Osnabrück

FC St. Pauli 2-0 Hamburger SV

 

Winners

VfB Stuttgart went top of the table while Arminia Bielefeld went third with an away win over neighbours Hannover. Heidenheim got their first home win of the season thanks to a Tim Kleindienst brace, and Karlsruhe ended their three match losing run with victory over Sandhausen. The biggest winners though were St. Pauli who beat rivals Hamburg at the Millerntor on Monday night, their first home win over HSV since 1960.

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Losers:

Holstein Kiel’s 3-0 loss to Heidenheim left them in 16th and saw André Schubert lose his job. Hannover saw captain Waldemar Anton sent off in their defeat to Bielefeld, a result that saw them drop to 15th place. Dynamo Dresden threw away a two goal lead at Bochum, and Wehen Wiesbaden lost again, defender Moritz Kuhn giving away a last-minute penalty which gave Fürth the win.

Game of the Week:

SV Darmstadt 3-3 1. FC Nürnberg

The hosts took the lead through Dursun, but goals from new signings Robin Hack and Michael Frey put der Club ahead at half time. Dario Djumic levelled it before confusion at the back allowed Dursun to put the Lillies back in front. A wonderful long range effort from Hack brought the scores to 3-3 late on, though Sebastian Kerk almost won it at the death as his long range free kick crashed off the post.

Player of the Week: 

Tim Kleindienst (1. FC Heidenheim)

Kleindienst was not the only player to score a brace this weekend but deserves the award anyway. Making his second debut for Heidenheim, he scored once in each half in the 3-0 win over Kiel. His second goal may have benefited from some poor Kiel defending from a set piece, but the first was a fantastic left footed strike into the bottom corner that Dominik Reimann couldn’t have stopped.

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Goal of the Week:

Federico Palacios-Martínez (SSV Jahn Regensburg)

It came too late in the game to make a difference, but Federico Palacios-Martinez’s brilliant stoppage time goal for Jahn Regensburg wins this week. Marco Grüttner played a wonderful curling pass from the half way line found Palacios-Martinez, who promptly lifted the ball over goalkeeper Gregor Kobel.

Kacktor of the Week: 

Serdar Dursun (SV Darmstadt 98)

Rick van Drongelen’s own goal in the Hamburg derby was pretty bad, but at least he didn’t flatten anyone. When Serdar Dursun netted his second goal against Nürnberg, all he had to do was roll the ball over the line. That was because FCN defender Patrick Erras had headed the ball past his own goalkeeper, Christian Mathenia. As the ball bounced past Mathenia, the keeper could do nothing but wipe out his teammate in Schumacher-on-Battiston style. 

Main Stories:

Storks sack Schubert

After losing 3-0 to Heidenheim on Saturday, Holstein Kiel announced the sacking of coach André Schubert after just six games in charge. Schubert, who once led Borussia Mönchengladbach in the Champions League, came in at the start of the season to replace Tim Walter but picked up just one win. Ole Werner will be put in temporary charge. 

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Hannover back Slomka

Having won just once this season, Hannover are far from where they expected to be. Coach Mirko Slomka has come in for some criticism, but Sportdirektor Jan Schlaudraff says that he still trusts Slomka. They face Holstein Kiel on Friday, a game neither side can afford to lose.

 

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Louis Ostrowski

Louis is a Londoner, who's been interested in German football ever since visiting Dortmund during the 2006 World Cup. These days, follows the Bundesliga very closely. Aside from football, Louis has a keen interest in motorsport of all kinds. And he still misses Juan Arango.

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