Matchday 25 featured extra postponements and a few spectacular performances. Listed here are the outcomes:
Hamburg 2 – Bochum 0 (Friday, March 12 – Vonovia Ruhrstadion)
Hamburg jumped again into rivalry for the league title with an away win over 10-man Bochum.
The hosts had been the recent aspect going into the weekend’s topspiel they usually appeared the extra assured aspect early on. However they did not create many strong probabilities and this allowed HSV to seize the lead towards the run of play on 28 minutes. Aaron Hunt’s free kick made its means all the way in which over to midfielder Amadou Onana, who caught the ball previous keeper Manuel Riemann to place the guests forward.
Bochum’s job obtained a lot more durable when Danny Blum inexplicably fouled purpose scorer Onana from behind in the course of the park and was given a straight purple card for his bother. This left Bochum to play the rest of the match with 10 males.
The match turned feisty after this, with extra fouls and playing cards. Bochum’s frustration turned obvious as Hamburg didn’t do a lot to threaten them in assault, however on the identical time, the hosts had been unable to mount something concrete themselves. Thus, when HSV substitute Khaled Narey scored on the counter in second half stoppage time, the end result was sealed.
The win strikes Hamburg to inside 2 factors of Bochum on the prime of the desk.
Darmstadt 4 – Erzgebirge Aue 1 (Saturday, March 13 – Merck-Stadion am Böllenfalltor)
Darmstadt put Erzgebirge to the sword in dominating vogue.
Serdar Dursun continued his current scorching streak for Darmstadt by placing them in entrance after simply 4 minutes. Good work from midfielder Nicolai Rapp noticed him win the ball within the Erzgebirge half and Mathias Honsak’s cross put the ball on a plate for Dursun to brush residence.
Erzgebirge had three good probabilities to degree issues over the following 20 minutes, however couldn’t end any of them. This gave Dursun the chance to double his aspect’s lead on 27 minutes, the striker heading residence after being one way or the other left unmarked on a free kick. Darmstadt had been then content material to let Erzgebirge have the vast majority of possession and for as soon as, their protection held up.
Substitute Louis Samson was despatched off on 59 minutes with a second yellow card, dropping Erzgebirge all the way down to 10-men, and Dursun accomplished his hat-trick on 67 minutes, firing the ball into the underside nook from outdoors the field. A 78th minute handball by Darmstadt’s Victor Pálsson allowed Dimitrij Nazarov to drag one purpose again for Erzgebirge from the spot, however Honsak restored the three purpose cushion on the break close to the top, capping a deserved win for the hosts.
Sandhausen 0 – Düsseldorf 0 (Saturday, March 13 – BWT-Stadion am Hardtwald)
A cussed Sandhausen aspect managed to carry Düsseldorf to a scoreless draw.
The hosts did not put a single shot on track in the entire 90 minutes, which sums up their half on this match properly. Düsseldorf created all the nice probabilities, however they couldn’t get the ball previous keeper Stefanos Kapino, who registered 9 saves on the day.
The purpose was invaluable for Sandhausen, however they end Matchday 25 nonetheless within the relegation zone in 17th.
Nürnberg 1 – Osnabrück 1 (Sunday, March 14 – Max-Morlock-Stadion)
Osnabrück registered their first level since January towards Nürnberg.
Neither aspect managed to place the ball on track within the first half, though Sebastian Kerk went shut for Lila-Weiß on 9 minutes with a long-range shot that flashed simply previous the left hand put up. Nürnberg’s Tim Latteier lastly put the ball on track on 55 minutes, however couldn’t beat keeper Philip Kühn.
Manuel Schäffler lastly broke the impasse on 61 minutes, burying a header from a Johannes Geis nook. However Osnabrück substitute Marc Heider equalized within the 73rd minute by handing over a Kerk cross. Nürnberg virtually gained it on the dying, however Kühn was capable of cease Hanno Behrens’ shot earlier than it reached the underside nook.
Karlsruher 0 – Braunschweig 0 (Sunday, March 14 – Wildparkstadion)
The weekend’s second scoreless draw was extra energetic, however nonetheless not an excellent watch.
Karlsruher had been the higher aspect within the first half, however neither Marvin Wanitzek nor Kyoung Rok Choi might greatest Braunschweig keeper Jasmin Fejzić. The Bosnian saved his aspect within the match and Braunschweig got here out wanting higher within the second half.
Dominik Wydra and Fabio Kaufmann put photographs on track across the hour mark, however keeper Marius Gersbeck stood in the way in which. A late VAR test for a attainable Karlsruher penalty resulted in no spot kick, and thus, it ended nil-nil, which Braunschweig will undoubtedly respect extra.
Paderborn 2 – St Pauli 0 (Monday, March 15 – Millerntor-Stadion)
Paderborn snapped a 3 match winless run on the expense of St Pauli.
Dortmund II loanee Chris Führich put the guests forward after simply 7 minutes, capping off a quick break by beating keeper Dejan Stojanović from the middle of the field. Paderborn had been then initially awarded a penalty within the 27th minute for a foul on Sven Michel, however VAR confirmed that Michel was offside when the ball was performed in to him, so the decision was rescinded.
Leart Paqarada got here near an equalizer for Kiezkicker on 40 minutes, however keeper Leopold Zingerle managed to tip it over the bar. One other prime class save on a Rodrigo Zalazar free kick 5 minutes later, saved Paderborn forward on the break.
Regardless of St Pauli’s greatest efforts, Paderborn not solely held their lead, however prolonged it on 69 minutes. Middle-back Sebastian Schonlau obtained his head to Maximilian Thalhammer’s nook and a depraved bounce took it previous Stojanović and in for 2-0. Thus, St Pauli’s unbeaten run of 6 league matches got here to an finish.
Greuther Fürth 2 – Regensburg 1 (Wednesday, March 17 – Jahnstadion Regensburg)
A deserved away win over Regensburg helped Fürth maintain tempo with the highest of the desk.
Fürth’s Timothy Tillman pressured a save within the opening 10 minutes and teammate Branimir Hrgota put them forward on 13 minutes with a left-footed shot into the underside nook. Hrgota and Sebastian Ernst had probabilities saved later within the first half as Kleeblätter went into the half on prime.
Hrgota doubled their benefit within the 64th minute, ending off a quick break by beating keeper Alexander Meyer to his left. Jann-Christopher George pulled one again for Regensburg 3 minutes later, however regardless of a late likelihood by substitute Charalambos Makridis, the hosts had been unable to discover a second purpose, which gave Fürth the win.
1. Bochum – 48 factors
2. Hamburg – 46 factors (+21 GD)
3. Fürth – 46 factors (+18 GD)
4. Kiel – 46 factors (+16 GD)*
15. Braunschweig – 25 factors
16. Osnabrück – 23 factors*
17. Sandhausen – 22 factors
18. Würzburger – 15 factors*
1. Simon Terodde (Hamburg) – 20 objectives
2. Serdar Dursun (Darmstadt) – 15 objectives
3. Christian Kühlwetter (Heidenheim) – 13 objectives
*Osnabrück, Kiel & Würzburger have every performed solely 24 matches on account of COVID-19 associated postponements.